Honda has announced a recall of roughly 250,000 vehicles globally for an electronics glitch that could cause the brakes to be applied even when the the pedal has not been pressed.
In total, 183,500 of the vehicles being recalled are in the US, as well as Canada Japan and other select markets. Effected models include the Honda Odyssey minivan and Pilot SUV, as well as the Acura RL sedan and MDX SUV. All vehicles were manufactured between 2004 and 2005.
In addition to the self-braking problem, the models in question may also brake harder than intended when the pedal is pressed.
The malfunction is related to the vehicle stability control system, though Honda has not yet said if it the problem is mechanical or electronic.
No accidents or injuries have been reported in association with the recall.