Honda to Recall over 2.5 Million US Vehicles Over Fuel Pump Failure

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Honda is set to recall more than 2.5 million vehicles in the United States due to potential fuel pump failures, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This recall is prompted by concerns that a faulty fuel pump may lead to engine stalling while driving, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

To address this safety issue, Honda dealers will replace the fuel pump module at no cost to the vehicle owners, as stated by the NHTSA in its announcement on Thursday. The recall encompasses several popular models from the Japanese automaker, including the 2018-2020 Honda Accord, Civic, CR-V, HR-V, Ridgeline, Odyssey, and some Acura models.

The specific concern identified by the NHTSA is the potential failure of the fuel pump located inside the fuel tank. The safety agency advises that this defect could result in a sudden engine stall, creating hazardous conditions on the road. Owner notification letters are expected to be sent out by February of the following year.

This recall follows closely on the heels of another safety concern raised by the NHTSA. The day before this announcement, the regulator issued a recall affecting approximately 106,030 CR-V hybrid vehicles. The reason for the recall was the risk of fire or injury in the event of a crash caused by either an overheated battery cable or a short circuit.

These recalls underscore the automotive industry’s commitment to addressing potential safety issues promptly and proactively, with manufacturers taking steps to rectify problems that could pose risks to drivers, passengers, and others on the road. Owners of the affected Honda and Acura models are urged to pay attention to the forthcoming notification letters and promptly schedule the necessary repairs to ensure the continued safety and reliability of their vehicles.


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