Brake defect causes Honda to recall over 250,000 vehicles

Brake defect causes Honda to recall over 250,000 vehicles

Honda has recalled over 250,000 vehicles because of a brake defect that randomly applies pressure to the brakes for a short time when the driver begins to press the brakes. This would cause the brake pressure applied to be more than the driver had intended or anticipated.

Several complaints were made about the issue although there were no accidents or injuries reported. Honda admits that this defect could cause an accident or serious injury. Before Honda had made the recall, a Honda owner started a petition with the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration after she made a complaint and no recall was made.

After reviewing the petition, Honda announced a recall for 101,000 Honda Pilot vehicles, 60,000 Acura MDX vehicles from 2006, 21,000 Acura RL vehicles from 2005, and 800 Acura MDX vehicles from the 2006 model. Globally this defect affects even more vehicles.

The recall affects the electronic stability control system which Honda refers to as Vehicle Stability Assist. The defect is a result from an electrical capacitor that was damaged during manufacturing and an electrical ground bolt that may not have been tightened well enough during assembly.

Electronic Stability Control system can greatly reduce the chance of a car accident, if manufactured properly. To read more about Electronic Stability Control Click Here. If you own one of these models, please reach out to Honda to have your defective car parts replaced.

Source: Slash Gear. “Honda recalls 250,000 vehicles over brake issue,” by Craig Lloyd, March 14, 2013.

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  1. on March 26, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    I’ve been looking around everywhere for the answer to this!
    Thank you.

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