Honda has included some of their most popular models in the recall including their Acura NSX, Accord and Civic models. The faulty fuel pumps are exposed to production solvent drying for longer periods which could cause surface cracking and excessive fuel absorption. These issues can eventually cause parts to become deformed and fail which may lead the car to stall.
In a report issued to the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Honda have revealed they received their first report of a fuel pump failure from India.
After this an investigation was launched which confirmed swelling in the car’s impeller would result in fuel pump failure.
In total, 136,057 models from the United States are included in the recall although statistics from other nations are not yet known.
However, the NHTSA report says its estimated 100 percent of cars recalled will have the issue.
Honda have issued a worldwide car recall on several models
Honda has confirmed it will notify customers of any issues by the end of July to arrange a time for dealers to conduct repairs.
It is expected the fix will be offered to motorists complete free of charge to ensure cars are back to a safe specification.
Honda has asked any dealers with the fuel pump modules in their inventory to return them and have also issued a stop-sell notice on models to avoid any more being sold.
The report says similar vehicles not included in the recall are equipped with fuel pump modules not subject to the faulty conditions.
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This means there is no risk of fuel pump failure and therefore repairs would not be needed.
A breakdown of the cars affected revealed it was owners of newer vehicles which were set to be called in.
All of the cars affected were built after 2018 with the majority being constructed last year.
Cars affected are a string of the firm’s popular Acura models with the 2018 and 2019 NSX cars featured.
The 2019 Acura RDX and RLX machines are mentioned alongside the RLX Sport hybrid vehicle.
A breakdown of the NHTSA report found the RDX model was the most affected in the United States with recalls issued for 34,405 cars.
The 2018 and 2019 Honda Accord machines were also featured with all models affected built between June 2018 and February 2019.
The Honda Civic is one of the firms most famed models but did not escape damages from the recall as four model ranges were included.
Several Acura models are also affected by the glitch
Those affected include the 2018 Civic Hatchback, 2019 Civic Hatchback, 2019 Civic Type R and 2019 Civic Type R.
Motorists in the United States can check whether their car may be affected by the recall by entering their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the NHTSA website.
Honda also operated their owner recall website where motorists can enter details to receive up to date information on any latest recalls.
Express.co.uk have contacted Honda about how the recall could affect motorists in the UK.