By TOM SELIGMAN | MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY / SAN DIEGO (MTV News) – The 2017 Honda Civic Ridgene was spotted on Wednesday leaking brake fluid on the engine, and that’s a problem the company is investigating.
“We have been contacted by a Honda owner in California who had his Ridgelines running at 100 miles per hour (161.9 kilometers per hour) with a large brake fluid spill in the engine compartment,” said John J. Houser, vice president of engineering and systems, Honda North America, in a statement.
“We are currently investigating the issue.”
Honda said that the brake fluid was removed by an independent mechanic on Friday and that the vehicle has been repaired.
It said the owners of the vehicle were notified.
Honda Ridgens are a hybrid of a gasoline engine and a hybrid battery system that use brake fluid.
The Ridgenders were released in 2016 and replaced with a diesel engine.
Hondas newest model, the Ridgendec, is powered by a hybrid diesel engine that uses brake fluid instead of gasoline.
The engine is equipped with a regenerative braking system that automatically reverses the engine’s power.