• Mar 22nd 2007 at 6:58PM
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Automotive News is reporting that fuel pump problems dogging Honda worldwide have lead to a third recall, this time in Japan affecting some 390,000 vehicles. As we've already reported, the issue involves something leaking, something breaking and a motor that subsequently may not start. The offending part appears to be the fuel pump that could leak some type of sealant onto important wires exposed below. The sealer gunk apparently can cause the wires to break or snap eventually.
Honda has already recalled over 525,000 vehicles in China (a new record!) and 165,000 in the U.S for the same issue. The new recall affects 13 models in Japan including the Accord, Civic, Civic Hybrid, Odyssey, Life and Fit build between April and October 2005. In all, 1,080,000 vehicles have now been recalled worldwide to repair this problem.

[Source: Automotive News]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      V-tech? I didn't know Honda outsourced their engines to a telephone company.


      cFoo, stop spouting BS. I'm getting real sick of it on this website. I've never heard of an O2 sensor going on a 7th gen Accord yet, and mine are all original on my 99 Accord V6 (240k miles).
      far jr
      • 8 Years Ago
      Laughing profusely...Kristina, let me guess, you haven't changed the oil yet...likely you haven't even needed to check it.

      I know of several vehicles capable of million mile lives, but who wants to park a Peterbilt or Kenworth in downtown Manhattan.
      • 8 Years Ago
      So far two major recalls from Honda, this and the V-tech motors. At least they are recalling before you find a bunch of Honda's on the side of the road.
      • 8 Years Ago
      And since when does something leaking excess sealant (an obvious manufacturing and/or supplier problem) mean that the components are unreliable? That's absolutely retarded.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Welcome to the club of reality Honda, you can take your seat next to Toyota.
      • 8 Years Ago
      What I find hilarious is all my mates warned me about getting my VW GLI (MKV) "Ohh they're not reliable, etc..."

      My GLI has been perfect from day one, the same obviously can't be said about modern Hondas.

      Plus I have torque. :) 260HP 300+FT/lb torque thanks to an APR 93 octane programming chip.
      • 8 Years Ago
      wats up with all these recalls this year?
      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      A new Honda is no where near as reliable was it was 10yrs ago. 02 sensors will be the first major money grabber to go at around 4yrs on most new Honda. Assuming your fuel pump will last that long.

      • 8 Years Ago
      HAW HAW!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Honda is the best auto company in the world, I am the proud owner of a Honda Accord 89' with 600,000 miles and still going strong!!! Let me tell you this company makes the best cars by far and I would never buy from an American crap car company!! Thank you all you Autoblogger Japanese haters! WWII is OVER!!! Just stopped by to share my thoughts...
      • 8 Years Ago
      BEAM ME UP, Scotty, there is no intelligent life on this BLOG !!!
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