2003 Honda Accord EX 4 cylinder from North America
Brake Problems question car's value
Front rotors machined at 25k miles.
Front rotors replaced at 32k miles.
Front pads replaced at 32k miles.
Rear rotors machined at 32k miles.
Rear brakes squeaked bad at 20k miles. Dealer could not find problem.
Dealer claimed rust buildup caused brake squeak in rear. After machining, brakes still squeal.
Front driver's audio speaker replaced at 4k miles.
2 recalls performed at 4k miles.
Occasional rattle coming from middle of dashboard, loud, like marbles in a tin can.
Rear trunk occasionally has rain water in it.
Slush/Rain on roof of vehicle will end up on driver if driver's window is open or lowered.
Armrest storage area lock is broken.
Plenty of rattles coming from driver's door window.
Front windshield or pillars are rattling when temp is around 32 fahrenheit.
I am quite disappointed with the brake issues. I'm afraid I will have to replace the brakes every year including rotors.
The rotors on my corolla lasted over 100k miles and the brake pads 70k miles.
I am looking to replace the vehicle rather than do brakes every year.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd December, 2004
29th Dec 2004, 21:52
I have a 2003 Accord EX as well. It has had brake pad issues as well. They had a recall on some other models, so check with Honda to verify if your particular type is covered...
18th Jan 2005, 12:19
I recently had to bring my Honda Accord EX 2003 to the dealer. I advised them that when reversing, the car made a grinding noise. They had me drop off the car all day in which they resurfaced the rotors and replaced the pads in the front. They mentioned there was a BULLETIN (not a recall) and that it would be covered. Bulletins are sent to the car dealer, not the car owner. Four weeks later, the noise continued in which I was advised to bring the car in again for an entire day so they could resurface the rear and replace the pads. Why they didn't do all four in the first place is beyond me. And not that is may be related, the engine light is coming on one week later. I bring the car in to Honda again. It is now a sensory cable that needs to be ordered and I must bring my car in again.