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Recall: 887,000 Honda Odyssey minivans for leaking fuel

The 2005-2010 Odyssey may have a defective fuel pump part.

By Exhaust Notes Mar 17, 2014 7:35AM
Honda is recalling 886,815 Odyssey minivans in the U.S. to fix fuel pump filters that can leak gasoline and potentially cause a fire, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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​m 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.
Mar 17, 2014 10:32AM
Why do they have to keep inventing the car?  Surely they had that part down before.  My car is getting old, and I can afford a new one, but there is no car out there that I want. They quit building the body style of my car in 07 and the new one is ugly.  I will just keep my old one, and fix it if and when it breaks.
Mar 17, 2014 10:02AM
Can ANYONE build a car that doesn't have problems?
Mar 17, 2014 12:54PM
So all you engineering wizards are trying to tell us that Honda isn't responsible because it doesn't make its fuel pumps.  Certainly they perform analyses on their vendors' parts.  Further, ethanol has been in use for some time now.  Honda surely must know of its properties.
Mar 21, 2014 5:38AM
All German car owners are D-Bags. They think  they are better than everyone else on the road and they never use turn sign and cut people off. F- U all D-Bags. Like BMW, Audi, Mers never have any issues.screw you, over priced junk. When these break down, you better bend over, those tech will stick it you hard, which may all require stitches for rear end. Before you come back to anwser this post, just image that in your mind first.

Mar 17, 2014 12:37PM
Who cares? I have bought my last Honda.. Owned 7 of them over the years but when i heard they were building a huge plant in Mexico and ignoring the USA i quit. I was planning on buying a Ridgeline too. I even shopped for 6 cyl Accord just before their announcement... Bummer as i loved them.
Mar 17, 2014 12:39PM

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.

Mar 17, 2014 1:24PM
I'm probably going to offend a lot of people with these comments, just tired of the broo haha associated with the "news" about recalls. 99% of recalls are the manufacturer trying to stay ahead of the litigators. I read an engineers report of a recall years ago and the report stated that a clip was being replaced because" there was a possibility that under certain circumstances a clip might break and if " and so on. As it stood the problem had never happened and probably never would. It was a minor repair and only cost the manufacturer about 75.00, not including the cost of administrating the recall. So, in the end, we all paid another 100.00 for the vehicle when we bought the later models. It doesn't matter if the vehicle is import or domestic, the issue is with us all taking responsibility for what we do.Sorry people but driving your Explorer at 90 mph with a low tire Will cause a crash.  Sorry people, floor mats wadded up DO cause cars to accelerate,hanging 5lbs of crap on your key ring WILL cause ignition tumblers to act up. Ignoring the fuel smell on you Honda WILL have dire results. If your car is broken get it fixed. Sorry people, JD Powers,Consumer Reports and all the rest are advertisers and market themselves,theyDO NOT have your best interests at heart. Sorry people your old piece of crap is not a better car because you understand it. The manufacturers do have your best interests at heart because it affects their bottom line.
Mar 17, 2014 10:21AM
All you German Car owners are D-bags
the car to buy is the one with out a repair shop in the rear.
Mar 17, 2014 10:19AM

Well, could be worse, so far no Cylops, Sirens, or six headed monsters, but maybe the van was appropriately named.

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