Honda Recalls 250,000 Vehicles Over Braking Issue
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The recall, which is the result of a government probe launched last year, will affect Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, Acura RL and Acura MDX models built between 2004 and 2005.
"If an electrical capacitor on the VSA control unit was damaged during manufacture, the VSA system could malfunction and apply a small amount of brake force for a fraction of a second, without any input by the driver. Further, if the driver applies the brakes during a VSA system malfunction, the amount of brake force applied could exceed the driver's intended input. In either instance, unexpected brake activation could increase the risk of a crash," Honda explained in a press release.
To fix the potential issue, Honda and Acura dealers will install a new electrical sub-harness, free of charge. Mailed notification to customers will be sent in mid-April 2013. According to the Japanese company, no crashes have been reported related to this issue yet.
About 183,000 vehicles affected by this recall are located in the US, while 56,000 are in Japan, 8,000 in Canada, 1,000 in Australia, 300 in Mexico and 70 in Germany.
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