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.
Car Problem Reports
Honda Civic Warped Front Brake Rotors May Cause Vibration When Braking
Honda Civic Problem
Average Mileage: 91,610 mi (10,000 mi - 218,345 mi)
front brake and rotors went bad before 20000 miles on it..
Visitor, 2009 Honda Civic, 20,000 mi
the brakes have been adjusted and replace, and I still have problems 1 1/2 after purchasing vehicle.
Visitor, 2006 Honda Civic, 77,000 mi
problems with shaking while applying the brakes. Had to replace rotors
Visitor, 2005 Honda Civic, 56,000 mi
Shakes violently when brake are applied New rotters and Pads
Visitor, 2004 Honda Civic, 120,000 mi
We had the rotors machined and new pads put in. Judder came back afetr 5K miles, then had new rotors installed and newer harder pads and compliance bushings replaced. Will see where we go from here.
Visitor, 2002 Honda Civic, 130,000 mi
When braking down long hills, car would pulse and shake. Replaced rotors with brand new parts. About 20,000 miles later, already experiencing same problems.
Visitor, 2009 Honda Civic, 40,000 mi
Premature front rotors warped causing vibration and noise when braking.
Visitor, 2008 Honda Civic, 80,000 mi
Mountain road commute, replaced rotors at 80K. Machined new rotors at 95K.
Visitor, 1999 Honda Civic, 120,000 mi
Brakes needs to be changed, especially the rotors because of the steering wheel shaking when the brake is applied.
Visitor, 2005 Honda Civic, 60,000 mi
While giving accelerator or braking, it makes screech sound from the front.
When inspected with a honda repair shop, he said to change brake pads and is quoting $250.
I did this change recently before a year and 2 months and same problem occurs again.
Strange thing i noticed is after inspection, the sound is more frequently occuring and more high noise. The same thing happened last time as well and i doubt while inspection it gets worsened even more.