2020 Honda Accord Touring

A Recall Rich Week Prior To Christmas

It was a busy week for recalls with Honda, Toyota and Tesla announcing issues involving nearly four million vehicles that need to be addressed:

Honda Recalls 2.54 Million Vehicles In U.S. Over Fuel Pumps

Risk of a fuel pump failure prompted Honda to recall 2.54 vehicles in the United States. The company will replace the fuel pumps. Owners will be notified in early February.

About 628,000 were recalled in 2021 and 136,000 in 2020 for the same issue. Earlier this month, Honda recalled vehicles in China and Japan to deal with the issue.

Among the models included the recall are 2017-2020 model year Accord, Civic, CR-V, HR-V, Insight, Ridgeline, Odyssey, Passport as well as various Acura models.

The recall on Thursday came a day after Honda recalled around 106,030 CR-V hybrid vehicles over the risk of fire or injury in a crash caused by an overheated battery cable or short circuit.

Toyota Recalls 1.12 Million Vehicles Over Air Bags

Toyota announced Wednesday a recall of 1.12 million vehicles because of a sensor that could short circuit and fail to deploy air bags.

Among the vehicles in the recall are 2020-2022 model-year Avalon, Camry Corolla, RAV4, Highlander and Sienna models as well as some Lexus models. Owners will be notified in February and, if necessary, dealers will replace the sensors.

Tesla Model X

Tesla Recalls 120,000 Models Over Door Issue

Tesla is recalling from 120,000 of its S and X models in the U.S. over the risk of doors unlocking and opening during a crash. The EV automaker has released a remote software update for 2021-2023 model year vehicles that fail to meet federal side-impact protection standards, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall, announced Friday, came a little more than a week after Tesla recalled nearly all of he two million vehciles on U.S. roads to correct an issue with their Autopilot system.

(Photos courtesy of Honda and Tesla)

About Bud Wilkinson

Bud Wilkinson writes the "RIDE-CT" motorcycle column and the "My Ride" classic car feature in the "Republican-American" newspaper in Waterbury, CT. A graduate of Vermont Academy prep school, he holds a B.A. degree journalism from Ohio Wesleyan University. He is the recipient of a Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award in 1992 and a 1991-92 regional Emmy Award for commentary. He currently rides a 1987 BMW R 80 RT and a 2014 Triumph Bonneville and drives a 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

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