Premature Brake Wear

2009 Acura TSX

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Acura dealer.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. Honda recall (1 reports)
  3. problem resolved (1 reports)
2009 Acura TSX brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Acura TSX Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 012013

TSX W/ Tech Package 2.4L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


Between having permanently warped rotors that weren't replaced under warranty maintenance, and having the replacement pads wear just as quickly, I'm less that happy about how Honda/Acura has handled the situation. For two years now my brakes have squeaked and squealed, pulsed and vibrated, and I'm sick of it. Since the brakes wear unevenly, the tires also wear poorly and unevenly. When I had my tires rotated, the one that suffered the worst (the rear left) was placed on the right front of the car, causing the car to pull to one side. Les Schwab told me there wasn't an alignment problem since they aligned the wheels after the rotation, and the Acura dealership had no idea either. I just dealt with a car that pulled to the right because I didn't feel like spending another moment attempting to fix the car at this point. I eventually found out the problem was with the tire itself, and by the time I went in to have them replaced, the front right tire was leaking small amounts of air, and had been completely balded on the inside portion of the sidewall due to the way the car's poor braking distribution had worn it. I don't even want to think about how much damage this brake problem has caused to my suspension, steering system, and any other miscellaneous bearings and bolts that were put under excess stress. Needless to say, new tires helped the situation, and I promptly went back to Acura and demanded they replace all of the brake pads. They grudgingly obliged. Once I replace the rotors (myself), the car should be back in working order. Mind you, the amount of time between when my brakes and tires were completely acceptable to the time they both fell apart was roughly ten thousand miles.

I didn't pay over 30k for a car that can't seem to do something as simple as come to a stop without a problem.

- b-rad2, Portland, OR, US

problem #4

Mar 032012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles

They had a deadline on getting the repair done, and since I don't drive the car much the I passed the time deadline.

- jemstar, Mount Prospect, IL, US

problem #3

May 232011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,200 miles

Brought car in for a strange ring like noise coming from side or rear not sure. Was told I needed rear brakes and the noise was from the warning sensors. Only app 23K miles on car!!! Was not informed by dealership that this is a known issue with my year and model car and I can be reimbursed for some of the repair cost. Did some research on my own online and stubbled upon an article regarding a class action lawsuit against Honda for this problem! Car in shop today and will question this when I pick it up- buyer Beware!!

- notduped11, East Haven, CT, US

problem #2

Mar 262010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles

The rear inside brake pad (passenger side) wore down to limit while all others had >50% pad life remaining. Brought it to the (stealer)ship and they refused to cover it under premature wearing.

Honda/Acura just lost a loyal 3x customer for future vehicles. If they wouldn't stand behind their products, I won't buy any more of their vehicles.

I had 29k miles. However, 20k was pure highway miles (businiess) traveling plus I drive like an old geezer. For comparison, brakes on my last honda lasted until 103k.

Update from May 23, 2010: Problem is now fairly resolved. I contacted Acura's Customer Care Center and expressed my frustrations. Long story short. They sent me a check for 50% of the brake repair due to the premature wear. I thought that was fair since the remaining pads had 50% life.

- sorco, Citrus Heights, CA, US

problem #1

Aug 112009

TSX 2.4L 4 cyl

  • CVT transmission
  • 6,600 miles

I had my TSX state inspected at the dealer. I was informed that it passed, but I only had 1/3 of my rear brake pads remaining. The car only has 6600 miles on it and I am not hard on the brakes. I usually get between 40000 and 50000 miles on a set of rear brakes. This is the same problem that the new Accords are experiencing. I did some research and found that they use the same rear brake pads. There needs to be a recall by Honda on these brakes!

- Michael F., Philadelphia, PA, US

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