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April 1, 2014

Honda recently announced a voluntary recall for nearly 900,000 of its Odyssey minivans for potential fire risks. The automaker reported that the recall affects 886,815 Odyssey models from the 2005 to 2010 model years due to problems with a cover on the vehicle’s fuel strainer. Honda says that the cover of the strainer, located at the top of the gas tank, could crack over time and lead to a fuel leak, increasing the risk of fire.

In their official recall statement, the automaker said, “Honda is not aware of any crashes, injuries or fires related to this issue, which was discovered during warranty repairs.”

Honda cautioned owners of the recalled minivans that fixing the issue could take some time, as manufacturers have not yet ramped up production of replacement parts. Honda did say that owners of recalled Odysseys would receive two notices. They will receive the first notice in late April or early may, which will let owners know that their minivan is affected by the recall. The second notice will be sent sometime this summer, when dealers have the new parts in stock and notify owners that they can schedule an appointment to correct the problem, which will be done free of charge.

Honda said that they first noticed the problem in October 2012, when auditors noticed a surge in demand for fuel pump replacement parts. After further study, they found that acids commonly found in car wash chemicals might be causing the cracks, prompting them to launch a broader investigation. After months of testing, Honda confirmed that car wash chemicals were causing the cracks in the fuel strainers.

Fortunately, no one has been injured in a fire or accident caused by the part that prompted this massive recall. However, we all know that many people are not so fortunate and are occasionally injured or killed by defective products manufactured or sold by negligent companies. If you or a member of your immediate family is injured by a defective product and you would like to speak with an Orlando product liability attorney, call 888-FLA-AUTO (888-352-2886) today and schedule a free consultation with James O. Cunningham. Mr. Cunningham has been using his skills, resources and experience to help injured people since 1977 and has earned a reputation for working hard for each client. Call him today and get an aggressive and experienced Orlando personal injury lawyer on your side!

James O. Cunningham

Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

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