What is the 2017 Honda CR-V brake system problem?

I was reading something about an investigation into an issue with the 2017 Honda CR-V brakes the other day, but I got sidetracked. Could you fill me in on this issue? Do I need to be worried?

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Sarah Gray · Answered on Dec 05, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
After receiving nearly 300 complaints from consumers, the NHTSA is investigating problems with the emergency braking systems in the Honda Accord and CR-V. Models affected include:
  • 2017–2019 Honda CR-V
  • 2018–2019 Honda Accord
The issue consumers describe involves “phantom braking,” or activation of the vehicles’ collision mitigation systems when no frontal collision is imminent. To date, no crashes have been reported as a result of this issue, making it more of a nuisance than a danger, so there’s no need to worry. Just keep your eyes open for updates as the NHTSA’s investigation continues.
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