Honda will recall certain 2018-2020 Acura and Honda vehicles for a defective fuel pump that can increase the risk of a crash, the automaker announced last week. Honda also issued a stop-sale order prohibiting dealers to sell the affected new vehicles until the issue is fixed.
The fuel pumps may have a defective impeller that could result in a loss of engine power or cause the vehicle to stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Honda said it has not received any reports of crashes or injuries as a result of the issue, in paperwork filed with federal regulators.
The 136,057 vehicles in the recall include:
-2018-2019 Acura NSX
-2019 Acura RDX
-2019 Acura RLX and RLX Sport Hybrid
-2018-2019 Honda Accord
-2018-2019 Honda Civic hatchback and Type R
-2019 Honda Fit
-2018-2019 Honda HR-V
-2019-2020 Honda Insight
The problem is unrelated to an Acura/Honda fuel pump recall from last year. More than 430,000 vehicles were recalled then for fuel pumps in models equipped with 3.5-liter V-6 engines.
Honda will notify owners by late July and dealers will replace the fuel pump assembly free of charge. Owners can see if their models are affected by visiting Acura’s recall site or Honda’s recall site or by calling 888-234-2138 Monday through Friday from 6am-5pm PT.