Honda has recently announced a recall for some of its Odyssey minivans because of a problem which may cause the vehicles to brake hard and unexpectedly, without illuminating the brake lights.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 344, 187 units of the Honda Odyssey minivans will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the vehicles braking hard and unexpectedly solved.
“Due to a combination of system components and software, the Vehicle Safety Assist System (VSA) may apply the brakes unexpectedly. The vehicle may suddenly and unexpectedly brake hard, and without illuminating the brake lights, increasing the risk of a crash from behind”, as the NHTSA is saying in its official press release.
The affected Honda Odyssey minivans have been produced between the 8th of August, 2006, and the 8th of September, 2008, and they are from the 2007-2008 model years. Owners of such vehicles will be notified by Honda through a letter and they will be instructed on how to prevent the unintended braking. Customers will be notified the second time when parts will become available. For more details, owners of the 2007-2008 Honda Odysseys can contact the carmaker at 1-800-999-1009 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.