Recall roundup: Honda and Acura cars for braking problems image

The Japanese based automaker Honda has recently announced a recall for some of its cars because of some problems with the stability control and braking systems.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 183,000 cars made under the Honda and Acura badges will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problems with the braking and stability control systems fixed.

“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”, as Honda is saying in its official press release.

The recall affects 101,000 units of the Honda Pilot, 60,000 units of the Acura MDX and 21,000 Acura RL cars from the 2005 model year, along with 800 Acura MDX crossovers from the 2006 model year and 51,000 Honda Pilots from the 2005 model year. The affected cars have been sold worldwide, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia or Germany. The recall is expected to start soon. Owners will be notified by Honda.