Honda owners manual says use Honda Extra Duty brake fluid. Is it necessary? on 2010 Honda Odyssey

is there really a difference in brake fluids or is this just a Honda marketing ploy

by in Des Moines, IA on December 15, 2013
3 answers 3 comments
ANSWER by on December 15, 2013
It requires DOT3 fluid, you do not have to buy it from Honda.
COMMENT by on December 15, 2013
Thank you. Owners manual says if emergency you can use other but replace with Honda asap. something about could get corrosion with non-Honda brake fluid.
ANSWER by on December 15, 2013
Any DOT3 fluid will work fine. There is not a measurable difference in brands of brake fluid.
COMMENT by on December 16, 2013
Thank you. Appreciate the information.
ANSWER by on December 16, 2013
the power steering fluid is the one you have to be careful with.
COMMENT by on December 17, 2013
Thank you. I wasn't aware of that yet.

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