Take note if you are an owner of a Honda vehicle made in 2018 and 2019.
Honda Malaysia is recalling over 55,000 units as part of the company's global fuel pump recall campaign.
According to New Straits Times, the recall will involve 55,354 Honda owners in Malaysia and the company will replace the fuel pump as a precautionary measure without any charges.
Here are the models and total units affected by the recall:
- Accord (2018): 298 units
- BR-V (2018): 5,376 units
- City / City HEV (2019): 15,582 units
- Civic (2018): 9,122 units
- CR-V (2018 & 2019): 6,930 units
- HR-V / HR-V HEV (2018): 9,478 units
- Jazz / Jazz HEV (2019): 6,957 units
Vehicles made in 2020 are not affected.
The company stated that it will notify customers via letters, which will include details of the product recall
In a statement dated yesterday, 18 June, Honda Malaysia urged all affected customers to contact their respective authorised dealer to make an appointment upon receipt of notification to arrange for the replacement.
Bernama reported that the stock will be available in stages and all costs related to the replacement will be borne by Honda Malaysia.
The company apologised for the inconvenience caused to the car owners and reassured that there are no incidences of crashes or injuries caused by this issue in Malaysia.
It is reported that the Japanese car manufacturer is currently conducting a massive worldwide recall, involving 1.4 million vehicles
Auto123 reported that the fuel pumps were "exposed to production solvent drying for longer periods of time" during the manufacturing process.
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that the manufacturing faulty could result in surface cracking, excessive fuel absorption, and ultimately cause internal parts to deform and fail.
Here's how to find out if your vehicle is affected:
2. You will need your 'chassis number' which is normally found in your service book or your JPJ registration card.
3. Then, key in the 16-alphanumeric characters on this website after clicking 'Check your vehicle'.
The website will then inform you if your vehicle is part of the 55,354 units required to replace the fuel pump.
For more information, you can call 1800-88-2020 or +603-79532000 beginning 22 June as the company's call centre is currently undergoing periodic system maintenance.
The website also noted that if your vehicle is a reconditioned model, you will have to contact any Honda authorised dealers for further assistance.