Civic Type R Fuel Pump Recall
U.S. Honda dealers were advised to “replace the fuel pump motor with a properly manufactured part.” The Civic Type R is among 136k vehicles impacted by this recall.
2018-2019 Acura NSX: 146
2019 Acura RDX: 34,405
2019 RLX: 124
2019 RLX Sport Hybrid: 206
2018-2019 Honda Accord: 11,227
2018-2019 Civic Hatchback: 24,235
2018-2019 Civic Type R: 1,785
2018-2019 HR-V: 39,676
2019-2020 Insight: 14,959
2019 Fit: 9,294
Your dealership should notify you and if they haven't yet, run your VIN on the NHTSA site
to find out.
details on the recall:
Honda explains that the surface may be “exposed to production solvent drying for longer periods of time,” translating to surface cracking. In this condition, excessive fuel absorption may occur, leading to the deformation of the low-density impeller. Because of the swelling, a certain amount of interference may render the pump inoperative.
Instructions sent to U.S. dealerships reveal the extent of the repair, namely “replace the fuel pump motor with a properly manufactured part.” Emphasis on “properly.” The document also highlights that American customers will be notified by the end of July 2020.
“Honda received the first report of fuel pump module failure from the Indian market and an investigation was launched” according to the Part 573 safety recall report. The supplier analysis confirmed that swelling results in failure in May 2019, and in June 2019, the investigation “was elevated to the global Honda quality group for further handling.”