Driving a Honda or Acura? More than 2.5 million cars are under recall due to a faulty fuel pump

Honda Motor Company is recalling more than 2.5 million vehicles in the United States due to a faulty fuel pump that can increase the risk of the engine stalling or stalling while driving.

NEW YORK – Honda Motor Co.’s American arm is recalling more than 2.5 million vehicles in the United States due to a faulty fuel pump that can increase the risk of the engine misfiring or stalling while driving.

According to documents published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the fuel pump impeller used in 2017-2020 Acura and Honda vehicles was improperly shaped. This results in low-density impellers, which “can deform and interfere with the fuel pump body” over time, causing the fuel pump to not operate, regulators said.

If the fuel pump module is not working, the vehicle’s engine may not start or may stall while driving, increasing the risk of crash and injury, NHTSA said. Honda says it has not received any reports of accidents or injuries related to this recall so far.

The automaker said Thursday that it will replace the fuel pumps of all vehicles affected by the recall at no cost in separate phases, with the first batch of owner notification letters going out in February.

“Countermeasure parts are not available in sufficient quantities for all recalled vehicles at the time of this announcement, and American Honda intends to notify vehicle owners in phases,” Honda wrote.

Agent notification was scheduled to begin earlier this week, according to NHTSA documents.

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Drivers can confirm whether their specific vehicle is included in this recall using the NHTSA website and/or Honda and Acura’s recall lookup platforms. Affected models are:

1. Honda Accord 2018-2020

2. Honda Accord Hybrid 2017-2020

3. 2018-2020 Honda Civic 4D

4. 2018-2020 Honda Civic 2D

5. 2018-2020 Honda Civic 5D

6. Honda Civic Type R 2018-2020

7. 2018-2019 Honda Clarity PHEV

8. Honda CR-V 2018-2020

9. Honda CR-V Hybrid 2020-2020

10. Honda Fit 2018-2019

11. Honda HR-V 2018-2020

12. 2018-2020 Acura ILX

13. Honda Insight 2019-2020

14. 2018-2020 Acura MDX

15. Acura MDX Hybrid 2018-2020

16. 2017-2020 Acura NSX

17. Honda Odyssey 2018-2020

18. Honda Passport 2019-2020

19. 2018-2020 Acura RDX

20. Honda Ridgeline 2018-2020

21. 2018-2020 Acura RLX

22. 2018-2020 Acura TLX

Earlier this week, NHTSA and Honda also announced a recall of more than 106,000 2020-2022 CR-V hybrid vehicles due to missing fuses in the power circuit for the 12-volt external battery cables. Regulators said this could cause the battery cable to short circuit or overheat during a malfunction.

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