News & Reports News Year 2010 October , 2010 Automakers Honda set to recall 528,000 cars

Automakers Honda set to recall 528,000 cars

Japanese automaker Honda is set to recall about 528,000 vehicles of Acura RL and Odyssey models worldwide to repair the cylinder that holds brake fluid.
Honda announced on Friday that most of the affected vehicles, nearly 472,000, are sold in the United States.

The move came a day after another Japanese carmaker Toyota recalled about 1.5 million vehicles worldwide for the same problem.

Both major automakers say defective cylinders were made for the companies by ADVICS Co Ltd -- a privately held Japanese company with a unit in the United States.

"Our supplier is the one who actually notified us of the issue," Honda spokeswoman Christina Ra told AFP.

The company says the affected models were built at Honda's Saitama plant in Japan from 2005 to 2007.

Honda says it did not receive any reports of accidents nor injuries due to the faulty cylinders.

Ra says Honda announced the recall to "prevent the unlikely failure of a seal in the brake master cylinder."

It cautioned that "failure to repair the master cylinder seal would eventually result in a soft brake pedal and the possible loss of one of the two hydraulic braking circuits.”

The company will repair the vehicles free of charge after informing the consumers in the next couple of months, Honda says.

Honda did not say how much the repairs will cost the company.