According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 18,352 vehicles produced by American Honda Motor Co., Inc. may be affected by a recent recall. The recall includes model year 2006 Acura RSX vehicles manufactured January 18, 2006 through August 12, 2006 and model year 2006-2007 Honda S2000 vehicles manufactured January 19, 2006 through November 13, 2006.
Vehicles impacted by the recall may face an increased risk of accident due to a flaw in the brake booster design. Ideally, a brake booster should be able to maintain a vacuum when the brake pedal is depressed. However, the brake boosters in the recalled units may fail to do so, requiring the driver to apply more force to the brake pedal, leading to higher risk of collision.
All owners of recalled vehicles will be notified by Honda and receive a free inspection and a free replacement if need be. July 12 2013 will be the initiation date of the recall. Honda can be reached at (310) 783-2000.
If you have any problems relating to a defective auto product, you may contact the NHTSA at (888) 327-4236, or visit their website at http://www.safercar.gov/.
Consumers expect a product that not only functions properly, but also does not carry a risk of physical harm when used for the purpose intended. If you’ve been injured in an accident due to a faulty vehicle, you have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries and economic loses secondary to those injuries. The New Jersey product liability attorneys at Blume Forte may be able to help you understand your rights and potential options. For a no-cost legal consultation, call (973) 635-5400.