Serious Brake Problem Leads to Honda Recall

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Honda has announced a recall of as many as 18,000 of its vehicles because of a potentially serious brake problem, that could increase the risk of an accident.

Honda has announced a recall of as many as 18,000 of its vehicles because of a potentially serious brake problem, that could increase the risk of an accident.

The recall involves 18,000 vehicles including the Acura RSX and the Honda S2000 sports car.

According to Honda, there is a manufacturing problem in the power brake system components which may lead to failure to assist in braking. The brake booster may fail to maintain a vacuum, when the motorist presses on the brake pedal. As a result, there is lower braking assistance, and the motorist may have to slam harder on the pedal, with greater force in order to bring the car to a stop. This obviously increases the risk of an accident.

This defect is serious enough to increase the risk of a crash. So far, Honda has received no reports of any accidents and injuries associated with this defect. The company only learnt of the defect through an analysis of warranty claims.

The models that are included in the recall are 5239 Honda S2000 Sports cars which belong to the 2006-2007 model years.  Approximately 5239 of these cars are included in the recall.   The recall also includes 13,113 Acura RX vehicles that belong to the 2006 model year.

Owners of these cars are required to visit their local Honda dealer to schedule an inspection of these vehicles. Honda has agreed to instead replace the brake booster in these affected vehicles if necessary.

Mechanical malfunctioning is a major cause of accidents every year. Problems with the steering, brakes, tires, wheels, and other components can seriously increase a motorist’s risk of losing control of his vehicle with devastating consequences. Very often, product liability lawyers find that mechanical malfunction is the result of an automobile defect that was not identified in time before the vehicle was introduced into the market.

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