Honda Accord and CR-V emergency braking recall

Honda Accord and CR-V emergency braking recall

Over 2100 Honda Accord and CR-V vehicles recalled.

Honda Accord and CR-V emergency braking recall
Honda Accord and CR-V emergency braking recall - 2014 and 2015 Honda CR-V vehicles are affected.

Honda Australia has initiated a recall of current model Honda Accord and CR-V vehicles after a potential fault was found in the Collision Mitigation Braking System.

Affecting Honda Accord vehicles built between 2013 and 2015 and Honda CR-V vehicles built in 2014 and 2015, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is overseeing the Honda Accord and CR-V recall.

The ACCC recall notice says that in certain driving conditions, the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) may unexpectedly activate while operating the vehicle.

In rare cases, the system may interpret certain roadside objects, such as metal fences or guardrails, as obstacles and apply emergency braking through the CMBS.

If the CMBS applies unexpected emergency braking force during normal operation, it could increase the risk of a crash.

Owners of the affected vehicles will be contacted by mail and asked to return their vehicle to a Honda dealership for a software update that will be completed at no charge to the vehicle owner.

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Joel Helmes