Honda recalls 3.44L Odyssey minivans in US

Written by Agencies | Washington | Updated: Nov 3 2013, 08:33am hrs
Honda is recalling 3,44,000 Odyssey minivans of the 2007-08 model years to fix a problem that can cause the vehicle to brake suddenly. The Japanese automaker said on Friday that a software and parts problem can cause hydraulic pressure to build in the braking system after an engine restart. The build-up can suddenly be released, causing heavy and unexpected braking without the brake lamps coming on.

In those models, the vehicle stability assist system can malfunction if the minivan is driven in a certain way, Honda said. Honda said it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to the problem. Honda says it will replace a yaw sensor, but the part wont be available until early next year. The Odyssey model was recalled in September this year, too, due to a glitch in the computer chip used in the airbag system. Honda had recalled about 4,05,400 vehicles, including the Odyssey minivan, in the US and three other countries. It had recalled about 3,42,000 Odysseys from the 2003 and 2004 model years in the US, Canada and 63,400 Acura MDXs from 2003 model year in US, Canada, Japan and Australia.