With summer travel plans in full swing, New York State drivers are hitting the road to various destinations across the Empire state and beyond.

Having a reliable vehicle is essential for a safe and hassle-free journey, so it’s important to stay on top of your car’s maintenance.

One major car company in the US has just announced a massive recall of several popular vehicles, and yours could be one of them. Before hitting the New York State highways this summer, be sure to see if your vehicle is one of those affected for the safety of your family and friends. 

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Major Honda Recall Across New York State

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration warns that over 120,000 Honda brand vehicles are being recalled due to a serious safety issue, affecting thousands of drivers across New York State.

Specifically, owners of certain Civic, Ridgeline, Passport, and Pilot models, as well as Acura MDX vehicles. 

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On these vehicles, the tie rod fastener that connects the brake booster and the brake master cylinder may not have been properly assembled. This could cause them to separate while driving, leaving drivers unable to brake quickly. Or worse, drivers could lose the ability to brake altogether.

How Do You Know If Your Car Is Affected By The Honda Recall?

Honda will mail a letter notifying owners of the vehicles included beginning August 7th. However, if you’re a Honda driver who wants to check sooner, you can search using your car’s VIN number on the NHTSA website, or call Honda Customer Service at 1-888-234-2138.

If your vehicle is indeed one of the ones with the faulty brake issue, Honda dealers will inspect and repair the issue free of charge.

Which Vehicles Are Included In The Honda Recall?

Drivers of the following makes/models should check immediately with Honda or the NHTSA on the status of their vehicle:

2020-2021 Honda Civic

Honda Civic

2021-2023 Honda Passport

Honda Passport

2021-2022 Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot

2020-2023 Honda Ridgeline

Honda Ridgeline

2020 Acura MDX

Acura MDX

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