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2008 Accord: accelerating..a motor mount fail after only 45,000 miles

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I am preparing to buy a 2008 Accord for my daughter, but while test-driving noticed a 'bump' or a 'thud' when accelerating from a stop. The Honda dealer said it was a motor mount and is going to replace it. Why would a motor mount fail after only 45,000 miles and is this a common failure?
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Im afraid its just not that unusual for such things to happen these days - even on cars that you really wouldn't expect on the face of things such as the Honda etc... because they are , overall, so reliable.

The problem is however, that the components ,such as you have here, are manufactured by certain manufacturers - namely Bosch, Hitachi etc etc - and these get fitted to all different makes / models - so whereas a generally well known reliable Honda is in fact, generally reliable, it is a subject to failures of certain components as any other - for the reason mentioned above.

Often the replacements are of better production gets better as time goes on -so once replaced, its often case closed.. but I have known and know of failures of such components at that mileage - and a lot less ! So , while you wouldn't really say its common especially with some units - types etc ... it does happen in all honesty. Thats why I personally always recommend for people to take out a good warranty when purchasing a replacement vehicle ..especially if its going to be used for high mileage as these components are usually very expensive on the modern vehicles...all ranges.. and its just a help if and when that does happen toward repair costs etc.

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.Kind Rgds to you - MIKE.
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