According to a recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Recall, Honda Motor Company is recalling nearly 900,000 certain Honda Odyssey mini vans that could catch fire. In a March 13 filing with NHTSA it states that certain models between 2005 to 2010 have a fuel pump part that could crack and cause fuel leakage thus increasing the risk of fire and personal injury. Because the recall involves 886,815 cars Honda Odyssey Mini Vans, Honda says the proper repair parts will not be available till summer of 2014. Until then the auto dealer will provide a temporary repair until the proper parts become available. Honda will notify owners with an interim letter during April 2014 then a second notice will be mailed to owners when a permanent repair becomes available.
In the interim, any vehicles that are currently leaking from the fuel pump cover will get a replacement; original styles cover (Not the Updated Cover). All vehicles, including those receiving the interim repair, will get an improved cover when they become available.
This style of minivan is popular among families with children. If you believe you may be affected by this recall then you should call Honda or your local Honda dealership to verify your vehicle. You should have you 17 digit VIN number ready when you call and they can look up your vehicle to see if it falls under this recall. If you smell an unusually odor of fuel, then do not start or drive the vehicle. Even turning the key to the on position will activate the fuel pump for a short time to prime the fuel lines.