Arlington woman petitions NHTSA over Honda Pilot brake issue
(MyFoxBoston.com) – An Arlington woman is behind the recall of nearly 250,000 Honda and Acura vehicles affected by a scary brake defect.
According to USA Today, Carrie Carvalho was riding in her 2005 Pilot back in 2010 when it just started braking, causing her to veer off the road. She is OK, but she did petition the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate the issue last year.
The recall includes the Honda Pilot and Odyssey, Acura RL sedan and Acura MDX made between March 2004 to May 2006.
Honda says a wiring problem in the electronic vehicle stability assist system can cause the brakes to suddenly kick in even when the driver isn't braking.