Honda To Recall Chinese Hybrids for Faulty Brake Pedal Sensor

SHANGHAI – Honda will recall some 200,000 hybrid vehicles produced in China due to a potential issue with the brake pedal sensor, according to multiple media reports based on a statement by China’s State Administration for Market Regulation.

Further according to the statement, the issue involves the introduction of lubricating oil into brake pedal sensors during the manufacturing process which can cause sensor issues over time and impact braking.

The recall population covers 105,608 hybrid vehicles produced between Oct. 8, 2018, and Sept. 7, 2020, by Honda’s joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Group Co. and another 95,081 units from the Japanese car maker’s manufacturing partnership with Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. produced between August 27, 2018, and August 6, 2020.

The recall begins March 31,2023.

There are no other reports as to this problem in any other region.

Honda has not issued a public statement on the issue.