Honda recalls nearly 900,000 Odyssey minivans in U.S. over fuel leak risk
This undated photo provided by Honda shows the 2007 Honda Odyssey. (AP Photo/Honda)
The Associated Press
Published Saturday, March 15, 2014 4:22PM EDT
DETROIT -- Honda Motor Co. is recalling 886,815 Odyssey minivans in the U.S. because a fuel pump cover can deteriorate and cause a fuel leak.
Odysseys from 2005 through 2010 model years are involved. The recalled minivans were made between June 23, 2004, and September 4, 2010.
According to documents posted Saturday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the cover on the fuel pump strainer can wear down from exposure to high temperatures and acidic chemicals, like those found in fertilizers. Fuel leaks can cause a vehicle fire.
Honda says no fires or injuries have been reported.
Honda dealers will repair the vehicles for free, but the company says replacement parts may not be available until this summer. It will notify owners of the recall next month.