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Honda Accord Front Compliance Bushings May Crack

Honda Accord Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 89,950 mi (11,600 mi - 230,000 mi)


Front compliance (lower control arm ) bushings tend to crack and break requiring replacement.

  • Visitor, , 73,500 mi

    Had a recent Intermediate service with Showcase Honda and was advised that the Lower Front Compliance Bushing will need to be replaced and will cost $535 to get it fixed. I haven't done the fix yet for I wanted to make sure it really needs to be replaced. I was amazed that when I started the research and found out that the bsuhings will only cost me some $12 to $40 price range. So technically the labor charge will be between $450 to $500 price range which is rediculous.
    I may just buy the bushings and find another shop to get it fixed for a lot cheaper.

    Does anyone think that this should be a recall issue by Honda?

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  •  Rookie

    Took car in for oil change told brushing cracked and was a compliance issues and could be dangerous. It appears this a major problem so why is this not a recall issue.... All I do is buy Hondas ... Not sure I will purchase another Honda

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  • Visitor, , 89,000 mi

    I took it in complaining of squealing turns and shuddering during braking. After two hours they call telling me that a compliance bushing was cracked. Allegedly, this was causing the stuff I noticed as well as excessive wearing on the two front tires and on the brake pads and/or rotor. I'm not a car expert, and I don't know a good mechanic, so I'm just going to pay and be done with it. $437.00 was the quote.

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  • Visitor, , 70,000 mi

    went in for basic service and told compliance bushings were torn. replaced both for $350.

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  • Visitor, , 148,500 mi

    I took my car in to the dealer for another issue and decided to also have them perform the 150,000 mile maintenance. The service manager called me and told me that the compliance bushings needed replaced.

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  • Visitor, , 49,000 mi

    Took my car in basic maint. and was told my front bushings were torn. Dealership covered the cost-was told it was covered under extended warranty.

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  •  Rookie

    2010 Honda Pilot steering wheel started to shutter when braking at high speeds at 52,0000 mile despite recent front alignement and new brakes. Honda dealership said left compliance bushing was cracked and leaking and left control arm was worn. They replaced both. Total was $600, $327 for labor and $273 for parts. Dealership said this is a common issue and if there is a recall in the future I would be eligible for reimbursement. Seems like when I google comliance bushings problems Honda is the only manufactuer that has this problem. It is ridiculous that steering components would be failing at 52,000 miles.

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  •  Rookie

    i was told about this problem at 50000, took it to honda and they pretty much said 'too bad' and you will have to pay $1200 to fix it. i didnt expect crappy quality from honda or crappy customer service. (san tan honda)

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  • Visitor, , 45,000 mi

    Brought the car to Sears and they could find nothing. I have no symptoms but when I went to the dealer for an oil change they told me that I had a beginning problem then weeks later someone called from the dealership to offer me a 10 per cent discount on the $450 quote to fix it, plus alignment....WHO AM I SUPPOSE TO BELIEVE????

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  • Visitor, , 185,000 mi

    Was told that my bushings were cracking. Asked if it needed to be dealt with now, told NO. Now my car is making hideous squealing noises (230K) and may be that. Damn. Thinking of NOT going to Honda for this, the dealership here in Maine is not as good as the one was in California.

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