Hi all -
I have an 02 TL-S, purchased at ~20K miles, now at 64K miles. When I bought
the car (CarMax), the rotors needed to be resurfaced - done by CarMax. I
had them turned again at ~30K miles by the dealer, then all 4 rotors and
pads replaced by Acura for free under a Service Bulletin at ~40K miles (the
bulletin was for the pads - and included new pads and rotors - WOOT!). I
had these turned again at ~50K, right before the warranty expired. At 60K,
they needed it again, so I took it back to the dealer hoping they would
resolve this once and for all as this is an "ongoing" problem - no dice.
The dealer was sympathetic, and forwarded the request to Corporate Acura who
told me over the phone after a 3 day wait that they will not warranty rotors
outside of the 50K coverage, period. So I waited a few months, and just had
them turned again with the purchase of new tires at 64K. That is FIVE times
in ~44K miles (20, 30, 40, 50, 64).
I really don't have a problem with the 50K issue as I know this is
considered a "wear item", and the pads are wearing evenly - so I don't
believe this is an issue with the calipers (but looking for guidance). Is
there anything outside of my driving style that could explain the problems I
am having with these? This was my last "turn" on this set before they need
to be replaced again (in 10K miles), and I will likely go with slotted or
drilled for my next set to hopefully alleviate the problem. I'm 35 years
old and drive around most of the time with a 2 year old in the back seat - I
don't think I would really consider myself an aggressive driver. My
previous cars were a '91 Integra, '87 200SX, '88 Legend, and '99 Honda
Accord......I never had this type of problem with any of these. I also
know the TLS has oversized rotors compared to the regular TL anyway, and I
would expect a longer life from these things - everyone I talk to (including
the dealer) says this is not normal, but say everything else looks OK and
the brakes seem to stop just fine - no pulling, etc., when braking.
Any ideas ?