The Japanese based automaker Honda has recently announced a huge recall for the Odyssey minivans built in Alabama because of a possible fire risk.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 886, 815 units of the Honda Odyssey minivans, which have been produced in Alabama, will have to be taken back to the dealerships because of a possible fire risk. The NHTSA says that the fuel pump strainer has to be replaced because it can deteriorate after being exposed to acidic chemicals which can be found in some car wash formulas, causing cracks in the fuel strainer and increasing the risk of fire.
The problem has been discovered during warranty repairs and the company is not aware of any crashes, injuries or fires related to this issue at this time. Honda says that the affected Odyssey minivans are from the 2005 – 2010 model year and they have been assembled in Alabama. The Odysseys will be recalled in late April and early May and the necessary replacements or repairs will be made free of charge. For any extra details on the subject, owners of these vehicles can contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.