Honda said software in the recalled vehicles needs to be updated, and in some cases, their fuel pumps may need to be replaced.
- The recall affects the following vehicles:
- Acura MDK model years 2016-2018
- Acura TLX V6 model years 2015-2019
- Honda Accord V6 model years 2015-2019
The problem stems from the presence of sodium particulates in some U.S. gasolines, which can stick to internal components in fuel pumps, reducing their performance. In hot weather, this could significantly limit the vehicles’ ability to accelerate, and even cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Owners of affected models will begin being notified by mail next month, during which they will be advised to take their vehicles to dealerships and have the problem fixed free of charge.
To date, there have been no accidents, injuries or other adverse events associated with the recall, Honda said.