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56Honda recalling nearly 900,000 Odyssey minivans over fire fear

Honda is recalling nearly 900,000 2005 to 2010 model year Odyssey minivans due to a fault with the fuel pump that could cause them to catch fire.

24NHRA dragster's fuel pump in action

A top fuel dragster makes impressive use of a 500-cubic-inch engine block machined from a solid chunk of aluminum. That 10,000-horsepower engine propels a 2,300-pound car from the starting tree to 100 mph in less than a second. And it needs a lot of fuel to do it.

84ABC News airs big exposé on BMW N54 engine problems, lawsuits [w/video] [UPDATE]

ABC News investigates BMW fuel pump problems – Click above to watch video after the jump

8Nearly 12,000 Volvo S80, XC60, and XC70 models recalled over stall concerns

2010 Volvo XC60 - Click above for high-res image gallery

7Hyundai recalls 65,000 Elantras for fuel pump problem

Some 2008-model Hyundai Elantras are being recalled due to fuel pumps that could lose pressure and decreasing engine performance. In Elantras with the 2.0-liter Beta engine, gasoline with ethanol added creates a buildup of film on the pump's electrical contacts. This can cause the engine to hesitate during starting or while running. The recall is voluntary, and if you have one of the affected cars, don't hesitate to contact your dealer.

38National average price of gas beats record levels after Hurrican Katrina

We resist writing posts on how expensive gas is nowadays because if we made it a habit, that's all we'd write. Every once in a while, however, there's a news story about gas prices that we can't ignore. This past week, the national average price of gas beat the previous record set in the first week of September 2005, the week following Hurricane Katrina's devastating landfall. The national average price of gas peaked at $3.11 that week. Since last January, however, the national average has been

58Why are all these Hondas being recalled?

We've reported three times on Honda's recent major recall that's affected vehicles sold in the U.S., China and Japan. Not being mechanics, we've done our best to relay what the actual issue is that's prompted the recalls, but most articles we've found on the topic stop after mentioning something about the fuel pump and engines that won't start.

21Honda fuel pump problems lead to recall of 390,000 in Japan

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.

2New MINI Cooper S production delayed

There had been some rumblings recently that the Oxford plant, where the new R56 MINI is being produced, may be halting production of the new Cooper S model. Until today, it was just a rumor.

2Fuel Pump of the Future - AutoblogGreen FEATURE

Ray Holan of AutoblogGreen took a field trip to a new gas station in Oberlin, OH where the fuel pump of the future is about to be installed. Full Circle Fuels, which you might remember as the service station that performed an SVO conversion on a 2002 VW Jetta we reviewed, is working on a clever new fuel pump that will be able to dispense E85 as well as any biodiesel blend a driver desires, including B2, B5, B10, B20 or whatever ratio is required.

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