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: 94,430 (11,600–234,000)
11 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
253 people reported this problem
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2006 Honda Accord73,500
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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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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2005 Honda Accord89,000
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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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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2003 Honda Accord70,000
went in for basic service and told compliance bushings were torn. replaced both for $350.
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2007 Honda Accord49,000
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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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...
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2003 Honda Accord148,500
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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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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2003 Honda Accord185,000
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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2006 Honda Accord54,000
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.
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2005 Honda Accord128,000
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.
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2007 Honda Accord15,925
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.
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2007 Honda Accord45,000
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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2006 Honda Accord66,000
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2003 Honda Accord200,000
My 2003 Honda Element front "compliance bushings" are bad, causing a "clunk" when I enter and exit the driveway. This problem is extremely expensive and difficult to fix. Honda should do a recall.
2005 Honda Accord234,000
Diagnosed at Belle Tire. Cost of repair is $580.
2007 Honda Accord113,000
Just told my Compliance Bushings are cracked and need to be replaced. Why can I order them from any part place from $15.00 to 40.00 but it cost $450.00 to replace them?
2007 Honda Accord102,000
Told front bushings will need replacement. Cost approximately 350. Have not done repair.
2004 Honda Accord130,000
The dealer who did an oil change just diagnosed this problem. He said it could wait to have it repaired and didn't press me to do it right away. I'm researching to see what it is.
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