Honda Recall October 2010: 528,000 Honda Odyssey And Acura RL Recalled Over Faulty Brake Pump
Over 500,000 units of the Honda Odyssey minivan will be recalled in the United States of America for replacing a gasket of the main brake pump.
The American Division of Honda will operate a recall on the US market. More exactly, they will recall 528,000 units built by Honda Motor Co. in order to replace the gasket of the central brake pump. The fault comes from the provider of the part, ADVICS Co., a Japanese company with the headquarters in the USA, which provides this type of parts and which is responsible for the Toyota recall, initiated for the same exact reason. According to Honda officials, the recall is made in order to prevent any further braking problems, if the Honda genuine brake fluid is replaced with something else, incompatible with the company’s specifications.
The Japanese of Honda will initiate a recall to fix a part which is not faulty, but which may stop working properly if service specifications are not respected. The respective gasket fails in time, brake fluid leaks my occur and the efficiency of the brake system my gradually reduce. For the emergency cases, the driver can use the hand brake which blocks the rear wheels and doesn’t use brake fluid to operate the rear axle brakes.
The recall only affects the 2005 – 2007 Honda Odyssey models and 2005 – 2007 Acura RL. In 2007 the provider changed the way in which the faulty gasket was built, and now more types of brake fluid can be used. The Odyssey owners will be warned by a dashboard LED which turns on if low brake fluid level is detected. The Honda officials have not announced the costs involved in this recall. For the owners that used genuine Honda brake fluid, the brake pump gasket represents no risk.