The car lurched and almost came to a dead stop I later learned that the automatic transmission had shifted into 1st gear. This has been an ongoing issue with a lot of Honda and Acura vehicles but there has been no enforcement. The loud clunk that the car made when this happened made me think I had hit a huge rock or something in the road. Estimated pricing is based on the estimated time for the repair, the estimated range of labor rates based on the region in which the repair will take place, and the estimated range of price of the base parts needed for the repair. Cannot be combined with any other discount or coupon.
I essentially set the car aside while deciding whether I should replace it or fix it. He alerted me that a defective brake modulator problem was known to affect many Tls of that time period. I am the only owner of this car and it has been 100% maintained by the dealer. I narrowly escaped an accident a few weeks ago. In the last 2 years, the softness progressed slowly at first, and then worsening with an increasing rate of decline.
I feel very fortunate that the airbag didn't deploy and that I was able to move to the shoulder without incident. Use our Approved Auto Repair Facility Locator to locate service shops and mechanics near you. The force of the lurch was enough to throw me forward in my seat. Pumping them does not return brakes to normal operation. By the next day I needed to pump them.
It appears this should be a recall given the danger this poses loss of braking power. Clearly, the modulator is introducing air to the lines. The problem they've imposed on the public is serious. Indeed, from the first day of ownership of the brand new car I'd been surprised at the difference from my previous car -- a 1995 Nissan maxima -- which had solid feeling brakes. Always consult a certified automotive mechanic before making important automotive repair and service decisions. Actual repair costs will vary based upon labor rates, time required for repair, actual parts used, your vehicle condition or other circumstances pertinent to your particular repair job.
. I'm about to replace the modulator at my expense as I've decided I'm not prepared to buy a new car after all, but the brakes must be made safe. Please don't wait for there to be a death before requiring a recall of the part by Acura. I attributed this softness to the new car's greater weight -- the brakes did after all, stop the car. After releasing the brake pedal, brakes became extremely soft and travel much farther towards to the floor before brakes engage. Estimated price is customized for your vehicle make, model, year and trim, but does not include diagnostic charges, taxes, disposal or environmental fees, oil or other fluid costs, or other ancillary parts that may be needed for the repair.
As it is an expensive part and not yet recalled, we opted to bleed the lines and fix the other damage hoping it would turn out that the line had simply leaked somehow. But before I'd reached my home 10 miles away, they'd become spongy. But they never felt truly secure. Acura has issued a bulletin, but they've not accepted responsibility for selling new cars with a defective part that completely fails, eventually. Repair Cost Estimator is to be used for informational purposes only and is only intended to serve as a general guide.
Vehicle repair costs may vary from vehicle to vehicle. This is causing the wheels to be super heated and severe burning smell coming out of the car's rear area. At the start of July 2013, I was alarmed to find that I needed to pump the brakes for them to engage and stop the car. Acura has known this issue for long time and has even published a technical service bulletin 07-041 but has not recalled the vehicle to replace this part. .
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