As a matter of fact, I have not heard of the ongoing brake problems with
My son has owned several Hondas since his first in 1990, and I asked him
the issue. He says he has never had a problem with them.
What are you referring to?
The tendency for many Hondas to overheat front rotors, that eat up linings
and rotors. Nest time you walk down a busy city street take note of all the
Hondas that you see parked that have wheels, particularly aluminum wheels,
that are brown or blacked with brake and rotor dust. ;)
So, what was the deal with the front rotors and pads on the
Malibu?... and the three trips to the garage to get the gas
guage problem fixed?...and the four trips within a five week
period to get the temperature guage problem fixed?.. all in
less than 35000 km.
Surely you don't think your vehicle is the only one to has problems? The
point is no manufacture makes a perfect vehicle, they all make some that are
not up to par, that is why they all offer a warranty. Every manufacture
statically makes between 1% to just over 2% that are problematic. Buying a
particular brand hopping you will not get on of the 2% is an effort in
futility. The odds are far greater one will get one of the 98% that are
great vehicles, not matter whose brand in on the hood.
Can we assume you are not a math major or even a gambler? LOL
PS. Both Toyota and Ford as well as other manufacture had bad experiences
with head gaskets after the government instituted a ban on asbestos. Ford
replace bad head gaskets for up to eight years or 100K. Toyota would not do
so past 60K 5yrs for their customers
The average number of initial quality defects is around 1-4, and in the
first year roughly 10-30% of the cars will have a problem that the
owner feels requires attention, with the best rate being about 5%. I
don't know what you mean by "problematic" or how you get the 1-2% rate,
unless you're referring to outright lemons with gross or high numbers
Idiot. Brake dust on the wheels is NOT a sign of over-heated or
inadequate brakes. Many cars use softer pads for better performance
and feel - look at any BMW that hasn't had it's wheels recently
Really? I never said it was a problem exclusive to Honda or imports. Why
then does this condition only occur on the front wheels of certain vehicles,
like those mentioned, and why only on the front wheels on vehicles with four
wheel discs? LOL
No kidding genius! Any fool even your should know that is why SOME cars are
having problems with front brakes, because the rears are not doing what they
were designed to do, and eating up pads and rotors while other are not have
that problem. .
Bottom posting DZZY, idot, moron, stupid or whatever he is calling himself
To educate you Mike it depends on the design of the brake pads and wheel
My 4 wheel disk brake Concord leaves only a modest amount of visible
My wife's 4 wheel disk Sebring leaves much more visible pad dust. One
obvious difference in these cars is the much more open wheels on the
Sebring which improves cooling of the brakes.
That's not what internal GM documents from the early 1990s said, the
newest ones I know about.
Honda, Toyota, and maybe Subaru have made the overall Japanese quality
tally better than Ford's or GM's, while Suzuki, Isuzu, and maybe Nissan
have been nothing special.
The is factually incorrect. Perhaps you meant to say the average dealer,
that sells Toyota BRAND vehicles sells more vehicles per dealership? Since
there are far fewer Toyota brand dealership, than say the average Chevrolet
dealer or Buick dealer which would be factually correct. The ratios is
nowhere near three times as many however. In the US an average GM
dealership sells far more vehicles than an average Toyota MOTOR Company
dealerships sell Toyotas, Lexus and Scion vehicles. FMC and Chrysler Motors
dealers sell more vehicles, on average, the Toyota Motors dealers, as well.
One needs to peruse Toyotas press releases and ads carefully. Toyota
missives have a tendency to confuse buyers. The only vehicle that Toyota
Motor Company sell in the US, in a comparably high volume is the Camry that
sells at a rate over 600K, and some what the Corolla. Nearly all of their
other models sell in volumes less the 300K. Toyota for example gives the
impression they sell more cars than any other manufacture in the US, which
in not factually correct. The sell more cars with the same brand name on
the hood but not more cars with more than one brand name on the hood. GM
and Ford sell more cars. In addition GM, Ford, and Chrysler to a lesser
extent, sell trucks alone in numbers two to three times greater than any
cars Toyota sells .
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