Approximately 134 model-year 2019 Honda CR-V compact SUVs are being recalled due to issues with the fuel tank. The joint weld between the fuel tank and the vapor return line may not be sufficiently welded, which could cause the weld to fail. The failed weld may allow fuel to leak, increasing the risk of a fire in the presence of an ignition source.
Honda will begin notifying owners on Sept. 16. 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 tank.
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.