Vibration When Braking Due to Rotor Problem on Honda Civic

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.

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Average mileage: 91,036 (10,000–250,000)
24 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
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2005 Honda Civic 56,000 mi,
Shakes violently when brake are applied New rotters and Pads
2009 Honda Civic 20,000 mi,
the brakes have been adjusted and replace, and I still have problems 1 1/2 after purchasing vehicle.
front brake and rotors went bad before 20000 miles on it..
Warped brake discs at 160,000 miles. Discs and pads replaced. Problem sorted out now.
Had to replace rotors due to vibration
2006 Honda Civic 77,000 mi,
problems with shaking while applying the brakes. Had to replace rotors
2010 Honda Civic 37,071 mi,
Screeching brakes at just 37K miles, and now again for the past 2 weeks. Dealership says we need new front brakes??
2006 Honda Civic 89,070 mi,
Same exact problem. Going yo replace rotors.
1990 Honda Civic 95,000 mi,
When applying the brakes, first I hear a screeching sound, then my brakes begin to vibrate and it feels like grinding as I get closer to a complete stop.
2004 Honda Civic 90,000 mi,
Car would shake when applying breaks and then progressed to shake when hitting 60mph.. Needed new rotors.
2013 Honda Civic 26,000 mi,
Brakes starting vibrating at 10,000 miles. Dealership cut the rotors under warranty. Problems started again even though brakes pads not totally worn. Wanted me to pay $275 to repair. Refused to cover anything, said its out of warranty period and due to normal wear & tear.
2013 Honda Civic 35,000 mi,
Rotors "warped" causing horrible shaking when breaking. Diagnosed by Firestone bringing into dealer to see if they will cover it.
2013 Honda Civic 12,600 mi,
brakes made a juddery noise as if pads passing over uneven surface. was very hot day.
2014 Honda Civic 24,000 mi,
I also have this problem. Purchased the car NEW May of 2013 and have 24k miles. While on vacation notice front vibration when braking. Contacted dealership where car was purchased and told it's not covered under the warranty!! We even purchased the extended warranty and they said too bad. (BS!) Someone else here noted that they got Honda to replace, curious how they were able to get that as I feel they should replace mine as well.
2005 Honda Civic 118,000 mi,
vibrates when brakes are hit after going 50 or 60 miles per hr, front ends shakes ??while driving fine, just when u hit brakes!???
1992 Honda Civic 250,000 mi,
when applying brake , cause vibration & too noisy like my tires are flat///
2013 Honda Civic 16,000 mi,
I 2013 vibrates obviously when breaking (front wheel). It's only 18 month old at 16000 miles. I went to the local dealership and have it checked. They said it's warped rotors. They end up re-surfacing the rotors. Honda is paying for the fix. However, i am very worried since the care is very new. And i driver quite carefully. I am afraid that this problem will happen every 15K miles or so. I think the rotors is of bad quality.
2000 Honda Civic 54,000 mi,
I had a problem with my brake rotors warping frequently with this car. I just left the warped rotors on until they were actually warn and lived with the mild vibrations. Replace with New Honda Rotor and Brake Pads, but same results after 20-30K.
2008 Honda Civic 80,000 mi,
shaking when braking on highway. small cracks in front pads
my problem isn't fixed yet but i'm looking in to it.