Honda Car Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is issuing a recall for 10,136 units of the Accord, BR-V, Mobilio, City, Civic, Jazz, HR-V, and CR-V because of faulty fuel pumps containing defective impellers. This initiative is meant to ensure customer safety and address issues caused by a defective fuel pump such as the inability to start, or stalling during operation.
The impeller in the fuel pump is responsible for sending the fuel from the tank to the fuel rail which houses the fuel injectors. This pump is also constantly running to provide the necessary pressure in order for the injector to spray a fuel charge fine enough to mix properly with the air. Damage to the fuel pump could lead to bigger problems related to the engine’s smoothness and operation. As an essential part of a car’s powertrain, failure of this component may lead to more engine problems in the future, that’s why it would be best to have the car checked at once.
Check if your car is part of the recall by encoding your 17-digit chassis number or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in the Chassis/VIN search tool in the recall information webpage on the Honda website. Honda will also be able to do its part and reach out to owners of affected vehicles by sending out notification letters.
Customers whose units are affected may avail of a ready-to-install replacement kit in any of the 34 Honda Cars dealerships nationwide starting in July 2020. Parts and labor for this recall are absolutely free of charge, and the replacement can take up to a maximum of one and a half hours to complete.
HCPI would like to apologize for any inconvenience that this brings to the owners of these affected vehicles. The company assures that this voluntary safety recall is conducted to ensure the utmost safety of its customers. HCPI also recommends that customers have their vehicles checked right away to avoid any future inconveniences.