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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Disc: Rotor Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,500 miles

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2004 Acura TL brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #1

May 022006


  • 38,500 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Acura 3.2tl. While driving in reverse with pressure applied to the brake pedal he heard a grinding noise. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where he was informed that there was a hard spot on the front passenger side brake pedal which would wear down over time and the grinding noise would no longer persist. Over time the grinding noise became progressively worse. The vehicle was taken back to the same authorized dealer where he was informed that the front passenger side brake pad had worn through and destroyed the rotor. All of the brake pads and rotors were replaced by an authorized dealer. A few years later, the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that all of the rotors were warped and undersized according to regulation. An independent mechanic replaced the rotors. The failure mileage was 38,500 and the current mileage was 95,000.

- Denver, CO, USA

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