Posted On: April 12, 2010 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Honda Recalling 410,000 Minivans, Small Trucks

Honda Motor Co. is recalling more than 410,000 Odyssey minivans and Element small trucks because of braking-system problems that could make it tougher to stop the vehicle if not repaired. According to this Associated Press article on Philly.com, the recall includes 344,000 Odysseys and 68,000 Elements from the 2007 and 2008 model years.

Honda said that over time brake pedals can feel “soft” and must be pressed closer to the floor to stop the vehicles. If they are left unrepaired, the problem could cause loss of braking power and possibly a crash.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported three crashes due to the problem with minor injuries and no deaths.

Owners should wait to get a letter from the company before scheduling a repair because the parts are not yet available.

Consumers have the right to assume that products they purchase or use have been produced in a manner that would ensure that they are safe and free from unreasonable risks. If a company manufactures a product that is hazardous to the user, the company must be held liable for any injuries or fatalities that occurred due to the faulty product.

There are innumerable products that may pose serious threats to innocent consumers if they have a defect, and may include auto parts, toys, medications, motor vehicles, household appliances, and furniture.

The experienced Pennsylvania product liability attorneys at Cherry, Fieger and Marciano, LLP are committed to consumer safety. They can help with a recall issue if you or a loved one has sustained an injury or death as a result of an auto defect.