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Honda recalls 410,000 vehicles in US

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Honda is to recall more than 410,000 Odyssey minivans and Element small trucks in the US due to a problem with their brakes.

No-one has been injured so far but three crashes have been linked to a softening of the brake pedals requiring them to be pressed closer to the floor to stop the vehicles.

Honda says it has traced the problem to the device that powers the electronic stability control system, which selectively brakes each of the wheels.

The safety recall is Honda’s second in the past two months. In February over 900,000 vehicles were called back globally due to air bag problems.

It comes on the heels of fellow Japanese carmaker Toyota’s spate of safety recalls that include more than eight million vehicles worldwide for braking and sudden acceleration problems.