More than 22,000 Honda vehicles have been recalled across the country over a serious fuel pump issue.
According to the recall notice, eight different vehicle models sold between July 26, 2018 and May 12, 2020 have been affected.
“Due to an improper manufacturing process, a component within the fuel pump could swell, causing the fuel pump to become inoperative,” Product Safety Australia said.
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“If the fuel pump stops working, this could stop the engine from starting or stall the engine while driving.”
They warned that it could also “increase the risk of an accident and may result in serious injury to vehicle occupants and/or other road users”.
The vehicles included in the recall include:
- Honda Accord – Model Year 2018, 66 affected vehicles
- Honda City – Model Year 2019, 390 affected vehicles
- Honda Civic – Model Year 2018, 5,210 affected vehicles
- Honda CR-V – Model Year 2018-2019, 7,361 affected vehicles
- Honda HR-V – Model Year 2018, 6,438 affected vehicles
- Honda Jazz – Model Year 2019, 2,790 affected vehicles
- Honda Civic Type R – Model Year 2018, 110 affected vehicles
- Honda NSX – Model Year 2019, 1 affected vehicle
Car owners are being urged to contact the service department of their preferred Honda dealer to make a booking to have a repair conducted free of charge.
For more information, visit the Product Safety Australia website.