The thing you have to know about changing brake pads and rotors is that "It DOESN'T hurt to change them out."
I have a 07 V6 accord and I didn't change my rear pads until 98000 miles, yes you read that right. I'm wondering now why you did a rear brake job at such low mileage. Somebody lied to you and said you need it done.
It is usually good practice to either resurface the existing rotors or change out the rotors because you are mating them to new pads. If you go the resurface route, then the rotors must not go under the minimum thickness.
I'm only quoting the statements that T-RD made that I disagree with. I certainly agree that he made a # of good points in his posts in this thread.
hurt to unnecessarily change out parts - - at least in the wallet.
It isn't all that unusual for the rear pads to wear out at 34,000 - 35,000 miles. My wife (a very conservative driver) wore out the rear pads on her 03 at 34,000 miles. and I just recently changed mine out at 46,000 miles. One of my inside pads was down to 1/8". It probably depends on how you drive and your city/highway mix.
Honda no longer recommends resurfacing rotors to bed in new pads. In fact they generally don't recommend turning rotors unless they are scored or out of specification. Here's a quote from the 12-2010 Honda ServiceNews:
Don't Refinish Brake Discs
Currently Applies To: All
Back in July of this year, we revised S/B 00-088,
Brake Disc Refinishing Guidelines. That revision had
• It removed the requirement to refinish new brake
discs. (Improvements in manufacturing processes
have made that unnecessary.)
• It stated that you should only refinish brake discs
when they are scored or out of specification for
runout or parallelism (backed up by
But since then, there’s still been a lot of brake disc
refinishing being done, particularly during customerpay
brake jobs. This is a waste of perfectly good
brake disc material and, more importantly, your
customer’s money. So please review your repair
policies when replacing brake pads. Our
investigations have shown that the need for disc
refinishing should be rare. Discs should be refinished
only if they’re scored or out of spec. For detailed
inspection instructions, refer to the appropriate S/M.