Honda and Acura have identified a potential issue related to the tie rod fastener in certain vehicle models. This manufacturing concern could lead to the separation of the brake master cylinder from the booster assembly, compromising brake function and potentially increasing the risk of accidents.
The following Honda and Acura vehicle models have been identified as being potentially affected by this recall:
|2020-2021 Honda Civic
|2020-2023 Honda Ridgeline
|2021-2023 Honda Passport
|2021-2022 Honda Pilot
|2020 Acura MDX
Honda first became aware of the problem in December 2020 when a missing nut was discovered in the brake booster tie rods. The company notified the component part supplier and initiated an investigation to identify the root cause. The investigation revealed that the brake master cylinder may have been improperly fastened to the brake booster assembly during the manufacturing process, resulting in the presence of loose or missing tie rod nuts. This assembly flaw could potentially lead to the breakage of tie rod studs, causing the brake master cylinder to separate from the brake booster assembly.
Potential Consequences and Safety Concerns: In the event of a separation between the brake master cylinder and the brake booster assembly, drivers may experience diminished or complete loss of brake function. This compromised braking capability significantly increases the risk of accidents and injuries. Recognizing the seriousness of the situation, Honda has taken immediate action to address the issue and ensure the safety of its customers.
Recall and Repair Process: As a proactive measure, Honda has issued a recall for the affected vehicles. Authorized dealerships will inspect the brake booster assembly and perform the necessary repairs to rectify any potential issues. To facilitate the recall process, Honda has assigned the following identification numbers: VEU, AEV, and ZET. Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has assigned the campaign number 23V-458 to this recall.