- Four Honda models and one Acura are being recalled for brake problems that are blamed on cylinder separation and can cause brake failure.
- Documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) state that as many as 124,077 vehicles could be affected.
- Owners will be notified by August 7, 2023 at the latest.
Honda and Acura have announced recalls affecting some models because of brake problems that can affect the power or full use of the brakes. The recall covers the Honda Civic (2020–2021), Passport (2021–2023), Pilot (2021–2022), and Ridgeline (2020–2023) and one Acura model, the MDX (2020).
According to the official recall report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the problem stems from improper installation of the tie rod fasteners that connect the brake master cylinder and brake booster. When the brakes are applied, the document explains, the tie rod stud may break, causing the master cylinder to separate from the brake booster. This manufacturing problem can cause the brakes to weaken or fail altogether, increasing the risk of an accident.
Honda said it had received two warranty claims related to the problem but had received no notice of any accidents or injuries. Owners can consult NHTSA’s recall website to find out if their vehicle is included in the recall, and Honda will send a recall notice in August.
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