Last post on May 11, 2012 at 12:14 PM
You are in the Honda Accord
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Honda Accord, Auto Repair, Brakes, Scheduled Maintenance, Tires, Sedan
#7 of 9 Re: Can brake issues cause tires to go out of balance? [kirstie_h]
May 11, 2012 (9:16 am)
Thanks for all the help. I hope these posts help others that have similar issues.
The disheartening part is that we love the car and would buy it again if given the chance to do it all over again. Except next time, we would pay to have it thoroughly checked out before hand. I guess when they call a car "Certified" it really doesn't mean anything these days. Or should I say when Honda calls a car certified it doesn't mean anything.
#8 of 9 Re: Can brake issues cause tires to go out of balance? [jeff336]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
May 11, 2012 (9:55 am)
It isn't just Honda. We see complaints regularly on Certified vehicles from various manufacturers - that the whatever-number point inspection, which always sounds like a massive number of points, didn't catch something that seems like a fairly obvious item that would be an issue to the purchaser. Or, a component fails shortly after purchase, and it turns out it's not covered by the CPO warranty (The exception to this rule seems to be BMW CPO vehicles - either they are very well inspected, or they resolve issues well.)
You really gave yourself the best advice - have any potential used car purchase inspected by an independent mechanic. Also, thoroughly read what is covered in the inspection, and what is covered in the warranty.
I hope that after the tire issue is resolved, you can enjoy many trouble-free miles!
#9 of 9 Re: Can brake issues cause tires to go out of balance? [jeff336]
May 11, 2012 (12:14 pm)
I suppose there could be a bad suspension component, and that has effected the tires. Whatever it is, I would keep bringing it back (and complaining) until they fix it.
People have all kinds of problems, even with brand new vehicles. My neighbor bought a new $40k truck, and the motor burned up 3 weeks later. Hyundai had to give one friend another car, when they couldn't find the problem with their Elantra. Stuff happens.