The Japanese based automaker Honda has recently announced a massive global recall involving some of its cars because of a problem with their braking systems.
According to the car manufacturer, a total of 250,000 vehicles will be affected by this recall worldwide and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a problem with their braking systems. The company says that the affected vehicles can brake suddenly even when the driver isn’t anywhere near the braking pedal, increasing the risk of a crash and injury.
“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”, as the automaker is saying in its official press release.
In the United States, Honda is recalling approximately 101,000 units of the Pilot, 60,000 units of the Acura MDX and 21,000 units of the Acura RL, along with 56,000 cars in Japan, like the Odyssey, the Legend, the StepWgn and the Elysion, 8,000 cars in Canada, 1,000 cars in Australia, 300 in Mexico and 70 in Germany. Honda says that the vehicles have been produced between March 2004 and May 2006. If you own one of the vehicles mentioned above, you should contact your local Honda dealership as soon as possible.