Safety Recall: 2018-2019 Honda HR-V Fuel Pump Motor

May 28, 2020 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V314000

Fuel Pump May Fail

If the fuel pump fails, the engine can stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V314

Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 136,057

 

Summary

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Acura NSX, 2019 Acura RDX, RLX and RLX Sport Hybrid, 2018-2019 Honda Accord, Civic Hatchback, Civic Type R and HR-V, 2019-2020 Insight and 2019 Fit vehicles. The low-pressure fuel pump inside the fuel tank may fail.

 

Remedy

Honda will notify owners and dealers will replace the fuel pump assembly, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138.

 

Notes

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

 

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A20-046
May 29, 2020
Version 1

 

Safety Recall: 2018-19 HR-V Fuel Pump Motor

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Year Model Trim Level VIN Range
2018-19 HR-V ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.

 

BACKGROUND

Due to swelling of the fuel pump motor impeller, the fuel pump may seize and stop working. If this occurs, the engine may not start, or the engine could stall while driving, possibly increasing the risk of a crash.

When this temporary placeholder bulletin appears during an iN VIN status inquiry, this vehicle is subject to a Safety Recall. This vehicle is on STOP SALE until further notice. Check for an iN message for further details. Refrain from calling Tech Line for updates.

This bulletin will be updated once Parts Information, Warranty Claim Information, Inspection Procedures, and Repair Procedures are available.

END

 


American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
1919 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90501-2746
Phone (310) 783-2000

 

May 28, 2020

 

Mr. Jeffrey Giuseppe
Associate Administrator for Enforcement
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Attn: Recall Management Division (NVS-215)
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C. 20590

 

Re:
Part 573, Defect Information Report
2018-2020 Multi-Model Acura and Honda Vehicles
Fuel Pump Module

 

Dear Mr. Giuseppe:

In accordance with the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act and 49 CFR Part 573 Defect and Noncompliance and Responsibility Reports, Honda is submitting the enclosed Defect Information Report regarding a safety recall of certain 2018-2020 Acura and Honda vehicles to address a defect with the fuel pump module.

 

If you have any questions about this report, please feel free to contact me.

 

Sincerely,

 

AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

Jeff Chang
Senior Manager
Product Regulatory Office

 

573.6(c)(1)

Name of manufacturer: Honda de México, S.A. de C.V.
Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Honda of America Mfg., Inc.
Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd.
Manufacturer’s agent: Jeff Chang
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
1919 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA  90501-2746

 

573.6(c)(2)

Identification of potentially affected vehicles:

Make/Model Model Year Dates of Manufacture Number of Vehicles
Acura NSX 2018 09/17/2018 to 09/27/2018 14
Acura NSX 2019 10/01/2018 to 03/19/2019 132
Acura RDX 2019 05/21/2018 to 02/12/2019 34,405
Acura RLX 2019 11/01/2018 to 11/06/2018 124
Acura RLX Sport Hybrid 2019 07/03/2018 to 11/29/2018 206
Honda Accord 2018 06/05/2018 to 11/02/2018 10,152
Honda Accord 2019 10/27/2018 to 02/08/2019 1,075
Honda Civic Hatchback 2018 06/27/2018 to 09/28/2018 14,838
Honda Civic Hatchback 2019 09/28/2018 to 01/17/2019 9,397
Honda Civic Type R 2018 06/25/2018 to 01/15/2019 537
Honda Civic Type R 2019 10/03/2018 to 06/10/2019 1,248
Honda Fit 2019 04/27/2018 to 12/21/2018 9,294
Honda HR-V 2018 04/27/2018 to 07/07/2018 20,416
Honda HR-V 2019 05/23/2018 to 12/21/2018 19,260
Honda Insight 2019 05/23/2018 to 03/08/2019 14,949
Honda Insight 2020 08/26/2019 to 09/17/2019 10

 

Description of the basis for the determination of the recall population:

The recall population was determined based on manufacturing records and supplier part production records. The manufacturing range reflects all possible vehicles that could potentially experience the problem.

 

Description of how the vehicles being recalled differ from similar vehicles not included in the recall:

Vehicles being recalled are equipped with fuel pump modules containing impellers produced during specific periods under specific circumstances (lower density impellers exposed to production solvent drying for longer periods of time). Similar vehicles not included in the recall are equipped with fuel pump modules that were not subject to the above conditions.

 

Identification of affected component:

Component: Fuel Pump Module
Part No.:

Acura NSX 17045-T6N-A01
RDX 17045-TJB-A03
RLX 17045-TY2-A00
RLX Sport Hybrid 17045-TY3-000
Honda Accord 17045-TVC-A03
Civic Hatchback 17045-TBA-A00
Civic Type R 17045-TGH-A00 (2018)

17045-TGH-A01 (2019)

Fit 17045-T5R-A00
HR-V 17045-T7W-A00 (2WD)

17045-T7X-A01 (AWD)

Insight 17045-TXM-A00

Country of Origin: USA and Japan
Manufacturer: DENSO International America, Inc. / DENSO Corporation

 

573.6(c)(3)

Total number of potentially affected vehicles: 136,057

 

573.6(c)(4)

Percentage of affected vehicles that contain the defect: 100%

 

573.6(c)(5)

Defect description:

Affected vehicles may be equipped with a fuel pump module manufactured with low density impellers. If the surface of the lower density impeller is exposed to production solvent drying for longer periods of time, higher levels of surface cracking may occur. These cracks may lead to excessive fuel absorption, resulting in impeller deformation. Over time, if an impeller deforms to a point that creates sufficient interference with the fuel pump body, the fuel pump becomes inoperative, which may cause illumination of the Malfunction Indicator Lamp in the instrument panel. Fuel pump inoperability could prevent an engine from starting or stall an engine while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

573.6(c)(6)

Chronology:

February – May 2019

Honda received the first report of fuel pump module failure from the Indian market and an investigation was launched. After supplier analysis of failed parts returned from the field, it was confirmed that impeller swelling resulted in fuel pump module failure.

 

June – October 2019

The investigation was elevated to the global Honda quality group for further handling.  Honda hypothesized the impeller swelling was related to part toughness and investigated impeller density and clearance between the impeller and fuel pump wall. Re-creation testing confirmed the primary contributor to impeller swelling was the development of surface cracks on low density impellers exposed to production solvent drying for longer periods of time.

 

March 2020

Review of warranty data confirmed that vehicles equipped with fuel pump modules in transit for a longer period prior to vehicle assembly exhibited increased failure rates.

 

April 2020

Honda investigated the scope of vehicles installed with suspect fuel pump modules containing lower density impellers exposed to production solvent drying for longer periods of time.

 

May 21, 2020

Honda determined that a defect related to motor vehicle safety existed and decided to conduct a safety recall.

 

As of May 21, 2020, Honda has received 183 warranty claims, 68 field reports, and no reports of injuries or crashes related to this issue.

 

573.6(c)(8)(i)

Program for remedying the defect:

Registered owners of all affected vehicles will be contacted by mail and asked to take their vehicle to an Acura or Honda dealer. The dealer will replace the fuel pump assembly for free.  Because the new vehicle limited warranty on all affected vehicles would have provided a free repair for the problem addressed by this recall, without any payment by the owner, reimbursement for pre-notification repairs will not be offered.

 

573.6(c)(8)(ii)

The estimated date to start notification to dealers: May 29, 2020

The estimated date to start notifications to owners: TBD

 

573.6(c)(10)

Representative copies of all notices, bulletins and other communications:

A copy of the dealer service bulletin, the final customer notification letter and other dealer communication will be submitted to your office as soon as possible.

A draft of the owner notification letter will be submitted to your office as soon as possible.

 

573.6(c)(11)

Manufacturer’s campaign number:

K7E = NSX F7I = Accord G7H = Fit B7B = RLX Sport Hybrid
S7D = RDX F7J = Civic Hatchback A7K = HR-V
R7C = RLX Y7G = Civic Type R W7F = Insight

 



14 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
ACURA NSX 2018-2019
ACURA RDX 2019
ACURA RLX 2019
ACURA RLX HYBRID 2019
HONDA ACCORD 2018-2019
HONDA CIVIC 2018-2019
HONDA FIT 2019
HONDA HR-V 2018-2019
HONDA INSIGHT 2019-2020

17 Associated Documents

Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)- Stop Sale/Safety Recall: 2018-2020 Multi-Model Fuel Pump Motor

RCMN-20V314-1523.pdf 53.756KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-0238.pdf 158.128KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-20V314-8555.PDF 225.236KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-7847.pdf 157.481KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-0361.pdf 143.703KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-8895.pdf 158.236KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-8534.pdf 143.558KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-7514.pdf 1894.02KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-7244.pdf 142.886KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)- Part Stop Sale/Return Request: 2018-2019 Multi-Model Fuel Pump (Acura)

RCMN-20V314-1457.pdf 106.088KB

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Miscellaneous Document – Part 573 Defect Information Report

RMISC-20V314-3499.pdf 355.107KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-20V314-4870.pdf 244.938KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)- Part Stop Sale/Return Request: 2018-2020 Multi-Model Fuel Pump

RCMN-20V314-6208.pdf 108.301KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-6572.pdf 144.328KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)Re: Stop Sale/Safety Recall: 2018-2019 Multi-Model Fuel Pump Motor (Acura)

RCMN-20V314-0442.pdf 52.352KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-3291.pdf 1982.264KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-9123.pdf 2102.638KB

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