Earlier this week Honda announced a recall of over 410,000 Odyssey minivans and Elements due to braking problems that could create problems stopping. According to NHTSA, at least three car crashes have been linked to the defect causing minor injuries.
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of personal injury and wrongful death in California.
The defect is linked to Honda's electronic stability control system, which brakes all of the car's wheels in an emergency and allows some air to enter the hydraulic brake line. As a result, drivers are forced to apply excessive pressure while braking.
According the California New Car Dealers Association in Sacramento, the Odyssey was rated as the best-selling minivan California.
The Honda recall follows the massive recalls issued in recent months by Toyota for accelerator defects and Ford Motor Company for power steering defects.
As a Sacramento personal injury attorney concerned about automobile safety and consumer protection, if you're driving a Honda, I urge you to contact this office or Honda for more information regarding the affected vehicles.