Honda has recalled over 437,000 vehicles to prevent the engine from suddenly shutting down due to a clogged fuel pump. Sodium particulates, often found in cheap gas, can cling to the inside of the pump and increase resistance as they heat up. A clogged pump isn’t very effective at sending fuel to the engine and, as you might imagine, that’s a big problem.
Honda has been upfront about the 2015 CR-V’s vibration problems. A recently settled lawsuit is asking them to be upfront about the solution, too. The automaker has released a series of Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) with suggestions for removing the unwanted vibration. However, not every dealership acknowledges the problem or tells owners about the free repairs. That’s about to change as the settlement requires Honda to directly contact all potentially affected owners about the TSBs.
Honda is recalling the 2017-2019 Ridgeline over fears that the fuel pump might crack. Apparently the detergents used at car washes contain enough sulfuric acid to crack the pump’s fuel feed port and start a pressurized gas leak. That means your next car wash could actually start a car fire.
There’s something defective in the Clarity Fuel Cell’s ECU that is causing a full-on panic over minor variances in voltage, shutting down the fuel cell stack and prompting a recall. Combustion engines need gas. EVs need electricity. And the Clarity Fuel Cell needs, well, fuel cells. This recall is similar to another recall back in February, but owners are still complaining about a sudden loss of power.
Clips designed to hold the 2019 Pilot and Rideline’s b-pillar panels in place have mounting holes that are too big. Why does that matter? Because it could stop the side curtain airbags from deploying in a crash. Seriously.
More than 7,000 Civic Hatchback and Civic Type R vehicles [shipped with the wrong owner’s manual, or no manual at all. I’m not sure which is worse.
**The5th generation Odyssey comes with a lot of great features for parents. There’s a vacuum for cleaning up after the kid’s messes, built in WiFi to keep them busy, an intercom to keep them in line, and two power sliding doors that randomly open while driving to keep them glued to their seats.
There’s a fix coming for rising oil levels in the CR-V and Civic, but your eligibility largely depends on where you live. Honda’s N60 service campaign will attempt to fix the oil dilution problem with software updates to the transmission control module and electronic fuel injection system. Additionally, drain plug washers and climate control units may be replaced.
Honda is recalling a small number of 2017-2018 Civics and CR-Vs] because of a loose magnet in the electronic power steering system. How bad can a loose magnet be? “Unless it's properly secured, the magnet can dislodge and during a turn where the wheel is as far as it can go, the power steering assist will be applied in the opposite direction.”
Honda is recalling 119 of their newest Insight, Odyssey and Ridgeline vehicles to replace damaged supplemental restraint system (SRS) control units. Honda says “any damage was caused during production and can cause failures of the side airbags, side curtain airbags, knee airbags and seat belt pretensioners.” The 2019 model year is off to a rough start.