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Took it in to the local dealer have it checked, thought maybe they messed up when they did the recall. They "checked the recall work" and bled the brakes, put in new fluid when they did, they told me, I thought good you didn't use old fluid... :huh:

It got better but is still softer than it should be, told me to bring it back when I can leave it all day for a "brake system diagnostic service" which costs $92. I am taking it in Thursday, just wondering if anyone else has had any experience dealing with this issue and how it turned out, or if there is anything I need to watch out for when dealing with them on this.

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My poor brake performance was due to rusted caliper slides on the rear wheels. Calipers then only put pressure on one side of the rotor.
 

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I have put on stainless lines and new front disk/rotors, then the recall. Right after brake work I did the pedal was fantastic, and it gradually deteriorated to only somewhat better than what it was. then took in. The brake still is soft, I had them take back in shop and re-bleed when picking up van, and its the same. I keep putting off re-bleeding but I think they bled the master and not the whole system as the guy was not back there very long, but I'll find out. I think you are wasting money on fee but good luck.
 

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nmoore,

I had soft brakes on the 2008 Ody, even after the brakes recall.
Two dealers agreed brakes were softer than other Odys but since the brakes stopped the van safely, the dealers said they couldn't fix what was not broken.
I got fed up with the dealers so I bought some inexpensive tools to do the brake bleeding myself.
I first bled the brakes in March 2011, using 2 bottles of brake fluid. The brakes felt better in that it took less brake pedal distance to feel the brake pads grabbing the rotors. But the Ody's brake pedal distance was still longer than my Accord.

So in April, 2011, I bought 4 more bottles and pumped 12 oz of fluid out of each corner.
This time, the brakes felt almost as firm as my Accord.
It's been 2.5 months and brakes still feel great.
Now, when I step on the brake pedal, I immediately feel the brake pads grabbing the rotors.

If you decided to do the bleeding yourself, take a look at post #9 in this thread on the tools I used:
http://www.odyclub.com/forums/52-20...reat-tool-brake-bleeding-draining-ps-res.html
 
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