Accord Hybrid

ABS Modulator May Leak Air and Cause Low Brake Pedal on Honda Accord Hybrid

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The ABS modulator (hydraulic unit) can leak air into the brake system and cause a low brake pedal. A new ABS modulator will be needed if it is diagnosed to be the source of the leak.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 80,082 (17,330–148,000)
3 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007
8 people reported this problem
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Have had the car since 2007. Had to replace the abs modulator unit at 71,000 miles. It was necessary to replace not only the modulator, but also the accumulator, since it only comes as a unit. Costly at over $1,000 for modulator and $350 for accumulator, with labor almost $2000. Modulator only guaranteed for 12 months or 36,000 miles because it is remanufactured. Then at 104,000, modulator out again. Either replace it again at an even bigger expense or buy another car!
Unable to stop car slowing down for stop sign. Hit car in front of me.
NO WARNING LIGHTS at all. Drove to nearest dealer the next day very, very
slowly. Service found air entering into ABS Modulator. Modulator replaced,
cost $1,400. As per service, out of warranty. Still trying to get regional
rep to fight this charge. To make matters worst, received ticket even though
modulator defective? Get the not my job feeling?
Brake pedal is going all the way to the floor. Brakes need to be pumped up a second time to so it doesn't go to the floor. Not yet fixed, don't have $1,000 laying around for the ABS modulator part aside from the service costs.