Honda has recalled more than 120,000 vehicles because of assembly issues that could prevent them from braking correctly.
According to the recall, five separate Honda models from 2020 – 2023 are included in the recall.
Some 2020-2021 Civic, 2020-2023 Ridgeline, 2021-2023 Passport, 2021-2023 Pilot and 2020 Acura MDX vehicles are included.
In documents posted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the brake master cylinder may have been improperly fastened to the brake booster assembly during production, resulting in loose or missing tie rod nuts.
During application of the brake pedal, a bending load may occur upon the brake booster assembly tie rod studs. As a result, the tie rod studs may break, leading to the brake master cylinder separating from the brake booster assembly and a failure to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) 135 – Light vehicle brake systems.
If the brake master cylinder separates from the brake booster assembly, the driver may experience diminished, or loss of, brake function, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.
The brake master cylinder was improperly fastened to the brake booster assembly during production.
Honda does not believe a warning can occur for the tie rod breakage.
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