Honda CR-V (2017-2019) & Honda Accord (2018-2019) Vehicle Owners/Lessees Are Advised That The NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation Is Investigating Inadvertent Emergency Braking Incidents.
Inadvertent or unexpected activation of the automatic emergency braking system may cause rapid vehicle deceleration which increases risk of a collision.
The NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation (“ODI”) has received a total of 278 complaints (107 Honda Accord; 171 Honda CR-V) and several Early Warning Reports alleging inadvertent activation of the collision mitigation braking system (CMBS) in 2017-2019 Honda CR-V and 2018-2019 Honda Accord vehicles. The complaints allege braking incidents, some with large speed changes, occurring with nothing obstructing the vehicle’s path of travel.
Of the 278 complaints, 6 allege a collision with minor injuries. The affected vehicle population is estimated at 1,732,000.
Inadvertent or unexpected braking activation while driving can cause unexpected speed reductions that can lead to increased vulnerability to rear end impact collisions. The complaints allege that the inadvertent braking events occur without warning and randomly.
ODI has opened the Preliminary Evaluation to determine the scope and severity of the potential problem and to fully assess the potential safety-related issues.
Owners & Lessees of Honda CR-V (2017-2019) & Honda Accord (2018-2019) Vehicles
Honda CR-V (2017-2019) and Honda Accord (2018-2019) vehicle owners and lessees are encouraged to contact Kehoe Law Firm, P.C., [email protected], for a free, confidential consultation and no-obligation evaluation of potential legal claims.