ServiceNews Article February 11, 2015 A15020B Version 1 Left-Foot Braking and the Brake Override System (BOS)- 2011-2015 Honda ModelsVitaly's Mobile Auto Diagnostics, LLC - Vitaly's Mobile Auto Diagnostics, LLC AFFECTED VEHICLES 2011-2015 Accord, 2014-2015 Accord Hybrid, 2014 Accord Plug-In, 2012-2015 Civic, 2012-2015 Civic Hybrid, 2011-2015 Crosstour, 2012-2015 CR-V, 2011-2015 CR-Z, 2011 Element, 2011-2015 Fit, 2011-2014 Insight, 2011-2015 Odyssey, 2012-2015 Pilot, and 2012-2014 Ridgeline EDITOR’S NOTE: This article replaces “Loss of Power While Driving? Could Be the Brake Override System,” posted in September 2011. The brake override system (BOS) is designed to cut engine power if you have one foot on the gas pedal and the other on the brake at the same time. The system thinks you’re trying to slow down the vehicle so it cuts engine power to prevent accidental acceleration. This is most commonly experienced by drivers who use left-foot braking (their left foot is on the brake, their right foot is on the gas pedal) and particularly when accelerating from a full stop. If you get a vehicle for a loss of engine power complaint, before starting any troubleshooting, have the service advisor ask your customer about his or her driving habits. He or she might just be experiencing the BOS in action. If your customer isn’t familiar with this system, the service advisor should demo its function.