Subaru, Honda, recall vehicles due to brake issues

By the Associated Press | December 5, 2011 | 11:05 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Subaru is recalling three of its car models and Honda is recalling some motorcycles because of problems with the brakes.

Honda is recalling 126,000 GL-1800 motorcycles from the 2001 to 2012 model years. Federal safety regulators say that the brakes may not fully release. The problem with a part could cause a crash or a fire in the rear brake.

Two fires were reported, but it was unclear if any crashes occurred.

Subaru is recalling nearly 32,000 Legacy, Outback and Impreza models from 2012. A defective brake part could cause the brake pedal to travel farther than expected. Federal safety regulators say this could cause a driver to misjudge that amount of pressure needed to stop quickly.

The company says no crashes or injuries have happened.