Honda is recalling about 24,000 all-new 2017 Honda CR-V SUVs equipped with either two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. These vehicles could have an increased risk of a crash or fire due to an issue with the fuel pipe.
The problem is that the pipe may not have been made correctly, so it could disconnect and leak fuel while the vehicle is in motion. This could cause the engine to stall and increase the risk of a crash. Not to mention the leaking fuel poses a fire risk in the presence of an ignition source.
NHTSA documents report that Honda received its first field report of a leak on May 1st. Since then it’s received three other reports of a leak but none involving crashes, fires or injuries.
Dealers will replace the fuel supply pipe at no cost to owners.
Honda will begin notifying owners on August 25. Owners can call the Honda at 888-234-2138, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle’s VIN numbr and learn more.