Honda Archives - Brake & Front End
Honda, Ascend Elements partner on EV battery materials

Ascend Elements has recycled used lithium-ion batteries for American Honda Motor Co. since 2021.

ADAS Calibration: Honda Front Radar Camera Adjustment

Joe Keene carefully walks though the steps for calibrating a Honda front radar camera. Sponsored by Hunter Engineering.

Honda TPMS: What You Need To Know

Honda’s TPMS can be one of the more difficult systems to program in new sensors, relearns and calibrations.

Honda CR-V 2019-2022 Strut Installation (VIDEO)

This video covers installation procedures on 2019 CR-V models. This video is sponsored by PRT.

2020 Honda Civic Front Camera Calibration (VIDEO)

How to perform a front camera calibration on a 2020 Honda Civic.

Brake Job: 2018-Current Honda Odyssey

Using a low-quality brake pad or reusing the abutment clips can lead to a noise comeback.

Honda: Engine Shuts Off, Power Remains ‘On’ Or ‘Accessory’

The culprit could be a misadjusted shift cable.

Honda Fit Tech Tip: TPMS Indicator Is On With VSA DTC C0077-78

The low tire pressure/TPMS indicator is on with VSA DTC C0077 or C0078 (low tire pressure threshold refinement). If the tires are inflated to the pressure listed on the doorjamb label, the vehicle has likely been driven up or down steady grades. The cause of the code and light is the TPMS software may not be properly adapted to driving up or down steady grades.

Brake Job: 2003-2011 Honda Element

It may look like a car that was never removed from the box, but the Honda Element isn’t boxy when it comes to the brakes. The Element is based on the CR-V platform and, while there is nothing tricky about this brake system, it is hardware intensive, with floating shims, abutment clips and pad separator springs in the front.

Brake Job: 2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline

You might assume that the Honda Ridgeline shares a lot of the same components as the Pilot. Aside from the general proportions, the Ridgeline is a different vehicle made in a different plant. The brakes on the Ridgeline are robust and have very few problems with noise or pulsation. Where the service issues can be found are with the parking brake and hydraulics.

Honda Pilot 2003-2008 Brake Job

Honda’s first generation Pilot was one of the first mid-sized crossover SUVs on the market and was designed to fill the demand for SUVs larger than a CR-V that drove like a car. Manufactured in Alliston, Ontario, until production was moved to Lincoln, AL, in 2007, the first generation Pilot shares its platform with the Accord, Odyssey minivan and the Acura MDX. More than 700,000 first-generation Pilots were sold, so there are a lot of them still in service and that need brake maintenance.

Honda: Brake Pedal Feels Hard In The Morning Or In Cold Weather

The brake pedal can feel hard during the first couple of brake applications, usually in the morning when the temperature is cold. At cold start in high altitude, combined with the fast idle retard operation, the intake manifold vacuum supply is at its lowest, resulting in low booster assist.