Honda Recall for Stall Risk Caused by Defective Fuel Pumps

Honda Recall for Stall Risk by Defective Fuel Pumps

American Honda Motor Company has issued a worldwide recall for 1.4 million vehicles for stall risk caused by fuel pumps that are believed to be defective. The safety issue stems from the low-pressure fuel pump reportedly failing inside the fuel tank. The engine may stall while driving if the fuel pump fails, increasing the risk of a car accident. According to a recall report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there was an exposure of product solvent drying for extended periods during the manufacturing process by the supplier, Denso. This may cause excessive fuel absorption and cracks on the surface, which may later cause the impeller to deform and fail. As of May 21, 2020, Honda has received 68 field reports, 183 warranty claims, and no reports of accidents or injuries related to this safety issue.

Owners will be notified by Honda if their vehicle is affected by the recall, and the fuel pump assembly will be replaced by dealers, free of charge. A notification schedule has not yet been provided by the manufacturer.

Which Models are Included in the Recall for Stall Risk Caused by Faulty Fuel Pumps?

Approximately 136,057 Acura and Honda vehicles are affected by NHTSA recall reference number 20V-314, which was submitted on May 28, 2020. These include:

  • 2018 Acura NSX produced from September 17, 2018, to September 27, 2018
  • 2019 Acura NSX produced from October 1, 2018, to March 19, 2019
  • 2019 Acura RDX produced from May 21, 2018, to February 12, 2019
  • 2019 Acura RXL produced from November 1, 2018, to November 6, 2018, 2019 Acura RXL Hybrid produced from July 3, 2018, to November 29, 2018
  • 2018 Honda Accord produced from June 5, 2018, to November 2, 2018
  • 2019 Honda Accord produced from October 27, 2018, to February 8, 2019
  • 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback produced from June 27, 2018, to September 28, 2018
  • 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback produced from September 28, 2018, to January 17, 2019
  • 2018 Honda Civic Type R produced from June 25, 2018, to January 15, 2019
  • 2019 Honda Civic Type R produced from October 3, 2018, to June 10, 2019
  • 2019 Honda Fit produced from April 27, 2018, to December 21, 2018
  • 2018 HR-V produced from April 27, 2018, to July 7, 2018
  • 2019 Honda HR-V produced from May 23, 2018, to December 21, 2018
  • 2019 Honda Insight produced from May 23, 2018, to March 8, 2019
  • 2020 Honda Insight produced from August 26, 2019, to September 17, 2019

Determining Fault for a Defective Fuel Pump

When your vehicle stalls on the road due to a faulty fuel pump and causes an accident resulting in injury, the driver is not the one at fault. A personal injury lawyer in Sacramento can hold the right parties financially accountable for their negligent actions. When it comes to defective fuel pumps, the manufacturer of the vehicle or the fuel pump may be held liable. There could be a flaw in the design or manufacturing process that caused the car part not to function as intended.

While automakers are obligated to test vehicles to meet specific federal safety standards, there could be defects that may make the car dangerous over time. No matter what caused the vehicle defect, an injury lawyer will investigate what went wrong with the car, why it failed, and who is liable for any accidents or injuries related to the safety issue. For suggestions on what to look for in the best personal injury lawyer to handle your case, watch the video below.

Legal Assistance with an Accident Caused by a Vehicle Defect and Safety Recall

An injured individual may face challenges with insurance companies and manufacturers when it comes to filing an injury case against them. Negligent parties may attempt to pinpoint fault on the person injured in the accident caused by the defective fuel pump. This can be frustrating, especially because they are trying to avoid paying the compensation the injured person needs as well as wrongfully accusing them of negligence. Fortunately, the Sacramento personal injury lawyers of AutoAccident.com are well-versed in auto products liability claims and know what signs to look for in a defective vehicle case. We will conduct an independent investigation of the accident scene, send experts to examine the car in question, and search for evidence that demonstrates your fuel pump was defective.

How a Car Products Liability Lawyer Can Help

When a driver or passenger has been wrongfully injured in a car accident caused by a vehicle defect, they deserve legal representation that will protect them and their rights no matter what. At our Sacramento personal injury law firm, we stand up to automakers and manufacturers when they hurt drivers and passengers because of their defective vehicle parts and equipment. We have experience in products liability law and will do everything in our power to defend you and protect your right to fair compensation.

Personal Injury Lawyer in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento personal injury lawyer. Defective vehicle accidents may result in life-changing consequences for those involved. If you or a family member has been injured as a result of a car accident where the defect of a vehicle was the cause, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and losses incurred. This may be done through an auto products liability claim filed against the automaker or manufacturing company. Please call me at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400. I can provide you my free, friendly advice on whether you qualify to bring a personal injury case against the vehicle manufacturer.

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