Honda Recalls 2011 Civic and Odyssey


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WASHINGTON-- March 17, 2011: AP writer that Honda Motor Co. said Thursday it is recalling new models of the Civic compact car and Odyssey minivan over leaking fuel tanks and faulty windshield wiper rods, respectively.

The recall covers about 18,000 Civics and 33,000 Odysseys from the 2011 model year.

Honda says a plastic case that covers a valve in the fuel pump module could break or crack in the Civic. That, in turn, could lead to a fuel leak in a roll-over crash, and the leaking fuel could lead to a fire.

The AP says that Honda spokesman Chris Martin said no fires have been reported as a result of the defect. He said very few of the 18,000 cars are thought to be affected.

In the Odyssey, Honda says the windshield wiper linkage rod could become bent if the windshield wipers are frozen to the windshield with heavy ice and the wipers are switched on. A bent wiper linkage rod could prevent the front wipers from operating normally.

Honda says there have been no crashes or injuries reported.

Honda dealers will inspect the fuel pump module on the Civic and replace it if necessary at no cost to the owner. On the Odyssey, dealers will replace the windshield wiper linkage rod.

Both recalls are expected to begin by mid-April.

Owners can contact Honda at (800) 999-1009.

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