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Honda Recalls Vehicles for Defective Brakes

By Car Accident Help on March 18, 2013

Honda and Acura vehicles are being recalled for braking issues that can potentially result in serious injury accidents. According to a report in USA Today, Honda is recalling 183,000 vehicles in the United States, including Pilot SUVs, Acura MDX SUVs, and Acura RL sedans, all from the 2005 model year as well as Acura 2006 MDX models. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was petitioned to investigate the issue after vehicles started braking suddenly, causing vehicles to veer of the road.

Investigators say that the issue is with the vehicles’ stability control system. When working properly, this system helps drivers maintain control by selectively applying the brakes. Oxidation in a loose bolt or in the wiring, however, can result in sudden and prolonged braking. Anyone with a Honda or Acura SUV from 2005 or 2006 should research if their vehicle is potentially dangerous because of this defective auto part.

Many wonder if these recent auto recalls point to a larger issue with vehicle electronics. Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUVs from 2000-2001 had issues with inadvertent braking. Odyssey minivans from 2004 through 2006 are being recalled in markets outside of the U.S. for similar issues as well. It is absolutely necessary to determine if electronic stability control systems need to be redesigned to make them less likely to fail.

It is the responsibility of all auto manufacturers to provide reasonably safe vehicles. Anyone who has suffered an injury because of a mechanical malfunction would be well advised to:

  • Notify the authorities
  • Preserve the defective vehicle for a complete inspection
  • Seek out immediate medical attention
  • Contact a skilled product liability attorney

The Oklahoma City auto defect attorneys at Maples Law Firm know how to hold auto manufacturers accountable for the damages their faulty products cause. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of an auto defect, please contact us at (888) 226-6159 for a free and comprehensive consultation.

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