Honda Odyssey Recalled for Unexpected Braking

Honda Odyssey Recalled for Unexpected Braking

Approximately 344,000 Honda Odyssey minivans will be recalled in the U.S. to fix a software defect that leads to a braking issue.

According to the Japanese automaker, a software glitch on the 2007-2008 Honda Odyssey minivan can cause the vehicle to suddenly and harshly brake without the driving pressing on the brake pedal. So far, the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) has received 22 complaints of unexpected braking on the 2007-2008 Odyssey, but no crashes or injuries have been related to the problem.

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Honda might not be able to make the necessary fix until next spring, when the required yaw rate sensor is available. As a stop-gap measure, the automaker is sending letters to vehicle owners with steps needed to ensure the vehicle stability assist (VSA) system is properly calibrated to avoid the issue from occurring.

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