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Report: Honda settles class-action brake lawsuit

04/07/2010, 1:47 PMBY DREW JOHNSON

Honda will settle a class-action lawsuit involving prematurely wearing rear brakes, a new report finds. Filed last September, the class-action lawsuit claims the rear brakes on late model Honda Accord and Acura TSX models would fail in as little as 15,000 miles.

The lawsuit covers 2008-2009 model year Honda Accords and 2009 model year Acura TSX models. A small number of 2010 models are also included in the suit.

The lawsuit claims the rear brakes on affected models prematurely wear out between 15,000 and 20,000 miles. Honda’s rear brakes are advertised to last up to 70,000 miles. Moreover, Honda has refused to foot the bill for the early-wearing brakes.

Although the settlement admits no guilt on Honda’s part, it should make life a little easier for Accord and TSX owners. Per the terms of the settlement, Honda will reimburse owners half of the cost of past brake jobs, with a maximum payout of $125. Honda will also shell out $150 per vehicle to upgrade the car’s braking system, although some owners will have to cough up and additional $10-$20 for the upgrade job.



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