More than 760,000 Honda and Acura vehicles could unexpectedly die, thanks to a fuel pump defect.
Honda announced in late March that it is recalling the vehicles worldwide in order to replace the faulty fuel pumps, Autoblog reports. Although the company said it is not aware of any accidents caused by the defect, the malfunctioning fuel pumps could cause the cars to stall.
“Fuel pump inoperability could prevent an engine from starting or stall an engine while driving, increasing the risk of a crash,” the company said in a report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall covers certain 2019 and 2020 Acura ILX, MDX, MDX Sport Hybrid, RDX and TLX models, as well as Honda Accord, Civic, Fit, HR-V, Odyssey, Passport, Pilot and Ridgeline vehicles. It also includes some 2018-2019 Honda CR-V models, according to Autoblog.
“Registered owners of all affected vehicles will be contacted by mail and asked to take their vehicle to an Acura or Honda dealer,” Honda said in the NHTSA report. “The dealer will replace the fuel pump assembly for free. Owners who have paid to have these repairs completed at their own expense will be eligible for reimbursement, in accord with the recall reimbursement plan on file with NHTSA.”
The recall comes less than a year after Honda recalled some 136,000 cars over similar issues. The company also called back nearly half a million cars in 2019, citing fuel pump issues, Autoblog points out.
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