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Honda Odyssey Warped Front Brake Rotors May Cause Vibration When Braking

Honda Odyssey Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Average Mileage: 51,570 mi (5,800 mi - 257,000 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.

  • , , 15,000 mi

    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.

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  • , , 40,000 mi

    When travelling at 60 mph or over, the car vibrates when stepping on the break.

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  •  Rookie

    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.

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  • , , 40,000 mi

    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 North Carolina. Supposedly the dealer fixed them. Well, now the situation has just returned. I am fed up! Am calling Honda now.

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  • , , 70,010 mi

    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.

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  • , , 35,000 mi

    Warped front rotors by about 15,000 miles. Won't be using O.E.M. junk to replace.

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  • , , 12,500 mi

    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.

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  • , , 67,000 mi

    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!!

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  • , , 46,000 mi

    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.

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  • , , 95,000 mi

    Have put at least three sets of rotors on the front along with pads because of warping.

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