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Recall: Honda S2000, Acura RSX for weak brakes

Cars from the 2006 and 2007 model years are affected.

By Exhaust Notes Jun 13, 2013 6:18AM
Honda is recalling 18,352 cars in the United States to fix weak brakes, the automaker said today.

The 2006-2007 Honda S2000 and 2006 Acura RSX have brake boosters that can cause "decreased brake assistance over time" and make it harder for drivers to stop the vehicle. Honda said that it received many warranty claims related to the issue, but that no injuries or accidents were reported.

In total, 5,239 S2000 models and 13,113 RSX models are affected. Dealers will replace the brake booster starting in mid-July. Owners can visit www.recalls.honda.com and www.recalls.acura.com for more details.

On Wednesday, Toyota recalled 242,000 hybrids worldwide to fix weakened brakes due to a cracked pressure accumulator, including about 87,000 in the United States.

[Source: Honda]

41Comments
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Honda is only recalling 18k of its cars while Toyota recalled 242k.that's a really big difference right there.
Jun 13, 2013 8:17AM
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I have two Accords and both brakes and transmissions are faulty and the dealer will not warranty either.  Each Car has only 80,000 miles.
Jun 13, 2013 7:39AM
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Fix all of the WEAK transmissions on every Honda too.  Paper filters for a transmission are a scam. 

 

The Korean manufacturers' competition are forcing QC issues with Honda and they are cutting corners.

 

Recalls seem to be commonplace for Honda now.

Jun 13, 2013 10:32AM
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Had a 2008 Accord Coupe - back breaks went bad at 10K and then again at 20K - traded the car in with 32K - pretty sure breaks needed to be changed again... and these are the REARbreaks - honda had some sort of warranty exchange - of course expired when it came time for me to replace them the second time... so out of pocket again - and the dealer did nothing to accommodate me - i know it isn't a 60K car, but holy crap - when the rear brakes go bad twice in 20K miles, on a FWD car... something is up, no? bad customer service - I drive a VW today - and i must say their customer service has been far better than what i've ever experienced at Honda. 
Jun 14, 2013 7:58AM
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Wait, Wait.. A Consumer Reports award for Honda quality is about to emerge...
Jun 13, 2013 7:19AM
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if the brakes are weak now, why wait until mid-july to start fixing them?

 

sounds like a failure to plan ah

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Jun 13, 2013 9:21AM
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I wonder... is Honda replacing the booster with stock replacement or is it a newly engineered part that will not have the same problem. I would be asking that question with a written transferable lifetime guarantee before I got the work done. Having dealt with Japanese businesses in the auto industry on the manufacturing side and understanding their common practices and culture it's a fair bet that the part will be one that is off the shelf. They will smile and tell you that you got a free replacement and what a good thing that was they did for you but if it isn't a better part then that replacement is nearly worthless. The reporter on this article needs to do a lot of research to see if the part is just being replaced or is it an improved part. It sounds as though it is reporting on a press release from Honda which to me makes it suspect. Which should be done for any company and even all politicians, too.
Jun 13, 2013 8:55AM
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Just traded in my 2010 Honda Accord Brought new what a Noise Box.  Warped rotors after first four Months and Dealer cut them down.  Result warped again two months later. One of the worse cars I have ever owned.  Drove the 2013 Honda accord another noise box.  would never own another Honda again.
Jun 13, 2013 8:45AM
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I think the difference is in how many they sold.  Hmmm.
Jun 13, 2013 8:18AM
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