Honda will recall 344,000 2007 and 2008 model year Honda Odysseys due to a computer sensor issue that can cause the vehicle to brake on its own. Because of the computer error, “heavy and unexpected braking without the driver pressing on the brake pedal and without illumination of the brake lamps,” can occur. Due to the brake defect, this increases the likelihood of a crash. The 2007 Odysseys were manufactured between August 8, 2006 to October 20, 2007. The 2008 minivans were produced from October 2, 2007 to September 8, 2008.
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According to the defect notice, notification to owners of these vehicles is expected to begin in December 2013, but the necessary parts to repair the defect will not be available until spring 2014.
This is not the first for Honda regarding unintended braking. In March 2013, Honda recalled 83,000 2005 Honda Pilots, Acura MDX sport utilities and Acura RL sedans due to a computer problem regarding spontaneous braking.
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