2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4 Vtec from North America
Nice car, besides the brake issues
Brakes are a major issue with the 2008 and up Accords. Mine has over 90% highway miles, and I very conservatively use my brakes. Somehow the front rotors were warped by 19,000 miles. I've found that many others are having similar issues.
The Honda service department attributed the warped rotors to my "driving habits". 90% highway miles and rare use of the brakes can hardly be classified as poor driving habits.
Yes, resurfacing the rotors was covered by Honda, but obviously the rotors are now thinner and will most likely warp again.
Also, at 20,000 miles, they told me that my rear brake pads were at 50% life. What?? My 2007 F-150 has 55,000 miles and the brake pads still have 50% life.
So to sum it up, the brakes on these cars are a major weak point. Still a Honda... still a good car... but if I could do it over again, I'd probably buy a Camry.
When the warranty is up, I'm going to seek out some aftermarket rotors/pads/calipers.
Good car except the brake issues. You can't beat a v-tec.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 22nd December, 2010
6th Jan 2011, 11:46
I'm from Saudi Arabia, and I totally agree with you, brake are a major problem in the Accord, and it is happening with everyone.
6th Jan 2011, 17:35
I'm the original poster.
Yeah, it's unbelievable. There are some class action suits against Honda for these issues, but my car "is not covered."
Makes me wonder what the criteria is to be covered... I've had some major issues that obviously stemmed from a design flaw.
I have a feeling there's going to be some more legal action against Honda for this situation. I think I would rather have a Camry with a sticky gas pedal!
7th Jan 2011, 01:45
To our friend with the brake issues, please, do not use after market products on your Honda. I fell victim to that procedure and I do not recommend it. It is very unsafe. True, Hondas are not perfect (what is?), but they are still one of the most dependable and safe vehicles offered. Keep your Honda vehicle, all Honda, including replacement parts.
22nd Jan 2011, 10:47
To the poster who said "Keep your Honda vehicle, all Honda, including replacement parts."
I would agree in most cases that it's best to keep the car original, but many companies like Brembo will analyze the vehicle over years, and actually improve upon the factory braking system by producing improved parts.
Honda, in the middle of a class-action suit, won't admit the problem. I'm sure they're capable of producing a fix for all of the brake issues, but that would be admitting fault - which they certainly won't do.
In general, using only factory parts is a good plan. But, there are many cases where aftermarket parts are far superior... often costly, but superior. But, it's up to you to find out which cases those are...
24th Mar 2011, 19:47
Original poster here. The car now has about 37,000 miles, and I had to have all four rotors resurfaced again because they were warped.
Since the last time they were resurfaced, I've driven 5,000 very easy freeway miles.
I'm needing brake jobs more often than oil changes... this is getting ridiculous.