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Honda Civic Recall 11V176000

Possible Fuel Leak After Rollover Type Crash

Recall Details

The "rollover" valve in the fuel pump assembly may fail, allowing fuel to leak into the vapor canister in the event of a rollover type crash. The canister could flood with fuel, resulting in an external fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel pump module and replace those found to be faulty. This recall is expected to begin by April 11, 2011. The Honda recall number is R65.

Our Quick Take

In the event of a "rollover" type crash, a fuel leak can develop, increasing the risk of a fire.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall. Although rollover type crashes are infrequent, they can occur without warning. Please contact your Honda dealer; they will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Exhaust & Emissions, March 14, 2011

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
March 14, 2011
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
18,056
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
11V176000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Summary
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.
Consequence
FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FUEL PUMP MODULE AND IF NECESSARY REPLACE THE MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 11, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.
Notes
HONDA SAFETY RECALL NO. R65. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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