Approximately 1,100 model-year 2017-18 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell cars are being recalled due to water pump issues. The electric water pump that helps cool the fuel-cell stack may corrode after prolonged contact with the cooling water, eventually becoming inoperable. If the electric water pump fails, warning lights will appear on the dashboard and the fuel-cell stack will shut down to prevent overheating, resulting in a loss of power and increasing the risk of a crash.
Honda began notifying owners in early June. 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 replace the electric water 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.