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2006 Honda Odyssey brake problems

My van has 42,000 miles and has been serviced at all recommended intervals. When we had the oil changed at 35,000 miles we were told that everything was ok and that the brake pads were at 50 %. I noticed after this oil change on a long trip that the brakes had a grinding noise when stopping.and would have a whining or rubbing sound when first driven in the morning. When we took in to be checked, we were told that the rotors were warped and needed to be replaced. They said this was probably due to alot of in town driving with stops and starts and the brakes overheating. We only drive this van on out of town trips because we have a Honda Civic for in town driving. I have read alot of other complaints about the 2005 and 2006 Odyssey brake problems. I got a big runaround from the dealership with no resolution except an expensive repair. Can you give me any advise?

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  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    Our 2006 Odyssey developed screeching/ squealing rear brakes noise on sharp turns and randomly at down hill prior to 25k miles. Had the dealer work on this issue many times even after 36k warranty expires but to no avail, still a major problem and not what is expected from a Honda. At45k Hansel Honda will not continue to fix the problem - it is apparently safe! How can this be fixed and should this be covered by Honda?

  • kfakhri Jan 17, 2009

    My 2006 Odyssey makes a squealing sound when the brakes are cold and sometime during a turn at low speeds, I have 34000 miles. I have taken it to the dealer several times, but if they can't duplicate it they won't look at it. I may have to take the car and park it overnight at the dealership and duplicate the problem in the morning. It is a bit frustrating that this problem seems to be very common, and yet the dealership acts as if this is the first time they've heard of it.

  • fiveyoungs Jan 28, 2009

    We have taken our 2006 Odyssey in for all service intervals & asked about the brakes several times & they have told us that it is fine. We even brought it in before a major road trip to Colorado this Christmas and asked specifically about the brakes. Today they told us that we need new brakes & rotors to the tune of $850. Does anyone know why rotors have to be replaced at the same time as the pads?

  • Mac12259 Mar 29, 2009

    I have the same problem with my 06 EX 41,000. Brake grinding, growling when first driven at low speeds. After reading this forum, I hope a new pad material is available when I have them replaced.

  • marsh89 Apr 16, 2009

    I had the same problem, thought it was my power steering. Had to drive around with the Honda Tech for 30 minutes to reproduce. Turns out it was the rear brakes making the growling noise during turns at various rates of speed. They wanted $200 to rough up the pads. Something about them being a special new type of boot pad. I did not get the work done beause it had nothing to do with safety, but the noise is driving me crazy!

  • chris wiz Apr 17, 2009

    "Grinding, Growling Noise from the Front Brakes - A grinding,
    growling noise when applying moderate to hard pedal pressure at low speeds



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Sounds like there is a problem with these vehicles and that Honda are aware of it, and at least some dealerships are being honest about it. Check out the forum on fixya from other Odyssey owners here.
Sorry I can't be of more help, but I can only suggest you go back to the dealership and quote this "Honda Tech Line Summary Article",
#ATS050707..."Grinding, Growling Noise from the Front Brakes - A grinding,
growling noise when applying moderate to hard pedal pressure at low speeds
is caused by the brake pad friction material. An improved material will
be announced in a forthcoming Service Bulletin."
Ask them if there has been a fix developed for this problem yet.

Hope this helps,

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