- Honda recalls 437K vehicles equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 to repair a fault in the fuel pump
by Justin King
The campaign concerns Honda Accord and Acura MDX and TLX.
The company has been monitoring engine slip information for a few years and has finally discovered that sodium deposits from poor quality fuels have caused the fuel pump to fail.
"Replenishment tests have confirmed that fuel containing more than one part per million of sodium could result in limited vehicle acceleration and / or engine blockage," the company wrote in its recall notice.
The Japanese automaker will replace the damaged pumps and install new software throughout the fleet, thus preventing the fuel pumps from operating in low voltage mode allowing sodium deposits to form.