pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
26,150 miles
Total Complaints:
1094 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replaced brakes (567 reports)
  2. have 2008 Honda brake system recalled (278 reports)
  3. not sure (85 reports)
  4. replaced brakes and rotors (44 reports)
  5. repaired under warranty - sort of.. (25 reports)
  6. replacing rear OEM pads with ceramic pads (23 reports)
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problem #1094

May 052010

Accord Sedan V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,274 miles

I almost change rear breaks every year, it is really frustrating and costly. I tried to call dealer and honda. but they have no answer.

- Guojun W., ki, ON, Canada

problem #1093

Oct 012010

Accord EX V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles

Not something you expect from Honda. I have replaced rear brakes twice once at 15K and then around 30K and now recent service at 45K the Honda agency tells that rear brakes have worn AGAIN!!!

- Bhupinderjit M., Herndon, VA, US

problem #1092

Jul 012016

Accord EXL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,500 miles

Brakes should NOT wear out in 18k. Honda made a BIG error here.


problem #1091

Jan 062009

Accord EX 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles

The first time this happened the dealer told me it was normal. I told them that if the rear brake wore out before the front brake then there's a problem. This was back in 2009. I have not seem a rear brake wore out before the front brake. Not only the rear brake have issue, the front brake also wear out quick and the rotor was warp as well. Which the car wobble badly when you step on you brake at high speed. Where I live is also mainly flat but the dealer try to tell me that it's due to hard driving and stopping. The dealer did resurface the front rotor but it did not last long. They eventually told me it was a recall on the rear brake that I have to paid out of pocket because there was a class action lawsuit going on. I paid for the springs which they claimed to help separate the brake pads after braking. It's an on going issue and it's a pain in the ass.

- by68firebird, Elk Grove, CA, US

problem #1090

Mar 232011

Accord EX 2.4L I4

  • Manual transmission
  • 28,000 miles

Rear brake pads wear prematurely - about 30k between changes. Front pads last twice as long. Without close monitoring, rotors will be damaged as well. Very annoying.

- fieldings, Tallahassee, FL, US

problem #1089

Oct 212010

Accord EX-L 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles

Honda did reimburse us $120 for the brakes but still very unacceptable for a company of their caliber.

- grency, Plano, TX, US

problem #1088

Oct 052015

Accord Coupe 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles

First set of brakes and rotors. 11,000 miles 3 years old

Second set of brakes and rotors. 33,000 miles

Average 4,500 miles per year

- wetzelpa, Allison Park, PA, US

problem #1087

Apr 092009

Accord V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

I had to replace the brakes at 60k miles twice and there was a recall and I never got reimbursed.

- Dennis W., Salem, VA, US

problem #1086

Apr 142015

Accord LX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles

I bought a Honda because I thought they were reliable. So through two deployments to Iraq I saved enough money to buy one. Only to find out all that money I had saved up getting shot at being separated from my loved ones was a wasted on a 2008 Honda Accord Coupe that takes more oil than gas. Not only that, I go through rear brake pads about every six months if I am lucky.

- Gary C., Bakersfield, CA, US

problem #1085

Jun 012015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

I had all new front + rear pads and rotors replaced in July 2013. In Dec of 2013, I had to have the rear pads replaced and rear rotors resurfaced. In Feb 2015, I had the front pads replaced and front rotors resurfaced. In June of 2015, I had the rear pads and rotors replaced AGAIN. I've had about $1,800 in brake work done in the last 2 years.

- Chris A., Westminster, US

problem #1084

Aug 152009

Accord EX 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

Nothing but problems with the brakes on this car: 6/7/2008 both rear rotors replaced - manufacturer defect - no cost to us 8/23/2008 both front rotors replaced - manufacturer defect - no cost to us 8/10/2009 brake pads on rear tires - $105.44 12/5/2011 rear brakes changed by Brian - $45.00 6/2/2014 rear brakes changed by Brian - $37.09 6/2/2015 front rotors - $66.76

Continuing to have front brake problems. Need to replace the calipers. This is crazy!

- Brian S., Harrisburg, PA, US

problem #1083

Jun 012015

Accord LX 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,875 miles

This is the 5th time in 6 years that I had to fix the brakes. Really costly.

- John C., Johnstown, PA, US

problem #1082

Aug 162014

Accord LX 2.4L 177 Hp I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

This is my wife's car. We use it only to go back and forth to work and shopping. Then, noise came out of the brakes every time we applied them. We went to the Honda dealership. They said the brakes and rotors were in despair, and they had to be replaced pronto. The rear rotors had several cracks in them, and the rear brakes had only 15% life left! The front brakes were fine, though. It cost over $350 to fix! After we fixed them, me and my wife decided to sell this car for a more reliable car. So, we traded it in for a 2014 Altima!

HONDA! You should recall your braking systems! And, as a matter of fact, your faulty transmissions in your 2000 - 2004 Accords! I am outraged! I thought Honda made good quality, not cupcake quality!

- Ron A., West Berlin, NJ, NJ, US

problem #1081

Mar 052015

Accord LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

Took the car to the shop due to noise upon applying the brakes. The rear pads AND rotors had to be replaced. The front brakes still had 80% life remaining. After research found that there was a class-action lawsuit for this issue but the claim has to be filed within 3 years of purchasing the vehicle (and you still only get a portion of the repair cost). This is the second issue with my vehicle where a class action lawsuit was filed instead of a recall. After the first issue I had to file for reimbursement after the repairs were made and only received a percentage of the total repair cost. It seems Honda is very good at dodging recalls by 'someone' filing these class action lawsuits instead.

- kdsla, Vancouver, WA, US

problem #1080

Feb 172015

Accord LX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,129 miles

Huge problem, sometimes the rotors would get warped as well as the brakes, which had significant cracks. This needs to be resolved quickly without the idea that buying a new car is the only real solution to the problem.

- stafanator, Round Lake, IL, US

problem #1079

Feb 012009

Accord EX-L 3.5L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 20,000 miles

Wish I had never traded my 2005 Accord Coupe in for the 2008. So.many.problems.

- accordcpev6mt2008, Cary, NC, US

problem #1078

May 282014

Accord LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,000 miles

May 2014 was the third fix for the brakes. It included replacing rear caliper assembly and resurfacing front rotors. During a routine oil change in Dec 2014 it was discovered that I need new pads for all brakes and new brake rotors. They were first repaired in 2010. Then, again in 2012.

- kate.tch, Laurel, MD, US

problem #1077

Nov 122012

Accord EX V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

Annoying to Fix the Brake pads every 2 years.

When I mentioned this to the Honda Dealer, they are not giving me this reason. It is more and more frustrating to deal with Honda because of this Brake Pad Issue

- prakashdeals, Woodland Hills, CA, US

problem #1076

Nov 032014

Accord LX-P 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,500 miles

Very frequent brake jobs: both rotor and pad replacements.

- Jack B., Eatontown, NJ, US

problem #1075

Aug 022014

Accord EX 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,000 miles

I have had the brakes fixed too many times to count and It's not my driving. I've spoken to other 2008 Honda owners who have had the same experience. There should be a recall on the whole brake system.

- leahcim0324, Clinton, MD, US

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