really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,441 miles

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2006 Honda Accord brakes problems

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2006 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #23

Mar 122012

Accord 4-cyl

  • 102,000 miles


I filled up my car at the hess station on route 112 in coram, long island, New York. I put my car, slowly in reverse and the car took off like it had a mind of it's own. I stepped on the brake, but nothing happened and the car continued to speed up in reverse- with my foot on the brake - heading towards a van with a baby in it in a car seat. I quickly put the car in forward, and with my foot still on the brake, the car flew across the parking lot of the gas station, crossed two lanes of traffic, crashed into the woods. I steered away from a telephone pole I was definitely going to hit and, when I went into the woods the air bag went off and covered my face. I then went back across two lanes of traffic again, with the airbag over my face, and crashed into the curb in front of the hess station when I reported the accident to my insurance company, the hartford, I asked them to check out the speed sensor-. my insurance company said they would not be able to check out the speed sensor. I then called Honda customer service and told them of the incident. They informed me that, unless they received a request from the hartford, they would not check out the speed sensor. I then called the hartford and requested that they call Honda to have the car inspected by Honda themselves. Hartford told me that they would not pay to have Honda inspect the vehicle - they were just going to have their adjuster look at the car and told me they were not going to look at the speed sensor at all. So, basically, no one is willing to do anything and I almost killed a baby in a car seat and myself this seems ludicrous to me that no one is even willing to check this defect out. I sincerely hope that you can help me with this very difficult situation.

- Center Moriches, NY, USA

problem #22

Sep 012011

Accord 4-cyl

  • miles
I was in park proceeded to put my car in reverse instead of backing up, the car kept moving in a semi - circle, the vehicle was out of control. Thus, I attempted to bring the car to a halt by stepping on the brakes, however, the brake pedal ceased to work and did not stop the car from being in motion. In closing, the car lost control went about 100ft. Or more till it finally came to a stop at the end of the parking lot. Lastly, the car is at coast Honda, however, I was informed there was not anything they could do to repair the car. My concern is if this happens again what if anything can I do to prevent this? as such, this time I was fortunate because, I was in a parking lot and not on a road, where I could have had an accident, or worse. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Wall, NJ, USA

problem #21

Mar 252006

Accord 4-cyl

  • 42,700 miles
I bought my car new in 2006 I currently have 42,000 miles on it and have had to have the rear brake pads and front brakes replaced already. The rear pads were replace around 30,000 and the front rotors at 42,000. Having brakes replaced at this mileage doesn't seem reasonable.

- California, CA, USA

problem #20

Mar 122009

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda Accord. The contact was traveling 30 mph when he applied the brakes and noticed that the brake pedal was resistant and began to push back against his foot. The vehicle was not diagnosed for the failure or repaired. The current mileage was 49,000 and the failure mileage was 35,000. Updated 12/30/10

- Lowell, AR, USA

problem #19

Sep 162010

Accord 4-cyl

  • 33,255 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Accord. While driving 5 mph, the contact depressed the brakes and they would not respond. The vehicle did not stop or decline in speed as the vehicle crashed into another vehicle. There were no injuries. The vehicle sustained moderate front end damages. The dealer performed a diagnostic but was unable to duplicate or locate a failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileage was 33,255. Updated 01/11/2011 updated 04/12/11

- North Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #18

Jun 022010


  • 24,000 miles
Honda rear brake pads replaced twice in 48,000 miles. Front brakes still good.

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

problem #17

Apr 152010

(reported on)

Accord 6-cyl

  • miles


2006 Honda Accord. Consumer would like to file a complaint with regards to the Accord being omitted from the recall. The consumer stated he has experienced the soft pedal issue in which a tsb was issued.

- Winter Garden, FL, USA

problem #16

Mar 162010


  • 44,000 miles
Vibration and shudder when braking - loss of braking ability. Had this problem earlier in about a year after car was purchased. Dealer resurfaced rotors and that seemed to address the issue. However, the problem is back and seems most prominent when the weather is warm. Not sure why this issue keeps reappearing - have less than 50K miles on the vehicle and rotors seem to be warping when hot.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #15

Mar 102010


  • 45,310 miles
I own a 2006 Honda Accord coupe and find that even in this vehicle there is a momentary loss of braking capability while traveling over an uneven road surface, pothole or bump.

- Alhambra, CA, USA

problem #14

Nov 112009


  • 32,000 miles
2006 Honda Accord 2-door 4-cyl, rear brakes worn out at 32,000 miles, front brakes still at 60%, rear brakes pads replaced and rotors machined at cost of $199.

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #13

Jul 252009


  • 35,000 miles


Brake failure after 10 minutes of driving down from yosemite national park. Pedal and vehicle pulsing noticeably to passengers and driver. Extreme pedal pressure was ineffectual in slowing vehicle.

- Portola Valley, CA, USA

problem #12

Apr 102009


  • 28,431 miles
Rear brakes had to be replaced at 28,431 miles. Contributing factor may be that 99% of the 28,431 miles accrued from city driving. Inspection revealed front brake pads did not need to be replaced at this time.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #11

Jul 092008


  • 30,000 miles
Premature rear brake wear on 2006 Honda Accord ex-V6 automatic. Rear brakes are wearing before front brakes. Screeching from rear brakes at 30K.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #10

Jun 202009


  • 50,000 miles
Rear brakes worn out on 2006 Honda Accord. I went to have the rotors on the rear brakes turned and the tech measured them and they were both at 8.5 mm. Indicating that they had previously been turned. The car has 50K miles and has had the rear brakes replaced twice. These brake pads are tiny for such a large car and I feel this is a serious safety hazard. The pads wear out much faster than any other car I have owned and wouldn't expect this to occur. Therefore, it makes it a safety hazard because an average driver wouldn't think to check this condition. The front brakes are in good shape, why would one set of brakes wear out so much faster than the other set?

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #9

Mar 242009


  • 23,950 miles
Car: 2006 Honda Accord exl defect: Rear brake uneven wear current mileage 23,950 problem: My mechanic has inspected the breaks today and informed me that my Accord has an assembly defect. Rear brake pads are not wearing out evenly, with exterior pads (both sides in the rear) have about 50% life left -- and interior pads on both sides have 0% life left. This indicates the faulty assembly that causes the interior pads not releasing completely after braking. As a result, there is a disproportionate wear of pads. Thank you!

- Campbell, CA, USA

problem #8

Jul 112007


  • 27,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Accord. When the brake pedal was depressed, the contact heard a loud noise. On one occasion, while driving 15 mph, the brakes locked and caused the vehicle to slide. He took the vehicle to the dealer on numerous occasions and the technician stated that the brake fluid was discolored and contaminated. The technician flushed the brake lines twice and is in the process of replacing the brake calipers. The contact called an independent technician and was informed that the entire brake component needed to be replaced. He called the manufacturer and is waiting for a response. The failure mileage was 27,000 and current mileage was 38,000.

- Kingsport, TN, USA

problem #7

Dec 262008


  • 42,800 miles
I have had several visits to the dealer over the past year and half with popping or clunking noises in the brakes. Also, several times the car juddered when stopping. The front rotors were turned at approx. In Feb. '08, @27000 miles, and again at approx. In Aug. Or Sep '08@ 38,000 miles plus the front brake pads were replaced. On Dec. 26, 2008 juddered exiting the interstate to stop for lunch. After stopping for lunch, the right front wheel locked up on me 3 separate occasions. The car was towed to the closest Honda dealership. The only thing they found was contamination in the brake lines. I drove the car from this dealership home and to the dealer where all of the service has been done. They flushed the brake lines on Monday, Dec. 29. told me to return in 500 miles and they would flush the lines again. Less than 150 miles later, the right front locked up on me again on fri. Jan. 2, 2009. Once again, I took my car to Honda on sat. 3, 09. They flushed the lines again, checked everything, turned the rear rotors, drove the car 323 miles without any problems. The service department told me to be careful and told me to return if the brakes acted up again. All the time the service department stated that the brakes were in working order and could not duplicate the problem.

- Kingsport, TN, USA

problem #6

Jun 082007


  • 15,000 miles
At about 15K miles started to feel wobble in the wheel and car when brakes applied continued to get worse, had to replace pads and rotors with aftermarket ones of better quality.

- Suffield , CT, USA

problem #5

Dec 062006


  • 500 miles
Brake judder : in a technical service bulletins my personal family mechanic finally found what I had been complaining about for 6 months to Honda. A wiggle a shake or what ever you want to call it get this fix free....VIN#that start with 1hg or 3hg are eligible for brake pad replacement and turned rotors free. Honda knows but refuse to give the information out I had to get a copy of the report and take it to them before they fixed for free technical service bulletins.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 022007

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,400 miles
Dashboard lights simultaneously indicate failure in: Anti-lock brake system, vehicle stability control system, and brakes.

- Portola Valley, CA, USA

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