The recall comprises approximately 101,000 Honda Pilot vehicles, 60,000 Acura MDX vehicles and 21,000 Acura RL vehicles from the 2005 model year; and approximately 800 Acura MDX vehicles from the 2006 model year in the U.S.
There are potential malfunctions of the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system in those models that could lead to brake malfunctions. An electrical glitch could produce a small amount of brake force for a fraction of a second. A driver applying pressure could produce more than the intended input. Unexpected brake activation could increase the risk of a crash.
Honda will install a device to fix the problem free of charge.
Honda also announced approximately 51,000 of the Pilots should be inspected for a potentially loose ground bolt on the VSA system that could also produce unexpected brake activation. That fix is also offered free of charge.
Owners will receive mailers from American Honda Company detailing the recalls.