Honda AEB System Investigation Update

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In a significant development, the Office of Defects Investigation (ODI), a division of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has escalated its scrutiny into the Honda Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS). This system, designed for automatic emergency braking, has reportedly been activating without any visible obstructions, posing potential safety risks to drivers. This investigation, identified under action number EA24002, primarily targets model years 2017 through 2022 of the Honda CR-V and Accord.

Key Highlights of the Investigation:

  • Active Investigation Period: Initiated on February 21, 2022, and continues presently, focusing on unexpected braking incidents.
  • Vehicle Models Affected: 2017-2022 Honda CR-V and 2018-2022 Honda Accord.
  • Consumer Reports: Over 1,294 complaints received, with incidents of 31 crashes and 50 injuries reported.
  • Current Phase: Transitioned from Preliminary Evaluation (PE22-003) to an Engineering Analysis to thoroughly examine the severity and frequency of the complaints.

Honda has acknowledged receiving approximately 1,991 related reports. Their analysis suggests that there may be a general misunderstanding among consumers regarding the capabilities and limitations of the CMBS. Despite this, numerous complaints highlight that Honda dealerships either could not replicate the issue or advised customers that such activations are normal for the system.

See also: Honda Probe: Braking Issues Investigated

As the investigation progresses, the Engineering Analysis will widen its scope to include 2020-2022 models of the affected vehicles. This step is crucial in determining the overall impact and necessary corrective measures, if any, to ensure driver safety.

For those interested in the specific details and updates of the ongoing investigation, including individual reports and analyses, these are accessible through the NHTSA’s official website at, referencing ODI Report Identification Number.

This expanded inquiry underscores the importance of automotive safety and the responsiveness of national regulatory bodies to potential vehicle defects that could endanger public safety. The outcomes of this investigation could lead to significant enhancements in vehicle safety protocols and technology implementations.

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