Thursday, Mar. 17, 2011, 04:26 PM UPDATED 10:27 AMBy Auto Remarketing Staff
Honda Canada announced this week that it is conducting a fuel pump module recall that impacts more than 3,600 Civics and a small amount of Acura CSX units in Canada.
Specifically, the company said that 3,636 Civics in Canada as well as nine CSX units in the country are being recalled to evaluate and, if necessary, replace the fuel pump module inside the gasoline tank.
All of the vehicles are from the 2011 model year.
“Internal testing revealed that the roll-over valve inside certain fuel pump modules may have been damaged during production,” Honda said in a statement. “If a vehicle is involved in a rollover crash, the cracked roll-over valve may allow fuel leakage from the gasoline tank into the evaporative canister.”
The company said there have been no reports of crashes or injuries stemming from this condition.
In the U.S., 18,056 Civics were recalled for the same reason. There were no crashes or injuries reported there, either.
Honda is urging affected owners to visit their authorized dealer once they are notified by the automaker, which said it plans to start sending out notices the middle of next month.
“When Honda identifies concerns of this nature, nothing is more important to the company than fulfilling our obligation and responsibility to alert our customers,” the automaker said. “To this end, in addition to contacting customers by mail, in mid-April owners of these vehicles can determine if their vehicle requires repair by contacting their dealer or by calling toll free to 1-888-946-6329.”