Honda recalls 628, 000 vehicles due to defective fuel pumps

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Honda and Acura are also in the recall doghouse of recalls in the week, as the automaker and its subsidiary recalled over 628,000 vehicles this week ─ over 136,000 of which are in the US ─ because fuel pumps in affected cars could cause a loss of power.

Honda in a press release stated the affected vehicles may contain defective impellers that could cause the vehicles to lose power over time.

If the vehicle is being used when this happens, it could increase the risk of a crash.

The company said: “Honda is announcing this recall to encourage each owner of an affected vehicle to take it to an authoried dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Acura or Honda.”

Owners of affected vehicles will begin to be notified from May 18, 2021, and mailed notifications should arrive by late July this year.

In a related development, Hyundai had issued a recall for approximately 82,000 of its Kona and Ioniq electric vehicles after numerous reports of battery-related fires March 2021.

But now, the automobile manufacturer maker is recalling even more cars that are affected by a similar problem.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced in the week, Hyundai is issuing safety recalls for certain Hyundai Genesis vehicles because of an electrical issue with the anti-lock brake system.

The system can malfunction and cause an electrical short that could lead to an engine compartment fire while the car is parked or being driven, said the NHTSA.

The agency noted: “Owners of select Hyundai and Genesis vehicles…should park their cars outside and away from homes, other structures and other flammable materials such as vegetation until their vehicles have been repaired.”

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