2003 Accord brake pad anomaly

Discussion in 'Accord' started by Hugh, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. Hugh

    Hugh Guest

    With 30,000 km from new, my accord wore out its rear brake pads with the
    front ones 50% worn.
    This seems weird to me ..... anyone had similar experience or should I query
    binding pads ?

    Hugh, Nov 10, 2004
  2. Hugh

    RAO Guest

    My Accord 1998 still has the original brakes, recently I had the 72,000 km
    done on my car, the result indicate
    that the front brakes are down to 40% and the rear brakes 70%.
    Normally the front brakes should wear faster than the rear brakes, it seems
    to be a little premature to have the
    rear brakes replaced at 30,000 km.
    RAO, Nov 10, 2004
  3. Hugh

    Pete Guest

    Not really. Assuming the rear rotors aren't vented like the fronts,
    they generate much more heat and thus cause the pads to wear out faster.
    Besides, the rear pads are usually thinner to begin with.

    Pete, Nov 10, 2004
  4. Hugh

    Al Guest

    my 2003 V6 did just about the same
    Al, Nov 10, 2004
  5. Hugh

    sa516 Guest

    My car too has brakes worn like 90% at 25K miles. We had it checked at
    another place and he also recommended replacing. Looks like they are not
    covered by warrenty... somethings wrong... 25K and new brakes doesn't make
    sense. Does Honda have any recalls outstanding?
    sa516, Nov 20, 2004
  6. Hugh

    TeGGer® Guest

    Are they worn EVENLY at 90%, or is ONE PAD at 90% wear?
    TeGGer®, Nov 21, 2004
  7. Hugh

    J&C Guest

    I also have a 2003 Accord. I complained about the brakes at 3000 miles. I
    felt they were touchy and grabby especially at slow speeds. At 25,000 miles
    the brakes were much worse. Took it back to the dealer, expecting to pay for
    new pads, possibly rotors. They replaced the pads and rotors no charge.
    J&C, Nov 21, 2004
  8. Hugh

    the Warners Guest

    yes, on 2003 accords
    the Warners, Nov 21, 2004
  9. Hugh

    Milleron Guest

    On 2003 Accord brakes? I haven't received any notice from Honda other
    than the one on the 5-speed automatic.

    Milleron, Nov 22, 2004
  10. Hugh

    sa516 Guest

    Both of them are worn 90% or more... The guy at shop who inspected them
    also said that rotors have grooves that make car vibrate when braking at
    fast speeds.

    I am taking it to dealer tomorrow... I hope its covered by warrenty.
    Otherwise my next car is not going to be Honda for sure!
    sa516, Nov 25, 2004
  11. Hugh

    E. Meyer Guest

    If they are evenly worn, the warranty will not cover it. Sounds like
    somebody in your household is riding the brake pedal. They won't be covered
    on you next car either (whatever make it might be).
    E. Meyer, Nov 26, 2004
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