Honda Odyssey Recall: Nearly 1M Minivans Recalled for Fire Risk

No injuries reported with the recalled vehicles, Honda said

   

Honda Odyssey Recall: Nearly 1M Minivans Recalled for Fire Risk

A fire risk has led Honda Motor Company (HMC) to recall more than 900,000 Honda Odyssey minivans in the United States, according to the US National Highway Safety Administration.

Honda Honda Odyssey Recall: Nearly 1M Minivans Recalled for Fire RiskThe agency noted that a fuel-pump part was faulty and could crack and cause a fuel leak, which could lead to a risk of fire.

Via the Chicago Tribune:

Because the recall involves 886,815 Honda Odyssey vans, Honda said the proper repair parts won’t be available until summer. In the meantime, it will provide “interim” parts to customers, who will be notified beginning in April.

Honda said it had investigated several potential causes of cracks in the fuel-pump strainer cover, including acid from chemicals found in car washes and low-PH materials used in fertilizer and dust control agents.

There have been no reported fires or injuries related to the 2005-2010 Honda Odyssey built in Alabama, which are the subject of the recall.

Because the recall involves 886,815 Odyssey vans, Honda said the proper repair parts won’t be available until summer. In the meantime, it will provide “interim” parts to customers, who will be notified beginning in April.

The fuel pump modules were built in the United States by a Japanese supplier.

HMC stock is down 13% year to date.


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