Man fueling his Honda at the gas station.

Honda Issues Recall for Fuel Pumps on Over 1 Million Vehicles

By: Michael H. Rosenstein

Honda is a Japanese automobile brand primarily known for manufacturing cars, motorcycles, and power equipment. The brand rose to success in the 70’s because of its wide selection of efficient models ranging from hatchbacks, compact cars, sedans, hybrids, minivans, sports utility vehicles, trucks, and more. More recently, Honda (including its luxury line, Acura) has attracted attention for manufacturing vehicles with faulty and dangerous fuel pumps. After many complaints from users regarding several models, Honda underwent various investigations, which resulted in a fuel pump recall of nearly 1.4 million vehicles, almost 140,000 being from the U.S, and approximately 10,000 from Canada. 

If your Honda model has fuel pump defects or is showing signs of any serious issues, CCA is here to help. We invite you to call our experts today for a free consultation: (833) LEMON-FIRM.

What are the Fuel Pump Defects in Honda Vehicles?

Some of the Honda and Acura models that have been afflicted by faulty fuel pumps include:

    • 2018-2019 Acura NSX
    • 2019 Acura RLX and Acura RDX
    • 2019 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid
    • 2018-2019 Honda Accord
    • 2018-2019 Honda Civic Type R
    • 2018-2019 Honda Civic Hatchback
    • 2018-2019 Honda HR-V
    • 2019 Honda Fit
    • 2019-2020 Honda Insight

A working fuel pump is essential for the proper functioning of any vehicle. All modern cars with internal combustion engines are equipped with fuel pumps. It is a significant component responsible for carrying fuel from the gas tank and delivering it to the engine at appropriate pressures to meet adequate performance demands.

A defective fuel pump can result in several problems, such as vehicle no-starts and vehicle stalls. Hence, it is crucial to detect and repair a faulty fuel pump at an early stage. Some of the common symptoms of a defected fuel pump are:

    • Vehicle Stalling;
    • Vehicle No-Starts;
    • Loud whining noises from the tank (soft, quiet hums are normal; however, a loud whine is a sign of a deeper issue).
    • Decreased power and fuel efficiency.
    • Experiencing jerks or sputters at high speeds.

Investigations have revealed that the fuel pump issues in Honda models might be due to over-absorption of fuel by the impellers, which causes them to crack, deform, and fail eventually. A user of the Honda Accord 2018 explained the issue: “The vehicle has developed excessive gas/oil smell halfway through the oil change cycle even when the maintenance minder shows 70% oil life. The smell occurs when driving in the Midwest and causes the garage to smell like an oil/gas mixture. Oil dilution has begun occurring even when provided enough time to warm up.”

Another user said, “When going around a corner and the switch from electric to gas (hybrid vehicle) occurs, the car seems to stall and consequently loses speed for a second or two. This happens when starting from a stop and at highway speeds.”

What Can I Do if my Honda Vehicle is Subject to any Repeated Issues?

Get in touch with our team if you have been noticing any signs of the fuel pump failures discussed above, such as stalls, starting difficulties, unusual sounds from the fuel tank, or need any legal advice regarding the upcoming Honda/Acura recall. If you have experienced multiple repairs, CAA is equipped with experienced lawyers ready to help you find a viable solution to your problem. Feel free to reach out to us for a consultation regarding your vehicle.

Contact our experts for a free consultation at (833) LEMON-FIRM.