344,000 Honda Odyssey Minivans Getting Recalled for Braking Problem

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Honda Motors is having to recall a massive 344,000 Odyssey minivans in the US, after a problem with the braking system has been discovered. Safety regulators had received 22 complaints from owners that indicated a potentially serious flaw: a glitch in the braking system software that causes cars to suddenly and harshly stop without the driver actually pressing the pedal.
The bad news is that Honda can’t do the recall until early next year because it just doesn’t have the necessary replacement parts yet. But they say that no accidents have been linked to the problem yet.

The 344,000 Odyssey minivans that could have this potentially serious problem belong to the 2007 and 2008 model years.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened its investigation in June and found that the so called yaw sensor on the cars is malfunctioning, suddenly deciding that it needs to use stability assist systems to help the driver, even though there’s no real danger.

Until the yaw sensors are available in 2014, letters are being sent to owners of the affected vehicles which explain how to ensure the stability system is properly calibrated.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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