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Honda recalls over 300,000 Odyssey Vehicles because Safety Assist System may apply the brakes unexpectedly

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – American Honda Motor Company (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Honda Odyssey vehicles manufactured August 8th, 2006, through September 8th, 2008.

Due to a combination of system components and software, the Vehicle Safety Assist System (VSA) may apply the brakes unexpectedly.

2008 Honda Odyssey

2008 Honda Odyssey

Vehicle Information

Vehicle Make / Model Model Year(s)
Honda / Odyssey 20071-2008

 

Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Report Receipt Date: November 1st, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V500000
Component(s): Electrical System

Potential Number of Units Affected: 344,187

Consequence

The vehicle may suddenly and unexpectedly brake hard, and without illuminating the brake lights, increasing the risk of a crash from behind.

Remedy

Parts to remedy these vehicles will not be available until the spring of 2014. Honda will send owners an interim letter notifying them of the issue and instruct them how to prevent unintended braking. A second notification will be sent when the parts become available. Interim notification is expected to begin in early December 2013. Owners may contact Honda at 1.800.999.1009. Honda’s recall number is JC5.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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