Recall 18V777000

Rear Brakes Experience Reduced Performance

Recall Details

The rear brake caliper pistons may not have been properly coated, causing gas to be released into the rear brake hydraulic circuit, reducing brake system performance. Dealers will bleed the rear wheel brake system free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The rear brake caliper pistons which act to create contact between the brake pads and brake discs to slow the vehicle may not have been properly coated during manufacturing. This would reduce braking performance, increasing risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Honda or Acura must be performed by a Honda or Acura dealership, respectively. American Honda will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in December, 2018. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Honda or Acura dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Honda recall numbers are C31 and L30.

Brakes, November 01, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 01, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Acura MDX, 2017-2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid, 2018-2019 Honda HR-V and Honda Odyssey, and 2016 Honda HR-V vehicles. The rear brake caliper pistons may have an insufficient coating, causing gas pockets to form, reducing brake performance. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
A reduction of braking performance increases the risk of a crash.
Owners will be notified, and Honda or Acura dealers will bleed the brakes, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 17, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are C31 and L30.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to
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