Honda, Acura Recall for Potential Brake Failure

TORRANCE, Calif. – American Honda Motor Co. will recall 124,077 Honda and Acura vehicles due to the potential for them to suffer brake failure.

The vehicles in question, certain model-year 2020-2021 Honda Civic, 2020-2023 Honda Ridgeline, 2020-2021 Honda Passport, 2021-2022 Honda Pilot, 2020 Acura MDX, were possibly produced with the master cylinder improperly attached to the brake booster assembly, which could result in loose or missing tie-rod nuts.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 23V-458, in such vehicles “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.”

The report further specifies the safety risk as, “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 company said there would be no warning to the driver if this occurred.

The company reported a 2021 Honda Pilot brake failure Dec. 21, 2022, related to this issue (but not a crash). The company reported two warranty claims related to this issue, but no crashes or injuries.

Certified Honda and Acura dealers were scheduled to be notified about the recall June 30th. Owners are scheduled to be notified by Aug. 7th of the recall.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.