Honda Recalls 437,000 Vehicles for Fuel Pump Failures

February 15, 2019 at 3:05 AM

Honda Motor Co. plans to call back about 437,000 of its late-model sedans and crossover vehicles in the U.S. to fix fuel pumps that could fail during hot-weather operation.

The recall will target 2015-2017 model Honda Accord sedans (pictured), 2016-2018 model Acura MDX crossovers and 2015-2019 model Acura TLX sedans. All affected vehicles are fitted with V-6 engines.

Honda blames the problem on sodium particles in in some U.S. gasoline blends that can stick to internal components in the fuel pump, interfering with the system’s ability to deliver adequate fuel to the engine. The condition can affect acceleration or even cause the engine to stall, especially when air temperatures are high.

The company says dealers will update system software and/or replace the pump. The campaign will begin at the end of next month.