Honda Civic Problems

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.

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Honda Civic Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 90,844 (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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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///
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??
This is a common problem, wear/product issue(?). I recognized it immediately as I've experienced it over 45 years of driving. '76 Pontiac Grand Le Man @ 50k miles, '89 Volvo 740GL (that one was every time the pads were changed the rotors needed replacing...poor rotor design), current '00 Civic @ 165k and '05 Ram 1500 @ 50k. Most recently (last month) I noticed it when driving my wife's '99 Mazda @ 85k. So in my opinion it's part of normal maintenance at this point due to quality of parts today.
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.
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!???