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Caliper Failure, limits handbrake travel.
My local Honda dealer recently serviced my 2012 petrol Civic with 24,000 miles on the clock. They told me the handbrake travel was too long and suggested the cause was the caliper and was probably both sides. The explanation was the cable overextends due to a fault in the sealed unit and the result could be that the handbrake might not hold despite the brake feeling positive when has been fully applied. In a nutshell they suggest they both need replacing. They also indicated there have been bulletins on this from Honda so they are quite sure this is the problem, but could not show me the detail. They insisted ( probably correctly) it was a component failure and not a design fault. The car passed an MOT a month ago and drives well, but is out of warranty. This is an expensive job and I feel a bit cheated as this is my first Honda and I bought it for it's reputation for quality and reliability. Is this just a hard luck story or or can anyone throw any light on this issue? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks