Honda issues recall over fuel pump problem

Dealerships to return fuel pump stock and told to stop selling affected models

Honda is recalling around 40,000 models in Europe over fuel pump issues.

The safety recall was issued when it became aware of defective fuel pump impellers which may lead to cars stalling.

Alongside the vehicle recall, Honda has asked any dealers with spare fuel pumps to return them.

A stop-sell notice has also been issued on some affected models until the issue is rectified.

In a statement, a Honda spokesperson said: “The fuel pumps installed in these vehicles may contain defective impellers, which could, over time, result in a loss of engine power or vehicle stalling.

“Honda has received no reports of incidents or injuries related to this condition.”

Honda has confirmed 39,285 affected vehicles within the European region.

Cars affected by the recall include popular models such as the 2018 and 2019 models of Honda’s Accord, Civic, Civic Type R.

The spokesperson added: “Honda Motor Europe is in the process of confirming the specific vehicles affected and will contact customers in due course.

“Honda would advise any owner that is concerned to contact their local Honda dealer.”

In the United States, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) documents reveal the cars contain lower density impellers which could cause the issue.

These were exposed to production solvent drying for longer periods of time which may have affected each part.

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