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I recently purchased a used 04 Odyssey that my wife drives on the Highway every day. At Highway Speeds 65-80 mph the steering wheel vibrates for about 10 secs, then smooths out , and repeats this process for the entire trip. Vibrate , smooth, vibrate, smooth,etc...... The timing of interval is very consistent. It has been to two shops Aligned twice, rotated, and road force balanced. The problem still persisted after each attempt to fix it. It has Sumitomo tires on it, and from the research that I have done, dont seem to have much negative feedback. It has stumped the two shops I have taken it to, and I dont have the money to start experimentally replacing parts to see what will work. Has anybody else experienced this specific problem, and what was your solution??????? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Also...... Does everybody elses wife complain to them like you are the one who engineered or designed a vehicle as if the problem they are experiencing is somehow your fault???????:)
 

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i got the same problem already replaced my michelin hydroedge tires with about 25000 miles (looks like new 90 000 miles warranty )new pair michelin primacy was good til 3000 miles now i got same vibration at highway speed don't know what is the problem both tire sets were bought from COSTCO i have heard very bad stories of COSTCO TIRES i will never buy another set of tires from costco if i figure it out i will post it on forum i have check everything that can cause vibration and visited 2 shops they found nothing yesterday i installed 4 new OEM HONDA ROTORS AND BREAK PADS still same problem i got no clue but i will find out soon i'm 99% sure that this vibration is caused by COSTCO TIRES if i will confirm i will return them to costco and buy tires from tire shop not grocery store those michelin tires are made for costco only what you get from tire shop you will get different tires better quality than costco tires
 

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Costco does not make tires. Primacy and hydoredge can be had from other tire retailers. Maybe its michelin thats causing all your aggrevation. I don't buy michelin myself--I think they are overpriced. Maybe you should have tried some other brand. I have yoko avid touring s from discount tire for my 99. They are alright--though I also get that vibration at times. I think its how you torque in the lug nuts. I recently replaced my front brake pads and after reinstalling the tires I suddenly get some vibration at higher speed. I loosen and retorqued the lugs and now its smooth again. You can try that...Thats if your LCA bushing, ball joints, struts are all in good condition. Good luck.
 

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I had the same issue and it was a combination of two things. First was slightly warped brake rotors and second was loose inner tie rods.

Have the front end inner and outer tie rods checked for play and go from there. I would also try rotating the tires front to back to see if that changes anything (ie vibration gone, same, worse?)

It sounds like a belt shifted in a tire but it's hard to say for sure. Does the vibration happen while braking too? If possible, try swapping tires with someone.
 

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i know costco does not make tires but my volvo lexus bmw and now honda all michelin tires primacy exalto and hydroedge same problem with vibration i got only one answer no more tires from costco wasting time you can go there to buy a big jar of mayo not tires go to professional tire shop pay more and have one problem less i think having problem with tires should not have place in 2012 i spend about 10 hours with my honda at costco several times a month + all rims are scratched now really bad go to honda dealer and see what weights they use to balance tires it's all different better will not scratch any rim and costco after they intalled first set of tires all rims look like junk after a few tire rotation that sucks all i was told was bad suspension and i now know for sure that costco sell cheap **** tires thanx no more tire comments bye have a safe trip
 

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I had a similar problem. I had a bad outer tie rod, too much play. I also bought 2 new tires for the front, it needed them anyways. Not sure which solution solved the problem, maybe both.

A free test might include swapping the back tires to the front and see if anything changes. A front end specialist should look for any front steering or suspension parts that may be worn out.
 
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