WASHINGTON - Honda recalled to repair almost half million vehicles in the U.S. for a possible liquid leak in the brake system, the same problem that prompted Toyota to request the removal of 1.5 million cars of its brands to perform repairs.
Honda reported that the request affects to 471.820 Acura RL and Honda Odyssey minivans, more specifically, models from 2005 to 2007, and they also said that there haven't been injuries or accidents resulting from the problem so far.
The Japanese manufacturer informed to the government that certain types of the brake fluid might affect the seal on the brake master cylinder, and take to the leak.
If you are a Honda or Acura vehicles owner, and you don't check the problem, it may cause irregular sensation when you hit the brakes, and affect the performance of the car.
Honda reported that owners will be notified in the next couple of months, and the repairs will be performed free of charge.
Acura Vehicles Also Affected
Acura, the luxury division, had already announced the recall for repair of about 167,000 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 models from 2004 to 2008 sold mainly in the U.S., specially those with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine in-line",said an Acura representative in a statement.
Service is "made completely free of charge to the owner of the vehicle", he added.
Two months ago, Honda recalled for revision about 3'336.2010 Crosstour units from the Accord line in the United States to inspect and verify, and if necessary the passenger air bag front will be replaced.
That recall was made after some tests that revealed that certain modules of the air bag installed in a limited number of the Accord Crosstour, don't cover an aspect of the U.S. federal regulation number FMVSS 208, that requires the deployment of the airbag get tested using a dummy doll representing a six-year-old who does not use seat belts.