Nearly 125,000 Honda and Acura Vehicles are being recalled over a recently discovered manufacturing defect involving the vehicles’ braking systems. The affected vehicles include five Honda and Acura models manufactured from 2020 through 2023.
Honda reportedly received notifications of potential brake failures last year, which then prompted the company to conduct an investigation. As a result of the investigation, documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) state that nearly 125,000 vehicles could be affected by this manufacturing defect and are being recalled over a brake system that was potentially improperly assembled.
According to the official recall report filed with the NHTSA, the problem stems from improper assembly of the tire rod fastener that connects the brake master cylinder and the brake booster within the braking system. When the brake is applied, a bending load can be placed on the brake booster tie rod studs, which could cause the tie rod to break. When this happens, it allows the master cylinder to separate from the brake booster. This manufacturing problem could cause the brakes to weaken or fail altogether, increasing the risk of crash and resulting injuries or death.
Owners can consult the NHTSA recall website to learn if their vehicle is affected, but Honda is apparently not scheduled to begin sending out notices to owners until August.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed during a severe collision involving brake failure, please contact an attorney at Abraham Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-222-7211 or toll free at 1 800-870-9584.