Honda Initiates Massive Recall Over Fuel Pump Risks
In response to potential fuel pump failures that could lead to engine stalling and, consequently, pose a risk of accidents, Honda has announced a recall of more than 2.5 million Acura and Honda vehicles manufactured between 2017 and 2020.
Nationwide Concerns: Impacted Models and Risks
The recall encompasses several popular models, including the 2018-2020 Honda Accord, Civic, CR-V, HR-V, Ridgeline, and Odyssey, along with certain Acura models, including the high-end Acura NSX sports car.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) identified an issue with improperly molded fuel pump impellers, potentially leading to deformation and interference with the fuel pump body over time.
Critical Safety Measures: Free Fuel Pump Replacement
To address the fuel pump defect, dealers will provide a free replacement of the faulty fuel pump. Notifications to vehicle owners are anticipated to be dispatched on February 5, 2024, urging immediate action to mitigate safety concerns.
Honda’s Ongoing Recall Efforts: CR-V Hybrid Vehicles
Earlier this week, Honda and the NHTSA jointly announced another recall involving over 106,000 CR-V hybrid vehicles produced between 2020 and 2022.
This recall was initiated due to a missing fuse, posing risks of battery cable short-circuit or overheating in the event of a crash.
Toyota Joins Recall Wave: 1.1 Million Vehicles Affected
In a parallel development, Toyota, a fellow Japanese automaker, faced a significant setback as it recalled 1.1 million cars in the U.S.
The recall spans various Toyota and Lexus vehicles with model years ranging from 2020 to 2022, covering popular models like Avalons, Camrys, Highlanders, RAV4s, Siennas, and Corollas.
The recall is linked to potential sensor issues in the front passenger seat, leading to airbag system failures in crash scenarios.
Industry-Wide Safety Concerns: Daihatsu Halts Shipments
The safety concerns reverberated across the automotive industry as Daihatsu, a subsidiary of Toyota, halted shipments of all its vehicles indefinitely.
This decision followed the discovery of safety-inspection irregularities, including rigged side-collision safety tests on thousands of cars reported in April, prompting further investigations.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn