Honda and Subaru are Recalling Some Models of their Vehicles Due to Brake Problems
When recent reports about Chevrolet Volt’s plug-in that caught on fire roused the Feds, car owners became suspicious about the safety of the cars. Consumers are now questioning manufacturer’s capabilities to produce efficient and safe vehicles. That is why companies are starting to evaluate their models if there are any errors that should need major repairs. Honda and Subaru are just two of the companies that recalled their own model vehicles because of brake problems.
Subaru is recalling its Impreza, Legacy and Outback model of 2012 this month, because of a defective brake master cylinder. The company has 112 reports of this case but luckily there are no incidents of car crash and injuries. 32,000 of the said models were having this kind of problem, 3,000 of them were sold while the other 29,000 are still with the dealers.
Honda is also having this kind of problem on their 126,000 GL-1800 motorcycles. The company is recalling the GL-1800 models of 2001 to 2012 because of a secondary brake master cylinder problem. There have been 26 complaints filed to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; two of these were about a fire that happened on these motorcycles. Just like Subaru, Honda informs that there are no cases of any injuries and crashes that results from this malfunction. And from the company’s comprehensive check-up of their recalled motorcycles, they noted that four percent have defected parts.
For owners who are concern with the safety of their vehicles especially those who own these types of models, they are advised to their nearest dealers and have their cars or motorcycles inspected to know which parts have problems and must be replaced. Even though these companies say that there are no crashes or injuries from these defects, vehicle owners should still have to take necessary safety precautions to avoid any accident that may risk their lives.