Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The 2007-2009 was, at one point, the best selling minivan in the United States. But 2007 owners got the short end of that deal.

Peeling paint, a whining steering pump and an easily breakable A/C condenser are all top complaints about the 2007 model year. And anyone who doesn't think a busted minivan A/C is a big deal has never taken a summer road trip with kids.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
31,000 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. adjust parking brake (1 reports)
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2007 Honda Odyssey brakes problems

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2007 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 152010

Odyssey EX-L 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles


Light to moderate brake pedal pressure reliably results in a harmonic/vibratory noise emanating from the right rear, especially at low speeds while turning either direction. This occurs most readily at low speeds and will not occur at highway speeds. I took this to a repair shop and they mistakenly turned the front rotors, which did nothing to fix the noise. Rain or shine, warm or cold, this noise erupts out of the right rear and is not making the wife happy. I removed the brake shoes after dealing with this for some months, and the pads look great, as does the right rear rotor. Wear is minimal on the pads and the wear is even. All other nearby structures appear OK. The sound is best described as a loud whine-vibratory and shrill, something like the squeal of air brakes. The dealer has heard this story a number of times and they would be happy to start digging deep into my wallet, but my enthusiasm for that is quite limited. I cleaned the pads, rotors and antisqueal plates, reinstalled them all...and the noise came right back. Joy!

- , Olympia, WA, USA

problem #4

Jul 152010

Odyssey LX 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles


- , Rome, PA, USA

problem #3

Mar 032010

Odyssey EX-L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles

On March 2010 I first took the car into dealer (Beaverton Honda) to indicate that whenever I apply brakes going slower than 25mph there is a loud squeaking noise. They couldn't find anything wrong with it. Since then I have been back at the same dealer for same issue now for the 6th time. Last Friday (Sep. 2010) when I went for a test drive with technician I was able to duplicate the issue and he said he knew of the issue and likely to be coming from rear. When I picked up the car they said that they adjusted the parking brake as per tech line service article from June 2009 but the noise was still there. Hence Honda Tech Lined informed the dealer that it's a known issue and they are working on it and if there is a fix they will notify me.Unfortunately, whatever they did on Friday made it 10X worse as now it's happening 90-95% of the time. Even when I am let go of the brakes from stop and then apply the brakes going 1-2mps it makes that awful noise. So I went back to the dear today. They just called me and told me they think that replacing the front brake pads and the front rotors should fix it but no guarantees since Honda Tech Line says this is a known problem. The same dealer about a moth and half ago (6/23/2010) told me that replacing all front/back break pads will fix the issue but it didn't. So now within 1.5 months they want to replace the front break pads along with the front rotors and they are not guaranteeing it will fix the issue. I have called American Honda on opened a Case as this is unacceptable and my wife says she won't drive the car until it's fixed.

- , Tigard, OR, USA

problem #2

Dec 012008

Odyssey EX-L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

Anytime you slow down from 30mph or less the back brakes would make a noise like a heavy truck trying to slow down. We lived with it until Honda finally figured out what it was. It seems that the parking brake has to be adjusted.

- , Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 012008

Odyssey ES 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

Any time you are slowing down to park or coming to a stop from low speeds like 25 or less, the rear brakes make a singing noise like WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. It really aggravates the hell outta me. I took it to honda to check it out and they said the brakes were fine. He told me people complained about the pads being to soft so they are using harder ones now and that's why it does this. Funny cause I've never heard another one doing this and these vans are everywhere. Thanks a lot crown honda of greensboro NC. I'd like to drive that thing up their rear ends.

- , Kernersville, NC, USA

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