There's no doubting we see quite a few brake issues with the 7th and 8th Generation Accords. These include binding caused by sticking pads, caliper pistons not retracting, and brake pipes degrading. As I'm on my fifth Honda in the last 20 years (if like me you count a Rover 214 as a re-badged Concerto with a K-series engine inside), I've got used to rock solid reliability, so I'm asking myself, 'what's it all about'? (Alfie) I'm coming round to the opinion that this isn't a design or manufacturing issue at all...it's a servicing and maintenance issue. I've already said on another thread that I was unhappy about the state of the brake fluid which came out of my car despite it having followed a 12.5k mile service regime as specified by Honda... ...because Honda don't pull any punches on this...they say REPLACE the brake fluid every 3 years, as a MINIMUM requirement... ...but then in the words of the brilliant Oliver Stone in his film Platoon, as delivered by the Tom Berenger character "There's the way it ought to be, and there's the way it is..."... ...the way it should be is that replacing the fluid completely in the 7th Generation uses just short of 2 litres... ...but the way it is as explained to me by CJ is that no way would the customer, especially the fleet manager, wear the price of those 8 x 250 ml bottles on their service invoice, so the garage will put just 2 x 250ml through... ...so it's no wonder there is so much clag in the fluid! I also think these brakes, with their annual exposure to British winter salt, need a good old dismantle, clean up, plus new copper grease on the pads and red rubber grease on the sliders, every 2 or 3 years as well, but that's not on the service schedule, not that the punters would wear it either if it was. In fact with the back brakes you might even be talking about new pads and discs every 2 or 3 years to keep them tip top...I had to do that with the rears on my 6th Generation....but in all the time I owned that car, I never had any binding issues at all. The only issue I ever had was grinding from corrosion on the fronts, after using cheapo aftermarket front discs once...the OEM front discs that were on before that didn't do it. I'm not pointing any fingers of blame here. I'm just looking at causes. Stone was right, we live in the real world, and money isn't a bottomless pit. But on the other hand, if you've got your own socket set and you're not tied to a company service regime which prevents you from touching the car, you have more scope to take this sort of thing into your own hands....and do it properly. I have an occasional binding issue on one wheel at present. I'm fairly sure it's a sticky slider pin, which Adam from Holdcroft Honda spotted for me when he checked my brakes over at the HH open day this last October. OEM pads and discs go on all wheels next Spring, plus a decent clean-up, lube, and FULL brake fluid replacement every two years from now on. If my theory is right, I probably won't have any brake issues in the future, at least until things wear out altogether... Time will tell.