Vibration When Braking Due to Rotor Problem on Honda Accord

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 too thin, replaced to correct this issue.

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Average mileage: 99,940 (3,000–306,500)
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?
2002 Honda Accord 126,000 mi,
i have had to change several rotors and really getting tired of it. does anybody have a solution?
1996 Honda Accord 163,000 mi,
Steering wheel shakes when braking at higher speeds
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?
2004 Honda Accord 110,000 mi,
Vibration while braking even after rotors have been replaced and rotors have been resurfaced.
1997 Honda Accord 136,645 mi,
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?
2007 Honda Accord 31,000 mi,
Brakes "rattle" when applied at high speeds, not very noticeable at in town speeds
2014 Honda Accord 10,000 mi,
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.
2002 Honda Accord 70,000 mi,
Warped front brakes
I had rotors replaced 8 Months ago and now am getting steering wheel wobble when I apply brakes.
2011 Honda Accord 7,500 mi,
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!
1999 Honda Accord 150,000 mi,
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.
2003 Honda Accord 75,000 mi,
on 3rd set of front rotors
2014 Honda Accord 7,500 mi,
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.
1997 Honda Accord 250,000 mi,
warped brake rotors since new, have gone thru 2 sets of front rotors in two years with a total of 14000 miles.
2006 Honda Accord 148,000 mi,
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.
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
On December 24 2010 Car started jerking, pulling and not pulling with a racing engine. Within a block the car stopping pulling all together just short of Interstate-a gift from God. Would go in reverse and pull, which got me out of the active lane to wait for a wrecker. It had plenty of Automatic transmission fluid. When left over night and cooled down, it would pull forward and in reverse, but did not chance it on the highway. Put in a used transmission and that solved the problem.
2003 Honda Accord 90,000 mi,
new discs all the way around to solve the problem