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From Products Liability Law Daily, March 17, 2014

Honda recalls nearly 900,000 minivans over fuel leak

By Joe Bichl

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (Honda) is recalling some 886,815 model year 2005-2010 Honda Odyssey vehicles due to a potential fire hazard. Honda indicated in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall notice that the “fuel pump strainer cover may deteriorate allowing fuel to leak out,” increasing the risk of a fire. The company said it was not aware of any fires or injuries resulting from the problem. The recalled vehicles were manufactured June 23, 2004, through September 4, 2010, in a Honda plant in Alabama (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 14V112, March 14, 2014).

Remedy. Parts to permanently repair the affected vehicles are not currently available, Honda said. The company will notify owners with an interim letter during April 2014. A second notice will be mailed to owners when the remedy becomes available, currently expected to be during the summer of 2014. Honda assured consumers that any vehicles that are currently leaking from the fuel pump cover will get a replacement, original cover. All vehicles, including those receiving the interim repair, will get an improved cover when they are available. The recall numbers associated with this campaign are JD9 (inspection and/or preliminary part replacement) and JE0 (final parts replacement).

Contact information. For more information, consumers can contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or visit http://www.safercar.gov.

Companies: American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

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