Honda recalling some Ridgeline pickups for fuel pump problem

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(CNN/Staff/Honda Release) -- American Honda will voluntarily recall 106,683 model-year 2017-2019 Honda Ridgeline pickups in the United States to inspect and, if needed, replace the fuel pump, for free. In addition, a free fuel pump cover will be installed on all affected vehicles.

Honda says car wash detergents containing sulfuric acid could drain from the truck bed and seep into the fuel pump’s fuel feed port. If not fully rinsed off, sulfuric acid seepage can crack the fuel feed port, resulting in a pressurized fuel leak. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire. Honda has received no reports of fires, crashes or injuries related to this condition.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage each owner of an affected vehicle to take it to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of the recall from Honda. Mailed notification to owners will begin in early March 2019.

Owners of these models can also determine if their specific vehicles are included in the recall by clicking here or by calling (888) 234-2138.