More than 1.7 million Honda CR-V and Accord vehicles investigated after a series of complaints about self-activating brakes

More than 1.7 million Honda CR-V and Accord cars were investigated after a series of complaints about self-activating brakes - Photo 1.

Honda cars are investigated for sudden deceleration errors – Photo: Honda

Specifically, 1,732,000 Honda Accord models of the 2018-2019 model year and Honda CR-V of the 2017-2019 model year are affected.

The US Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received a total of 278 complaints, including 107 complaints against the Accord and 171 complaints against the CR-V, including 6 complaints. minor injury occurred.

Drivers said that the collision mitigation braking system (CMBS) on Honda vehicles is activated randomly, sometimes without warning, even when traveling at high speed with no obstacles in the way. of the vehicle.

Carbuzz quoted one complainant as saying: “While driving on the road with no vehicle or obstacle in front of me, my car automatically braked. The vehicle came to a complete stop, resulting in the vehicle following a collision. I”. The site confirmed that two people were injured in the incident.

More than 1.7 million Honda CR-V and Accord vehicles were investigated after a series of complaints about self-activating brakes - Photo 2.

In addition to cooperating with NHTSA, Honda will also have its own investigation – Photo: Honda

The CMBS brake system is standard equipment on new models, proving quite useful in preventing collisions. However, the possibility of false activation can easily cause problems, such as rear-end collisions.

NHTSA said the investigation is aimed at determining the scope and severity of the problem, in order to determine if a recall is necessary.

In addition to Honda, Tesla is also being investigated for sudden deceleration errors after NHTSA received 354 complaints. For its part, Honda has issued a statement confirming it will “cooperate with NHTSA in the investigation, and we will also have our own internal investigation”.

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