2000 Honda Accord EX from North America
Love it if didn't have this recurring Wheel Bearing problem!
Front Wheel Bearing BAD at 48K-ruined tire.
SAME Wheel Bearing BAD at 64K-ruined tire.
Dealer says second bearings were just a bad set of bearings.
Covered under extended warranty, but will there be a next time? and then not under warranty? Too much of a coincidence for me.
SHOULD I LOOK TO TRADE before 75K and no extend warranty??? Am thinking of it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd February, 2003
24th Mar 2003, 01:14
Don't trade the car before you change the service dealer.
3rd May 2003, 09:09
I have a '98 Accord EX which has had almost the identical problems. Replaces the first set of wheel bearings at 55k and now those are going bad at around 75k. I think the supplier is building poor product.
13th Dec 2003, 14:20
Ask the garage to look at the condition of the whole hub assembly, as if the bearings were not mounted correctly initially they may have worn a track in the inside of the hub and replacement bearings will also seat wrongly. The whole hub may need replacing.
Japanese cars generally have very good wheel bearings. My pet motor factor says he does not keep any on the shelf (although he can get them to order) because hardly anyone ever asks for them. However, no bearing will withstand being incorrectly mounted.