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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,777 miles

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2007 Honda Accord brakes problems

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2007 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #30

Feb 252013

Accord 4-cyl

  • 67,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Check engine light went on and off a few times, took it to autocheck and found a code. Took it to dealer, they could not locate the code and claimed there is no issue they can find, come back when it happens again. Few weeks later, the check engine light came again in the evening, and now with other problems, the whole electric system including lights, radio etc started dancing on and off, ABS light came on and off. Happened for a few minutes and then everything went smooth. I took the car back to dealership and they claim the code P0685 was found and there was a software update for the PCM and they applied that update. I asked why was there no intimation about it and the response was that it was not considered as one of the critical updates. With the experience I had, the way things were happening in that 2-3 minutes of electric system dance, anything could have gone wrong with the car. There should be a recall notice sent for this update.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #29

May 062012

Accord

  • 17,200 miles
Getting off interstate 95 (ct), slowing down for stop sign, brakes failed. Shifted to park, pulled emergency brake, foot still on brakes to no avail. Bump car in front of me before stopping. No warning lights whatsoever. Called 911 and reported accident. Drove car the next day to nearest Honda dealer in westport, ct. Explained accident to service technician. Was informed that they found air entering ABS modulator. They indicated that it was unsafe to drive. Had to order part and repair was completed on May 9th. Requested original service manager (Mahwah Honda, NJ) of problem and asked to speak to a Honda regional representative to discuss as to why no warning lights and may be caused by a defective modulator. As of today, have not received any feedback after numerous emails and telephone calls to Mahwah Honda. Seems like Honda do not want hear about these problems. I requested and received the modulator that was originally in the car. Someone will get hurt if Honda do not act on this problem. Honda forums shows many 2007 Accord brake problems. Please help. Thank you.

- New City, NY, USA

problem #28

Apr 132012

Accord

  • 59,000 miles
On exiting from a beltway on to a ramp and applying the brakes to slow the car, it accelerated the car and as I took my foot off the accelerator, it sped up further. I applied the brakes and the emergency brake and after going very fast over several curbs and through an intersection I was able to stop the car along side of another curb. This damaged the right fender and activated the passenger side airbag. All of the tires were flattened and the frame bent, so the car could not be repaired. The event was quite frightening and fortunately there were no cars in the road or intersection and the car stopped before hitting any structure. I was alone and not injured. I had the car inspected during the past year, since it had accelerated a few times after I removed my foot from the accelerator and applied the brakes.

- Towson, MD, USA

problem #27

Apr 302012

Accord 6-cyl

  • 27,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Brakes unevenly have worn on the back, and there appears to be a caliper issue and the brake pads do not even cover the entire surface of the rotor. Suddenly the car had a very difficult time stopping. With less than 28K miles the brakes should be fine. The back brakes need to be replaced but the front brakes are fine and the pads cover the entire rotor. Honda needs to take responsibility for this faulty design of the rotors.

- Fitchburg, WI, USA

problem #26

Jun 012011

Accord 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
This description as contained in Honda service bulletin 07-745 fits: Brake pedal is low and feels soft. When you apply the brakes, the brake pedal travels lower and feels softer than normal.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #25

Nov 152010

Accord

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the front brake master cylinder was leaking fuel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that he would replace the master cylinder at the owners expense. There were no recalls for the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 78,000.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #24

Oct 012011

Accord

  • 52,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Honda Accord. The contact stated that when the brake was applied, the brake would exhibit an abnormally loud noise as the pedal went to the floorboard. The contact stated that there was an extreme increase in stopping distance. The failure was experienced numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure. The dealer replaced the master cylinder, brake modulator, brake pads, and the rotors were adjusted but to no avail. The vehicle was not further repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 52,000 and the current mileage was 54,000.

- Lakewood Ranch , FL, USA

problem #23

Apr 152010

Accord 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
2007 Honda Accord ex-navigation. I have owned this vehicle since 2010 with 30K. They should be multiple recalls on this vehicle. In 2 occasions on the highway, I was unable to stop this vehicle. I rear ended one vehicle doing 45 mph without the airbags deploying. The airbag light stays on with it flashing. I had a complete brake system overhaul. Second time, the same thing happened. I pressed on the brakes and it takes so long for the vehicle to respond. Dealership told me there was no issue with the airbags or braking system. After both accidents the airbag light flashes and stays on. Also the seat belts stay in a locked position and won't retract. Dealership says the piston in the seat belts were bad. I waited to have them fixed. Good thing because both seat belts retracted after three weeks. Separate issue with the seals on the outer doors. Every time it rains I end up with 3 inches of water on the driver side rear floor. I had the dealership also check this. They said they fixed the problem. All problems still occur to this day. I had owned Honda Accord all my life of 48 years. I have my doubts of ever buying another Honda vehicle after this awful experience.

- Guilford, CT, USA

problem #22

Nov 012011

Accord 4-cyl

  • 26,000 miles
Purchased new with retirement money hoping for long use. Today dealer informs me it will cost me $200 to repair rear brakes only( 26000 miles.on car)after checking internet I see many other complaints of defective brakes on 2007 Accord. With little mileage. Please help.

- Pulaski, PA, USA

problem #21

Jun 012011

Accord 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Since my purchase, June of 2007 I have had several problems with the brake system and at that time Honda had fulfilled the quality expectations. However; a larger issue is at hand regarding my car transmission causing a leaking problem. Upon discovering the leakage, I immediately took my car out for service. I have now found out that Honda misdiagnosed the problem and performed unnecessary repairs charging me a $300 dollars out of my pocket. Within couple of weeks I was back at the dealership to raise my concerns about consistent leakage. At this point they advised me that it's transmission needs to be replaced. After 3 months of arguing and writing letters to the Honda CEO, finally the same case manager who refused to help me at first, offered a 50% coverage by Honda to replace its transmission. That is around $2000 out of my packet fixing their defective transmission. At this point, I can't drive this car. The smoke and burning smell coming from under hood causes a safety concern. I worry that if I take this car for a ride it would be my last time seeing my family. My faith in this company has been ruined forever - but thanks to one person - they don't care. Please help!!!

- Commerce Twn, MI, USA

problem #20

Oct 052011

Accord 4-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My wife recently purchased the 2007 Honda Accord SE from an elderly gentleman who has gently used the vehicle (having only driven the vehicle 53,000 kms in the four years he had it from new). All of the maintenance receipts are with the vehicle. Imagine my surprise when I drove the car and discovered the brakes to be not acting as expected. Upon review, I noticed that the rear brakes were worn down significantly and the rotors were badly scored. I was not expecting this on the rear brakes of such a car. Apparently the brakes are a major concern on this vehicle, yet Honda doesn't appear to be willing to take responsibility for the problem unless threatened (and even then it may not happen). My concern for the safety of this vehicle has resulted in me driving it very rarely and I feel that Honda has duped me on this one. My Toyota Camry has over 200,000 kms on it and I just recently replaced the rear brakes on it after 180K. Appreciate any information on how I can get my dealer to repair this problem (and what type of replacement brakes / pads / rotors I should be asking for). If they won't repair then I'll have to take it to a reputable brake specialist and have them fix Honda's problem.

- Dartmouth, AA, USA

problem #19

Aug 042011

Accord 4-cyl

  • 31,000 miles
Honda has made an inferior product and does not stand by their car. I have found is pointless to contact customer service because it does nothing but frustrate me the consumer! their customer service is horrible and blames the customer for being upset because they built a cheap product. I bought this car because it is a reliable car, that would last me years if maintained properly. I have Honda do my regular maintenance, but this time, I couldn't afford their outrageous costs. I have under 32000miles and my rear brakes and entire A/C system have already been replaced. Since my car is out of warranty (4years old now) for the A/C they said since I did not go to their dealership, it was out of pocket for me. Of course they tease me and tell me if I did pay the $60 for the inspection, then they could have done something about it. My brakes did occur during warranty, and they said nothing was wrong with the brakes and that having them wear out under 20,000miles is normal. There is really no way to know when the A/C needs to be replaced, but because they put in a small receiver drier, the drier needs to be replaced every 15,000-25,000 miles!! Honda doesn't tell you this, and if you don't do this, your condenser will be destroyed, and you run the risk of having to install a brand new A/C system in a car not even 10years old! this has happened to my brother's Honda Accord 2004, my mom's Honda civic 2009, and my Honda Accord 2007. This is not a safety problem, but a huge expense to the consumer. I recently read that Honda is recalling vehicles to update the software on the automatic transmission to reduce the possibility of transmission damage. This will affect my year, but I have not been notified or seen any recalls on their official website. I wonder what else Honda has skimped on and is going to force me to pay for because they refuse to listen to their consumers.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #18

Sep 192010

Accord 4-cyl

  • 29,800 miles
Had to slam on brakes at 65 mph, for the first time ever, to avoid a car that swerved in front of me. Shortly after, normal braking resulted in a dangerous wobble in the front wheels. I brought to a Honda dealer the next day who advised the brake calipers were warped because I had slammed on the brakes. The dealer inspection reported front brakes had 75% life left (which is indicative of my moderate driving style), but were replaced when the calipers were ground to eliminate the warping. Dealer service rep advised the warping could happen any time I went down a hill or slammed on my breaks. Which to me is normal use. I complained that the calipers were seriously underbuilt and was told it would be too expensive for Honda to make more robust ones for their cars. In other words, I should expect to get warped front calipers from normal everyday driving, to which the dealers service rep agree. Basically I am stating that Honda has scrimped on the quality of their Honda Accord from brake calipers and the consumer has to pay for it. I have complained to Honda and was told that I could expect this problem in everyday driving on hills (I live in ct) or from slamming on the brakes. This is a dangerous situation being fostered on the consumer. I shudder to think what would have happened if I didn't have the work done the next morning, especially in winter driving.

- Norwalk, CT, USA

problem #17

Sep 192010

Accord 4-cyl

  • 29,800 miles
Had to slam on brakes at 65 mph, for the first time ever, to avoid a car that swerved in front of me. Shortly after, normal braking resulted in a dangerous wobble in the front wheels. I brought to a Honda dealer the next day who advised the brake calipers were warped because I had slammed on the brakes. The dealer inspection reported front brakes had 75% life left (which is indicative of my moderate driving style), but were replaced when the calipers were ground to eliminate the warping. Dealer service rep advised the warping could happen any time I went down a hill or slammed on my breaks. Which to me is normal use. I complained that the calipers were seriously underbuilt and was told it would be too expensive for Honda to make more robust ones for their cars. In other words, I should expect to get warped front calipers from normal everyday driving. Basically I am stating that Honda has scrimped on the quality of their Honda Accord from brake calipers and the consumer has to pay for it. I have complained to Honda and was told that I could expect this problem in everyday driving on hills (I live in ct) or from slamming on the brakes.

- Norwalk, CT, USA

problem #16

Jun 012009

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,068 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Accord. The contact stated the rear brakes were grinding and making a loud noise. The contact mentioned that he had to replace the brakes twice since he purchased the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the rear brakes needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since it was considered wear and tear. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 14,068 and the current mileage was 32,600. Updated 08/31/11 updated 09/09/11

- Honeoye Falls, NY, USA

problem #15

Jan 012011

Accord

  • miles
My 07' Honda Accord LX sedan has 58,000 miles on it and I have had to replace front rotors and brake pads in approximately 15,000 mile intervals. Under braking, the vehicle suffers from shudder which makes it difficult to steer and control. I have approached Honda dealership and they are not able to resolve this issue. Several other people also complain of this and I believe that Honda should issue a recall and fix this recurring and expensive problem if they value consumer loyalty.

- Euless, TX, USA

problem #14

Jan 012007

Accord 4-cyl

  • 16,563 miles
The consumer stated the rear brakes had to be replaced twice within 15,398 miles from the first replacement. The dealership informed the consumer the vehicle was not being driven enough. Updated 02/14/11

- Brecksville, OH, USA

problem #13

Jan 042011

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
I have a 2007 Honda Accord exl 2dr V-6 with an automatic transmission. I bought it used in August of 2010 with 32,000 miles. Shortly after buying the car, the brake pedal started to become progressively softer. After about 6 weeks, I took the car into have the brakes done, and was told by the technician that a tsb, #07-045 dated March 5, 2009, had been published concerning the vsa modulator on the vehicle, and that I should check with Honda. I took the vehicle to ken garff Honda in orem, Utah, and spoke with the service manager, showing him a copy of the tsb. He told me there was nothing could do for me as it was not a recall. I explained I was having trouble with the brakes on the vehicle, but he was not willing to look at the car. That was a concern to me as the brake pedal was almost to the floor to get the car stopped. There was also a noticeable pull to the right when I braked. I took the vehicle back to a brake repair shop and they changed the brake fluid, making me aware there was quite a bit of air in the brake lines. I had the brakes bled again three weeks ago, and again the pedal is almost to the floorboard to get the car stopped. I feel this is a significant safety problem with the vsa modulator, and that Honda is aware of it. They conducted a recall of the element and Odyssey for the same problem, and are replacing the vsa modulators in cars under warranty, yet are not willing to step forward and make safe a vehicle that has a potentially catastrophic problem.

- Orem, UT, USA

problem #12

Sep 022010

Accord

  • 50,000 miles
My 2007 Honda Accord has braking problems. I recently had to replace the all of the brakes and rotors due to over heating. The brakes are mushy and applying the brakes results in a jerky, spasmodic, uneven effect that is close to resulting in loss of vehicle control. The symptoms are very similar to those of the 2008 Odyssey that resulted in a recall.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #11

Dec 212008

Accord

  • 10,000 miles
The front brakes vibrate violently when applying brakes at speed of 60 ~ 75 mph. The vibration started when the car had about 10,000 miles; I went to dealership, they told me it was warping disc caused the problem, I would have to pay for re-surfacing the front discs; at 20,000 miles, the vibration had become a safety concerns, I had to change rotors and pads, but the vibration started again after driving about 2000 miles. I went back the mechanics, they told me the front discs are ok, maybe the vibration caused by overly sensitive ABS. I went back to dealership again, they said there are no service bulletins or recalls regarding the ABS or front brakes, and I should re-surface or replace the rotors one more time (even the new rotor has about only 7000 miles on it).

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

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