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Honda Pilot Warped Front Brake Rotors May Cause Vibration When Braking

Honda Pilot Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Average Mileage: 45,434 mi (8,200 mi - 196,000 mi)


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.

  •  Rookie

    Severe pulsating of front brakes. Rotors warped! Why can't Honda just admit that the rotors are defective!

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  • Visitor, , 30,000 mi

    Rotor problem on my 2013 Honda pilot at 8,000, 22,000 and now again at 30,000 miles. Rotors are warped and on braking from high speeds the front end shimmies. I got many excuses from Honda, everything from the way I'm driving to "yeah, honda knows about the problem, but hasn't put out any recall or notice"! I drove Chevy Tahoes for 13 years, never this issue. I'm in this Pilot for 2 years and have had the same problem 3 times!!!

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  • Visitor, , 22,389 mi

    Steering wheel shakes when breaking if going faster than 60mph. Had same problem with a 2005 Honda Odessey. Service said they needed to resuface the rotors. This worked on my van. Pilot is having this done now. Had to talk to service mgr to have the $140 waived. I have also had one wheel baring replaced and another is going out, but they say it is just tire noise. I tell them I will be back when it gets worse and you can replace it then. Dissapointed in this vehicle.

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  • Visitor, , 18,400 mi

    Vibration at interstate speeds

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  • Visitor, , 20,000 mi

    Was told this was from me braking to hard. I don't think so! More like cheap rotors. Car now has 40,000 miles and still driving with warped rotors - Honda would NOT replace.

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  • Visitor, , 40,000 mi

    Problem was ignored by Honda. Brakes started pulsating at 35,000. I mostly drive local and I always keep my distance from other cars in front of me so I never brake hard, unless i'm doing a panic stop. These rotors are defective.

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  • Visitor, , 26,000 mi

    Steering wheel shakes when breaking over 60mph

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  • Visitor, , 48,711 mi

    Warped rotors. $760 to repair.

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  • Visitor, , 35,245 mi

    I had an oil change and tire rotation at the dealership. After having those done, I felt a mild, intermittent vibration. One month later, the vibration is VERY noticeable.

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  • Visitor, , 39,000 mi

    Steering wheel vibration / pulsing when braking at low speeds and highway speed.
    New tires at 37,000 miles, went back to shop 5 days later to have lug nuts re-torqued per their requirement.
    Not previously noticeable.
    Have not taken it to Honda for validation since we are over the factory warranty and this is not covered in extended warranty either.

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