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Honda to recall 4.5 mln cars worldwide, including 2.6 mln in U.S.

Honda to recall 4.5 mln cars worldwide, including 2.6 mln in U.S. Honda (Getty Images)

On Thursday, American Honda Motor Co. announced a recall of nearly 4.5 million vehicles worldwide, including about 2.6 million cars in the United States because of faulty fuel pumps, according to Reuters and

The defective fuel pumps, produced by the Japanese automotive parts manufacturer, Denso Corp., pose a risk of engine stalling while driving, potentially resulting in accidents. Honda clarifies that as of now, no incidents of crashes or injuries related to these faulty pumps have been reported.

The recall includes various models such as Accord, Civic, CR-V, and Acura vehicles manufactured between 2018 and 2020.

In a submission to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Honda confirms that its dealers will undertake the replacement of the fuel pump module, with parts that have greater thickness and extended clearance.

The automaker intends to notify affected owners of the recall in early February.

Earlier this month the company recalled vehicles in China and Japan over the same issue. It previously recalled 628,000 American vehicles in 2021 and 136,000 in 2020 due to the same problem.

Other automakers' recalls

On December 21, Toyota Motor Co. announced it was recalling 1 million vehicles due to a defect in airbag sensors, posing a risk of the airbags not deploying correctly. The recall affects a range of Toyota and Lexus models from the 2020 to 2022 model years.

Tesla was also initiating a recall of over 2 million vehicles, nearly all cars sold in the United States, to address issues with its Autopilot systems. They were identified by U.S. safety regulators who found inadequate controls to prevent misuse.