This is a 2002 Honda Accord V6 coupe EX which I have owned since new.. Had booked an 8:00 o'clock appointment several weeks ago to have the replacement airbag replaced again as it was recalled again by Honda. Told me it would not be ready until after 2:00 pm. Not even a full hour and received a call that the car was ready? Air bag had been replaced but was told I needed to have both lower ball joints replaced($510.00), my brakes were "dry" and needed all four calipers and sliders serviced. Told them not to touch it and I would pick it up shortly. I service the brakes myself both spring and fall when I switch over tires. I pull all the caliper pins, relube and clean them at that time and check condition of pads and rotors. Just done a month ago with the summer tire installation.Dry? not likely!
Left Honda dealer and immediately took the car across the street to Borthwick Enterprises and had them check ball joints. Mike checked them and said that nothing wrong with anything in the front end of the car. Also told me that this is the third honda recently that had come in for a second opinion after an airbag recall at Honda in Sarnia What a scam that is being perpetuated. Also outlined on their safety inspection that tire tread was 7/32. The tires are brand new with less than a thousand km's on them. Check the tread depth - all still at 12/32 - no wear at all.