According to foreign media reports, Honda Motor said on Tuesday that it would recall some 761,000 vehicles worldwide to replace fuel pumps that could fail and cause engine problems. Most of the cars under recall were in the United States – about 628 thousand cars, covering various models of the Acura and Honda brands, produced between 2018 and 2020, including Accord, Civic, CR-V, Fit, Pilot, Ridgeline, MDX , RDX, TLX and others.
The reason for the recall was imperfect resin molding conditions during the manufacturing of the fuel pump impeller, which led to an insufficient resin density of the part. Fuel can affect the impeller, which can cause the part to swell and deform, as well as interfere with the fuel pump housing, causing the fuel pump to malfunction and unable to supply fuel to the engine. In extreme conditions, the engine may stall while driving.
However, Honda also said that it still does not know about the defects associated with the failure of the fuel pump.
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In recent years, defects in fuel pumps manufactured by Japanese parts giant Denso have led to the massive recall of many Japanese models. For example, in the domestic market, many Japanese automakers, including Guangqi Honda, Dongfeng Honda, FAW Toyota, GAC Toyota, Changan Mazda, FAW Mazda and GAC Mitsubishi, have encountered a fuel pump malfunction.
You can check whether a particular Honda 2018-2020 car is eligible for the campaign by the VIN number on a special Honda website or on the NHTSA website.