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Honda issues recall due to braking problem

Thu, 14 Mar 2013

Honda is recalling more than 180,000 vehicles in the U.S. due to a potential vehicle stability assist problem that could cause the system to apply a small amount of brake without any input from the driver.

According to Honda, an electrical capacitor on the VSA control unit could have been damaged during the manufacturing process, causing the braking problem.

Affected vehicles include 2005 Honda Pilot, Acura MDX and Acura RL models as well as several hundred Acura MDX models built in 2006.

Honda has received several complaints about the problem but no crashes or injuries have been reported.

Owners will receive notification letters in the mail mid-April but those seeking advice prior to this can visit or call (800) 999-1009 for Honda owners, and (800) 382-2238 for Acura owners.

By Sherrice Gilsbach