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4.5 million Honda & Acura vehicles are being recalled worldwide to fix a fuel pump defect

2.5 million are in the U.S, with more than 20 models are affected

DECEMBER 2023 — –Honda is recalling more than 4.5 million cars worldwide because of a fuel pump problem that could lead to engine failure or stalling in traffic, which could cause an accident.

The recall includes 2.54 million vehicles in the United States. The automaker had previously recalled 628,000 U.S. vehicles in 2021 and 136,000 in 2020 for the same issue.

Honda issued recalls over the same issue earlier this month in China and Japan.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall documents say the impellers inside fuel pumps of 2017-2020 Hondas and Acuras were improperly made, meaning they “can deform and interfere with the fuel pump body” over time. This could prevent the engine from starting, or can cause a stall while driving, which depending on the situation in traffic, could be dangerous. Fortunately, Honda says it hasn’t received any reports of crashes or injuries.

To remedy the problem, Honda will replace the in-tank fuel pumps, at no cost to owners, in the entire U.S. recall population of 2,539,902 vehicles, though the defect may be present in only 1 percent of those cars. Because of the size of the recall, repairs will be done in phases, with first owners receiving notification letters in February. Dealer notifications began this week.

“Countermeasure replacement 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 stages,” Honda wrote.

2017-2020 Honda Accord Hybrid
2018-2020 Honda Civic 4D
2018-2020 Honda Civic 2D
2018-2020 Honda Civic 5D
2018-2020 Honda Civic Type R
2018-2019 Honda Clarity PHEV
2018-2020 Honda CR-V
2020-2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid
2018-2019 Honda Fit
2018-2020 Honda HR-V
2018-2020 Acura ILX
2019-2020 Honda Insight
2018-2020 Acura MDX
2018-2020 Acura MDX Hybrid
2017-2020 Acura NSX
2018-2020 Honda Odyssey
2019-2020 Honda Passport
2018-2020 Acura RDX
2018-2020 Honda Ridgeline
2018-2020 Acura RLX
2018-2020 Acura TLX

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V858000
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,539,902
Report Receipt Date: December 18, 2023

Fuel Pump May Fail
Fuel pump failure can cause an engine stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.

DECEMBER 2023 — Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018-2020 Honda Accord, Civic Coupe, Civic Sedan, Civic Hatchback, Civic Type R, CR-V, HR-V, Ridgeline, Odyssey, Acura ILX, MDX, MDX Hybrid, RDX, RLX, TLX, 2019-2020 Honda Insight, Passport, 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid, 2018-2019 Honda Clarity PHEV, Fit, and 2017-2020 Honda Accord Hybrid, Pilot, Acura NSX vehicles. The fuel pump inside the fuel tank may fail. Dealers will replace the fuel pump module, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 5, 2024. Honda’s numbers for this recall are KGC and KGD. This recall is an expansion of NHTSA recall numbers 21V-215 and 20V-314.

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