Honda Cars PH issues voluntary recall of select MY 2018-2021 units

Updated Apr 23, 2021 | Same topic: Latest Consumer Reports

A total of 10,863 Honda vehicles are affected including the City and BR-V.

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) has issued a voluntary safety recall of select vehicles with 2018 to 2021 model year (MY). The recall is due to possible defective impellers that are found in the fuel pumps.

2020 Honda BR-V front

More than 3,000 units of the BR-V are part of the recall

HCPI said that it will replace the fuel pumps of 10,863 units that are affected by the recall. It includes the following Honda vehicles: Accord, BR-V, City, Civic, Civic Type R, CR-V, HR-V, Jazz, and Mobilio. According to the data shared by HCPI, the City has the most number of affected units at 5,100. It is followed by the BR-V with 3,094 units.

Model

Model Year

Selling Year

Units Affected

ACCORD

2018

2019-2020

30

2019-2021

2019-2021

55

BR-V

2019-2020

2019-2020

3,094

CITY

2019-2020

2019-2021

5,100

CIVIC

2019

2019-2020

667

2019

2019-2021

234

CIVIC TYPE-R

2019

2019-2021

90

CR-V

2019

2019-2020

172

HR-V

2019-2020

2019-2020

461

JAZZ

2019-2020

2019-2020

600

MOBILIO

2018-2019

2019-2021

360

Total:

10,863

Affected vehicle owners may avail of the fuel pump service kit replacement in any of the 38 Honda Cars dealerships nationwide. HCPI clarified that replacement parts and labor for this voluntary recall is free of charge, and servicing process may take up to a maximum of two (2) hours.  

A vehicle with a defective fuel pump can’t be started or it can stall while it’s out on the road. This recall is not an isolated case but it is part of a global recall caused by the faulty fuel pumps manufactured by Denso International America, Inc. Denso said that the defective fuel pumps were sold to vehicle manufacturers such as Ford, Honda, Mazda, Subaru, Toyota, Mitsubishi, and Magnuson Products. 

Last year, reports stated that Honda recalled 1.4 million vehicles worldwide due to the faulty fuel pump supplied by Denso. Toyota had the same issue that forced the car company to recall 3.2 million vehicles. Mazda and Ford also announced a global recall due to the same issue. 

Global fuel pump recall

Global recall affects millions of vehicles

The problem with the said fuel pumps was identified and officially filed in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on April 24, 2020. It is said that a faulty fuel pump can stall the engine while driving. The report added that the impeller may deform and become inoperative if it is manufactured with a lower density or exposed to production solvent drying for a longer period of time.  

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HCPI will be sending a recall notification letter to the owners of affected vehicles. Customers may also verify if their vehicle is affected through encoding its 17-digit Chassis Number or Vehicle Identification Number at the car company’s Chassis/VIN search tool.

HCPI is also encouraging individuals to schedule an appointment with their preferred Honda Cars dealership for the fuel pump service kit replacement. Owners of the affected vehicles can also contact Honda’s customer service hotline, 1-800-1000-HONDA (46632) or (02) 857-7240 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday or email update@hondaphil.com for further assistance.  

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