Toyota is still the name most associate with massive automobile recalls, but the Japanese auto manufacturer is far from the only car company dealing with potentially dangerous shortcomings amongst their vehicles. Just last week, Nissan announced the recall of some 747,000 vehicles in the United States.
Days before that, Honda announced a recall of close to 500,000 vehicles for problems with the brakes. Honda’s faulty brakes should be especially worrisome to the company seeing as it was the brakes which initially started Toyota’s rapid fall in public esteem.
Honda claimed that the problem with their brakes resulted only when “non-Honda” brake fluid was used and that with the appropriate brake fluid, the problem was relatively non-existent. As Aaron Smith wrote for CNN Money, the company’s explanation was almost exactly the same as one given by Toyota several days earlier to explain a similar recall.
A brake fluid leak could lead to less-responsive brakes, potentially increasing the chance of a car accident for the driver.
In Nissan’s case, the recall was spurred by concerns over failures in the electrical system, which could cause vehicles to stall. No motor vehicle crashes or injuries have been reported in relation to the Nissan recall.
In both cases, the companies have assured drivers that steps are underway to quickly fix the problems with their vehicles.