Honda Odyssey Problem Report
Honda Odyssey Vibration When Braking Due to Rotor Problem
The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn to thin, replaced to correct this issue.
I started feeling vibrations when breaking an highway speeds, suspected brakes. Went to the honda dealer they had front brake pad special at $79.99 pads and instalation, I assumed it was a good deal. Left the car there, about 45 minutes later got a phone call from the dealer and he told me the rotors are "out of round" and needed to be resurfaced ( new car at 15000 miles!) for additional 250 BUCKS . I couldnt believe it. There should be a recall for those rotors, it is INSANE TO RESURFACE ROTORS with EVERY BRAKE PAD CHANGE. There should be a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT to get HONDA responsible for LOUSY BRAKES AND ROTORS. - Visitor
When travelling at 60 mph or over, the car vibrates when stepping on the break. - Visitor
Our trusted local repair shop just called to say the front brake rotors on our 2010 Honda Odessey are SEVERLY warped and that he has NEVER seen such bad warping at so low a mileage. He suggests that we call the Honda dealer to see if the rotors are under warranty. My wife and I are the only drivers and we are careful drivers and brake carefully at all stops and do NOT drive with two feet. I think that Honda brakes are lousy and that this is a serious defect with this car. None of our other cars have experienced anything like this with their brakes until at least 50,000 miles. - AJRCOOK
Noticed that when traveling on the highways that as I slowed the van from 65 to 55 or 70 to 65 that the steering wheel would shake. I took the car in and was told that my rotors were warped and that I needed to smooth them out. I asked how did this happen, since it has never happened to any other car I owned. Was told that if the brakes are hot and they get wet that the rotors will warp. I could not believe it. In 30 years of driving I had never heard of such nonsense. What are you supposed to stop driving in hot wet conditions....in North Carolina. Supposedly the dealer fixed them. Well, now the situation has just returned. I am fed up! Am calling Honda now. - Visitor
I bought my 2008 Odyssey in March of 2008 and by November of 2010 I began replacing my pads and rotors almost every single year. I am on my 4th set of rotors and my car just turned 70K miles. There needs to be some type of lawsuit regarding this issue because no $32K vehicle should require this much money in repairs when the cars have such low mileage. When I talked to Honda all I got were excuses. The issue from what I can tell is the brakes are too small for such a large vehicle - so the brakes get hot more easily becuase they are working twice as hard to slow down such a heavy vehicle. It also seems to be related to where Honda is now getting their parts - they seem cheaper now and more easily damaged. Even though we love our Odyssey in every other way.. I will never buy another one again and would certainly not recommend one. - Visitor
Warped front rotors by about 15,000 miles. Won't be using O.E.M. junk to replace. - Visitor
I leave in Mexico. High vibration when braking at high speeds (over 50 miles/hr). Honda says I should learn braking with the engine. Never had something like this in other cars in 25 years. Honda says brakes are not inclulded on warrranty because are "waste parts" I will never buy or recomend Honda again. - Visitor
problem with warped rotors 4 times now-going to have to replace rotors and pads again! Husband blaming my driving but it's not me-it's the rotors!! - Visitor
I purchased a certified used car at 29,000 miles at Scott Robinson Honda. At 32,000 miles, I've noticed that braking at 55 or higher speeds causes vibrations on the steering wheel. - Visitor
Have put at least three sets of rotors on the front along with pads because of warping. - Visitor
Just brought my Odyssey in to Honda service center because of vibration when braking. This van only has 20,000 miles on it. THey told me Rotors need to be cut. I have owned many vans and cars and never had a problem with rotors at 20,000 miles. Something is wrong and after reading these other reports I think Honda should be responsible for fixing these problems. - jscholl
My vehicle started to vibrate while applying the brakes. The dealer stated that the rotor was warped and need to be turned. By the way that's not covered under the warranty and will cost $250. Thank goodness for Midas!!! Very disappointed in Honda!!! - Visitor
My Honda started shaking when I was braking. I took it to the dealer, and they said that the rotors were warped. The dealer said that they have had multiple problems with Odyssey brake rotors. VERY disappointed withonly 6500 miles. - Visitor
This has happened to me twice on our 2012. Once at 25K miles and again now at 46K. This is a ridiculous problem and I am quite tired of the dealership telling us we are "hard" on our brakes. The brakes aren't built right for normal driving. COME ON HONDA! FESS UP AND MAKE THIS RIGHT!! - Visitor
Began having vibration at 20,000 miles. At 30,000 miles had rotors turned. Now at 37,000 vibration is very bad again. - Visitor
Car would shake while breaking (actually started at 15,000 miles). Bad to have rotors resurfaced. Thinking it will just happen again. Only explanation was the metal goes from hot to cold too quickly. Doesn't make sense. Never had an issue with any other vehicle. - Visitor
Front brake vibration when braking, especially at higher speeds. - Visitor
steering wheel vibrates and front of van shakes when brakes applied after freeway driving for at least 10 minutes. Suspect warped rotors - Mechdaddy
this actually started around 25k miles and is just getting worse-just talke to the dealer where we purchased the vehicle and he said "no service bulletins on that problem" then he quoted $440 to machine the rotors. Im going to replace with non-OEM rotors. You are all right-there should be a recall on these rotors-its criminal that they are failing at these low miles. - Visitor
I had this "death wobble" problem also with my 2006, and 2011 Odysseys. Honda knew about the inadequate rotors and braking system, and were supposed to have fixed it on the 2014 model. Since they will not warranty it, I plan to get higher end rotors. That seemed to work in my 2011. - Visitor
when putting on brakes, my van vibrates or shutters slightly. Could it be the rotors?
My steering wheel shakes and vibrates when i go over 50 mph. any guesses as to what it could be? thanks!
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