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Honda Odyssey recalled due to fuel pump creating fire risk

Honda Odyssey
Honda Odyssey
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The manufacturer is recalling the Honda Odyssey because the fuel pump can create a fire risk. ABC News reports on March 16 that 900,000 minivans are affected by the recall, and models from 2005 to 2010 may have a defective fuel pump. However, owners will only be notified next month, and the parts to fix the problem will take even longer to become available.

Owners of the Honda Odyssey who are affected by the recall will receive notifications in April. Despite parts not being ready until the summer, Honda has promised that temporary repairs should prevent problems in the fuel pump. The car manufacturer states the temporary fixes will be enough while car owners wait for the other parts.

The car manufacturer shares that there have not been any accidents caused by the defective fuel pump, and the recall is a precaution. The fuel pump can start to show damage that can lead to cracks and potential fires. It blames the strainer cover for the defects, but Honda believes the problem can be fixed. The repairs will be done at the dealerships at no cost to the car owners.

This is not the first time that the Honda Odyssey has been recalled, and previous issues were related to the sensors. The minivans in the current recall were built in Alabama, and the fuel pump parts were supplied by Denso.