Would make sense that air can come in if fluid can go out.skinny2 said:I wonder if it's a fluid leak or an air leak? We changed out pads/rotors and had lines bled and the brakes felt great for awhile, but lately have just felt like they're not as strong. Almost like the lines need bled.
Question: Where can you buy Honda Genuine Anything?Honda recently became aware of the potential for one seal in the brake master cylinder to fail due to use of brake fluid other than Honda Genuine brake fluid, followed by a mechanical brake bleed procedure.
Any facts to back this up? Or is this just an excuse? Honda's name is on the vehicle. Honda is responsible. Honda is supposed to supervise suppliers. Honda gets credit when a supplier's part is unusually good. Honda gets the blame when things fail. Its a Honda vehicle.maybe a supplier problem?
Well I'm just inferring since Toyota is also recalling vehicles because of the exact same problem...and has also stated that it can be cause by using non-genuine toyota brake fluids..baseball said:
Any facts to back this up? Or is this just an excuse? Honda's name is on the vehicle. Honda is responsible. Honda is supposed to supervise suppliers. Honda gets credit when a supplier's part is unusually good. Honda gets the blame when things fail. Its a Honda vehicle.
eneka1 said:maybe a supplier problem?
The word "maybe" followed by a question mark implies the OP is throwing this out as a possible theory with no intimate knowledge as to the accuracy of said theory.baseball said:Any facts to back this up? Or is this just an excuse?
I run only Genuine Honda Air in my Ody. Sure the roof tanks are unwieldy and likely to explode in an impact, but it's all about peace of mind that I get from using Genuine parts.Maybe next thing Honda will require is Genuine Honda Air or the warranty will be no good.
HondaUpNorth said:When we purchased our 05 Odyssey (used in 07) I thought the brake pedal felt a bit mushy. After driving it for a few months I went to the dealer and mentioned it to them. They recommended a brake fluid flush and replace - which I did. It didn't really help, but I figured it wouldn't hurt. I did another flush in the winter of 09 and still the same mushy feeling.
I find it interesting that there is a "leak" in the master cylinder because I've always found the fluid level to be the same. I wonder if they are saying "possible leak" as a simple explanation of a more complicated issue with the master cylinder? Oh well, I'll just sit and wait to see when they bring out the recall in Canada.
They are rubbing in the point that had the Honda fluid been used, this problem doesnt occur. There ARE differences among brake fluid brands, its just nothing of which we typically know about or realize. Just like motor oils...there are subtle differences!cnn said:1+,
Any DOT4 fluid out there (Valvoline, Castrol etc.) is 100% compatible with Honda brake fluid. There is nothing magic about Honda brake fluid.
And yes, if the fault is in the Master Cylinder, the leak is INTERNAL, not EXTERNAL.
Something is wrong with Honda P.R. department LOL!