Nearly nine hundred thousand Honda Odyssey minivans recalled

Nearly nine hundred thousand Honda Odyssey minivans recalled

Honda, one of the leading car manufacturers in the world, has recalled nearly nine hundred thousand Odyssey minivans due to a faulty part in the fuel pump. The notice was issued by the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to avert any fire accidents.

According to the report filed with the US NHTSA on March 13th, Honda stated that one of the parts of the fuel pump in the minivans manufactured at their plant in Alabama between the years of 2005 and 2010 is faulty. The strainer cover used in these vehicles is delicate and can develop cracks easily, leading to a fire disaster. No accident due to this defective part has been reported for all these years.

Since there are hundreds of thousands of Odyssey minivans under current recall, Honda said that it was not possible to repair them immediately. The company said that they would be providing the users with an “interim” part that will work well until the repairs commence. Consumers would be notified about this at the start of next month.

Several plausible causes for the development of cracks in the strainer cover are being investigated, including the usage of low PH materials found in dust control products and acids from certain chemicals present in car care products. Honda said that Denso, a Japanese manufacturer with a US presence, was allotted the contract of manufacturing this part.

This is the third instance of Honda recalling its Odyssey minivans within the last 12 months. The first instance was in September last year where over 315,000 vehicles manufactured between 2003 and 2004 had to be recalled since their airbags deployed even when the vehicle was not involved in any accident.

The second instance was in November last year when close to 344,000 Odyssey vans were recalled because of a faulty braking mechanism.


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