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Honda Recalls Odyssey and Acura RL to Fix Potential Brake Fluid Leak

Acura RLs and Honda Odysseys are subject to a new Honda recall to address the same brake fluid leak issue that recently affected 740,000 Toyotas.

2005-2007 Acura RLs and 2005-2007 Honda Odysseys

The Problem: A seal in the brake master cylinder could fail if brake fluid other than Honda Genuine brake fluid is used. If this happens, a slow leak could lead to a loss in braking performance and the brake fluid light could illuminate.

The Fix:
More information should be available after Honda finishes reporting the issue to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but the fix will likely be similar to that of Toyota’s: Swapping the brake master cylinder cup with a new unit and changing the fuel pump wiring.

Number of vehicles potentially affected: Honda is still sorting this out, but the present estimate is roughly 470,000 vehicles in total.

Source: Detroit News

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Buying Guide

2006 Honda Odyssey

Fair Market Price $6,816 EX

EPA MPG:

17 City / 23 Hwy

Safety (IIHS):

Good

Cargo (Std/Max):

NA / 147 cu. ft.