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2012 Honda Pilot, Acura MDX Recalled For Possible Fuel Leak

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Honda has issued a recall for 2012 models of the Honda Pilot and its sibling, the Acura MDX. Those vehicles stand the chance of leaking fuel, which could cause a fire.

According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem stems from the vent shut float valve case located in the fuel tank assembly, which "doesn't meet the design specifications". The ill-fitting valve case could result in fuel leaking from the tank, which might start a fire in certain circumstances. In all, some 8,709 vehicles are affected by the recall.

Honda says that it will begin notifying owners of the recall by March 13. At that time, owners will be able to take their vehicle to a Honda dealer, who will inspect the vent shut float and replace the fuel tank assembly free of charge, if necessary. 

If you have questions in the meantime, call Honda Customer Service at 800-999-1009 and ask about recall numbers S25 and S26. Alternately, you can ring the NHTSA at 888-327-4236 and inquire about recall campaign #12V063000.

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