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: 93,644 (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
128 people reported this problem
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front brake and rotors went bad before 20000 miles on it..
2009 Honda Civic20,000
the brakes have been adjusted and replace, and I still have problems 1 1/2 after purchasing vehicle.
2006 Honda Civic77,000
problems with shaking while applying the brakes. Had to replace rotors
Had to replace rotors due to vibration
2006 Honda Civic89,070
Same exact problem. Going yo replace rotors.
2005 Honda Civic56,000
Shakes violently when brake are applied New rotters and Pads
2014 Honda Civic24,000
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 Civic118,000
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 Civic250,000
when applying brake , cause vibration & too noisy like my tires are flat///
2013 Honda Civic16,000
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.
Warped brake discs at 160,000 miles. Discs and pads replaced. Problem sorted out now.
2000 Honda Civic54,000
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 Civic80,000
shaking when braking on highway. small cracks in front pads
2010 Honda Civic37,071
Screeching brakes at just 37K miles, and now again for the past 2 weeks. Dealership says we need new front brakes??
my problem isn't fixed yet but i'm looking in to it.
2011 Honda Civic20,000
Driver front Caliper failure causing complete loss of brake & significant rotor damage on same side. Note: the front passenger brake pad still has 80% life left to it and rotor on this side was fine. Damage caused by the failed driver side caliper created costly repairs since I was required by the mechanic to replace brakes and rotors on BOTH sides to prevent dangerous mechanical driving conditions.
Felt vibration while braking.
1997 Honda Civic150,000
I had a problem with my brake rotors warping frequently with this car. The rotors would only have 20,000 miles and would be done. Eventually I just left the warped rotors on until they were actually warn and lived with the mild vibrations. Although rotors would warp so badly that they had to be replace after only 10,000 miles.
2004 Honda Civic120,000
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.
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