American Honda Motor Co. officials warned that the fuel pump feed port can potentially crack and leak after exposure to acids, such as from car wash soaps.
“A crack in the fuel pump feed port can allow pressurized fuel to leak out, increasing the risk of a fire.”
Car wash detergents containing sulfuring acid could drain from the truck bed and seep into the fuel pump feed port. If the acid is not rinsed off, sulfuring acid seepage can crack the fuel feed port.
Honda received the first report of a fuel leak related to this problem in February 2017. After an investigation, Honda confirmed that the drain holes in the truck bed allow fluids to channel towards to fuel feed port.
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump, if necessary, and install a fuel pump cover, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin on March 7, 2019.
For more information, owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138, or contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).