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Honda Recalling 437K Vehicles Due to Fuel Pump Issue

Problem could lead to engine stalling.

by on Feb.14, 2019

The Honda Accord V6 is part of a recall of more than 437K vehicles for a fuel pump problem.

Honda is recalling 437,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix a fuel-pump issue plaguing six-cylinder engines, causing stalling or limiting acceleration.

According to the automaker, a software update should resolve the problem; however, in some instances the fuel pump will need to be replaced. Sodium particulates can clog up or stick to the pump’s internal components.

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This could, in hot weather, cause the engine to stall or limit the acceleration of the vehicle. The vehicles affected in this action include: 2016-2018 Acura MDXs, 2015-2019 Acura TLX V6s and 2015-2017 Honda Accord V6s.

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Honda says it has received no reports of crashes or injuries because of the issue.

The 2017 Acura MDX is also part of the recall 437,000 vehicles for fuel-pump problems.

Owners will be notified by letter in late March, after which they are advised to take the vehicles to authorized dealers.

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This action follows a Honda recall of its Ridgeline for a fuel pump problem last week. Honda recalled 106,000 of the 2017–2019 Ridgeline pickup trucks because sulfuric acid in car-wash detergents can result in a fuel leak, which in turn raises the potential of a fire.

The automaker says dealers will inspect the fuel pump and replace it if needed. Honda recommends Ridgeline owners take their truck to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification, which they say they will begin mailing in early March 2019.

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Honda says it has received no reports of fires, crashes, or injuries related to this issue.

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One Response to “Honda Recalling 437K Vehicles Due to Fuel Pump Issue”

  1. John says:

    Honda SW engineers plan on using that rarely used C++ command, “dissolve Sodium particulate (x)”.