Honda, Hyundai recall thousands of cars

Honda and Hyundai have both issued recalls for vehicles across Australia.

Honda and Hyundai have both issued recalls for vehicles across Australia. Photos: Getty

Car-maker Honda has recalled more than 50,000 of its most popular vehicles in Australia, while rival Hyundai has also issued a recall notice.

Honda’s recall is the third issued in Australia for a fuel pump fault, which has affected more than 4.5 million vehicles globally.

It covers 52,000 Civic, CR-V, HR-V, Jazz, City, Civic Type R, NSX, Odyssey and Accord vehicles in Australia, made between 2017-2020.

The recall was issued through the federal infrastructure department, and the full list of affected VINs can be found here.

“Due to an improper manufacturing process, a component within the fuel pump could swell causing the fuel pump to become inoperative,” the department said.

“If the fuel pump stops working, this could stop the engine from starting or stall the engine while driving. This may increase the risk of an accident and may result in serious injury to vehicle occupants and/or other road users.”

Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by mail and advised to take their vehicle to a Honda Service Centre for repair.

They can also contact the service department of their preferred Honda Service Centre to make a booking to have the repair conducted free of charge, subject to parts availability.

More information is available here, or by calling Honda on 1800 804 954.

Meanwhile, rival Hyundai is also the subject of a similar recall. More than 1700 of its Kona (SX2) vehicles in Australia are under another alert, due to concerns about a manufacturing defect.

“The bracket retaining the engine control unit could interfere with the vehicle’s wiring in the event of a collision, causing a short circuit resulting in a vehicle fire,” the infrastructure department said.

“A vehicle fire can increase the risk of serious injury or death to vehicle occupants, other road users and bystanders, and/or damage to property.”

See the full list of affected Konas here.

Owners of the affected vehicles can organise the necessary repairs through Hyundai on 1800 186 306, or at this website.

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