The Commercial Appeal

U.S. investigat­es Honda Odyssey


DETROIT — U. S. safety regulators are investigat­ing some Honda Odyssey minivans because they can brake without the driver pressing the pedal.

The probe affects nearly 344,000 vans from the 2007 and 2008 model years.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administra­tion said it has received 22 complaints from owners about unexpected braking.

In some cases, the vans braked while drivers were accelerati­ng, cutting the speed by up to 30 miles per hour.

Five people told the agency that dealers found trouble in a steering angle sensor in the electronic stability control system.

The agency said it has no reports of crashes or injuries.

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