Denso Fuel Pump Failure
The impellers inside of Denso branded fuel pumps may have been excessively exposed to a drying agent during manufacturing. This leads to them cracking, absorbing fuel, and deforming so badly that they stop sending fuel to the engine. Honda …Continue reading article "Denso Fuel Pump Failure"
Honda Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags
A large number of Honda vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and counting).Continue reading article "Honda Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags"
Odyssey and Element Soft Brakes
Soft brakes are a sign of too much air buildup.Owners with this issue were likely told by mechanics that there was air in the brake system and would have recommended bleeding the brakes, until the system started to slowly let in air again.Continue reading article "Odyssey and Element Soft Brakes"
Over 708,000 Honda and Acura vehicles are being recalled to replace their DENSO fuel pumps.
The pumps have a defect that'll cause them to stop pumping fuel to the engine. You don't need to be a mechanic to see why that's a problem.…keep reading article "Honda Recalls More DENSO Fuel Pumps That Are Really Bad at Pumping Fuel"
Honda would like a do-over on a previous CR-V recall that was supposed to prevent the power window switches from melting and starting fires.
Reports of fires and thermal events, such as melted switches, have actually surged since the vehicles were "fixed" following a 2012 recall. Honda now admits the repairs were probably insuffcient. 😳…keep reading article "2nd Generation CR-V Recalled Again For Melting Power Window Switches"
Software mistakes in over 770,000 Honda cars can suddenly disable the power windows, turn signals, windshield wipers, defroster, and rearview cameras.
That's a lot of very important things. Honda has issued a recall after discovering electrical disruptions in the body control module's controller area network or CAN. Although I guess in this case it's more like a CAN'T, amirite?…keep reading article "Honda Announces Large Body Control Module Recall for the Accord, Accord Hybrid, and Insight"
Those replacement PSDI-5D Takata inflators that were supposedly safe? Now they're exploding too.
The desiccated replacements were exposed to excess moisture during assembly. This rapidly degrades the propellant and allows pressure to build up over time, turning the inflator into a mini-grenade that explodes during airbag deployment.…keep reading article "Honda Recalls Replacement PSDI-5D Takata Inflators for Exploding"
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.…keep reading article "Cheap Gas and Cheaper Fuel Pumps, A Honda Recall Story"
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.
What a world.keep reading article "Ridgeline's Fuel Pump Feed Port Might Crack After Car Wash"
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.
The Clarity Fuel Cell can only be leased in California and must be repaired at one of 12 authorized dealerships in the state.keep reading article "Minor Voltage Spikes Causing Major Shutdowns in Clarity Fuel Cell Cars"
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.
Honda says the side curtain airbags may not deploy properly if the panels interfere with the curtain airbags.
About 400 vehicles have been recalled to install brackets … to hold the clips … to hold the panels.
Efficiency at its best.keep reading article "2019 Pilot and Ridgeline Have Trim Panels That Interfere with Airbags"
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.
Honda received a report in February 2018 that indicated the wrong owner's manual was found in a vehicle during a routine port inspection. The automaker opened an investigation and determined there were problems at one manufacturing plant.
Men everywhere finally have an excuse for not reading the manual. That is, until the recall which will start on January 8, 2019.keep reading article "Civic Hatchbacks Recalled for Missing Owner’s Manual"
5th 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.
Ok, ok – turns out that last one isn’t a feature per se. In fact, Honda just recalled over 100,000 vans to stop those doors from opening.…keep reading article "A Fix On the Way For Odyssey Sliding Door Issues?"
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.”
Oh. I’m guessing that’s a jarring and unwelcome surprise.keep reading article "Loose Magnet in Electronic Power Steering System"
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.keep reading article "Damaged Circuit Boards Can Disable Airbags in Certain 2019 Honda Models"
The 4th phase of Honda’s Takata airbag recall is set to get underway next month.
Honda says itkeep reading article "The Next Phase of Honda’s Massive Takata Recall is Ahead of Schedule"
has made a lot of progress with existing recall repairs because plenty of replace airbag inflators are available. The 77.7 percent completion rate out of nearly 13 million recalled vehicles has allowed Honda to issue the recall now instead of waiting until December.An automaker that’s actually ahead of schedule on a recall? What world is this?…
Honda is recalling 232,000 Accords and Insights in the USA to repair rear camera problems.
The automaker says the screens can go blank after certain usage events, but they didn't say what those events are. I’m just spitballin’ here, but I’m guessing one of those events is “backing up.”keep reading article "Honda Installed the Wrong Rear Camera Software in the Accord and Insight"
2001-2002 Accord. 2001-2002 Civic. 2002 CR-V. 2002 Odyssey. 2003 Pilot. If you own one of these vehicles and you haven't replaced their Takata inflators, the next knock on your door could be from a Honda representitive.
And you should answer ... it might just save your life.
In addition to going door-to-door with about 550 teams of representatives, Honda says it has made more than 35 million phone calls to customers and sent more than 1 million text messages, trying to convince owners to get the vehicles repaired.
Desperate times. Desperate measures.keep reading article "550 Honda Representitives Are Going Door to Door, Begging Certain Owners to Replace Their Takata Inflators"
The 2018 Pilot and Ridgeline have been recalled because of a dangerous seat issue.
The seat rivets can fail to secure the seat slide rails to the forward part of the seats, something that could cause the front seats to separate from the floors in a crash.
As if Honda owners didn't have enough to worry about during a crash.keep reading article "Faulty Rivets Might Allow 5,800 Honda Seats to Detatch From the Floor"
What in the world is going on with the 2nd row seatbacks in the 2014-2016 Odyssey?
They were recalled in December 2016 because they wouldn't stay put. They were [recalled] again in 2017 after 46 people suffered injuries. And guess what? It's now 2018 and they're getting [recalled] again. Again.…keep reading article "354 Warranty Claims Trigger Another Recall for Odyssey Second-Row Seatbacks"
There is something funky about Honda's new Earth Dreams engine, especially in cold-weather climates.
The automaker says the cold climate and short trips cause condensation and excess fuel vapors if the engines don't have time to reach temperatures that would normally burn off the contaminants.
Honda says excess fuel builds up and stays in the oil pan where it would normally evaporate and recycle through the combustion chamber of the engine.…keep reading article "China Rejects Honda’s Recall Plan for CR-Vs With High Oil Levels and Fuel Odors"
Nichol Lynn Barker Pahlck's 2002 Honda Accord was involved in a "crash that should not have been fatal," according to Florida authorities.
Pahlck's family denies receiving any recall notices although Honda said in previous statements that 21 airbag recall notices were mailed over the years to registered owners of the Accord, including 10 recall notices sent to the current owner.
The 2002 Accord is part of the Takata "High Risk" list. Regardless, these stories are hard to read and point to the importance of getting any recalled inflators replaced.keep reading article "2002 Accord Mother of Three Killed by Takata Airbag"
It's a new year, so we're out with the old and in with the ... ahh, crap. There's another Takata recall for Honda owners? 2018 ... 2017 ... it's all the same.
This recall involves 717,000 vehicles which, I believe, brings the grand total of recalled vehicles to 72 quadrillion or so.
keep reading article "Honda Vehicles Need Passenger-Side Takata Replacement"
The Takata airbag inflators are at risk of exploding due to the metal inflators that contain the explosive chemical, ammonium nitrate. The chemical can become unstable due to heat, time and moisture, something that has already killed at least 21 people worldwide, most of those deaths occurring in Honda vehicles.