Honda recalls 106K trucks due to risk car wash soap could cause fuel leak, fire

2019 Honda Ridgeline (Honda)

Honda is recalling more than 106,000 of its newer Ridgeline pickup trucks in the United States due to the risk that acids like car wash soaps could cause a fuel leak thus increasing the risk of fire.

The recall covers 106,683 Ridgeline trucks from model years 2017, 2018 and 2019, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“A crack in the fuel pump feed port can allow pressurized fuel to leak out, increasing the risk of a fire,” the federal documents read. “Exposure to acids such as from car wash soaps, can result in the fuel pump feed port cracking.”

Once owners are notified, dealers will replace the fuel pump and install a new fuel pump cover, if necessary, for free. The recall notification period is expected to start March 7.
The automaker has received 14 warranty claims, six field reports but no reports of fires or injuries related to the recall. According to documents filed with the NHTSA, Honda determined the need to conduct a recall back on Jan. 17.