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Some 500,000 Honda models involved in recall alert

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Honda said Friday nearly a half-million sedans and minivans in the United States were involved in this week's recall to fix brake fluid leaks.

The action, announced earlier, involved the same issue that led Toyota to recall 1.5 million vehicles.

Honda said the recall affects 471,820 2005-2007 model year Acura RL sedans and Honda Odyssey minivans from the 2005 to early 2007 model year. The company said there have been no injuries or accidents tied to the problem.

The Japanese automaker told the government that certain types of brake fluid could affect the seal on the brake's master cylinder and lead to a leak.

If the leaks are left unattended, they could cause a spongy feeling in the brake pedal and adversely affect brake performance.

Honda said owners will be notified within the next two months and vehicles will be repaired free.

Owners can get more information on the recalls at or For more information, Acura owners can call 800-382-2238 and Honda owners can call 800-999-1009.


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