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Suzuki, Honda Recall SUVs, Minivans

DETROIT September 2, 2004; Reuters reported that Suzuki Motor Corp. is recalling more than 172,000 Grand Vitara sport utility vehicles because of a fuel pressure problem that can trigger fires, U.S. federal safety regulators said on Thursday.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the 172,093 SUVs affected were from the 1999-2004 model years.

Dealers will replace the fuel pressure regulator on the vehicles, as well as a fuel delivery hose and a hose clamp, NHTSA said.

Separately, it said Honda Motor Co. Ltd. was recalling 69,538 of its popular Odyssey minivans because of potential engine stalling problems linked to their fuel pumps.