Honda Recalling 412,000 Vehicles For Brake Problem

Honda announced it will recall about 344,000 Odyssey and 68,000 Element vehicles from the 2007-2008 model years due to brake pedal problems. Honda’s recall will affect U.S. Odysseys and Elements.

Honda says it will modify the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) modulator due to customer complaints of brake pedals that feel soft or have to be pushed lower to the floor to completely stop the vehicle. Honda says the condition tends to very slowly increase over time.

Honda Odyssey

"Although not all vehicles being recalled are affected by this issue, we are recalling all possible units to assure all customers that their vehicles will perform correctly," Honda said in a statement.

Owners of the affected vehicles will start receiving notices at the end of April. Owners who have questions can visit or call (800) 999-1009, and select option 4.

As we’ve seen with Toyota, what starts out as one recall can lead to several recalls of millions of vehicles, which then prompts the automaker to offer steep discounts and incentives to boost sales.

Honda is not offering 0% auto loans in March like Toyota, but is offering financing as low as 0.9%. Honda’s March lease specials include the 2010 Pilot, Odyssey, Insight and Civic with no money due at signing. This means there is no first month’s payment, no down payment and no money due at lease signing. You’ll still have to come up with tax, title and fees.