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Honda Accord Brake Questions



  • temj12temj12 Posts: 450
    I did not know any Japanese made Accords were sold in the U.S. I thought they all came from Marysville, where mine originates. Are these only sold in certain parts of the United States. I live in the south.
  • temj12temj12 Posts: 450
    I currently own a 2005 Honda Accord and a 2009 Honda Civic SI. Prior to the 2009 Civic, I had a 2006 Civic. The 2006 model Civics had trouble with the rear suspension. At 65,000 when the Honda dealer noticed a problem, they agreed, after pressure, to pay one-half of the cost. In contrast, I have a 2007 Ford F-150. At 20,000 the rotors were warped in the rear. The dealer fixed it, no charge, without any hesitation. This has been my experience with Ford products. I find Honda stingy on what they will repair and it is always on a percentage basis, whether they are at fault or not.
  • "Just curious since your not going to buy a Honda again, what would you buy instead?"

    :alternatives could be worse.

    That's exactly what has Honda and Toyota in the position that they are in today. They feel like they can treat their customers like crap because what are you going to do? well I bought a Fusion and I did have that "what the heck am I doing" Feeling when I went to a Ford dealership but I have to tell you that the car rides much better and is actually fun to drive so even if I do get into a situation where I am going to spend $300.00 every 20,000 miles for something that should not be worn out I would still no regret my choice to stick it up Honda's rear.
  • Not sure. There is no perfect vehicle or maker out there of course. I think customers pay a slight premium for Honda and Toyota over Ford, etc. to get that better quality they've come to expect. If it's not there, paying more ain't worth it. Consumers might as well buy GM/Ford/Saturn/etc. Sure there will be problems, but at least you didn't pay extra for them. And I'm not trying to knock those brands, it's just they aren't as expensive as the foreign maker's vehicles.

    Personally, I've owned Infiniti, Ford, Chrysler, and now Honda X2. I would say the Infinity was probably the best even though it was their basic entry level model, the G20. I had no problems for 6+ years with it so I cannot speak as to how they handle issues like Honda's brake wear. Like I said, other than the Honda, I was strongly considering the Altima so I guess I would still try Nissan/Infiniti. Even though Toyota did try to cover up their issues, I think they are doing things correctly now. Once their current issues are behind them, I think they will bounce back so I'd consider them as I think they will be strongly emphasizing quality and customer service in the future.
  • tzinmatzinma Posts: 1
    So I just had a similar problem with a 2008 Accord. I seem to be lucky because the problem didn't occur until 38000 miles. When I went to Honda I asked them about the breaks wearing prematurely and they said it was a known problem and did only charge me 1/2. I just wonder if they would have offered that without me asking.
  • I have an 08 Accord Coupe, 25000 miles. I've got 'chirping' coming from the brakes but not sure whether it's from the front or rear. Called the local Dealership who informed me that 'Honda has a brake kit out for issues with front brakes due to wear, 'screeching noises' and shudder'. The kit only applies to Accords that still have the original pads. I'm going to stop by there this afternoon to let them take a look and a test drive. And after reading this forum I have no doubt my rear pads are shot. Thanks.
  • For what it's worth, the previous brake info I mentioned came from a Northern Virgina Honda dealership. They say they have info on FRONT brake issues but nothing on rear. Now I've just spoken to a service rep at a different Northern Virginia dealership who states that Honda has now issued a service bulletin for premature wear on the rear pads - pads will be replaced free of charge.
  • wise1wise1 Posts: 90
    Do you have the bulletin number for the rear brake pad replacements?? My 07 Accord is exibiting a scrubbing sound and it is felt in the brake pedal. I can't tell if its in the front or rear. I had the brakes checked out just about 5 weeks ago and think they might have tightened something up too much??? The scrubbing started soon after this service. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!! BTW it has 26k miles on it. :confuse: :confuse:
  • wise1wise1 Posts: 90
    I own a 07 SE Accord and it has plenty of road noise. The brake issues are also happening on the 07 models its not just 08 and09 models!!! 07's also are having tranny problems both autos and 5-speeds. Purge control valves also are noisy and may be behind the vibration I feel at stop signs and red lights. :sick: :sick: Any suggestions??
  • wise1wise1 Posts: 90
    My07 SE has these same brake issues so they probably won't give me the time of day. The car has only 26k miles and was just in for warranty issues they said were not reproducible, so what does it take to get their attention?????? My 92 accord had only two sets of front pads in 209k miles and it had the originals rear shoes when I sold it!!! So why haven't they corrected the CALIPER issue??? What good is a spring when the real issue is the sticking caliper?????? :mad: :mad: :mad: :confuse:
  • Yesterday the local Honda dealership installed new pads the whole way around, installed new V clips and turned charge to me! When I initially called the dealer concerning my brake issue they informed me there was a service bulletin issued on the back brakes and to bring the car in and they'd take care of the issue. I was the one that brought to his attention the Service Bulletin (09-096) for the front brakes. All the work was done in two hours and I was back on the road!
  • wise1wise1 Posts: 90
    What year model of accord do you own and how many miles does it have on it. Did you get a service bulletin number for the rear brakes???
  • I own an 08......had 25000 miles on it. and no, i didn't get the service bulletin number for the rears.....but the service rep knew it and was the one who told me about it.
  • boqibamaboqibama Posts: 25
    In fact, I was able to talk with Service Manager the other day, no TSB for 08-10 rear brakes, all they know is to install the upgrade pads per Honda.
  • as i said i never saw a TSB for the rears.....all i know is the dealership replaced pads and turned the rotors, front and back and i walked out oweing nothing *shrugs*. i'm not gonna argue with them! *smile*
  • boqibamaboqibama Posts: 25
    Hopefully the new pads can last over 40k....
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    I think your vibration problems are either motor mounts or ELD (Electric Load Detector). I don't think the engine mounts need to be replaced, just adjusted. There was a TSB on it, but I don't know if I can find it now. My 03's brakes work fine, at 75k miles. I replaced the pads at 50k (rear) and 62k (front), but the rotors haven't been turned, and I hear no noise, and feel no vibrations at all. My car is a V6, so the brakes are a little different, but pretty close. Who did the brake service on your car? Sounds like they didn't know what they were doing.
  • 94shadow94shadow Posts: 31
    I just installed the rear disk brake conversion and it works really good.
    I left out the ABS like you said and the disk brakes works well.
    I was thinking of changing the proportional valve and use a bigger
    diameter rod on the master cylinder.
    I know it's been about six months but I had a hard time finding a good set of the disk brake conversion parts.
    Anyway thanks for all your help, I really appreciate it.
  • jimh47jimh47 Posts: 2
    I've had our Obyssey in several times for brake noise (grinding) and fading.
    @ 12,821 miles they resurfaced front with on-car lathe, and a new pad set (n/c);
    Car was inspected at 20,724 with same issues; road tested by dealer and brakes inspected but they detected nothing wrong (I brought the van in because going down into Yosemite Valley the brakes sounded like metal to metal and fadded);
    At 29,181 and 34,170 after other episodes Honda inspected and found nothing wrong, at last inspection they "Molycoted Brakes. See how this works".
    As we are getting ready to drive down to Spring Training I took the van to a mechanic we've used for years and asked him for a safety check and brake job. He reported the brakes are all at or above 60% (We have 52,000 on the car now)
    The question is, what's up?
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,170
    I had this with our '05. usually when brakes were hot and worked hard. Alsways stopped, but sounded terrible. They put new pads on (evised part), and I haven't really noticed a problem in the 35K since.

    I believe the problems was that the pads were glazing? and scraping against the rotors.

    Your other issue sounds like lots of weight + marginal sized car brakes = fade when working hard.

    All brakes fade, but you are probably pushing 3 tons of GVW if you have a decent load of people and stuff, trying to stop with brakes basically sized for an Accord.

    All brakes will fade after heavy use, some more so than others. Did the van still stop OK, just with more pedal pressure?

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

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