Approximately 628,000 model-year 2018-2020 Honda and Acura cars, minivans, pickup trucks, and SUVs are being recalled due to a faulty fuel pump. The affected Honda vehicles include model-year 2019 Accord Hybrid sedans: Civic and Civic Si coupes and sedans: Civic Type R and Fit hatchbacks; HR-V, Passport, and Pilot SUVs; Ridgeline pickups: model-year 2019-20 Accord sedans, Civic hatchbacks, and Insight sedans and hatchbacks; and model-year 2018-19 CR-V SUVs. For Acura, the recall includes model-year 2019 ILX sedans and model-year 2019-20 MDX, MDX Hybrid and RDX SUVs, and TLX sedans. The low-pressure fuel pump inside the fuel tank may contain defective impellers and fail, potentially causing an engine stall while driving and increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will begin notifying owners on May 18. 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 fuel pump assembly.

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.