Latest News

Lines are closed.
Please call back when we are open

Mon/Fri: 8.30am - 6pm


Honda in recall over brake fault


Wednesday March 17th 2010

Car giant Honda is the second Japanese manufacturer this year to announce a recall of some of its vehicles in the US, further tarnishing the country's reputation for reliable and cutting-edge vehicle design.

Honda is to recall more than 410,000 vehicles because of braking problems that it said, if left unrepaired, could lead to accidents. Toyota recalled more than a million vehicles earlier this year over a potential problem with the accelerator pedal becoming stuck.

The Honda recall includes 344,000 Odyssey minivans and 68,000 Element small trucks sold in 2007 and 2008.

Over time all cars deteriorate due to every-day "wear and tear" and this can have a big impact on their value. One good way to protect against vehicle depreciation is to take out a car value-protection policy. In the event of a car being stolen or written off, this guarantees the policy holder will receive back the full amount the car was insured for at the start of the policy.

Honda said in a statement that over time, brake pedals can feel "soft" and must be pressed closer to the floor to stop the vehicles. Left unrepaired, the problem could cause loss of braking power and possibly a crash, Honda spokesman Chris Martin said.

"It's definitely not operating the way it should, and it's safety systems, so it brings it to the recall status," he said.

Car Value Protector - If your car gets written off, helpucover will pay the difference between your car insurers valuation at the time of the accident or theft, and the car's value when you purchased Car Value Protector.

Copyright © Press Association 2010

If your car gets written off, helpucover will pay the difference between your car insurers valuation at the time of the accident or theft, and the car's value when you purchased Gap Car Insurance.