Last post on Jun 14, 2013 at 2:52 PM
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Honda CR-V, Brakes, SUV
#21 of 27 Brake Pedal Movement on Engine Start (2001 Honda CRV
Dec 29, 2009 (8:54 am)
I start my 2001 Honda CRV with my foot on the brake pedal. When the engine starts the pedal moves toward the floor(approximately 1/2"). I don't have any braking problems...yet.
#22 of 27 Re: Help...Just bought and just imploded [raforan]
Jun 07, 2013 (10:02 am)
I purchased a 2012 Honda CR-V from Santa Margarita Honda in Orange County CA approximately 10 months ago. The car has 9,400 miles on it and my wife drives it 7 miles/day to go between work and home. My brake rotors are completely warped already. When I drive at freeway speeds and step on the brake the car rattles like a 6.0 earthquake and the pedal bounces like a basketball. Took it to the dealer and they said that it's driving habits that are causing the rotors to overheat so it's wear and tear (at 9,400 miles and 10 months of age -?????). Keep in mind that my wife and I are almost 50 years old and do not drive the car like a Porsche or a Ferrari especially with two younger kids in the car. This, as any common sense person should know, is not something that should be happening this early in the game. The dealer says that they will cover resurfacing of the rotors. Again, as everyone should know, resurfacing only thins the brake disc which makes it even more vulnerable to overheating and getting warped much quicker over time. They told me that if I want to pursue new rotors that I would have to contact Honda directly. After I spent $30,000 on their car they will not even pick up the phone for me...exquisite customer service...no? I call Honda and all the rep could tell me, after my rant, is that heat is causing the warping. Thanks a bunch Einstein...could not have figured that one out w/o you!!!!! The issue is why are the rotors melting away already at not even 10,000 miles??? Will never buy a Honda again. Period. Case closed. Good luck with your case.
#23 of 27 Re: Help...Just bought and just imploded [hondatrash]
Jun 07, 2013 (10:22 am)
... and you're blaming Honda for not warranting a used car? Honestly, you have no idea how it was driven before you bought it. Did you road test it at highway speeds before you bought it? Did you have a mechanic look at it?
#24 of 27 Re: Help...Just bought and just imploded [hondatrash]
Jun 07, 2013 (11:04 am)
So sorry to hear about your negative experience. I guess they think that Honda buyers will be loyal regardless of how they treat us and they can tell us what ever they want even if it doesn't make sense and we will believe it. They will continue to lose market share to companies that stand behind their products. All we can do is tell our stories about how we were treated then buy another brand. Best of luck!
#25 of 27 Re: Help...Just bought and just imploded [nicompvoyager]
Jun 14, 2013 (2:15 pm)
I guess some people need to go back to school and learn how to read (it is a lost art). Where in my message did I say that the car was used?????????? The car was brand-new. We are the ones that put 9,000 miles on it!!! I can guarantee you that it was not driven like a Ferrari. Before you make silly comments make sure to read the message thoroughly...maybe even a couple of times
#26 of 27 Re: Help...Just bought and just imploded [chantal714]
Jun 14, 2013 (2:29 pm)
Chantal714, thanks for your compassion. You are somewhat right and somewhat wrong. Yes I bought a Honda because my wife and I happen to like their cars and designs (we were loyal). We had a 2002 Honda Odissey before this car and that one was known for transmission melt down at about 70,000 to 80,000 miles. At 78,000 ours gave out and $4000 later we were back on the road. Now this on a brand-new 2012 model. I will not spend another dime on Honda cars or any other Honda products for that matter. My loyalty is gone for good. This car will be serviced by any respectable Honda mechanic that is not affiliated in any way shape, or form to Honda Motors or any of their dealerships. I would not buy a car from them even if they were the last car manufacturer in the universe. Subaru, Toyota, Hyunday, anything but Honda here I come.
#27 of 27 Re: Help...Just bought and just imploded [hondatrash]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 14, 2013 (2:52 pm)
Well, your title did say "Just bought" and you started off talking about a 2012. Confused me when I first read it too.
Keeping repair records and threatening lemon law can sometimes work wonders, but brakes are wear items and are usually excluded in basic warranties.