Recall: 887,000 Honda Odyssey minivans for leaking fuel
The 2005-2010 Odyssey may have a defective fuel pump part.
On 2005-2010 Odyssey models, the cover on the fuel pump strainer -- which filters contaminants out of the fuel before sending it to the engine -- can crack and lead to fuel smells or leaking fuel.
Honda said it has received at least 187 warranty claims for this issue and first investigated the problem in October 2012 after noticing a high volume of replacement fuel pump parts. Honda said its fuel pump strainer cover was prone to acid deterioration and weakness due high temperatures and will not have a new part available until sometime in the summer.
In the meantime, affected owners can bring in their cars to Honda dealers now for a replacement original part until the redesigned parts arrive. More information is available at www.recalls.honda.com or by calling Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
This is the fourth high-volume recall for the Odyssey within 15 months. In November, Honda recalled 344,187 Odyssey models from 2007-2008 for stability control systems that could apply the brakes without necessity or warning. In September, Honda recalled 318,000 Odyssey models from 2003-2004 to fix airbags that could deploy inadvertently. Several hundred thousand of those same models were recalled in December 2012 for faulty ignition interlocks that could let them roll away unexpectedly when parked.
I wouldn't trade my 1973 Dodge pickup for a trainload of new "Flex Fuel" pickups.
I like the way all of the pick up manufacturers are touting 23-25 miles per gallon highway mileage and that is with a 6 or 8 speed transmission.
Shoot, I have regularly gotten 23 miles per gallon with my 40 year old pickup, with a normally aspirated (carburetor) and burning unleaded gasoline with a 3 speed automatic transmission.
No, fuel leaks, brake problems, sudden acceleration problems, ignition problems, etc. and the best part is, I can still work on it and make repairs myself.
If I were to decide to get a new pickup, it would definitely be a diesel powered pickup. Can't argue with 35 to 41 miles mpg.
Well, could be worse, so far no Cylops, Sirens, or six headed monsters, but maybe the van was appropriately named.
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