Ask a Car Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
sorry for the late reply but yes 48K for a drop link isn't too bad as they are a bit undersized on the car so take a pounding
especially if you live in a bumpy road area
typically then can last anything form 35K to 80K depending on the road surface
main suspension faults such as dampers and balljoints are uncommon I'll agree but ant-roll bar droplinks tend not to fall into this category as the effect of them failing is minor and hard to spot in any case as you have to lift the car off the ground with both wheels in the air its only notice at MOT time
and yes if one end is immobile all the bar twisting tries to go through the other end so it will overload the joint
and yes its possible you did just have a faulty link so it may be worth sending a slightly miffed letter to Honda customer service to complain and ask for a contribution towards the repairs