Honda Accord Problems

Vibration When Braking Due to Warped Rotors on Honda Accord

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. You will feel vibrations in the brake pedal and the steering wheel. The rotors should be replaced to correct this issue. Using high-quality rotors is highly recommended. The OEM parts are best for brake repairs but some aftermarket rotors can work well. It's always good to ask your mechanic to use rotors they've seen the best results from. 

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Average mileage: 103,378 (11,500–306,500)
26 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, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
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I recently had my rotors turned on the front, but whenever I apply the brakes the car shakes and makes a loud scrubbing sound which appears to be coming from the front. Can you tell me what the problem maybe?
i have had to change several rotors and really getting tired of it. does anybody have a solution?
I've got 70,000 miles of mostly freeway driving on my car. I've gone through one set of rotors, two sets of pads and I'm getting ready to have to replace the rotors and pads again. Isn't there a recall on this yet?
Vibration while braking even after rotors have been replaced and rotors have been resurfaced.
I get a rubbing and vibration in the front left side when braking or when going at reduced speeds.
Very disappointed in Honda. Always GM cars before. Had front rotors resurfaced. It is still not right. Had problems as dealer wanted to charge for this. Argued and they did not charge. Want to know how often I can expect to have to go through this with the Honda?
I first noticed vibration that felt like front rotor warpage about 10000 miles but I didn't believe it. By 20000 miles it was much worse and I took it to Honda dealership for evaluation. They said it had warped front rotors from normal wear and tear and offered front brake service for $199. I declined and will take issue to American Honda. I will not have rotors turned every time I get oil changed.
Problems started and warped rotors, Honda replaced no questions asked. They may need to recall and make the brake rotors larger. Honda has quality issues. Not the Honda of olden days!
I have had braking problems the entire time I have had this card. I have to change the brakes and rotors approximately every 6-9 months.
Every Accord I have had since 2003 has had this problem early on at low milage. Before, after replacing the the rotors and brake pads with quality after market components the problem did not re-occur. Bendix rotors and Hawk pads were used to replace the OEM parts. Why can't Honda upgrade their brakes and solve this problem. I don't mind paying a bit more for good brakes. They new Accord is a great car for so many reasons, but between rakes and automatic transmission problems I have suffered costs in the thousands. Honda did make a good will jester by paying close to 50% of the repair bill for my failed trans. But, you know they finally admitted that they had a credible defect and did a recall. And know one from Honda offered to reimburse me for my 50%, rental car loss of vacation time or even as much as a phone call. I have only had one other car with brake problems, and that was a 1970's series Ford Mustang II Cobra. Car was an absolute piece of junk. The Accord is a big car and needs brakes that can handle the work load. Just for ref sake, I do not leave my foot on the brake pedal and I don't drive hard. There was only one time that I had to brake more than normal to avoid an accident with a semi but not hard enough to activate the anti lock brakes before. It was after this that I noticed the beginnings of the classic shudder and steering vibration. I went to the local Honda dealer and prorated the problem early on and cancelled my appointment because the problem seem to only happen on rough roads so I was not sure if my complaint was valid. Back to the Honda dealer rotors are pulsing when braking at speeds over 60 and getting worse. The front rotors at that time were very hot and discolored on the right side. I had just had to brake hard to avoid a two car collision that had just occurred just a mile from the dealership. Ask service to check were had Complained and made an appointment for the same problem and was told that there was no record of it in their records. The service manager offered to resurface the rotors as a curtesy before 12k miles. But I will bet that this problem will continue until I brake down a replace the brakes with upgraded after market parts as before.
well actually the problem exists because,.their are EL-CHEAPO KNOCK-OFF Honda rotors out there..and they dont handle heat for nothing--#2--is the hub hat--where rotor mounts needs to be thoroughly no high rust spots,.+ align screw holes with hub to rotor---umm...i have over 150,00 on my 1st Accord EX--you buy good ceramic pads (install new pads at every other oil change)--now on the last 2 Accords i bought,..the previous owners fell into the pitfall of the EL-Cheapo rotor,.so now i get to RE-DO something that should've been done correct to begin with--and if you really want a good rotor--goto the Honda Dealership and buy Factory Rotors
problem solved---you can verify crappy rotors by the amount of cooling fins inbetween each rotor facing (front & back side of rotor)--your mechanic should explain this to you--also as a side note,.if you continue to run warped rotors--expect,.tie rod-ball joint-sway bar link problems (control arm bushings) just imagine someone shaking the crap outta you repeatedly---somethings bound to give---my 2 cents
Bob Fedder
warped brake rotors since new, have gone thru 2 sets of front rotors in two years with a total of 14000 miles.
My steering wheel would vibrate every time I hit the brakes. I had the rotors and brakes checked but they were all within specifications, so they put on two new front tires and sent me on my way. The other day my rotor split in half as I was driving about 35 mph down a side street and applied the brakes. This destroyed just about everything on the front driver side wheel system- NOT GOOD.
I bought my Honda Accord LX Sept., 2014. After 1 year, my car started to have wheel problems. I took it back to the dealership because it was still under warranty. My front right wheel axle has leakage and is broken. Since, I am dumb as dumber when it comes to cars. I have no clue what that meant. So, the dealership fixed my front wheel axle July, 2016. It is now Oct., 2016, my car is problem again. My car shakes like crazy everytime I hit the break on the freeway. My car wobbles all ove the place when I slam my break. I contact American Honda and they said that they will look into it....I have no more hopes for I paid 25K for a brand new car with numerous defects!!! I have to put up with constant wheel problems. Is there anyways to get it fix and not have problem over and over again? I mean, it was a brand new out from the lot when we bought this car.