Last post on Apr 13, 2013 at 8:52 PM
You are in the Honda Odyssey
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Honda Odyssey, Brakes, Van
#326 of 335 Re: 2009 Odyssey Broken Rotor [ancodyssey]
Jul 14, 2011 (9:08 pm)
I AGREE! I thought about purchasing a Mazda, but the same place owns the Honda and Mazda shop. I can't stand the Honda shop in Anchorage after last year when they charged me for the broken rotor. I have gotten rid of the Honda and I bought a Ford that I have loved!
#327 of 335 Last & Final Attempt
Jul 24, 2011 (2:48 pm)
I'm surprised at how many of you continue to put up with the same crap from Honda concerning Odyssey brakes. Our Odyssey is going to a well-recommended independent shop tomorrow with the mandate to fix the problem whatever it costs. Can't continue with an unreliable vehicle. If they have to replace the rotors/pads/ABS Modulator/master cylinder/booster then so be it. The cost will be less than purchasing a new vehicle (non-Honda). If they can't restore the brakes to what they were before Honda did the recall work then we'll have no recourse other than to purchase another vehicle. We don't want to invest in another vehicle, especially now. I won't forget what Honda has done; you shouldn't either.
#328 of 335 Re: Last & Final Attempt [ben70]
Sep 19, 2011 (2:54 pm)
Bought a Madza5. Troubles are over! Brakes work. Zoom - Zoom! Didn't want to spend the money right now but I couldn't continue to put my loved ones in jeopardy. After 20 years of driving Honda Products without any problems I can say that Honda quality and service have deteriorated substantially.
#329 of 335 my honda breaks went soft
Aug 28, 2012 (7:07 pm)
I was driving the van with the ac on and i was driving and the breaks kept going soft all the way down. well I just had a small accident because of that. I found out the ac affects the breaks.
#330 of 335 High speed brake shimmy
Feb 27, 2013 (3:11 pm)
I just want to add my two cents regarding the pulsation issue with these newer Honda Odysseys. I'm a technician with 18 years experience. This is the 2nd time I've run into this issue. Something is strange with these brakes and I haven't been given the opportunity to figure out what it is yet. Customer comes in with a high speed shimmy when braking. The van is an 08 and has only 52k miles on it. The pads were wore out and it's pretty standard procedure to replace the pads and rotors in this scenario. The pistons and slides on the calipers were moving freely. I put the top of the line Napa pads and rotors on the front. While the problem seemed to get much better, it is not solved. The customer elected to take the van and see how it goes, but I know there's something else to this. I hand torqued all the wheels like I do on every vehicle. The tires are almost new and quality brand. They were balanced and rotated. I wonder if there may be an issue with the hubs, but unfortunately I wasn't given the chance to investigate further. Honda needs to own up to this problem. It's not like these are cheap, bottom-line vehicles they're selling here.
#331 of 335 Dealer is misleading
Mar 08, 2013 (9:15 am)
They always tell us the brakes are less than 2mm but my regular mechanic tells me they are measuring wrong. The measurement for brakes should be in 1/32 of an inch. Saying it's less than 2mm is like telling you that you need a new 6 pack when there are 5 beers left (now, that may be true). The last time he checked the brakes he said they were fine and to check them again in 5k miles. We have a 2008 EX and have never had issues with the brakes as many of you describe.
#332 of 335 Re: Dealer is misleading [mike20878]
Mar 08, 2013 (11:32 am)
Millimeters and inches are just different ways to measure something. Two mm is about half way between 1/16th of an inch (2/32's) and 3/32's.
Perhaps your mechanic means that 2 mm is plenty of brakes remaining and there is no need to change them at that point? I don't know that your dealer is misleading, but they may be indicating a brake job is needed before it is absolutely needed. The question would be "at what point do I need to replace the brake pads (either in millimeters or in inches)?"
#333 of 335 Re: Dealer is misleading [sreiss]
Mar 08, 2013 (12:33 pm)
Yes, I think he is saying that is too broad of a measurement.
#334 of 335 Re: Dealer is misleading [sreiss]
Mar 22, 2013 (12:35 pm)
So I found out that 32's is the *industry* standard measurement.
#335 of 335 Re: High speed brake shimmy [fender75]
Apr 13, 2013 (8:52 pm)
My '03 had a serious problem with the brakes around 98,000 miles, brought it to my mechanic and he replaced the brakes. Since then, he's replaced the brakes three times in five years. The first two replacements he told me that the rotors were defective (made the supplier swallow the cost twice); third time he made them replace the defective rotors/pads with higher end. After a little over a year now, I'm having the same problem...high speed shimmy, pulsing when I gently apply brakes. I balance and rotate tires religiously every three months, just got new tires in October and it's finally dawned on me that it's a problem with my van causing the brakes to wear down...not the brake assembly! Did you get a chance to find out if the hubs were the problem?