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
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3 answers 3 comments
ANSWER by , December 15, 2013
It requires DOT3 fluid, you do not have to buy it from Honda.
COMMENT by , 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 , December 15, 2013
Any DOT3 fluid will work fine. There is not a measurable difference in brands of brake fluid.
COMMENT by , December 16, 2013
Thank you. Appreciate the information.
ANSWER by , December 16, 2013
the power steering fluid is the one you have to be careful with.
COMMENT by , December 17, 2013
Thank you. I wasn't aware of that yet.