Honda is recalling 104,500 vehicles in 49 countries worldwide to fix brake defects. According to a news report in The Associated Press, the vehicle recall covers more than 18,000 Acura RSX compact cars from 2006 and Honda S2000 sports cars from the 2006 and 2007 model years. Honda officials say that some power brake booster parts in these recalled vehicles were not made to specifications. This could cause a decrease in braking power over time and could increase the risk of a crash.
But, company spokespersons say no injuries or accidents have been reported as a result of this defect. About 13,000 RSX compacts and 5,000 S2000s in the United States are involved in this recall. Honda apparently discovered the problem by watching warranty claims. U.S. owners will be notified by mail in mid July when dealers will replace the brake booster, if necessary.
Brake Defects Can Be Dangerous
The brake system of a vehicle is one of the most important safety features when it comes to keeping drivers and vehicle occupants safe on the road. Being able to stop safely and quickly helps drivers avoid serious crashes. These types of vehicle recalls may be caused by manufacturing defects, flawed design or part malfunctions. There are several signs of brake failure that drivers can watch for including difficulty stopping, unusual noises coming from the brakes such as screeching or grinding, spongy brakes or low brake pedal pressure and vibration of the brake pedal.
If your vehicle has been recalled, please take it to an authorized dealer right away to get the necessary repairs done. If you are buying a vehicle from a dealer or a private party, please make sure that the vehicle model has not been recalled. If it has been recalled, make sure that the necessary repairs have been made before you drive it.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a defective auto part, please contact an experienced auto product liability lawyer who will ensure that the automaker or the defective parts manufacturer will be held liable for the injuries and damages. Your vehicle must be preserved in its current condition so that an expert can examine it thoroughly for design defects, malfunctions and other flaws. The best auto defect law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.