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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Honda Odyssey Recalls - Vehicles exhibit a seal in the brake master cylinder may be susceptible to damage following the use of brake fluid other than the recommended Honda Genuine DOT3 brake fluid

What is the reason for the recall?
Certain 2005-2007 Honda Odyssey vehicles exhibit a seal in the brake master cylinder may be susceptible to damage following the use of brake fluid other than the recommended Honda Genuine DOT3 brake fluid. If the seal is damaged, it can result in a brake fluid leak under certain conditions. If a leak should occur, the driver might see a low brake fluid indicator light or a BRAKE FLUID LOW or CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM message. If the driver continues to drive the vehicle after receiving this message without refilling the brake fluid reservoir, it could result in a brake pedal that feels soft or spongy, and eventually may affect braking performance, increasing the risk of a crash.

What should you do?
Call any authorized Honda dealer and make an appointment to have your vehicle repaired. Do not rely on refilling the brake fluid reservoir to address the problem. The dealer will replace the brake master cylinder seal, free of charge. If inspection of the vehicle reveals that the seal in question has leaked, the brake booster unit will also be replaced. This work will be done free of charge. Please plan to leave your vehicle for half a day to allow the dealer flexibility in scheduling.

Model Year: 2007,2006,2005
Potential Number of Vans Affected: Unknown