Honda Recalling More Than 400,000 Vehicles for Fuel Pump Issues
UNITED STATES – According to a news report posted online at ajc.com, carmaker Honda is recalling more than 400,000 vehicles because of fuel pump issues. The recall applies to certain Honda models in the United States that might experience issues with their fuel pumps because of particulate buildup.*
The recall affects a total of 437,000 vehicles in the United States. It applies to the following models of Honda and Honda-owned vehicles:
- 2016 – 2018 Acura MDX
- 2015 – 2019 Acura TLX V6
- 2015 – 2017 Honda Accord V6
The recall was prompted by a finding that sodium particulates from gasoline can build up in the internal working of the fuel pumps in these vehicle models. The buildup can result in negative effects to vehicle performance. Especially in high-degree temperatures, the vehicles might experience pump performance issues that affect acceleration or lead to engine stalling.
Acceleration issues and engine stalling can both result in an increased risk of vehicle crashes. However, Honda says it has not received any reports regarding accidents caused by the fuel pump issues or injuries from any accidents.
Affected vehicle owners will be notified by Honda starting in late March. Owners will then need to take their vehicles to nearby dealerships to have repairs. The repairs should include updates to vehicle software and possible fuel pump replacements.
In the meantime, owners can contact Honda with questions, or they can go to the website for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding active recalls. The NHTSA recall website with return information about applicable recalls when owners enter their vehicle identification numbers.
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