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Honda Recalls 900,000 Odyssey Over Safety

The faulty Honda Odyssey
The faulty Honda Odyssey
Honda Motors is recalling nearly 900,000 Odyssey minivans from the US on possibility that the brand could catch fire, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has said.

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Honda said 2005-2010 Odysseys built in Alabama have a fuel-pump part that could crack and cause a fuel leak, increasing the risk of fire. The company said it has no reports of fires or injuries related to the problem.

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We gathered that the recall involves 886,815 Odyssey vans, Honda said repair parts won’t be available until summer but said it had investigated several potential causes of cracks in the fuel-pump strainer cover, including acid from chemicals found in car washes and low-PH materials used in fertilizer and dust control agents.

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The fuel pump modules were made in the United States by Japanese supplier Denso Honda said adding that the recalled vans were built at its Lincoln, Alabama, plant from June 23, 2004, through September 4, 2010.

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