Friday, 25 February 2022 13:26

NHTSA Investigating Honda Accord, CR-V Automatic Emergency Braking Problems

Written by David A. Wood, CarComplaints.com


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Honda automatic emergency braking problems are the focus of a federal investigation following 107 complaints about the systems in Accords and 171 in CR-Vs.

The complaints, as well as additional early warning reports, were filed about 2017-2019 Honda CR-V and 2018-2019 Honda Accord vehicles equipped with Honda's Collision Mitigation Braking Systems.


More than 1.7 million Honda Accord and CR-V vehicles are included in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation, which seeks to determine just how bad the problem may be.


According to NHTSA, the Honda Accord and Honda CR-V automatic emergency braking systems activate even when nothing is obstructing the roads, something that has allegedly caused six collisions and minor injuries.


Honda calls its automatic emergency braking system the Collision Mitigation Braking System, or CMBS, which uses a windshield-mounted camera and a millimeter-wave radar transceiver to detect objects ahead of the Accord or CR-V.


According to Honda, its automatic emergency braking system is designed to perform in three stages.


"STAGE ONE: If the system detects a risk of frontal collision with a vehicle detected ahead, a pedestrian or an oncoming vehicle, it will issue visual and audible alerts to the driver.


"STAGE TWO: If the risk of a collision increases and the driver takes no action, the system will continue the visual and audible alerts, and begin to apply light braking."


"STAGE THREE: If the system determines that a collision is unavoidable, it will...

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