Honda has announced that they will be recalling over 18,000 of their vehicles for a potentially dangerous brake issue. More specifically, 5,239 of their now-defunct S2000 roadster produced for the 2006-2007 model years, as well as 13,113 of the also-defunct 2006 Acura RSX sports coupe, are affected by the recall.
The issue concerns the brake system, as a warranty claims analysis has shown that the braking system components may not deliver the proper amount of brake boost, in order to assist the driver with stopping the vehicle. The defect was traced back to a manufacturing error.
If the brakes do not receive the adequate amount of boost, it could put the vehicle and its occupants at an increased risk of being involved in an accident. Fortunately, no accidents or injuries were reported to either the automaker, or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The latest Honda recall also affects vehicles in other countries as well, over 104,500 in 49 countries to be exact. The Japanese automaker will begin issuing letters to affected registered owners to announce the campaign, which will begin in mid-July of this year. Once the vehicles are back at their respective Honda and Acura dealerships, the technicians will inspect, and if necessary, replace the brake boosters.
Source: Los Angeles Times