fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,500 miles

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2005 Honda Odyssey brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 172010


  • 25,000 miles


I have a 2005 Honda Odyssey (VIN# [xxx]), and I have noticed that the brakes have been soft for a long time. Since I had been having this same problem for a while, when I took it to the Honda dealership about a year ago, I had them check the brakes while it was in for other things. They told me the brake pads were fine and that they barely had any wear on them. They told me that's just the way Honda are. But when I first got it brand new, I didn't have this problem. I found an article today about the pending recall for 2007-2008 Honda Odyssey, and it described the exact problem I am having with my Odyssey. I have to push the brake pedal all the way to the floor to get it to stop, or even to get it to slow down enough to turn. I called Honda this morning and reported it, and I was told that since my Odyssey is out of warranty, I would have to take it in to the Honda dealership, have them inspect it, and pay for the repair myself. I don't think this is right. I feel that the problem must be in more than just the 2007-2008 models, and Honda should expand the recall. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Land O Lakes, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 282010


  • miles
Honda Odyssey 2005: Brakes fail when stopping on a curve/turn. Dealership says nothing wrong yet it continues to happen on warm days. During summer months in pa it will happen at least once a day. There is a grinding sound first and then loss of all control of vehicles brakes. Wondering if someone needs to die before this is fixed!?! dealership has had my vehicle many times about this and "everything is fine" continues to happen. The brakes seem soft compared to the loaner they gave me. Please help, this is endangering my family! all recalls for this vehicle have been performed, nothing has helped the brakes including the fix a few years ago. Dealership even tells me they have never heard of this happening yet internet research shows it is happening to others! it occurs during warm weather anywhere from 55 degrees up. The result is driver looses control for a few seconds, long enough to be in an accident, luckily, I have avoided many over the time I have owned the car.

- Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

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