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More than 2.5 million Honda cars on recall over critical fuel pump defect

On Behalf of | Dec 29, 2023 | Car Accidents, Defective Products

Due to a critical defect affecting over 2.5 million vehicles, Honda has issued a recall for the automobiles.

According to the auto company, the affected vehicles have a defective fuel pump that’s improperly molded. This issue can deform and interfere with the part over time, eventually causing the fuel pump to fail.

If a fuel pump module fails due to this issue, the affected vehicle may not start, or its engine could stall while driving. An engine stall in the middle of operation raises the risk of crashes and injuries, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warned.

Honda has yet to receive any reports on crashes or injuries related to this issue.

The auto company announced that it would replace the fuel pumps of all affected vehicles in batches. These vehicles include 22 models from Honda and Acura’s 2017 to 2020 model years. Honda will start notifying affected owners in February.

Why are engine stalls dangerous?

A stalled vehicle can be a danger, not just to the driver and passengers but to other motorists as well.

If the engine stall occurs in the middle of moving traffic, there’s a high risk that the inoperable vehicle could cause collisions. Even if the driver manages to bring their car to the side of the road before it stops moving, the affected automobile is still at risk of being hit by traffic.

A stalled vehicle in the middle of nowhere or a rural location could also leave occupants stuck without food or water.

Defective auto parts are grounds for lawsuits

You may have a strong case for a product liability lawsuit if a defective auto part caused an engine stall, which led to your injuries.

If you have suffered injuries due to a defective auto part, you should document the entire incident that led to the crash. Witness statements, police reports, photos or videos of the incident – all these will be important for your lawsuit. Consider having a mechanic check your vehicle to confirm that it has the defective part that caused the accident.

Also, consider contacting a legal professional before filing anything. A lawyer can review your case and ensure it’s strong enough to bring claims against the manufacturer.