NHTSA Launches Probe into Honda Vehicles for Brake Issues

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NHTSA launches a preliminary investigation into the Honda Insight due to concerns regarding the unintended activation of emergency braking systems.
NHTSA launches a preliminary investigation into the Honda Insight due to concerns regarding the unintended activation of emergency braking systems.

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) initiates a preliminary probe into Honda Insight and Passport models due to concerns about inadvertent activation of automatic emergency braking systems.

Reported Incidents Spark Action:

Following 46 complaints, including reports of crashes, fires, and injuries, the NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) addresses potential safety hazards associated with the emergency brake malfunction.

The probe focuses on 2019-2022 models of the Honda Insight hybrid electric car and the Honda Passport SUV, where accidental activation of the emergency braking system poses a heightened risk of collisions, injuries, and property damage.

Implications of Automatic Braking Malfunction:

The NHTSA underscores the seriousness of the issue, highlighting the potential consequences of unintended braking, which could lead to accidents and jeopardize the safety of vehicle occupants and others on the road.

While Honda’s North American office remains unavailable for immediate comment, the company is expected to cooperate with the investigation as authorities work to address the safety concerns raised by consumers and regulators.

Preliminary Evaluation Process:

The preliminary probe marks the initial phase of the NHTSA‘s investigation. It entailed a thorough review of consumer complaints and manufacturer service bulletins to determine whether a safety defect warranted further action.

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