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Statement by American Honda Regarding Fuel Pump Recall: 2017-2019 Honda Ridgeline

  • 106,683 vehicles are affected in the United States
  • For Free: Fuel pumps will be inspected and, if needed replaced; Fuel pump cover to be installed on all affected vehicles.
  • No reports of related fires, crashes or injuries

American Honda will voluntarily recall 106,683 model-year 2017-2019 Honda Ridgeline pickup trucks in the United States to inspect and, if needed, replace the fuel pump, for free. In addition, a free fuel pump cover will be installed on all affected vehicles. Car wash detergents containing sulfuric acid could drain from the truck bed and seep into the fuel pump’s fuel feed port. If not fully rinsed off, sulfuric acid seepage can crack the fuel feed port, resulting in a pressurized fuel leak. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire. Honda has received no reports of fires, crashes or injuries related to this condition.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage each owner of an affected vehicle to take it to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to owners will begin in early-March 2019. Owners of these models can also determine if their specific vehicles are included in the recall by visiting www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.

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Statement by American Honda Regarding Fuel Pump Recall: 2016-2018 Acura MDX, 2015-2019 Acura TLX V6 and 2015-2017 Honda Accord V6

  • Approximately 437,000 vehicles affected in the United States
  • Control software will be updated, and, if needed, the fuel pump will be replaced, free of charge
  • No related crashes or injuries have been reported

American Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 437,000 model-year 2016-2018 Acura MDX, 2015-2019 Acura TLX V6 and 2015-2017 Honda Accord V6 vehicles in the United States to update control software for the fuel pump and, if needed, replace the fuel pump, free of charge.

Sodium particulates contained in some gasoline sold in the United States can adhere to certain internal components in the fuel pump, increasing electrical and mechanical resistance and reducing fuel pump performance under original control software programming. If a vehicle is operated in high ambient temperatures, reduced fuel pump performance can restrict vehicle acceleration and/or cause an engine stall, which may increase the risk of a crash. American Honda has received no reports of crashes or injuries related to this issue.

American Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of affected Acura and Honda vehicles to take them to an authorized dealer for repair as soon as they receive notification. Mailed notification is planned in late-March 2019. Owners of potentially affected vehicles can also determine if their vehicles require repair by visiting www.recalls.acura.com or www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.

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Statement by American Honda Regarding Center Pillar Garnish Attachment Recall: 2019 Honda Pilot and Ridgeline

  • 403 vehicles are affected in the United States
  • Right center pillar garnishes, which may interfere with side curtain airbag deployment, will be secured, for free
  • No reports of related injuries

American Honda will voluntarily recall 403 Honda Pilot and Ridgeline vehicles from the 2019 model year in the United States to secure the right center pillar garnish, for free.

Affected vehicles may have larger than specified mounting holes for the clip that secures the right center pillar (B-pillar) garnish, an interior cover just behind the passenger-side front door. In the event of a crash necessitating right side curtain airbag deployment, the clip may not hold the center pillar garnish in position and may potentially interfere with side curtain airbag deployment. This interference may not comply with certain federal requirements and may increase the risk of occupant injury. Honda has received no reports of injuries related to this condition.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage each owner of an affected vehicle to take it to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to customers will begin in mid-January 2019. Owners of these models can also determine if their specific vehicles are included in the recall by visiting www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.

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Statement by American Honda Regarding Fuel Cell Voltage Misdetection Recall: 2017-2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

  • 1,082 vehicles affected in the United States, all in California
  • Fuel Cell ECU software will be updated, free of charge
  • No reports of crashes or injuries related to the defect

Honda will voluntarily recall 1,082 model-year 2017-2018 Clarity Fuel Cell vehicles in the United States to update the Fuel Cell Electronic Control Unit (ECU) software, free of charge. In the U.S., the Clarity Fuel Cell is currently exclusively available for lease in California, and all affected vehicles will require the free repair at one of the twelve authorized Honda Fuel Cell dealers in the state. Honda has received no reports of crashes or injuries related to this issue.

The Fuel Cell ECU software responsible for monitoring voltage in the fuel cell stack may misinterpret a minor voltage variance and erroneously shut down the fuel cell stack in response, resulting in an unexpected loss of motive power, potentially increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda announced a recall in February 2018 to address a similar issue with the software in the 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle, but three subsequent consumer reports of loss of motive power revealed the potential for a misinterpretation of voltage variation in an area of the fuel cell not anticipated by the earlier software update.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage lessees of affected vehicles to take them to an authorized Honda Fuel Cell dealer as soon as possible for repair. Mailed notification to lessees will occur in mid-February 2019. Clarity Fuel Cell lessees can also determine if their vehicles require repair by visiting www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.

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Statement by American Honda Regarding Electronic Power Steering Recall: 2017-2018 Honda Civic and CR-V

  • 54 vehicles will be recalled in the United States to replace the electronic power steering gear box, for free
  • No related crashes or injuries have been reported

American Honda will voluntarily recall 54 model year 2017-2018 Honda Civic and Honda CR-V vehicles in the United States to replace the electronic power steering (EPS) gear box, free of charge. Torque sensors within the affected gear boxes were manufactured incorrectly and could provide incorrect steering torque information if the steering wheel is turned fully to the end of its range of travel (multiple turns in one direction). This condition could cause the EPS to steer with more force than intended by the driver, increasing the risk of a crash. Honda has received no reports of crashes or injuries related to this issue.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of affected vehicles to take them to an authorized dealer as soon as possible for the free repair. Mailed notification to owners of affected vehicles will occur in early-November 2018. Owners of these models can also determine if their vehicles require repair now by visiting www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.

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Statement by American Honda Regarding SRS Control Unit Recall: 2019 Honda Insight, Odyssey and Ridgeline

  • 118 vehicles are affected; recall only in the United States
  • SRS Control Units will be replaced, free of charge
  • Issue discovered during quality control check at the control unit vendor; No customer reports related to this issue

Honda will voluntarily recall 118 model-year 2019 Insight, Odyssey and Ridgeline vehicles, only in the United States, to replace Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Control Units, free of charge. A circuit board on the affected SRS Control Units may have been damaged during production. A damaged SRS Control Unit may not properly deploy the side, side curtain and knee airbags and seat belt pre-tensioners during a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Honda has received no customer reports related to this issue, which was discovered during quality control checks at the vendor.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of affected vehicles to take them to an authorized dealer as soon as possible for the free repair. Mailed notification to owners of affected vehicles will occur in late-November 2018. Owners of these models can also determine if their vehicles require repair now by visiting www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.

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Statement by American Honda Regarding Rear Camera Noncompliance Recall: 2018 Honda Accord and 2019 Honda Insight

  • Approximately 232,000 vehicles will be recalled in the United States to update the software that controls the rear camera display, for free
  • No related crashes or injuries have been reported

American Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 232,000 model year 2018 Honda Accord vehicles and model year 2019 Honda Insight vehicles in the United States to update the software that controls the rear camera display, free of charge. Due to incorrect software programming, the center screen that normally displays the rearview image may not provide the image during backing events following certain usage scenarios, even after the vehicle is restarted. A failure to display the rearview image does not comply with federal requirements (FMVSS 111, Rear visibility) and could increase the risk of a crash. Honda has received no reports of crashes or injuries related to this issue.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of affected vehicles to take them to an authorized dealer as soon as possible for the free repair. Mailed notification to owners of affected vehicles will occur in early-November 2018. Owners of these models can also determine if their vehicles require repair now by visiting www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.

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Statement by American Honda Regarding Third Row Center Seatbelt Tongue Recall: 2018 Honda Odyssey

  • Approximately 3,900 Odyssey minivans in the United States will require a seatbelt inspection and, if needed, replacement of the third row center seatbelt in the United States

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Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 3,900 Odyssey vehicles from the 2018 model year in the United States to inspect and, if needed, replace the third row center seatbelt, free of charge.

Third row seatbelts use different seatbelt tongues for the outer seating positions and the center seating position. During third row center seatbelt assembly at a supplier, outer seatbelt tongues were mistakenly installed on to center seatbelt assemblies. When an outer seatbelt tongue is inserted into a center seatbelt buckle, the seatbelt will not latch, making it noncompliant with federal regulations (FMVSS No. 208). In the event of a crash, an unlatched seatbelt may increase the risk of injury to the seat occupant. Honda has received two customer reports through dealers noting that a seatbelt would not latch properly, but there have been no reports of injury related to this issue.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of affected vehicles to take them to an authorized dealer as soon as possible for  inspection and,  if  needed,  repair. Mailed notification to customers will begin in late-July 2017, and owners of these vehicles can determine now if their vehicles require inspection by going to www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.

Statement by American Honda Regarding Replacement Engine Short Block Recall: 2015-2016 Honda CR-V

  • Sixteen CR-V vehicles that experienced prior engine repairs affected
  • Replacement engine short blocks will be inspected and, if needed, replaced, free of charge

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Honda will voluntarily recall sixteen CR-V vehicles from the 2015 and 2016 model years that previously experienced engine short block replacement in the United States to inspect and, if needed, replace the replacement short blocks, free of charge.

A small number of replacement engine short blocks may have been assembled with pistons specified for markets other than the United States. Incorrect pistons could potentially result in a loss of expected engine power, which could increase the risk of a crash. This concern was discovered and reported to Honda by a dealer technician who recognized incorrect pistons prior to installing a replacement short block during an unrelated repair. Honda has received no customer reports of problems related to this issue.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of affected vehicles to take them to an authorized dealer as soon as possible for repair. Due to the relatively small number of affected vehicles, where possible, Honda is currently attempting to contact owners of affected vehicles by phone to schedule inspections. Owners of 2015-2016 CR-Vs can also determine if their individual vehicles require repair by visiting www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138. Mailed notification to owners of any remaining unrepaired vehicles will occur in early-June 2017.

Honda Odyssey Recall

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Honda is voluntarily recalling the Odyssey minivan from the model years 2011-2017. More than 630,00 vehicles are affected by the recall.

The release on the second row may remain in an unlocked position, which could allow the seats to move unexpectedly, including in an accident. No injuries have been reported due to this issue.

If you have questions, please contact Honda or Sims Honda.