fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,707 miles

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2006 Honda Odyssey brakes problems

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2006 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 152006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,001 miles


We purchased our Honda Odyssey in Feb. Of 2006. At 11,000 miles (Nov.2006), I took the vehicle in for an oil change and a complaint of "grinding noise" coming from brakes. They replaced the pads and resurfaced the front rotors under warranty due to an internal service bulletin stating a defect in the brake pads. One year and two months later, the same grinding noise has returned and they are telling me I need to have the brakes resurfaced again or replace the rotors at my expense. Who has this many brake problems in 2 years? I have spoken to other owners that have had the same issue. They don't have to replace their rotors yet, but I am thinking this is the beginning of a trend. I believe this is a prevalent enough problem that an investigation is in order.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #4

Jul 092007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,691 miles
Purchased 2006 Odyssey touring edition new in February 2006. At about 10,000 miles started hearing intermittent grinding noise and feeling steering wheel vibrate while braking. Vehicle taken to Honda dealers three times. First two times dealer stated they could not duplicate problem. Took car to dealer at 30,472 miles. And the dealer stated the problem was with warped rotors, and that I could pay to have them machined smooth. Took car to different dealer at 33,691 miles. They replaced front pads and machined rotors under warranty due to service bulletin being issued for brake noise.

- Desert Hot Springs, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 012007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,955 miles
Brakes make loud grinding noise have had new pads put on by dealer and still making noise.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #2

Nov 032006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,474 miles
2006 Honda Odyssey had third brake failure. Previous two times I didn't know if my foot had slipped off of brake slightly or if it was in fact a brake problem. The third time, there was a grinding noise associated with braking, and the van had an increased stopping distance. I had to pump the brake several times and push it hard to get any braking at all. I almost ended up in a busy street and was very scared that I couldn't stop. All three of the incidents happened while driving slow- maybe 10 miles an hour. I had it towed to the dealer, and they replaced the brake pads and rotors even though they couldn't duplicate the problem. However, they stated that these items should not have caused a problem with braking. I'm not confident that the issue has been resolved and am scared that it will happen again and that I won't be able to prevent a serious accident.

- Fishers, IN, USA

problem #1

Sep 292006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,414 miles
The Honda Odyssey in question was purchased in the 1st week of January 2006 and had about 6000 miles on it. I noticed that the front brakes were making grinding noises while stopping. These noises are not so prominent when the brakes are applied mildly (as in the case of coasting to a stop), but are clearly heard inside the cabin when the brakes are applied a little more firmly (as one would do it to bring the vehicle to a halt quickly). I took the vehicle to a Honda dealership to have this looked at. Later in the day I was informed that and the front brake pads have been replaced and the rotors refinished due to a defect in the front brake pads. I have a reason to believe that there have been more cases of this happening and I would like to request NHTSA to look into whether this is a more prevalent problem than just a random incident.

- Frisco, TX, USA

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