I know this posts are very old but i am thinking to replace the brake pads on my 2016 MDX/Tech AWD, at 52K and never replace or flush brake fluid.
I don't have any noises yet but the brakes doesn't bite like when the vehicle is new. I am not sure because the pads are worn or do i need the flush the brake fluid?
When stops, it doesn't seem like the brakes bite in immediately, hope ya know what i'm talking about. So i am not sure due to the pads or need a new brake fluid or rotors?
Hardly doubt a 2016 requires a brake flush but its really dependent on humidity.. Brake fluid absorbs water from the air and starts to break down.
Bite depends on how good your pads are, More aggressive pads will bite harder but at the expense of wearing out the rotor faster. Fluid condition wont affect the pad bite but rather the brake feel. Brake feel can be explained on how much pressure you need to reach your desired brake force, Bad fluid will cause a variance on brake force = brake feel at the pedal.