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Do Honda Civics (2006-2011) in Canada suffer from premature brakepad wear?

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Do Honda Civics (2006-2011) in Canada suffer from premature brakepad wear?

I was looking to buy a Civic from this generation and was wondering if Civics made in Canada suffered from premature wear as those in the U.S., which led to a class action lawsuit (http://settlement-claims.com/brakepad/) that Honda settled out of court. Are there any 2006-2011 Civic DX and LX owners, or mechanics who can comment?

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My dad has a 2010 Honda Civic (bought new), so far been good at 133,000 km. The Civics of that generation are a good gem. Never really heard of anyone having premature brakepad wear , except in states.
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Hi, yes in the front brake pads. They gave out a recall notice offering a sliding scale reimbursement depending on how many KMs were on the vehicle.
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PowerBall wrote: Hi, yes in the front brake pads. They gave out a recall notice offering a sliding scale reimbursement depending on how many KMs were on the vehicle.
I have checked Transport Canada's website for recalls, as well as running the VIN of a few vehicles I was looking at purchasing through the Honda Recalls website, though have not seen anything. Just curious, was your vehicle manufactured in Canada or the U.S.?
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Isn't the sedan made in Canada while coupe is built in the US. I thought they used the same brake pads though except the Si.
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132k before my first brake job. I have 2007 civic lx .
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My family has one civic sport and one si, both no problems.
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I have a 2007 Honda Civic DX (original owner) with 72k on it. Break pads are not needed yet
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I've never had a problem with my brakes (rotors & pads on front and drums and shoes on back) on my 2008 dx-g with 200, 000 kms. Mostly county kilometers.

I had a laugh when I received my notice from Honda about "alleged premature front brake pad wear" (Campaign: M31, June 2015). I laughed because pads are one of the easiest and affordable DIY fixes. Even if I did have a claim it wouldn't be worth my time as I bought my pads years ago from rockauto at a very affordable price with rebates.

Is there a Canadian Class Action suit? If so I'll have a look at it.

My biggest worry would be Campaign: L03 2006-2009 engine cylinder block casting experiencing coolant seepage . (cracking)
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stretch123 wrote: My biggest worry would be Campaign: L03 2006-2009 engine cylinder block casting experiencing coolant seepage . (cracking)
Yep, and that extended warranty termination will start kicking in next year depending on your car's year. God forbid your engine block cracks after the warranty. You might as well buy another car. The price is around 4-5000$ to change the engine block.

The paint cracking on the hood extended warranty expired and mine just started cracking. I have no idea what to do. I wonder if I could get anything if I go to small claims. Time limited extended warranties for manufacturer problems should be mandated to be enforced for the life of the car IF you will experience the problem at some point.
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So did Honda improve the pad material if someone were to go get it from the parts counter?

My original pad lasted 170k, could probably have kept them longer, but the rotors started to have uneven pad material on them.
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if you dont service the brakes or the car dosent get driven much then yes i find the left front wheel brakes wear out faster
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Messerschmitt wrote: Yep, and that extended warranty termination will start kicking in next year depending on your car's year. God forbid your engine block cracks after the warranty. You might as well buy another car. The price is around 4-5000$ to change the engine block.

The paint cracking on the hood extended warranty expired and mine just started cracking. I have no idea what to do. I wonder if I could get anything if I go to small claims. Time limited extended warranties for manufacturer problems should be mandated to be enforced for the life of the car IF you will experience the problem at some point.
I have friend with paint peeling . Do you have link to the recall .

I had my block replaced last year .
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stretch123 wrote: Is there a Canadian Class Action suit? If so I'll have a look at it.
I only found the one class action in the U.S., open to U.S. residents only.
stretch123 wrote: My biggest worry would be Campaign: L03 2006-2009 engine cylinder block casting experiencing coolant seepage . (cracking)
Yikes. I am going to avoid Civics from those model years, looking to the 2010s and 2011s. I actually found a nice 2010 LX-S which I am planning on making an offer for later today.
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pfbmgd wrote: I have friend with paint peeling . Do you have link to the recall .

I had my block replaced last year .
It expired in 2014

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