2010 Honda Accord Crosstour: Something Wrong With the Brake?
October 21, 2010
Yesterday when I parked our 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour, I couldn't help but notice how chintzy the handbrake felt in my hand, very light with none of the meatiness of typical handbrakes. It felt almost like it would break off, and it made a more-obnoxious-than-usual ratchet noise. So just to make sure I wasn't bonkers I checked out a couple of other handbrake-equipped long-termers: the Kizashi and MS3. Sure enough, neither of those felt as bad. And those cars are less expensive than the Crosstour to boot.
I know in the video it sounds like every other parking brake, but in person, its weight and feel struck me as unusually cheap. Just sayin'.
Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor