- honda has issued a recall and stop-sale order on 136,057 honda and acura models, mostly from the 2018 and 2019 model years, to fix a fuel pump that could fail, causing the vehicle to stall.
- included are 2018 and 2019 acura nsx and 2019 rdx, rlx, and rlx hybrid, plus 2019 and 2019 honda accord, civic hatchback, civic type r, and hr-v, 2019 fit, and 2019 and 2020 insight vehicles.
- honda will notify customers by the end of july and will replace the defective fuel pump free of charge.
honda has issued a worldwide recall for about 1.4 million vehicles fitted with a defective fuel pump. the problem could cause a vehicle to stall during driving, the automaker said. in the u.s., 136,057 honda and acura vehicles are included. honda says it has received no reports of accidents or injuries as a result of the problem.
the fuel pumps, made by supplier denso, were "exposed to production solvent drying for longer periods of time" during manufacturing, according to the nhtsa recall report, which could cause surface cracking and excessive fuel absorption and eventually cause the impeller to become deformed and fail. the fuel pumps on vehicles produced outside limited dates given on the report do not have the problem.
honda will notify customers by the end of july and will replace fuel pumps on the affected vehicles. the automaker has also asked dealers with the fuel pump modules in their inventory to return them. consumers can check the nhtsa recalls website to find out if their vehicle is included in the recall.