WASHINGTON - Honda called to repair almost half a million vehicles in the U.S. for a possible liqud leak in the brake system, the same problem that prompted Toyota to request the removal of 1.5 million to repair cars of their brands.
The Japanese manufacturer informed to the government that certain types of brake fluid can affect the seal on the brake master cylinder, and take to the leak.
If not check the problem, it may cause irregular sensation when hit the brakes, and affect their performance.
Honda reported that owners will be notified in the next couple of months, and the repairs will be performed free of charge.
Acura, the luxury division, had already announced the recall for repair of about 167 thousand Acura TSX models to replace a hose of the power steering that could cause a risk of "smoke or fire."
"The TSX vehicles affected are 2004-2008 models sold in the U.S. with the 2.4-liter engine and four-cylinder in-line", Acura said in a statement.
Service is "made completely free to the owner of the vehicle," he added.
Two months ago, Honda recalled to revision 3.336 2010 Crosstour Accord units in the United States to verify and if necessary replace the passenger air bag front.
That recall was made after some tests revealed that certain modules of the air bag installed in a limited number of the Accord Crosstour not cover an aspect of the U.S. federal regulation nmber FMVSS 208 that requires the deployment of the airbag be tested using a dummy representing a six-year-old who does not use seat belts.