Defective Fuel Pump Class Action Claims Defects May Lead to Stalling
A class action lawsuit was filed against Honda Motor Company Limited and American Honda Motor Co., Inc. for allegedly failing to recall their vehicles that were affected by Denso’s recall of its low-pressure fuel pumps. The company is also accused of not repairing the affected vehicles.
According to the class action lawsuit, the vehicles experience a “sudden loss of power while passing on highway…” and “…while in the fast lane it just slowed to 30 mph with cars slamming on brakes behind and to the right of me.”
The vehicles affected by the recall are those with pumps beginning with part number prefix 17045-T, and includes the model units:
- 2018-2019 Accord
- 2018-2019 Civic Hatchback
- 2018-2019 Civic Type R
- 2019 Fit
- 2018-2019 HR-V
- 2019-2020 Insight
- 2018-2019 Acura NSX
- 2019 Acura RDX
- 2019 Acura RLX and RLX Sport Hybrid
You can read about the case under the name: Cummings, et.al v. Honda Motor Company Limited and American Honda Motor Co. Inc., Case 2:20-cv-13000-BRM-JAD, D.C. NJ.
Do you or a family member own a Honda vehicle with defective fuel pumps? If you think you are affected by this lawsuit, contact us today for help.
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According to the class action lawsuit, the vehicle’s low-pressure fuel pump was “manufactured with low-density impellers. If the surface of the lower density impeller is exposed to production solvent drying for longer periods of time, higher levels of surface cracking may occur.” The impeller absorbs too much fuel which may cause deformation and interferes with the fuel pump body, thereby making it inoperative.
The class action lawsuit went on to assert that “as early as 2015, the manufacturer recognized that the low-pressure fuel pumps that it supplied to [Honda] and other manufacturers were prone to failure…”
It also contends that the plastic impellers in the fuel pumps “may be swelled due to the fuel and water contained in the fuel, [and] therefore a rotation of the impeller may be stopped when the impeller is swelled and comes in contact with the [fuel pump] housing.”
Honda allegedly knew about the defect for years, since possibly as early as 2016.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) “has been swamped with complaints by owners who either have not received notice of the defect (and the recall repair) or have been turned away at dealers when they seek to have their defective fuel pumps replaced.” Even worse, it says, “many owners with Recalled Vehicles are being told that their vehicle is not eligible” for the repairs.
Editor’s note on the Defective Fuel Pump Class Action Lawsuit:
This piece is written about the recent Defective Fuel Pump Class Action Lawsuit. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.
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