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Vehicles may lose braking ability due to fluid loss. In most cases, the brake warning light will illuminate, but it may not. Loss of braking ability can increase the risk of a crash.
We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall. The brakes may fail without warning. Please contact your dealer; they will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
Use of incorrect brake fluid may cause a rubber seal in the rear of the master cylinder to become dry and leak. The leaking fluid will enter the brake booster and may not be visible externally. A loss of brake fluid can reduce braking efficiency, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the affected seal on all master cylinders, leaking or not. This recall is scheduled to begin during December of 2010. The Acura recall number is R52; the Honda Recall Number is R51.