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Honda Issues Massive Recall Over Brake Issues: What You Need to Know

Honda, a leading automobile manufacturer, has recently issued a recall for over 124,000 vehicles due to significant brake issues. The recall, reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on June 29, 2023, includes several models from 2020 to 2023.

Affected Models and the Defect

The affected models include the 2020-2021 Civic, 2020-2023 Ridgeline, 2021-2023 Passport, 2021-2022 Pilot, and the 2020 Acura MDX. The issue lies in a loose fastener that connects the brake booster and the brake master cylinder. This defect could cause the brake master cylinder to separate from the booster assembly, potentially leading to a loss of brake function and an increased risk of a crash.

Scope of the Recall

Honda has identified that a total of 124,077 vehicles are potentially affected by this recall. The company has assured that owners can have their cars inspected and repaired at dealerships free of charge. Letters notifying drivers of the recall are expected to be mailed on August 7, 2023.

Discovery and Investigation of the Issue

The problem came to light in December 2020, when Honda’s manufacturing division discovered that a nut was missing from the brake booster assembly tie rods of a vehicle produced for the US market. Honda tracked the issue back to its supplier, Veoneer Brake Systems, which implemented countermeasures to prevent the same thing from happening again. However, towards the end of 2022, Honda received a report about brake failure in the 2021 Pilot, prompting further investigation.

Current Status and Safety Concerns

Despite these measures, Honda has only received two warranty claims and is not aware of any injuries, accidents, or deaths related to the issue. However, the potential for brake failure without warning makes this recall a serious concern for all affected vehicle owners.

Next Steps for Vehicle Owners

If you own one of the affected models, you may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138 for more information. You can also check the NHTSA’s recall database to see if your vehicle is on the recall list.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY
1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

The Importance of Vehicle Safety

This recall serves as a reminder of the importance of vehicle safety and the potential risks that can arise from manufacturing defects. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of this defect, it may be in your best interest to consult with a personal injury attorney to understand your rights and explore potential legal remedies.

Contact Cronauer Law

Honda’s recall of over 124,000 vehicles due to significant brake issues is a serious concern for all affected vehicle owners. The affected models include the 2020-2021 Civic, 2020-2023 Ridgeline, 2021-2023 Passport, 2021-2022 Pilot, and the 2020 Acura MDX. The issue lies in a loose fastener that connects the brake booster and the brake master cylinder, potentially leading to a loss of brake function and an increased risk of a crash.

If you or a loved one owns one of these models, it’s crucial to get your vehicle inspected and repaired at a dealership free of charge. We strongly encourage you to take immediate action to ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road.

Cronauer Law has a wealth of experience in dealing with personal injury cases, particularly those arising from automobile defects. We have a successful track record in helping our clients navigate the complexities of such cases and securing fair compensation for their injuries.

We understand that this can be a stressful and challenging time for those affected by the recall. Our team is here to provide support, guidance, and legal expertise every step of the way. We are committed to helping you understand your rights and exploring the best possible legal remedies for your situation.

Call (815) 895-8585 to get in touch with our team now.

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