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Information, speculation and anything else specifically related to the MY07+ (FN2 & FD2) Civic Type R.
 #3866187  by big shrek666
 Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:17 pm

my mrs 2009 fn2 type r broke down on the motorway today with a seized front caliper (o/s)

we had it recovered via honda assist to our local dealership (narborough) who have inspected it and told us that the warranty company are not willing to replace the caliper, they will only replace the seals but ive been told that the caliper has truly had it. we are being told it also now needs new discs and pads aswell.

total for caliper and discs/pads is around £550

really annoyed about this as we paid £9k for it 8 weeks ago and we managed to wangle 2 years warranty with it. car has only covered 41k.

any ideas what i can do about this?
 #3866188  by parsimony
 Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:36 pm
Have the warranty company had the calliper independently inspected?
 #3866204  by 15repyt
 Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:40 pm
The caliper is just a piece of metal it will be fine. You will need a rebuild kit much cheaper than a caliper. They come with a new piston, square cut seal, piston dust cover and grease.

I should imagine the piston has rust on and has got stuck. Nothing wrong with rebuilding a caliper, when you buy a recon caliper that's what's been done.
 #3866384  by Commander
 Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:25 pm
The dealership should be sorting this out surely? Seeing as you've only had it 8 weeks and this issue would have been from before you bought it. Make a big deal about it and threaten to get small claims court involved.

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