Honda Complaint - Rear Brake Pads Defective
TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA -- Hi, I have a 2008 Honda and the rear brake pads went out at 17,000 miles plus the rotors had to be turned. I understand that this is a brake design flaw on models 08, 09, and 10. It cost $225 and I cannot see doing that every 17,000 miles, plus the rotors will wear out soon if they are turning them already.
I have a friend who has a 07 Honda and the rear pads have not worn out yet at 52,000. So I'm angry. I contacted Honda America and they will give me a partial refund, but would not deal with any future help. I've contacted the LA Times about this as well as the biggest Japanese newspaper, Nikkei. Hopefully we can get more exposure on this.
If something is not resolved, I'll keep on fighting. I'm also leaving notes on Hondas I see in mall and grocery parking lots to join the fight. I will also be writing to Honda Japan as my car was actually made in Japan. Their export market is down 64.1%.......they need to stand behind their product because it is hurting their image. I think life time replacement of pads and rotors would be appropriate or just recall the models for those three years or give us a new car when they get their act together.