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Honda Odyssey, Brakes, Van
#320 of 338 Re: 2007/2008 Soft brake issue [marygwynne]
Mar 03, 2011 (1:57 pm)
#321 of 338 Re: 2007/2008 Soft brake issue
Mar 19, 2011 (3:19 pm)
I have the 2008 Ody that I bought used.
Honda database showed the dealer fixed the van for
TSB 10-017 (Air In VSA Modulator-Control Unit Causes Low/Soft Brake Pedal).
When I bought the van, I felt the brakes felt softer than usual.
The selling dealership's technician told me nothing was wrong. They had replaced the
brake fluid and bled the brake lines when they did the TSB 10-017.
I brought the van to a different dealership and the tech also said nothing was wrong.
I decided that since these dealerships didn't care enough, I had to do the work myself.
I bought an inexpensive tool from Ebay and bled the brakes on my own.
For several days now, the brake softness was gone.
I'll wait and see if the brakes continue to stay firm.
#322 of 338 Odyssey Brakes Make a Scraping & Grinding Noise
Apr 03, 2011 (5:55 pm)
My 2003 Honda Odyssey with 85,000 miles had a brake job last October, 2010. The front and rear brake pads were replaced and the front and rear rotors were turned. After just a few miles out of the shop the brakes made a continuous scraping sound when applied. I took it back to the shop and they scored some lines across the rotors, which helped to quiet the brakes. Now 5 months later the right rear brake makes a loud scraping sound when the brakes are applied. It's not a continuous scraping sound like before, but now it sounds like "scrape... scrape... scrape..." I took it back to the shop and they couldn't find anything wrong. Any suggestions?
#323 of 338 brake problems at 32K
Jul 11, 2011 (10:45 am)
I took my car in because it was shuddering violently when I applied brakes on the freeway. I drive the car "lightly" normally - no hills, etc. and mostly drive around town. I drive on the freeway once or twice a week for short distances. I have 32K on the 2009 ODY and have owned it for 2 years. The tech told me the shuddering was "normal" and meant that the rotors had to be resurfaced and the front brakes replaced. I told him that my SIENNA went much longer without a brake replacement and he said "probably true, since the ODY is very heavy." He also told me that all Hondas have shorter brake replacement times, and that I was "lucky" because normal front brake replacement is from 12-20K miles. Is this true? If so, then I'm looking at an almost annual front brake replacement if I drive 15-20K. This seems ridiculous to me! Anyone?
#324 of 338 Re: brake problems at 32K [momwithkids]
Jul 12, 2011 (7:37 am)
What you are feeling are warped rotors. In the past 15 years, I have not owned a car that didn't suffer from them at some point.
If the majority of your driving is stop and go, in town driving then your brake life will be shorter. IMHO, it's one of those things. There is no "standard" for brake life because no two people drive under the same conditions all the time.
To give you an idea, I had a 91 Honda Accord that went 110K miles before the first brake work and that was front pads only. 95% of my driving was highway and that was a manual. Our 00 Odyssey has had front brakes twice and rear brakes 3 times in the first 85K miles - heavy vehicle that sees mainly suburban stop and go.
#325 of 338 Re: brake problems at 32K [momwithkids]
Jul 12, 2011 (9:42 am)
I have a 2008 Odyssey with over 60K miles and we have not done brakes yet. I am very easy on brakes but my wife does most of the driving on the Odyssey and we do a mix of freeway and city driving. I take my brakes to an independent shop. I recently had them checked and they said the pads had over 50% life left. I would try an independent shop that just does brakes and mufflers. Maybe use Angies list or Consumer Checkbook to get a good shop. For brakes you do not need to go to the dealer. IMO, If you think they are treating your poorly take it elsewhere.
#326 of 338 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 338 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 338 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 338 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.