Honda and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced a recall for 1,659 model-year 2013 Honda Accord vehicles. The affected Accords are Low-Emission Vehicle II rated cars manufactured between January 15 and April 5 of 2013.

The recall is pursuant to a fuel tank neck that might be out of specification, and the variance could result in the fuel pump not properly sealing with the fuel tank. As you might guess, a bad seal here could result in a gasoline leak, posing a fire risk. As of this writing, there have been no reports of fires because of this problem.

Honda will reach out to owners of affected 2013 Accords, directing dealers to replace the cars' fuel tank, nut and O-ring gasket. Expect the notifications when the recall begins in earnest on August 1. FInd the full NHTSA press release below.
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Report Receipt Date: JUL 08, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V297000
Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,659

Details:

SUMMARY:
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2013 Accord vehicles that are Low-Emission Vehicle (LEV) II rated that were manufactured January 15, 2013, through April 5, 2013. The fuel tank neck may be out of specification causing the fuel pump to not properly seal to the fuel tank.

CONSEQUENCE:
An insufficent seal may led to a fuel leak which increases the risk of a fire.

REMEDY:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank, nut and O-ring gasket free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 1, 2013. Honda's recall number is JA9. Owners may contact Honda at 1-310-783-2000.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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        Chris Schober
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        The new Accord is made in Marysville, Ohio. Just so ya know.
        normc32
        • 1 Year Ago
        If you are building iin the US they all share the same vendors. Why are Toyota and Honda the most recalled car for the last couple of years?
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        clquake
        • 1 Year Ago
        Your lack of understanding the phrase "American parts content" is astounding.
        normc32
        • 1 Year Ago
        But was it recalled?
      bullitt2605
      • 1 Year Ago
      The new Accord looks much better in person at least the ones I have seen anyway.
      Dean Hammond
      • 1 Year Ago
      gee aaronm, it happens to the \"best\" apparently.....
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          NightFlight
          • 1 Year Ago
          His head probably exploded. Honda doesn't ever have recalls. Ever.
          Dean Hammond
          • 1 Year Ago
          lol...I feel dirty, I stooped to his level....apologies for stirring the pot...
      superchan7
      • 1 Year Ago
      Did the Buy American fanboys figure out that nobody here believes their "look more Japanese recalls BUY AMERICAN" ranting? What a shock.
        normc32
        • 1 Year Ago
        @superchan7
        The old news is the Domestics have been on the rise for years. The Chevy Cruze is in 2nd spot less than 140,000 units behind the Camry. Unlike Toyota who sacrificed the underwhelming Corolla(oldest, most outdated in the segment) sales to keep Camry on top GM sales of it's Malibu are on the rise and they have a Buick brand that fits in and steals sales from Chevy and Cadillac. http://www.ibtimes.com/gm-ford-vw-dominate-chinas-auto-industry-why-cant-chinese-companies-saic-dongfeng-geely-gac-make
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          normc32
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          @normc32
          That is half a year in sales. Now to hold the crown Camry has many incentives and cash on the hood. Your fleet numbers are double CY2012. Guess what Camry rental sales are?
      fx16gts
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why is there such little response from autoblogers for a recall that could cause a fire? I guess you guys give the accord a free pass smh
      dluna71
      • 1 Year Ago
      I really like to think you guys aren't biased but I just read the story on the Silverado recall that had a very negative slant to it and the scrolled down and read a story on the Accord that makes recalls involving potential fire seemingly not a big deal. I am not pro or against any particular brand. I am a car enthusiast that loves the variety available. I have owned Ford,Dodge,Honda,Mitsubishi,GM,Hyundai and currently Nissan.Maybe it's time to start cutting GM a little slack. The 80's have been over for awhile now.
      sinistro79
      • 1 Year Ago
      and so it begins...
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