Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Squeaky noise when driving

asked by on

There is a loud, squeaky, high-pitched noise when driving, but it stops when braking.

A: From the description provided, it appears t...

From the description provided, it appears that your Honda Odyssey may be experiencing worn out brake components. While it may sound strange that the noise you are hearing disappears when the brakes are applied, it does not mean the noise has gone away. That noise actually grows louder but we are unable to hear the high pitched frequency when the brakes apply pressure to the brake pads.

Due to this noise being so specialized, at this point I feel it is best to recommend enlisting the help of a certified mechanic to come over and inspect your Honda’s braking system. They will perform a test drive to confirm what the noise question in person. This involves removing the wheels and carefully inspecting all of the braking system components to determine if your Odyssey needs to have its brakes cleaned and adjusted, or if it is time to have your brake pads replaced.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Battery draining when it is cold.

To find the source of the parasitic draw, a proper test must be performed on the vehicle. The test includes using a multi-meter to measure system load while removing fuses or relays. If the system load changes dramatically after removing...

Q: I need help locating my starter

Replacing the starter can be a bit of a tricky job as it is located usually down on the driver's side of the motor underneath the exhaust manifold on the side of the engine block. It is mounted very close...

Q: Possible hole in muffler

An exhaust system noise accompanied by a strange smell could be an indication of the catalyst deteriorating in the catalytic converter. The exhaust system should be thoroughly inspected, and depending on the mileage, if it is indeed the catalytic converter,...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...