2.5 Million Acura and Honda Cars Affected by Fuel Pump Issues
American Honda Motor Co. has issued a massive recall, affecting approximately 2.5 million vehicles across its Acura and Honda brands. The recall has been initiated due to concerns about premature fuel pump failure, which could lead to engine-related issues such as failure to start or stalling while driving.
The Extensive Recall List
The recall encompasses a wide range of Acura and Honda models manufactured between 2018 and 2020. The list of affected vehicles is extensive, spanning brands and various popular models. The impacted vehicles include:
- 2018 to 2020 Honda Accord
- 2018 to 2020 Honda Civic Coupe
- 2018 to 2020 Honda Civic Sedan
- 2018 to 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback
- 2018 to 2020 Honda Civic Type R
- 2018 to 2020 Honda CR-V
- 2018 to 2020 Honda HR-V
- 2018 to 2020 Honda Ridgeline
- 2018 to 2020 Honda Odyssey
- 2019 and 2020 Honda Insight
- 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid
- 2018 and 2019 Honda Clarity PHEV
- 2018 and 2019 Honda Fit
- 2017 to 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid
- 2017 to 2020 Honda Pilot
- 2018 to 2020 Acura ILX
- 2018 to 2020 Acura MDX
- 2018 to 2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid
- 2018 to 2020 Acura RDX
- 2018 to 2020 Acura RLX
- 2018 to 2020 Acura TLX
- 2017 to 2020 Acura NSX
The Root Cause
The primary issue at the heart of this recall lies in an improperly molded internal part within the fuel pump. Over time, this component can deform, leading to fuel pump failure. When this occurs, vehicle owners may encounter several noticeable symptoms, including:
- Illumination of warning lights on the instrument panel
- Intermittent loss of power
- Difficulty starting the vehicle
- Unexpected stalling of the vehicle
These symptoms inconvenience vehicle owners and pose a significant safety risk, as a sudden stall while driving can result in accidents and injuries.
Honda’s Response and Global Impact
Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by mail, beginning in early February 2024, with instructions on how to proceed. Acura and Honda authorized dealerships will perform the necessary repairs, replacing the fuel pump with an improved version at no cost to the vehicle owner. Importantly, owners who previously addressed this issue at their own expense are eligible for reimbursement.
It’s worth noting that while Honda has received more than 4,000 warranty claims related to this problem, there have been no reported crashes or injuries directly associated with this issue, providing some reassurance regarding the overall safety of the affected vehicles.
How to Take Action
Honda has set up a dedicated hotline for vehicle owners who suspect their vehicle may be part of this recall or want more information. Owners can call 888-234-2138 to inquire about the recall, its implications, and the necessary steps to address the fuel pump issue.
You can visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website to determine whether your vehicle is subject to any open recalls. By entering your vehicle’s 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), you can access information about any outstanding recalls that require attention.
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