2019 Honda Civic hatchback is included in the Acura, Honda fuel pump recall

American Honda is recalling 136,057 cars from its Acura and Honda brands in the U.S. to replace the fuel pumps. The suspect 2018-2020 models may have fuel pumps with defective parts that could lead to a loss in engine power or stalling, potentially increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda said in a press release that it hasn't received any reports of crashes or injuries related to the issue.

The company will mail recall notification letters to owners in late July, and it encourages owners to schedule the work as soon as they are able upon receipt.  

The Details

Vehicles Recalled

• 2018-2019 NSX
• 2019 RDX
• 2019 RLX, 2019 RLX Sport Hybrid

• 2018-2019 Accord
• 2018-2019 Civic Hatchback
• 2018-2019 Civic Type R
• 2019 Fit
• 2018-2019 HR-V
• 2019-2020 Insight

The problem: Fuel pump components in the tank could crack due to exposure to solvents during the manufacturing process. This could lead to a fuel pump failure.

The fix: Acura and Honda dealerships will replace the fuel pumps on affected models free of charge.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may contact Honda customer service at 888-234-2138.

Check to see whether your vehicle has recall: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website will tell you whether your vehicle has any recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have one. Because automakers issue recalls often and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly.

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