Honda Announces Major Fuel Pump Recall Affecting Millions

In a significant safety move, Honda is recalling approximately 2.54 million vehicles across various models produced between 2017 and 2020. This decision follows the discovery that the fuel pumps installed inside the fuel tanks of these vehicles may fail, posing a serious safety risk.

The Fault and Its Implications

The issue lies in the fuel pump module, which, if inoperative, could lead to the engine not starting or stalling while driving. This malfunction significantly increases the risk of crashes or injuries. The problem was identified in a detailed report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), underlining Honda’s commitment to customer safety and regulatory compliance.

Proactive Measures and Customer Support

To address this issue, Honda dealerships will be replacing the faulty fuel pump module at no cost to the vehicle owners. The company has announced that owner notification letters will be dispatched starting February 5, 2024, to inform the vehicle owners about the recall process.

For further assistance or information, Honda has encouraged owners to contact their customer service at 1-888-234-2138. The recall references are listed under the numbers KGC and KGD, as per Honda’s records.

List of Affected Models

This recall spans a wide range of Honda and Acura models, reflecting the scale of the issue. The affected vehicles include popular models like the Honda Accord, Civic (in various forms including Coupe, Sedan, Hatchback, and the high-performance Type R), CR-V (including the Hybrid variant), HR-V, Ridgeline, Odyssey, and the eco-friendly Insight and Passport. The luxury brand Acura has not been spared, with the ILX, MDX (and its Hybrid version), RDX, RLX, TLX, and the high-performance NSX also included in the recall. Even the Honda Clarity PHEV and the Fit from specific years have been recalled.

  • 2018-2020 Honda Accord
  • 2018-2020 Honda Civic Coupe
  • 2018-2020 Honda Civic Sedan
  • 2018-2020 Honda Civic Hatchback
  • 2018-2020 Honda Civic Type R
  • 2018-2020 Honda CR-V
  • 2018-2020 Honda HR-V
  • 2018-2020 Honda Ridgeline
  • 2018-2020 Honda Odyssey
  • 2018-2020 Acura ILX
  • 2018-2020 Acura MDX
  • 2018-2020 Acura MDX Hybrid
  • 2018-2020 Acura RDX
  • 2018-2020 Acura RLX
  • 2018-2020 Acura TLX
  • 2019-2020 Honda Insight
  • 2019-2020 Honda Passport
  • 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid
  • 2018-2019 Honda Clarity PHEV
  • 2018-2019 Honda Fit
  • 2017-2020 Honda Accord Hybrid
  • 2017-2020 Acura NSX

Vehicle owners are advised to respond promptly to the recall notice to ensure their vehicles remain safe and reliable.

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