Honda Motor has just announced that they will be recalling no less than 900,000 Odyssey Minivans. The news was actually made public by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in a report.
The problem that has been found in these vehicles is linked to the fuel pump strainer cover, which may deteriorate, allowing fuel to leak out. Actually, the news is not very shocking, at least when having under consideration the case of General Motors.
General Motors has recalled no less than 1.6 million cars, vehicles which had an issue with the ignition switches. It seems that they came with an ignition flaw which General Motors knew about since 2004, it has been said. On this case, General Motors is under investigation and the company might face severe charges.
Well, now it looks like the vehicles created by Honda might experience a problem, as well. Honda presented the case to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and revealed that the Odyssey minivans built between 2005 and 2010 might have a problem with a fuel-pump part. In case it cracks it can cause a fuel leak, which increases severely the risk of fire.
Fortunately, according to Honda there were no fires and no injuries caused by this issue so far. So, maybe the company decided to recall its cars on time. However, there is an issue. To properly repair the parts that are required, Honda will need a few months.
In fact, the company said that the parts will only be available this summer. Meanwhile, Honda will provide interim parts to customers, who will be notified starting with the month of April. The company said that they discovered the issue after initiating an investigation on potential causes of cracks in the fuel-pump strainer cover.
Honda claimed that the parts with this defect were built by Denso. It also added that the recalled vehicles were built at the company’s plant in Lincoln, Alabama. Two months ago, Honda recalled about 344,000 cars, including models from 2007 and 2008. Back then, the company said that they came with a computer malfunction which lead to heavy and unexpected breaking.