In a March 13 filing with NHTSA, Honda said
2005-2010 Odysseys built in Alabama have a fuel-pump part that
could crack and cause a fuel leak, increasing the risk of fire.
The company said it has no reports of fires or injuries related
to the problem.
Because the recall involves 886,815 Odyssey vans, Honda said the
proper repair parts won't be available until summer. In the
meantime, it will provide "interim" parts to customers, who will
be notified beginning in April.
Honda said it had investigated several potential causes of
cracks in the fuel-pump strainer cover, including acid from
chemicals found in car washes and low-PH materials used in
fertilizer and dust control agents.
The fuel pump modules were made in the United States by Japanese
supplier Denso, according to Honda.
Honda said the recalled vans were built at its Lincoln, Alabama,
plant from June 23, 2004, through September 4, 2010.
(Reporting by Paul Lienert in
Detroit; editing by Nick Zieminski and Paul Simao)
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