Honda Accord, 2007 3.0L V6
Today I had a Honda dealer replace the timing belt and the serpentine belt on my 2007 Accord, 3.0 L V6. Since I am retired, I have driven the car very little and at this point have only 26,582 miles on it. Since it is around 12 years old I decided to take the timing belt and the serpentine belt replaced along with the water pump. I asked the dealer to give me the old belts so I could observe how they had worn over 12 years and 26,582 miles.
I was intrigued to observe the belts looked almost like new with no visible evidence of wear on either one. I have taken some photos of both belts and will try to upload them to this site. The owners manual says to replace the belts at 105,000 miles but makes no reference to time at all. I did a lot of reading and the general consensus seemed to be a rubber belt should be replace at around 6 to 7 years of age; since the belts on my 2007 were close to twice that amount I had them replaced. Visual inspection would suggest that was not necessary at all as they look just about as good as new.