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Premature brake wear on my 2005 Honda Civic

Please tell me if these models are known for premature wear on the brake pads. I've been driving for more years than I want to think about, and have never had this problem on any other car. I'm not "hard" on brakes, and seldom have had to replace the pads on any car before the "life of the pad" was up. Now, since I've had this 2005 Honda (bought new), I go through pads like crazy. It seems I'm replacing them every time I turn around. My driving style is no different, and I'm careful to keep a good stopping distance in front of me. Can you give me a clue as to why this keeps happening? I'm fixing them AGAIN tomorrow. I've had the car for less than 4 years, ans (although I haven't kept a close count) this will be at least the 4th or 5th time I'm replacing the *d__n* brake pads!

Granted, I have a high-mileage commute, but this won't be the first time for that, and it IS the first time for this darn brake pad problem.

Plus, you can save me from my guy, who keeps insisting that I'm "just hard on brakes". This is NOT the case. Help!!!

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  • rmg1208 Jan 22, 2009

    don't know rim size offhand, but always buy top-of-the-line pads.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    I have a 2009 Civic LX that has worn out front brakes at 9800 miles. Dealer will charge $265 to replace pads and resurface rotors. This is very premature compared to other cars I have owned. Is there a class action suit for this?



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Do you have 17'' rims or bigger if so thats your problem and did you buy cheap pads when you replaced them recently

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