Fuel Pump May Fail – 2018-2020 Honda

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 recall began July 22, 2020. Fit and HRV Owners will receive an interim letter notifying them of the safety risk, and a second letter will be sent once parts are available. 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.

 

Check if your Honda has a Recall

 


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

 


June 23, 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:

20V-314 Amended 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 amended Defect Information Report regarding NHTSA recall number 20V-314 originally submitted on May 28, 2020. The amendment removes 62 MY2019 Honda Fit and MY20182019 HR-V vehicles from the affected vehicle population, as these vehicles were never available for retail sale nor introduced to the U.S. market. The following reporting categories are being amended:

  1. Identification of potentially affected vehicles; and
  2. Total number of potentially affected vehicles.

 

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

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AMENDED DEFECT INFORMATION REPORT
NHTSA RECALL NUMBER 20V-314

 

573.6(c)(2)

Identification of potentially affected vehicles:

Initial Report

Make/Model Model Year Dates of Manufacture Number of Vehicles
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

 

Amended Report (updates in bold)

Make/Model Model Year Dates of Manufacture Number of Vehicles
Honda Fit 2019 04/27/2018 to 12/21/2018 9,241
Honda HR-V 2018 04/27/2018 to 07/07/2018 20,411
Honda HR-V 2019 06/25/2018 to 12/21/2018 19,256

 

573.6(c)(3)

Total number of potentially affected vehicles:

136,057 (original population)
 –       62 (population reduction)
135,995 (amended population)

 


For Immediate Release

 

Statement by American Honda Regarding Fuel Pump Recall:
Certain 2018-2020 Acura and Honda Models 

 

  • 136,057 vehicles are affected in the United States
  • Fuel pumps will replaced for free
  • No reports of crashes or injuries

 

TORRANCE, Calif. – June 2, 2020 – American Honda will voluntarily recall 136,057 model-year 2018-2020 Acura and Honda vehicles in the United States to replace their fuel pumps, for free. The fuel pumps installed in these vehicles may contain defective impellers, which could, over time, result in a loss of engine power or vehicle stalling, potentially increasing the risk of a crash. Honda has received no reports of crashes or injuries related to this condition.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage each owner of an affected vehicle to take it to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Acura or Honda. Mailed notification to owners will occur in late-July 2020. Owners of these models can also determine if their specific vehicles are included in the recall by visiting www.recalls.acura.com or www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138, Monday-Friday: 6am-5pm PT.

 

Included Models (certain specific vehicles only):

Acura:
2018-2019 NSX
2019 RDX
2019 RLX
2019 RLX Sport Hybrid

 

Honda:
2018-2019 Accord
2018-2019 Civic Hatchback
2018-2019 Civic Type R
2019 Fit
2018-2019 HR-V
2019-2020 Insight

 

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BACKGROUND
On May 29, 2020, American Honda launched several Safety Recall service bulletins to replace the fuel pump motor.
ACTION
For dealers experiencing a strong fuel smell from storing a fuel pump motor replaced under the Service Bulletins
listed below, the fuel pump motor may be disposed of immediately in accordance with local regulations. This only
applies to the fuel pump motor replaced under this Service Bulletin. The published retention policy remains in effect
for all other parts.
REFERENCES
A20-042_Safety Recall: 2019-20 Insight Fuel Pump Motor
A20-043_Safety Recall: 2018-19 Accord Fuel Pump Motor
We appreciate your support. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Warranty Operations
Sent on 06 10 2020 Expires on 06 29 2020
From Warranty Operations
Subject Safety Recall / Fuel Pump Motor Parts Retention
INTERACTIVE NETWORK
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DATE: August 14, 2020
TO: All Honda Sales, Service, & Parts Managers, and Personnel
FROM: Brad Ortloff, Manager of Auto Campaigns and Recalls
Re: UPDATE-Stop Sale/Safety Recall: 2018-2019 Multi-Model Fuel Pump Motor
PARTS UPDATE
Please be advised that as of today, August 14, 2020, limited parts are now currently available for the Fit
and HR-V models through the controlled parts ordering system under the following service bulletins:
20-045, Safety Recall: 2019 Fit Fuel Pump Motor,
20-052, Safety Recall: 2018-19 HR-V (AWD) Fuel Pump Motor
20-053, Safety Recall: 2018-19 HR-V (2WD) Fuel Pump Motor
They include parts, repair, and warranty information related to this recall.
TOOLS
The Denso Fuel Module Separators have been shipped (attention: Service Manager) and should arrive
by Thursday, August 13, 2020. Check with your Shipping Receiving if you are not in possession of this
tool. If you have not received them, please call the American Honda Special Tools Hotline at (800)
346-6327, Mondays – Fridays 4:00am-5:00pm PST and Saturdays 7:00am-4:00pm PST.
Please be advised that this tool is for the Fit and HR-V 2WD models only.
CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION
As parts supply becomes stable, American Honda expects to mail the second phase remedy available
customer notification in Fall of 2020.
SUMMARY
On May 28, 2020, American Honda notified NHTSA of a stop sale and safety recall for a certain number of
2018-2019 Accord, Civic Hatchback, Civic Type-R, HR-V, 2019 Fit and 2019-2020 Insight units for fuel pump
modules manufactured with defective impellers. A defective impeller may cause the fuel pump to
become inoperative which could prevent an engine from starting or stall an engine while driving,
increasing the risk of a crash. Refer to your eResponsibility report or do an iN VIN status inquiry to determine
which units in your inventory are affected.
Failure to repair a vehicle as necessary prior to sale may subject your dealership to claims or lawsuits.
Sent on 08 14 2020 Expires on 10 01 2020
From Brad Ortloff, Manager of Auto Campaigns and Recalls
Subject UPDATE-Stop Sale/Safety Recall: 2018-2019 Multi-Model Fuel Pump Motor
INTERACTIVE NETWORK
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Page 1 of 2
As always, be sure to do an iN VIN status inquiry for all vehicles passing through your dealership to
determine eligibility for any open campaigns.
INTERACTIVE NETWORK
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Page 2 of 2

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On May 29, 2020, American Honda notified NHTSA of a stop sale and safety recall for a certain number of
2018-2019 Accord, Civic Hatchback, Civic Type-R, HR-V, 2019 Fit and 2019-2020 Insight units for fuel pump
modules manufactured with defective impellers.
To ensure proper repairs, American Honda stopped the sales of all pre counter-measured 2018-2019
Accord, Civic Hatchback, Civic Type-R, HR-V, 2019 Fit and 2019-2020 Insight Fuel Pump Modules. Effective
immediately all dealers that have inventory of the below parts are asked to stop installing and return
parts back to American Honda.
Stop Sale and Return Request Affected Part Numbers:
Old/ Return
Request
17045-TVC-A03
17045-TXM-A00
17045-TBA-A01
17045-T7W-A00
17045-T7X-A01
17045-T5R-A00
Return Request:
You must return all old level Fuel Pump Modules (listed above) in your inventory.
No Shipment Listing or Invoice is required for this return. These returns will not be charged against your
SRA credit.
Return iN OAR Procedure
1. Complete the iN OAR procedures.
2. Use Reason Code “R” with eleven zeros for the Shipper Number.
3. Use Item Number “9999.”
4. Enter “Fuel Pump Parts Return” in the Remarks Section.
5. When approved, Print “Authorization Return document and labels” from the iN. Please return parts as normal with
the “Return Authorization attached.”
6. Return above mentioned Fuel Pump Modules on your returning DSO Truck or normal method of return.
Order adjustment requests (OARs) must be submitted by June 30th, 2020.
Thank you,
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Sent on 05 29 2020 Expires on 06 17 2020
From Parts Operations, Campaign Group
Subject Part Stop Sale / Return Request: 2018-2020 Multi-Model Fuel Pump
INTERACTIVE NETWORK
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Page 1 of 2
NG/ms
INTERACTIVE NETWORK
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Page 2 of 2

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On May 29, 2020, American Honda notified NHTSA of a stop sale and safety recall for a certain number of 2018-2019 Accord, Civic Hatchback,
Civic Type-R, HR-V, 2019 Fit and 2019-2020 Insight units for fuel pump modules manufactured with defective impellers.
To ensure proper repairs, American Honda stopped the sales of all pre counter-measured 2018-2019 Accord, Civic Hatchback, Civic Type-R,
HR-V, 2019 Fit and 2019-2020 Insight Fuel Pump Modules. Effective immediately all dealers that have inventory of the below parts are asked
to stop installing and return parts back to American Honda.
Stop Sale and Return Request Affected Part Numbers:
Old/
Return
Request
17045-
TVC-A03
17045-
TXM-A00
17045-
TBA-A01
17045-
T7W-A00
17045-
T7X-A01
17045-
T5R-A00
17045-
T2A-A01
17045-
T2B-A01
17045-
TEG-A00
Return Request:
You must return all old level Fuel Pump Modules (listed above) in your inventory.
No Shipment Listing or Invoice is required for this return. These returns will not be charged against your SRA credit.
Return iN OAR Procedure
1. Complete the iN OAR procedures.
2. Use Reason Code “R” with eleven zeros for the Shipper Number.
3. Use Item Number “9999.”
4. Enter “Fuel Pump Parts Return” in the Remarks Section.
5. When approved, Print “Authorization Return document and labels” from the iN. Please return parts as normal with the “Return
Authorization attached.”
6. Return above mentioned Fuel Pump Modules on your returning DSO Truck or normal method of return.
Sent on 06 04 2020 Expires on 06 19 2020
From Parts Operations, Campaign Group
Subject Part Stop Sale / Return Request: 2018-2020 Multi-Model Fuel Pump
INTERACTIVE NETWORK
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Page 1 of 2
Order adjustment requests (OARs) must be submitted by June 30th, 2020.
Thank you,
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
INTERACTIVE NETWORK
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Page 2 of 2

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DATE: June 18, 2020
TO: All Honda Sales, Service, & Parts Managers, and Personnel
FROM: Brad Ortloff, Manager of Auto Campaigns and Recalls
Re: UPDATE-Stop Sale/Safety Recall: 2018-2020 Multi-Model Fuel Pump Motor
PARTS UPDATE
Please be advised that as of today, June 18, 2020, parts are now currently available for the Civic
Hatchback and Civic Type R models through the controlled parts ordering system under the following
service bulletins:
20-040, Safety Recall: 2018-19 Civic Hatchback Fuel Pump Motor, and
20-041, Safety Recall: 2018-19 Civic Type R Fuel Pump Motor
They include parts, repair, and warranty information related to this recall.
SUMMARY
On May 28, 2020, American Honda notified NHTSA of a stop sale and safety recall for a certain number of
2018-2019 Accord, Civic Hatchback, Civic Type-R, HR-V, 2019 Fit and 2019-2020 Insight units for fuel pump
modules manufactured with defective impellers. A defective impeller may cause the fuel pump to
become inoperative which could prevent an engine from starting or stall an engine while driving,
increasing the risk of a crash. Refer to your eResponsibility report or do an iN VIN status inquiry to determine
which units in your inventory are affected.
Failure to repair a vehicle as necessary prior to sale may subject your dealership to claims or lawsuits.
As always, be sure to do an iN VIN status inquiry for all vehicles passing through your dealership to
determine eligibility for any open campaigns.
Sent on 06 18 2020 Expires on 08 06 2020
From Brad Ortloff, Manager of Auto Campaigns and Recalls
Subject UPDATE-Stop Sale/Safety Recall: 2018-2020 Multi-Model Fuel Pump Motor
INTERACTIVE NETWORK
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Page 1 of 1

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DATE: May 29, 2020
TO: All Honda Sales, Service, & Parts Managers, and Personnel
FROM: Brad Ortloff, Manager of Auto Campaigns and Recalls
Re: Stop Sale/Safety Recall: 2018-2020 Multi-Model Fuel Pump Motor
On May 28, 2020, American Honda notified NHTSA of a stop sale and safety recall for a certain number of
2018-2019 Accord, Civic Hatchback, Civic Type-R, HR-V, 2019 Fit and 2019-2020 Insight units for fuel pump modules
manufactured with defective impellers. A defective impeller may cause the fuel pump to become inoperative which
could prevent an engine from starting or stall an engine while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Refer to your
eResponsibility report or do an iN VIN status inquiry to determine which units in your inventory are
affected.
Failure to repair a vehicle as necessary prior to sale may subject your dealership to claims or lawsuits.
BACKGROUND
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.
REPAIR
Replace the fuel pump motor with a properly manufactured part.
PARTS
Parts are currently available for the Accord and Insight models through the controlled parts ordering system. We will
notify you when parts become available for the Civic Hatchback, Civic Type R, Fit and HR-V models.
TOOLS
Tools may be required to support repairs of certain models for which parts are not yet available. American Honda is
investigating and will provide an update when available.
SERVICE BULLETIN
Service bulletin 20-043, Safety Recall: 2018-19 Accord Fuel Pump Motor and 20-042, Safety Recall: 2019-2020
Insight Fuel Pump Motor have been posted to the Service Information System (SIS) as of Friday, May 29, 2020. They
include parts, repair, and warranty information related to this recall.
Placeholder bulletins 20-040, Safety Recall: 2018-19 Civic Hatchback Fuel Pump Motor, 20-041, Safety
Recall: 2018-19 Civic Type R Fuel Pump Motor, 20-045, Safety Recall: 2019 Fit Fuel Pump Motor and 20-046,
Sent on 05 29 2020 Expires on 07 16 2020
From Brad Ortloff, Manager of Auto Campaigns and Recalls
Subject Stop Sale/Safety Recall: 2018-2020 Multi-Model Fuel Pump Motor
INTERACTIVE NETWORK
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Page 1 of 2
Safety Recall: 2018-19 HR-V Fuel Pump Motor have been posted to the Service Information System as of Friday,
May 29, 2020.
CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION
American Honda expects to complete customer notification by end of July 2020.
As always, be sure to do an iN VIN status inquiry for all vehicles passing through your dealership to determine
eligibility for any open campaigns.
INTERACTIVE NETWORK
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Page 2 of 2

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DATE: June 18, 2020
TO: All Honda Sales, Service, & Parts Managers, and Personnel
FROM: Brad Ortloff, Manager of Auto Campaigns and Recalls
Re: UPDATE-Stop Sale/Safety Recall: 2018-2020 Multi-Model Fuel Pump Motor
*Some iN users may be experiencing problems finding the new bulletin versions discussed below. If
you are experiencing this, please clear your browser cache by following the iN Support information and
doing a Quick Support Search. Click here for screen image.
Also, please note that there are no special tools required for the repair on these two models.
PARTS UPDATE
Please be advised that as of today, June 18, 2020, parts are now currently available for the Civic
Hatchback and Civic Type R models through the controlled parts ordering system under the following
service bulletins:
20-040, Safety Recall: 2018-19 Civic Hatchback Fuel Pump Motor*, and
20-041, Safety Recall: 2018-19 Civic Type R Fuel Pump Motor*
They include parts, repair, and warranty information related to this recall.
SUMMARY
On May 28, 2020, American Honda notified NHTSA of a stop sale and safety recall for a certain number of
2018-2019 Accord, Civic Hatchback, Civic Type-R, HR-V, 2019 Fit and 2019-2020 Insight units for fuel pump
modules manufactured with defective impellers. A defective impeller may cause the fuel pump to
become inoperative which could prevent an engine from star????ng or stall an engine while driving,
increasing the risk of a crash. Refer to your eResponsibility report or do an iN VIN status inquiry to determine
which units in your inventory are affected.
Failure to repair a vehicle as necessary prior to sale may subject your dealership to claims or lawsuits.
As always, be sure to do an iN VIN status inquiry for all vehicles passing through your dealership to
determine eligibility for any open campaigns.
Sent on 06 18 2020 Expires on 08 07 2020
From Brad Ortloff, Manager of Auto Campaigns and Recalls
Subject UPDATE-Stop Sale/Safety Recall: 2018-2020 Multi-Model Fuel Pump Motor
INTERACTIVE NETWORK
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Page 1 of 1

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Next Unread Message View Message
DATE: May 29, 2020
TO: All Honda Sales, Service, & Parts Managers, and Personnel
FROM: Brad Ortloff, Manager of Auto Campaigns and Recalls
Re: Stop Sale/Safety Recall: 2018-2020 Multi-Model Fuel Pump Motor
On May 28, 2020, American Honda notified NHTSA of a stop sale and safety recall for a certain number of
2018-2019 Accord, Civic Hatchback, Civic Type-R, HR-V, 2019 Fit and 2019-2020 Insight units for fuel pump modules
manufactured with defective impellers. A defective impeller may cause the fuel pump to become inoperative which
could prevent an engine from starting or stall an engine while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Refer to your
eResponsibility report or do an iN VIN status inquiry to determine which units in your inventory are
affected.
Failure to repair a vehicle as necessary prior to sale may subject your dealership to claims or lawsuits.
BACKGROUND
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.
REPAIR
Replace the fuel pump motor with a properly manufactured part.
PARTS
Parts are currently available for the Accord and Insight models through the controlled parts ordering system. We will
notify you when parts become available for the Civic Hatchback, Civic Type R, Fit and HR-V models.
TOOLS
Tools may be required to support repairs of certain models for which parts are not yet available. American Honda is
investigating and will provide an update when available.
SERVICE BULLETIN
Service bulletin 20-043, Safety Recall: 2018-19 Accord Fuel Pump Motor and 20-042, Safety Recall: 2019-2020
Insight Fuel Pump Motor have been posted to the Service Information System (SIS) as of Friday, May 29, 2020. They
include parts, repair, and warranty information related to this recall.
Placeholder bulletins 20-040, Safety Recall: 2018-19 Civic Hatchback Fuel Pump Motor, 20-041, Safety
Recall: 2018-19 Civic Type R Fuel Pump Motor, 20-045, Safety Recall: 2019 Fit Fuel Pump Motor and 20-046,
Sent on 05 29 2020 Expires on 07 16 2020
From Brad Ortloff, Manager of Auto Campaigns and Recalls
Subject Stop Sale/Safety Recall: 2018-2020 Multi-Model Fuel Pump Motor
INTERACTIVE NETWORK
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Page 1 of 2
Safety Recall: 2018-19 HR-V Fuel Pump Motor have been posted to the Service Information System as of Friday,
May 29, 2020.
CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION
American Honda expects to complete customer notification by end of July 2020.
As always, be sure to do an iN VIN status inquiry for all vehicles passing through your dealership to determine
eligibility for any open campaigns.
INTERACTIVE NETWORK
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Page 2 of 2

 


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

 


67 Associated Documents

Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)- Acura – Safety Recall / Fuel Pump Motor Parts Retention

RCMN-20V314-1989.pdf 36.96KB

RCMN-20V314-1989

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-5487.pdf 1764.09KB

RCRIT-20V314-5487

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-3153.pdf 1977.411KB

RCRIT-20V314-3153

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)- Safety Recall / Fuel Pump Motor Parts Retention

RCMN-20V314-8251.pdf 35.859KB

RCMN-20V314-8251

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-0840.pdf 1697.877KB

RCRIT-20V314-0840

 


Recall 573 Report – Amendment 1

RCLRPT-20V314-7014.PDF 225.234KB

RCLRPT-20V314-7014

 


Miscellaneous Document – 20V-314 Amended Defect Information Report

RMISC-20V314-4673.pdf 153.77KB

RMISC-20V314-4673

 


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

RCMN-20V314-5953.pdf 140.802KB

RCMN-20V314-5953

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-3627.pdf 2381.448KB

RCRIT-20V314-3627

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-3573.pdf 1980.301KB

RCRIT-20V314-3573

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-6173.pdf 1758.121KB

RCRIT-20V314-6173

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-1139.pdf 1896.663KB

RCRIT-20V314-1139

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-3572.pdf 1985.283KB

RCRIT-20V314-3572

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-3836.pdf 2022.538KB

RCRIT-20V314-3836

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-4530.pdf 2421.294KB

RCRIT-20V314-4530

 


Recall 573 Report – Amendment 2

RCLRPT-20V314-4001.PDF 227.371KB

RCLRPT-20V314-4001

 


Recall 573 Report – Amendment 3

RCLRPT-20V314-5337.PDF 225.503KB

RCLRPT-20V314-5337

 


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

RCMN-20V314-1476.pdf 146.032KB

RCMN-20V314-1476

 


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

RCMN-20V314-2690.pdf 141.252KB

RCMN-20V314-2690

 


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

RCMN-20V314-3696.pdf 148.712KB

RCMN-20V314-3696

 


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

RCMN-20V314-7624.pdf 106.841KB

RCMN-20V314-7624

 


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

RCMN-20V314-5111.pdf 109.008KB

RCMN-20V314-5111

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)- K7E) – 2018-2019 Acura NSX

RCONL-20V314-1416.pdf 193.764KB

RCONL-20V314-1416

 


ISSUED Interim Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)- O7W – 2018-2019 HR-V

RIONL-20V314-4919.pdf 190.767KB

RIONL-20V314-4919

 


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

RCMN-20V314-1523.pdf 53.756KB

RCMN-20V314-1523

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-0238.pdf 158.128KB

RCRIT-20V314-0238

 


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-20V314-8555.PDF 225.236KB

RCLRPT-20V314-8555

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-7847.pdf 157.481KB

RCRIT-20V314-7847

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-0361.pdf 143.703KB

RCRIT-20V314-0361

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)- S7D – 2019 Acura RDX

RCONL-20V314-1996.pdf 190.875KB

RCONL-20V314-1996

 


ISSUED Interim Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)- G7H – 2019 Fit

RIONL-20V314-8782.pdf 196.913KB

RIONL-20V314-8782

 


ISSUED Interim Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)- K7X – 2018-2019 HR-V

RIONL-20V314-0698.pdf 194.387KB

RIONL-20V314-0698

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)- B7B – 2019 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid

RCONL-20V314-0348.pdf 191.13KB

RCONL-20V314-0348

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-8895.pdf 158.236KB

RCRIT-20V314-8895

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-8534.pdf 143.558KB

RCRIT-20V314-8534

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-7514.pdf 1894.02KB

RCRIT-20V314-7514

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-7244.pdf 142.886KB

RCRIT-20V314-7244

 


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

RCMN-20V314-1457.pdf 106.088KB

RCMN-20V314-1457

 


Miscellaneous Document – Part 573 Defect Information Report

RMISC-20V314-3499.pdf 355.107KB

RMISC-20V314-3499

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-20V314-4870.pdf 244.938KB

RCAK-20V314-4870

 


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

RCMN-20V314-6208.pdf 108.301KB

RCMN-20V314-6208

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-6572.pdf 144.328KB

RCRIT-20V314-6572

 


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

RCMN-20V314-0442.pdf 52.352KB

RCMN-20V314-0442

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-3291.pdf 1982.264KB

RCRIT-20V314-3291

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)- W7F – 2019-2020 Insight

RCONL-20V314-3688.pdf 195.306KB

RCONL-20V314-3688

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-9123.pdf 2102.638KB

RCRIT-20V314-9123

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)- F7I – 2018-2019 Accord

RCONL-20V314-9457.pdf 196.432KB

RCONL-20V314-9457

 


Miscellaneous Document – Media Statement

RMISC-20V314-5843.pdf 107.245KB

RMISC-20V314-5843

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)- R7C – 2019 Acura RLX

RCONL-20V314-0416.pdf 190.874KB

RCONL-20V314-0416

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)- F7J – 2018-2019 Civic Hatchback

RCONL-20V314-2621.pdf 194.597KB

RCONL-20V314-2621

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)- Y7G – 2018-2019 Civic Type R

RCONL-20V314-8433.pdf 194.739KB

RCONL-20V314-8433

 


Recall 573 Report – Amendment 5

RCLRPT-20V314-2564.PDF 225.445KB

RCLRPT-20V314-2564

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)- HR-V

RCONL-20V314-1926.pdf 51.975KB

RCONL-20V314-1926

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)- HR-V

RCONL-20V314-7217.pdf 51.364KB

RCONL-20V314-7217

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-1419.pdf 36.071KB

RCRIT-20V314-1419

 


Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2020-3

RCLQRT-20V314-2205.PDF 211.134KB

RCLQRT-20V314-2205

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-9084.pdf 4150.229KB

RCRIT-20V314-9084

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-3545.pdf 6633.569KB

RCRIT-20V314-3545

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)- Fit

RCONL-20V314-1323.pdf 50.964KB

RCONL-20V314-1323

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-5593.pdf 2099.942KB

RCRIT-20V314-5593

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-3474.pdf 2137.081KB

RCRIT-20V314-3474

 


Recall 573 Report – Amendment 4

RCLRPT-20V314-1252.PDF 225.432KB

RCLRPT-20V314-1252

 


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

RCMN-20V314-7845.pdf 150.635KB

RCMN-20V314-7845

 


Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2020-4

RCLQRT-20V314-9327.PDF 211.245KB

RCLQRT-20V314-9327

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-4399.pdf 2534.836KB

RCRIT-20V314-4399

 


Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2021-1

RCLQRT-20V314-8642.PDF 211.339KB

RCLQRT-20V314-8642

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V314-3929.pdf 3087.222KB

RCRIT-20V314-3929

 


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