Noise From Front Wheel Bearings, Replace Both on Honda Odyssey

On some models faulty front wheel bearings can cause a growling type noise from the front of the vehicle. Replacing both front wheel bearings is recommended for this repair.

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Average mileage: 90,468 (9,000–184,000)
9 model years affected: 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, more2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014
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2005 Honda Odyssey 45,000 mi,
I hear loud noises while driving, I'm sure it's not the engine.. Fairly sure the Front wheel bearing need to be replaced. Do I need to replace both front wheel bearings?
2005 Honda Odyssey 77,000 mi,
Humming noise coming from the driver's side front wheel even with engine in neutral. The noise changes with the car’s speed. While still in neutral the pitch of the humming reduces as the car's speed is reduced. The transmission of engine speed has no effect on the noise.
Heard loud noises while driving, but thought it was just the engine noise. Took the car to Honda dealer and was told that I need to replace both wheel bearings. I think the 2005 Honda Odyssey is one of the most problem-prone vehicles that Honda has ever produced.
2014 Honda Odyssey 22,000 mi,
Front wheel noise when turned at low speed.
2004 Honda Odyssey 180,000 mi,
Noise from the front of the vehicle that seemed to be getting louder. Replaced both front wheel bearings.
2002 Honda Odyssey 124,000 mi,
general noise from front of vehichle when moving stops when at light then increase seems more so on passenger side but will probably get both sides done
2007 Honda Odyssey 133,000 mi,
Growling noise. Found that the driver's side bearing had to be replaced. Did not replace the passenger side bearing.
2000 Honda Odyssey 178,000 mi,
Problem just started. Drivers side wheel bearing vibrates badly especially when under torque loading i.e. Accelerating or going uphill. Must let off on throttle to mitigate vibration. These are pressed in bearings so the knuckle must be removed to replace the bearing
2002 Honda Odyssey 160,000 mi,
Known issue that Honda should have recalled.
2002 Honda Odyssey 184,000 mi,
I first noticed that when I would drive downhill, there was some resistance almost as if someone was braking for me. That was probably at 170,000 miles. I went away for the weekend and let me spouse drive the car. I was told that there was a noise when the car was going uphill and downhill. Once I started driving the car, I noticed the noise even while on the street without incline/decline. Took my car to a local Honda and they diagnosed a need to have both front wheel bearings replaced.
2006 Honda Odyssey 165,000 mi,
Low groaning noise at 40mph and 60mph sounded like front wheel bearings, but was actually a bearing in the axle support. My mechanic worked with me to replace just the bearing ($38) vs the assembly ($325) plus labor.
2011 Honda Odyssey 66,000 mi,
humming noise when driving. increases when you hit about 30 miles/hr. stops when stopped.
2007 Honda Odyssey 150,000 mi,
Noise from front of vehicle. Thought it was due to new tires (noticed problem when tire was changed). Reported by dealer during service.
2006 Honda Odyssey 93,000 mi,
Had to replace both front wheel bearings.
2014 Honda Odyssey 9,000 mi,
Front wheel noise when turn right ...
2006 Honda Odyssey 57,000 mi,
replaced wheel bearning
2006 Honda Odyssey 62,200 mi,
There was a slight humming noise for a few months and then a few days ago it sounded like someone was under the hood knocking on the vehicle when I was driving. It was the right front wheel bearing. I heard Honda extended the warranty on these to 60K because of issues....I have only had the van 4 months and it was 56K when I bought it.