Q: Swooshing noise when braking

asked by on

The car is making a loud swooshing noise, especially when I apply the brakes. I think it is the rotors, brakes, or something associated with the brake system.

Brake noises are pretty common. Worn pads can make a rotational scraping noise while driving if the wear indicators are contacting the rotors. The noise will most likely be worse while braking. Performing a visual inspection of your braking system is the only way to know exactly what your Honda needs. I recommend enlisting a certified mechanic to perform this inspection and make the repairs needed to get you back on the road.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Swooshing noise when braking

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: Traction Control System light always on

Hi, thanks for writing in. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the...

Q: Does severe braking cause a flat spot on my tires?

The conditions experienced during severe braking can indeed cause flat spots on a tire, but usually only during extreme situations where the conditions are strenuous enough. Flat spots most commonly occur during severe braking situations where the tires lock...

Q: Temp gauge goes up a quarter when headlights are turned on in both idle or driving

Hi there. If the engine is running at the correct temperature at all other times, except when you turn on the headlamps then you do not have a cooling system issue. Most of the time, this is a short in...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.