Torrance, CA – April 6, 2021 – Honda (NYSE:HMC) has expanded a previous recall to include 628,124 of additional vehicles with faulty fuel pumps that may cause the car to stall. The pumps are manufactured by Denso, (OTCMKTS:DNZOY) – an auto parts maker that forms part of the Toyota Group – that is behind this and other recalls by major car manufacturers starting last summer.
This recall includes:
- 2019 Acura ILX
- 2019 – 2020 Acura MDX
- 2019 – 2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid
- 2019 – 2020 Acura RDX
- 2019 – 2020 Acura TLX
- 2019 – 2020 Honda Accord
- 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid
- 2019 – 2020 Honda Civic
- 2019 – 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback
- 2019 Honda Civic Type-R
- 2018 – 2019 Honda CR-V
- 2019 Honda Fit
- 2019 Honda HR-V
- 2019 – 2020 Honda Insight
- 2019 Honda Odyssey
- 2019 Honda Passport
- 2019 Honda Pilot
- 2019 Honda Ridgeline
The Denso fuel pumps at the center of the recall have a small plastic component, called an impeller, that sucks gas from a car’s fuel tank to pump it into the engine. Some of the impellers were manufactured in a way that can cause the plastic to weaken and become misshapen, causing the whole fuel pump to malfunction. Without a pump moving fuel into the engine, the car might not start or could stall while driving.
Background of the recall
The original Honda recall was announced in May of last year and included some of the model and model years listed above. Overall, Denso had manufactured over two million defective pumps which has caused Toyota. Honda and Subaru to recall their cars starting last summer.
The driver may be alerted to the fuel pump malfunction if he or she notices that the malfunction indicator light (MIL) or the master warning indicator come on. Additionally, the engine may run “rough” when the car is started or idled. This means that you may hear weird noises or feel the car vibrate or shake. Take the car in for repair as soon as you notice these signs to keep the situation from getting worse.
You can read more about the risks posed by these faulty fuel pumps in our article about Toyota’s Denso fuel pump recall.
Honda and Acura dealers will replace the fuel pump assembly for free. Notifications with more information about when and how to seek repairs will be sent to owners starting on May 18.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
Over 628,000 vehicles are included in this Honda and Acura recall. To see if your car is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.