USA: Suzuki, Honda, recall 240,000 vehicles
Suzuki and Honda have recalled about 240,000 vehicles, according to the Associated Press (AP), citing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Suzuki reportedly recalled 172,093 Grand Vitara sport utility vehicles because a fuel-pressure problem, under very cold conditions, could result in a fire. The affected vehicles include 1999-2003 model year Grand Vitaras, 2001-2003 Grand Vitara XL-7s, certain 2004 Vitaras and one 2004 Grand Vitara XL-7.
The company told AP it expects to begin notifying affected owners during the week of September 20.
According to the Associated Press, Honda recalled 69,538 Odyssey minivans because fuel pumps might fail, causing engines to stall - all vehicles are from the 2004 model year and the company said it expects to begin notifying affected owners on September 24.
Under the Suzuki recall, for 1999 and 2000 vehicles, dealers will replace the fuel pressure regulator and vacuum hose, and change the system routing to prevent water from being sucked into the fuel pressure regulator. They also will replace the fuel delivery hose and replace the hose clamp with an improved clamp, AP said.
For vehicles from model year 2001 and later, the dealers will replace the fuel pressure regulator and vacuum hose, and change the system routing.
Under the Honda recall, dealers will check the electrical coupler terminal of the fuel pump. If any corrosion is found, the pump will be replaced, the Associated Press said.