The Japanese based automaker Honda has recently announced a recall for the 2013 Accord because of some problems with the models’ fuel tanks.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a total of 1659 units of the 2013 Honda Accord will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of some problems with the fuel tanks.

“The fuel tank in certain Honda Accords with the Low-Emission Vehicle (LEV) II rating may leak fuel and increase the risk of a fire. The fuel tank neck may not have been assembled correctly, causing the fuel pump to not properly seal to the fuel tank”, as the NHTSA said in its summary of the problem.

If the fuel pump will not properly seal the fuel tank, the risk of fire will increase and occupants of the car will be injured. The affected vehicles have been produced between January 15, 2013, and April 5, 2013. The recall is expected to begin soon. Owners of the model will be contacted by Honda starting with the 1st of August, 2013. For additional details on the subject, owners are advised to contact Honda at 1-310-783-2000.


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