Torrance, CA – July 8, 2023 – Honda (NYSE:HMC), which owns the Acura brand, is recalling 124,077 cars whose brakes may fail. This impacts the vehicle’s ability to stop, upping the risk of a crash and injury.
The list of the affected vehicles includes:
- 2020 Acura MDX
- 2020 – 2021 Honda Civic
- 2021 – 2023 Honda Passport
- 2021 – 2022 Honda Pilot
- 2020 – 2023 Honda Ridgeline
The brake pedal in a car is powered by the master cylinder, which generates the pressure necessary for the brake to work. The operation of the brake is also helped by a booster, which multiplies the force generated by the driver’s foot, reducing the necessary physical effort.
In the affected cars, the brake master cylinder was incorrectly bolted to the brake booster. As a result, the two parts may separate, which would “cause the loss of brake function.”
An unexpected loss of brake function would dramatically increase the odds of a crash.
Other Honda recalls
In April 2023, Honda recalled more than half a million CR-V SUVs whose suspensions may detach because of corrosion.
Dealers will replace the booster assembly, if necessary, be free of charge.
Owners will be notified on August 7, 2023.
Is your vehicle a part of this recall?
More than 120,000 cars and light pickup trucks are affected by this Honda failing brakes recall. To do a Honda recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.