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Honda recalls 250000 for brake defect

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A brake defect is forcing Japanese car manufacturer Honda to recall close to 250,000 vehicles across the globe.

There have no collisions reported due to the defective brake system, which results in the vehicle suddenly braking even when the driver has not touched the brakes.

Honda said it would recall more than 183,000 vehicles in the US, including the models of the Acura MDX, Acura RL and Pilot.

In Japan over 56,000 vehicles have been recalled, including the Elysion, Legend, Odyssey and StepWgn models.

The recalled vehicles were manufactured between March 2004 and May 2006 and include 8,000 vehicles in Canada, close to 1,000 in Australia, around 300 in Mexico and 70 in Germany.

Complaints about the brake problem have totalled 17 in Japan and only one in the US.

Problems with the vehicle's electronics and wiring in the vehicle-stability-assist system have caused the brake defect.


published: 15/03/2013 17:00:00

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