Detroit, Mar 17: Honda Motor Co has warned its customers of brake problems in Odyssey minivans and Element small trucks and is expected to recall over 410,000 vehicles.
The automobile giant will be recalling 344,000 Odysseys and 68,000 Elements from the 2007 and 2008 model years due to braking system problems.
In a statement, Honda has warned that the brake pedals can feel 'soft' over time and they need to be pressed closer to the floor to stop the vehicles.
This could eventually lead to loss of braking power and possibly a crash if the problem is not fixed.
“It"s definitely not operating the way it should and it"s safety systems, so it brings to the recall status," Honda spokesman Chris Martin said adding that National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported three crashes due to the problem.
The owners of the cars have been asked to wait till they receive a letter from the company before scheduling a repair because the parts are not yet available.
The company will be sending out letters only at the end of Apr 2010.
Till then, the customers who fear loss of braking power have been advised to get their dealer to check the brakes.