2008 Honda Civic Consumer Review: Brake problems?

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Brake problems?
By JD on


2008 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)


I have 20,000 original miles on this vehicle. I have been back to the dealer once to change pads and have rotors cut, once to "remove oxygen" from my brake fluid and a third time to be told that it was my imagination I was stepping on a pedal that felt like a marshmallow. (I almost hit a car in front of me on the way to the dealer). Ear splitting noise, poor brakes, tires are wearing ,sun visor split in half. Trading in the car for a Chevy this week. My first and last Honda.

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Handling, fuel economy, exterior styling

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Better braking system and tires, better interior materials, more soundproofing
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By kdblossom
on 12/20/10 11:05 AM (PST)

Marshmallow brakes are caused by a valve in the brake system that has gone bad. Been there done that. Dealers will never tell you about it though...

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