Is there a brake system problem with Hondas?
My Honda CR-V did this weird thing recently where it randomly braked on me out of nowhere. Luckily, I was going at a pretty slow speed, but it still surprised me. Is there a brake system problem with Hondas?
Melanie Mergen · Answered on Dec 21, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Yikes! That could definitely be dangerous, especially at higher speeds. To date, there are no recalls related to a brake system problem with Hondas, but there are investigations underway for certain vehicle models.
The National Traffic and Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been in the process of investigating what sounds similar to the problem you’re describing: the automatic emergency braking (AEB) system activating unexpectedly while driving.
2017-2019 Honda CR-Vs and 2018-2019 Honda Accords are involved in the investigation. Since you’ve experienced this problem yourself, it would probably be helpful if you submitted a complaint of your own, which you can easily do through the NHTSA website: NHTSA.gov.
It sounds like it may be worth having a certified mechanic inspect your braking system to search for any issues to reduce the odds of this happening to you again.
As the investigation remains open, it’s a good idea to periodically check back to the NHTSA website for any additional updates or manufacturer communications.
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