Vibration When Braking Due to Rotor Problem on Honda Civic

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 89,991 (100–250,000)
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
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Shakes violently when brake are applied New rotters and Pads
front brake and rotors went bad before 20000 miles on it..
the brakes have been adjusted and replace, and I still have problems 1 1/2 after purchasing vehicle.
when applying brake , cause vibration & too noisy like my tires are flat///
Warped brake discs at 160,000 miles. Discs and pads replaced. Problem sorted out now.
Had to replace rotors due to vibration
problems with shaking while applying the brakes. Had to replace rotors
When applying the brakes, first I hear a screeching sound, then my brakes begin to vibrate and it feels like grinding as I get closer to a complete stop.
Screeching brakes at just 37K miles, and now again for the past 2 weeks. Dealership says we need new front brakes??
Same exact problem. Going yo replace rotors.
hard vibrations everytime i brake. replaced rotors and it was fixed.
Rotors and brake pads were replaced
Haven't had it fixed that I know of I have a 2009 Honda civic coupe 2009
Ive had this problem has Since I got the car back in 2009 brand new under 100 miles
Car would shake when applying breaks and then progressed to shake when hitting 60mph.. Needed new rotors.
Brakes starting vibrating at 10,000 miles. Dealership cut the rotors under warranty. Problems started again even though brakes pads not totally worn. Wanted me to pay $275 to repair. Refused to cover anything, said its out of warranty period and due to normal wear & tear.
Rotors "warped" causing horrible shaking when breaking. Diagnosed by Firestone bringing into dealer to see if they will cover it.
brakes made a juddery noise as if pads passing over
uneven surface.

was very hot day.
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.
vibrates when brakes are hit after going 50 or 60 miles per hr, front ends shakes ??while driving fine, just when u hit brakes!???
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.