Front Compliance Bushings May Crack on Honda Accord

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

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Average mileage: 99,579 (11,600–246,000)
14 model years affected: 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
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2006 Honda Accord 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?
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
2005 Honda Accord 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.
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.
2003 Honda Accord 70,000 mi,
went in for basic service and told compliance bushings were torn. replaced both for $350.
Took my car in for a recent service (oil change) at my Honda Dealer and was advised that my front compliance bushing needs to be replaced at a cost of $480. Coincidentally, my front breaks need to be replaced as well... Apparently, this seems like a common problem. Hopefully, it will be recognized as a Honda recall...
2003 Honda Accord 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.
2007 Honda Accord 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.
2003 Honda Accord 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 wondering...it 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.
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)
2006 Honda Accord 54,000 mi,
Compression bushings cracked. Cost quoted $500. Have not had work performed. Should have been a recall or at minimum discounted cost in view of the magnitude of problem covering so many model years.
2003 Honda Accord 140,000 mi,
Front complince bushings are cracked. Honda says it's going to be $525 to fix it.
2005 Honda Accord 128,000 mi,
Same deal, went in for an oil change/inspection, got a quote for $475ish for replacement of the Compliance bushings. Going to do it myself for like $30.
2004 Honda Accord 197,917 mi,
Car shudders when accelerating, hearing a lot clunk sound. Dealer price to replace both lower control arm bushing + alignment $520 We just spent $495 to replace the crankshaft pulley, key & belt Wow, not sure about another Honda.
2007 Honda Accord 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????
2007 Honda Accord 15,925 mi,
Honda Accord in for oil change. Told compliance bushings starting to crack. Something about end links and alignment as well. Told to monitor the problem and that it was a $700 repair.
2006 Honda Accord 66,000 mi,
I HAVE A 2006 HONDA ACCORD V6 EX THIS PROBLEM STARTED AT 66,000 MILES,I HAD EXTENDED WARRANTY FOR 80,000 MILES OTHERWISE I WOULD HAVE SPENDED MORE THAN $600.00
2006 Honda Accord 87,000 mi,
I initially had my front compliance bushings replaced at 62,600 miles. The repair was done by a Honda dealer and cost nearly $650. Luckily the replacement was covered by my extended warranty. While it has been 5 years since the replacement, I've only put 26,000 miles on the car and they need to be replaced again now at a cost of $800. This does not seem right and agree that this issue may require a recall on the parts Honda is using. Suffice to say that I will not let Honda replace them again and will buy my own moving forward.
2010 Honda Accord 120,000 mi,
I was told by a service rep. at the local Honda dealer that the front compliance bushings were cracked and could be contributing to the noise I was hearing. It was explained that these deteriorate over time. The cost for the repair was $815.
2006 Honda Accord 73,000 mi,
Bushings were bad. When I took the vehicle in for state Inspection I was shown thes bushings. They were then changed by the garage, The front end is much tighter. (steering)