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Defective Fuel Pump Caused a Recall of 1.4 Million Honda Cars Worldwide

Honda and Acura are recalling almost 1.4 million vehicles of 2018-2020 (mostly 2019) model years because of a fuel-pump issue.

Fuel pumps made by Denso were “exposed to production solvent drying for longer periods of time” during manufacturing. That resulted in surface cracking and excessive fuel absorption. Finally, the impeller could deform and fail. If a fuel pump fails, it causes the vehicle to stall during driving.

The cars with possible defects are Honda’s Civic hatchback, Civic Type R, Accord, HR-V, Fit, Insight, as well as Acura’s RDX, NSX, RLX and RLX hybrid.

The recall includes 136,057 Honda and Acura vehicles in the United States. Owners will receive respective notifications by the end of July.

The automaker will replace defective fuel pumps free of charge. Honda has also asked dealers to return the fuel pump modules they have in the stock.

Consumers can visit the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) recalls website to check if their vehicle is subject to the recall.

No accidents or injuries have been reported in connection with the problem.

Presently, not only Honda and Acura have to recall cars. Nearly 1.9 million units of the previous-generation Nissan Altima are being also recalled for a seemingly unfixable hood latch. It is the fourth recall on the same issue.

The Altima owners will receive a letter in the coming weeks with instructions for “proper latch inspection and maintenance.”

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