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Fire Fears Fuel Honda's Recall of 886,815 Odyssey Minivans

Vehicle owners will have to wait until summer for their free replacement part.

A 2006 Honda Odyssey minivan. More than 800,000 are being voluntarily recalled due to a fuel strainer issue. Credit: Honda
A 2006 Honda Odyssey minivan. More than 800,000 are being voluntarily recalled due to a fuel strainer issue. Credit: Honda

By Liz Taurasi

Honda is voluntarily recalling 886,815 Odyssey minivans to replace a fuel strainer which could cause a leak and increase the risk of fire.

The recall affects model years 2005-2010. The recall is to replace the fuel strainer.

According to a statement from Honda, prolonged exposure to acidic chemicals (like the ones found in car washes), as well as ambient temperatures could cause the fuel strainer cover to prematurely deteriorate and crack. Located at the top of the fuel tank the fuel strainer, if cracked, could lead to a fuel smell or leak fuel in extreme cases increasing the risk of fire.

Honda officials say they are not aware of any crashes, injuries or fires related to the fuel strainer issue.

Honda plans to start making the repairs this summer. Odyssey minivan owners impacted by the recall will be notified between late April and Early May.

For information on all Honda recalls visit the company’s recalls page.

Rich March 16, 2014 at 03:40 PM
Honda always waits until it to too late to do any type of recall. 1999 - 2002 models have transmissions that will only last you abou 60,000 and those were never recalled.
Heywood March 16, 2014 at 04:40 PM
The Japs get us again, just like they did at Pearl Harbor with their death traps.
SAM March 16, 2014 at 10:26 PM
Heywood March 17, 2014 at 08:43 AM
How about the Bataan death march?, the rape of Nanking? Good thing we dropped the A-Bomb on the freaks. They will continue to suffer for their crimes, earthquakes and Tsunamis are in their future. Stop buying Jap cars.
Joel Vittori March 17, 2014 at 02:28 PM
Heywood has a point. Maybe they are finally answering got their crimes.


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