really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,749 miles

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problem #8

Oct 302012


  • 32,586 miles
Service person says I need rear brake pads replaced and the rotors cut. I complained that the wear was too premature and should be a subject of manufacturer's recall and should be free of charge. After talking to two other personnel at the findlay Honda henderson I got the same response. It must be my driving habits that I brake hard. Of course I know I don't. the other guy says it's normal wear. I've had several cars and the normal wear is beyond 60K miles. I'll never buy Honda ever again and will volunteer to all not to buy Honda cars. I'll also put a sign on my rear windshield of the poor quality of the brakes. Cost of brake job-$200. Mileage 32586.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #7

Oct 292012

Accord 4-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
There was grinding noise for couples days on and off. Vehicle was dropped at local dealer and rear brake had to be replaced. Vehicle mileage was only at 22K miles. Considering that Accord is fwd, I was wondering why rear brake worn out much faster than typical life time of brake pads.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #6

Sep 272012

Accord 4-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
Rear brakes are completely gone and I only have 25,000 miles in my 2009 Honda Accord.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #5

Aug 022012

Accord 4-cyl

  • 27,220 miles
I went to have my car serviced at the Honda dealership and was told that my rear brakes measured at 3mm and they needed to replace the pads and resurface the rotors. I was also told that this should not have happened on a vehicle with this amount of miles, although the dealership says that this is a defect they say it is out of their hands and will do nothing about it.

- Winchester, KY, USA

problem #4

Jul 102012

Accord 4-cyl

  • 20,493 miles
Started hearing rear brake squeaking. Mentioned to dealer when getting an oil change and was told I needed the rear brakes replaced at 20,493 miles. I was given an excuse that this could be due to my driving habits. The front brakes should go first, so I did some research and found that a class-action lawsuit has been approved to cover $150 of the repair which I do not feel is adequate. It appears to be an engineer design error on the 2008, 2009 and some 2010 Honda Accord. I believe there should be a recall and they should fix the problem due to their own error. We pay big bucks to these car companies and they need to be held accountable when they cut corners or their engineers screw up.

- Olmsted Falls, OH, USA

problem #3

Apr 162012

Accord 4-cyl

  • 40,201 miles
Noticed that rear brakes started making a high pitch squealing noise. Took it in and had the rotors cleaned and they said brakes were fine and it was a defect on Honda cars that the brakes tend to squeal. The cleaning did not help as it still makes a high pitch squealing noise.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #2

Jun 262012


  • 55,000 miles
I am fortunate to be alive as my brakes were not working and I was coming off a ramp but driving in the speed limit...that is the key. There was nothing wrong with the brakes-but the "brake booster and master cylinder was leaking"a reliable mechanic did not detect anything-but I had the car towed to the dealership even though the brakes were now working fine. The mechanic at the first place said nothing was detected-there were no signs visual or electronic ( on the dashboard)of anything wrong. However the dealership said the master cylinder was leaking and damaged the brake booster. How was I to have known" there was no indication of this on the dash and no sign of anything. I am lucky to be alive because of the way I handled this situation. They are charging me a pretty penny and I feel I have a lemon. This is a product defect and could have killed many people.this is the first time but it could have been the last time as the car could have been totaled along with me.is this how one finds out about issues with brake boosters" I want my money back or I want a new car. I am very very uncomfortable driving this car now.

- Chino Hills, CA, USA

problem #1

May 112012


  • 27,980 miles
The brakes on my Honda Accord 2009 ex have squeaked from day one. After 27000 miles the squeaking was extremely loud and continuous. Repair costs > $385 for new pads and resurfacing of the rotors that are expected to correct the issue. The car is under warranty and Honda refuses to fix the issue under warranty. Honda will provide $150 reimbursement that does not even cover half of the cost. It should be fixed under warranty at no cost to the owner.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA