Cheap Gas and Cheaper Fuel Pumps, A Honda Recall Story

Honda has recalled over 437,000 vehicles to prevent the engine from suddenly shutting down due to a clogged fuel pump. Sodium particulates, often found in cheap gas, can cling to the inside of the pump and increase resistance as they heat up. A clogged pump isn’t very effective at sending fuel to the engine and, as you might imagine, that’s a big problem. The affected vehicles have a 3.5-liter V6 engine and will receive a software update for their fuel injection engine control unit.

The recall is expected to begin in late March of 2019.