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: 88,767 (9,000–184,000)
9 model years affected: 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, more2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014
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16 people shared problem details
2005 Honda Odyssey45,000
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?
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.
2005 Honda Odyssey77,000
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.
2004 Honda Odyssey180,000
Noise from the front of the vehicle that seemed to be getting louder. Replaced both front wheel bearings.
2014 Honda Odyssey22,000
Front wheel noise when turned at low speed.
2002 Honda Odyssey124,000
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
2002 Honda Odyssey184,000
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 Odyssey165,000
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.
2000 Honda Odyssey178,000
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
2011 Honda Odyssey66,000
humming noise when driving. increases when you hit about 30 miles/hr. stops when stopped.
2002 Honda Odyssey160,000
Known issue that Honda should have recalled.
2007 Honda Odyssey150,000
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 Odyssey93,000
Had to replace both front wheel bearings.
2014 Honda Odyssey9,000
Front wheel noise when turn right ...
2006 Honda Odyssey57,000
replaced wheel bearning
2006 Honda Odyssey62,200
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.
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