Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) has issued a recall for the Honda Civic.
Description of Recall
Honda is recalling certain model year 2011 Honda Civic vehicles. To prevent fuel from leaking out of a vehicle’s fuel tank into the evaporative emissions canister in the event a roll-over incident occurs, the fuel pump module is equipped with a roll over valve (rov). Due to improper ultrasonic welding of the plastic case that houses the rov within the fuel pump module, the case material may break or crack, which may cause the rov to separate from the case and fail to function, thereby increasing the risk of fuel leakage in a roll-over incident.
Severity of the Defect
Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.
Honda’s Recommended Action
Dealers will inspect the fuel pump module and if necessary replace the module free of charge. The safety recall began on April 25, 2011. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.