Honda Canada has just issued a recall of a little over 7,400 vehicles due to a braking-system problem. Certain 2018 and 2019 Acura MDX, Honda HR-V and Honda Odyssey models are at risk of gas bubbles forming in the brake fluid. This could reduce braking performance and possibly lead to accidents and injury, according to a Transport Canada communique.
As it happens, GM issued a recall in September for more or less the same problem; in its case, it identified a defect with pistons supplied by parts manufacturer ZF. We don’t know at this point if the Honda issues that led to its recall notice are of the same nature. ZF has supplied brake components that have led to recalls by Audi, Volkswagen and BMW.
In August, the FCA Group also issued a recall over a problem related to gas bubbles forming in the brake fluid.
In all cases, the affected models are from the 2018 or 2019 model years.