Honda has issued a voluntary recall of more than 2.5 million vehicles due to potentially faulty fuel pumps. The Japanese automaker reported that certain models of the Honda Fit, Vezel, and the Acura MDX manufactured between July 2014 and October 2019 were affected by the defect. The affected vehicles are at risk of a damaged fuel pump that can cause a car to stall or even prevent it from starting.
This isn’t the first time Honda has had to issue such a large recall; in fact, the latest recall brings the total number of cars affected by the fuel pump issue to just over 4 million. Honda has been actively looking into the matter since 2018, when they first identified a possible issue with the fuel pumps. A Honda spokesperson stated that although the source of the issue was still unknown, they had seen an uptick in customer complaints and had taken the necessary steps to correct the problem.
Among those affected by the recall are some of Honda’s most popular models such as the Civic, Accord, and CR-V. Honda will reportedly cover the cost of the fuel pump repair or its replacement, in addition to making sure that all other components are checked for compatibility.
Honda has said that customers will be contacted directly via mail or phone and instructed to bring their vehicles to an authorized service center for the repairs if necessary. When asked about the potential hazard posed by the defective fuel pumps, Honda said that although the issue was concerning, the risks involved were minimal.
Although the recall is likely to result in a hefty repair bill for Honda, the automaker is likely hoping that this swift, voluntary recall will help to restore customer confidence in their products. In the meantime, it may be wise to inspect your vehicle for any signs of the issue and to bring it to a Honda dealer to be inspected for any possible defects.