If you’re the lucky owner of a 2007 to 2008 Honda Element or Odyssey you may be asking yourself the same question.
Just why does that brake pedal feel like a sponge?
Can I stop this car quickly if I have too?
I wouldn’t bet on it! I’ve driven one of these Hondas…
See, Honda has this little problem called… air in the braking system.
How to drive with air brakes
We’ve already been working on Honda’s with this problem. Each time we have found that the brakes had to be bled of air.
After bleeding of the brakes, braking quality and feel greatly improved. Until recently, we did not know how this was happening.
Well, now we know how the air is getting into the system!
Number of Vehicles Affected 412,000
Honda has announced the recall of their 2007 through 2008 Honda Odyssey and Honda element
When you first turn the ignition on in any of today’s vehicles, the different computer systems (yes, there’s more than one) perform a function test. With the ABS system there is a control valve that is cycled during this test. It just happens to be where the air is sneaking into the brake system.
If you’ve had your brakes serviced to correct the soft brake pedal be sure to take your receipts for earlier repairs with you. You’ll likely receive reimbursement for the monies spent to date.
As a reminder, safety recalls are performed at no expense to the owner of the vehicle, even if you’re not the original owner.
Don’t miss the next exciting episode of Spongebob Squishy Brakes…coming to a showroom close to you…