Honda and Acura: Faulty Fuel Pump Leads to Global Recall

A number of owners of Honda and Acura vehicles need to be aware that the low-pressure fuel pump could fail in some cases, causing the engine to run rough or maybe not even start.

They may also see a “Check Engine” light pop up on the instrument cluster or feel a sudden loss of power while driving.

The problem is not insignificant because it is forcing the Japanese automaker to recall over 1.4 million vehicles around the globe including 80,176 precisely in Canada.

Affected models include:

ACURA ILX 2019
ACURA MDX 2019 2020
ACURA RDX 2019 2020
ACURA TLX 2019 2020
HONDA ACCORD 2019
HONDA CIVIC 2019 2020
HONDA CR-V 2019
HONDA FIT 2019
HONDA HR-V 2019
HONDA INSIGHT 2019 2020
HONDA ODYSSEY 2019
HONDA PASSPORT 2019
HONDA PILOT 2019
HONDA RIDGELINE 2019
Photo: Hyundai Canada Inc.

In a document published by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it says that the fuel pumps were made by Denso and contain lower-density impellers exposed to production solvent drying for longer periods of time. These impellers may crack and swell, leading to fuel pump failure affecting the entire fuel system.

Owners will soon receive a mailed notice instructing them to take their vehicle to a Honda or Acura dealer to replace the fuel pump assembly.

Fortunately, no related accident has been reported so far.

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