The Honda Odyssey has been hit with yet another car recall -- the second large recall for the popular minivan in less than six months. The current car recall affects 886,815 Honda Odyssey minivans from the 2005-2010 model years.
The cars are being recalled because of the risk they could catch on fire. Honda said that a part of the fuel pump could crack over time, resulting in possibly leaking fuel that could cause a fire in the car. The parts needed to repair the affected Honda Odyssey cars are not currently available, but any cars that are currently leaking fuel will receive a new fuel pump cover as an interim solution. When parts are available (which is expected to be this summer), all affected cars, including those that have had the interim repair, will get an improved cover.
The recalled cars were manufactured between June 23, 2004, and Sept. 4, 2010. Certain model year 2007-2008 Honda Odysseys were recalled last November for a problem that could cause the cars to unexpectedly brake due to a software malfunction.
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