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Honda Recalls Nearly 500K Cars Over Brake Problems
By Chris Morran on October 22, 2010 3:19 PM 0 views
Remember yesterday when Toyota recalled 1.53 million cars over
concerns about leaking brake fluid? Apparently the problem is
contagious, with Honda issuing a recall of their own on 470,000 Acura
and Honda vehicles.
A rep for the car company told the Detroit News that the recall covers
some 2005-07 Acura RL and 2005-07 Honda Odyssey vehicles.
The issue in both the Toyota and Honda recalls involves a part
manufactured by the same company, identified as Advics.
Apparently, if customers use brake fluid other than the original type,
the seal on the master cylinder can fail, diminishing the car's
Explains a rep for the company to Consumer Reports:
If a manual brake bleed is performed, with full and rapid stroke
of the brake pedal, the seal can become twisted within its retention
groove. Once that has occurred, a twisted seal can leak a small amount
of brake fluid with each application of the pedal.
Honda will replace the brake master cylinder seal in all recalled
vehicles. If leaking occurred, it also will replace the brake booster.
The Honda rep says that drivers will know if a leak is happening
because it "will result in the brake fluid light illuminating before
there is any loss of brake system performance. Although one brake
circuit could gradually lose performance due to this cause, there
would be no effect on the other brake circuit."
If the warning light does come on, take your vehicle to the dealer for
Owners may contact Honda customer service at: 800-999-1009.
Honda follows Toyota with brake-related recall of Acura RL, Honda
Odyssey [Consumer Reports]
Honda recalls 470,000 vehicles for brake fluid leaks [Detroit News]
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