Service Update - 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Long-Term Road Test

2011 Honda Odyssey Long Term Road Test

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring: Service Update

November 29, 2011


We recently took our Odyssey in for the anticipated service. Not only were we at a standard interval, but drivers have recently complained of vibration when braking at freeway speeds.

We had a brief chat with the service adviser regarding the brake shudder. He wrote up the paper work, a number cone was placed on top of the van and moments later a tech drove it around back to be inspected.

A phone caller later that morning informed us that the techs had duplicated our problem and discovered a slight amount of warp to the front rotors. It wouldn't affect function in their professional opinion. We still had 8mm on the front pads while the rear had 6mm, depths they considered very good.

We decided not to do anything about the rotors for now. If the problem got worse, they quoted us $298 for a brake job that included resurfacing the rotors. Instead, we opted for the standard service interval requires: multi-point service inspection, an oil change, and tires rotated. While the van was in their hands they performed service on a safety recall for the wipers.

Total damage (including hazardous waste and tax): $122.56

Days out of the office: 0.125

Scott Jacobs, Sr. Mgr, Photography

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