Legal News for Product Liability Attorneys. Honda is expected to recall more than 410,000 vehicles due to defective brake systems.
Product liability attorney alerts- Defective brakes, which led to three crashes causing minor injuries, prompted Honda to recall Odysseys and Elements.
Detroit, MI—Honda Motor Co. has announced that it will be voluntarily recalling of over 410,000 2007-2008 Odyssey and Element vehicles due to issues with the braking system. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was notified of the recall on Monday, March 15, 2010, according to information provided by MSNBC.
Honda spokesperson Chris Martin reportedly stated that air could enter the hydraulic brake lines when the “vehicle stability assist modulator” tests itself upon starting the vehicle, causing an air bubble to form. The air bubble in the brake lines could result in a loss of braking power, forcing motorists to apply a greater amount of pressure to brake pedals to bring an affected vehicle to a stop. According to the NHTSA, the defective brakes were deemed to be factors in three crashes, which left victims suffering from minor injuries. Luckily, no deaths have been reported in connection with the affected vehicles.
The recall will include 344,000 Odysseys and 68,000 Elements due to the potential and eminent hazards associated with “soft” brakes. However, Odyssey and Element owners will be given details concerning the recall by the end of April when the repair parts are available. Only customers who feel their brakes are currently malfunctioning should schedule a temporary repair before receiving formal notification of the recall from Honda.
A list of all vehicles affected by the recall will be available after April 19. Customers may contact Honda by calling (800) 999-1009 after that date for information regarding affected vehicles. The recall list will also be available online at www.recalls.honda.com.
Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Product Liability Lawyers.