Sorry All: I need to clarify, does the Honda dealer have to correct the problem since the car is still under warranty?I have a 2008 Element with 12,600 miles. Since day 1 the rear brakes squealed when it rains. While I understand the cause and it doesn't represent a safety hazard do I have to accept the squeal without any attempt to correct the problem.
That just burns up the E brake pads as that is a different set of shoes inside the rotor and they are pretty thin to start with. If you live in a damp area you will get rusting on the surface and since its a solid rotor it will make noise more so then a vented rotor until you drive a couple miles. Mine would do this every time I went to Crescent City where it rains a lot until I changed the rotors to a Brembo style and it stopped.This is what I do under the same conditions as you describe , pull up on the E brake , while holding in the button , release . Try this under your own risk !!!!