Honda Motor's American arm has announced a recall of over 2.5 million vehicles in the United States. The reason behind the recall is a fuel-pump defect that can potentially cause engine failure or stalling while driving.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has published documents revealing that the fuel-pump impeller used in Acura and Honda vehicles manufactured between 2017 and 2020 was molded improperly. As a result, the impellers have low density, which can gradually lead to deformation and interference with the fuel-pump body. This ultimately renders the fuel pump inoperative.
Inoperable fuel-pump modules can prevent the car's engine from starting or cause it to stall while driving. The NHTSA warns that this significantly increases the risk of accidents and injuries on the road. However, Honda assures that no crash or injury reports related to this recall have been received so far.
To address the issue, Honda will replace the fuel pumps for all affected vehicles at no cost to the owners. The replacement process will be carried out in separate phases, with the initial batch of owner-notification letters set to be sent out in February.
Unfortunately, there is currently a shortage of countermeasure replacement parts for all recalled vehicles. As a result, American Honda plans to notify vehicle owners in stages. This staggered approach is necessary due to the limited availability of replacement parts.
Dealer notification was scheduled to begin earlier this week, according to information provided by the NHTSA.
Stay tuned for updates on this ongoing recall.
Vehicle Recall Announcement
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall notification for several Honda and Acura vehicle models. As a responsible driver, it is crucial to confirm whether your vehicle is included in this recall for your safety.
Checking if Your Vehicle is Affected
To determine if your specific vehicle is impacted by this recall, you can utilize the following resources:
- The official NHTSA website.
- Honda's recall-lookup platform.
- Acura's recall-lookup platform.
The recall affects the following Honda and Acura models:
- 2018-2020 Honda Accord
- 2017-2020 Honda Accord Hybrid
- 2018-2020 Honda Civic 4D
- 2018-2020 Honda Civic 2D
- 2018-2020 Honda Civic 5D
- 2018-2020 Honda Civic Type R
- 2018-2019 Honda Clarity PHEV
- 2018-2020 Honda CR-V
- 2020-2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid
- 2018-2019 Honda Fit
- 2018-2020 Honda HR-V
- 2018-2020 Acura ILX
- 2019-2020 Honda Insight
- 2018-2020 Acura MDX
- 2018-2020 Acura MDX Hybrid
- 2017-2020 Acura NSX
- 2018-2020 Honda Odyssey
- 2019-2020 Honda Passport
- 2018-2020 Acura RDX
- 2018-2020 Honda Ridgeline
- 2018-2020 Acura RLX
- 2018-2020 Acura TLX
Additional Recall Notice
In addition to the above-mentioned recall, a separate recall has been announced for 106,000 2020-2022 Honda CR-V hybrid vehicles. This recall is due to the presence of a missing fuse on the power circuit of exterior 12-volt battery cables. During a crash, this omission can lead to a potential short-circuit or overheating of the battery cable.
Ensuring the safety and well-being of motorists is a top priority for the NHTSA and automakers like Honda. We urge all affected vehicle owners to take immediate action and adhere to the necessary steps outlined by the manufacturer to rectify any safety concerns related to these recalls.