Brake Booster Recall Affects 18,000 Honda Owners

Honda recalls 2006 Acura RSX and 2006-2007 Honda S2000 model vehicles

By Devin McDaniel
|  Thursday, Jun 13, 2013  |  Updated 10:35 AM PDT
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Brake Booster Recall Affects 18,000 Honda Owners

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If you are a Honda or an Acura driver you might want to check to see if your vehicle is affected by the recent recall of over 18,000 cars.

The American division of Honda announced Wednesday that they were voluntarily recalling 13,113 2006 Acura model RSX vehicles along with 5,239 Honda S2000 model vehicles from the 2006-2007 years of production.

The recall is specifically to check and (if needed) replace the “brake booster” in these vehicles. It is suspected that an error in the production procedure for this brake component allowed the brake booster to be constructed to specifications which increase the risk of crash over time as break assistance effectiveness decreases.

An independent warranty claim analysis has reported that no crashes or injuries have been linked to this defect.

However, Honda still encourages all owners of affected models to take their vehicles to the nearest authorized dealer for inspection.

The company said it will mail notifications to all customers regarding the recall by mid-July.

To determine if your vehicle requires repair you can visit Honda's website and Acura's website or you can call (800) 999-1009 if you own a Honda and (800) 382-2238 if you own an Acura; recall information can be accessed by selecting option number four.

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