I love this car, but I needed new rear brakes after 24,600 miles. Is this normal? Most of my driving is freeway. All of the cars I've owned before required front brakes more often than rear brakes. Is the TSX engineered differently?
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2009 Acura TSX Question: TSX Brakes
Answer #1hemicuda March 27, 2009, 10:08Master
I had to replace my rear pads on my wifes 04 durango at 28,000 miles and the front pads lasted to 45,000 miles, The rear pads have half the material that the fronts have because all the weight is on the front end when braking, I just happen to check the pad thickness and saw the rears were paper thin so its not uncommon for the rears to wear out first.
Visitor, February 26, 2010, 12:30
I have a 19,000 mile 09 tsx which needs new rear brakes because acura saves money ($75?)by using "organic" pads 1/2 the thickness of the front pads. these are replaceable by ceramic pads like on the front. Would you like to join a class action lawsuit for refunds on the $300- 500 cost of replacing substandard unsafe brake pads contact mab447 @gmail.com
Answer #3Visitor, July 04, 2010, 14:20
I believe that there is a recall or service bulletin for the TSX rears because the EBD (electronic brake force distribution) is causing the rears to wear prematurely.
I drive on mostly 2 lane roads with no traffic and ran 120K km on the first set( '05 TSX w/ 6 speed ).
My rears wore out with 50% life still in the fronts.
Answer #4jayn1321 October 17, 2012, 10:12Rookie
I changed mine at 30k. Supposedly Acura changed the braking ratios between the front and the rear brakes, which causes them to wear out a bit quicker. There was a class action lawsuit on the rear brakes, but I believe you have to file for it within two years of when the vehicle was first purchased. It sucks when this happens...lawyers get money, manufacturer gets out of paying for a recall and the consumer is screwed.
On the bright side, the newer pads will last a bit longer, so you won't have to change them so soon.