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Friday, March 19, 2010

Honda Recall

Earlier this week, Honda announced a voluntary recall of more than 410,000 2007 and 2008 Odyssey minivans and Element trucks due to problems with the braking system. As a result of the defective brakes, vehicles may be unable to stop properly.

According to Honda, over time, brake pedals may begin to feel “soft,” requiring them to be pressed closer to the floor in order to function properly. Failing to correct the issue may lead to an increased likelihood of an auto accident.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has already received reports of three auto accidents related to these defective autos; however, none of the accidents resulted in serious injuries.

The problem is caused by defects in the vehicle stability assist modulator, a device that powers the electronic stability control system in the brakes. When the vehicle is started, the device lets a small amount of air into the hydraulic brake lines, forming an air bubble. This air bubble can potentially result in the loss of braking power.

Honda has announced that owners of the recalled vehicles will receive a letter by mid-April discussing recall protocol. If you are afraid that your vehicle has already lost braking power, you can contact your local dealer to receive a temporary fix until the parts for the permanent solution arrive next month.

If you have been injured in an auto accident caused by a defective Honda, please contact the defective auto attorneys at The Cochran Firm today to schedule your free initial consultation. We serve clients nationwide.

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