WASHINGTON D.C. (March 15, 2014)- 886,815 Honda Odyssey minivans are being recalled because of a fuel pump issue.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Honda Motor Company, the recall involves Honda Odyssey minivan models from 2005 to 2010 due to the fuel pump strainer cover may deteriorate allowing fuel to leak out of the vehicle which can cause a fire.
Due to the large number of vehicles, Honda will not have enough parts until the summer time. Honda will notify owners when the parts have come in. Honda owners currently experiencing a leak from the fuel pump will be provided with a replacement cover from existing original parts. All vehicles, including those receiving an interim repair, will require replacement once updated parts become available.
In a statement from Honda to the NHTSA “Prolonged exposure to acidic chemicals and a high temperature environment may cause the cover of the fuel pump strainer to deteriorate prematurely in a manner that can result in cracks in the material. Cracks in the cover of the fuel pump strainer could lead to a fuel smell being present or to leaking fuel, increasing the risk of fire.”
If Honda owners have any questions they can contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.