Approximately 437,000 model-year 2016-18 Acura MDX SUVs, model-year 2015-19 TLX sedans and model-year 2015-17 Honda Accord sedans, all equipped with 3.5-liter V-6 engines are being recalled due to issues with the fuel pump. Particulates in fuel may adhere to the internal components of the fuel pump, reducing its performance, which could result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Acura manufacturer Honda said it is not aware of any reports of crashes or injuries related to this issue.
Honda will begin notifying owners on March 25. Owners can call the automaker at 888-234-2138 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will update the fuel-injection engine control unit software and, if necessary, replace the fuel pump.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.