Fuel floating in certain 2020 Honda CR-Vs may be prevented from working properly due to an improper welding part. This led to the withdrawal of 212 instances created between September 24 and September 29, 2020.
Honda first became aware of this problem in August 2021, when it received a warranty claim on a CR-V that would not start. Between the summer and January 2021, the automaker received six more warranty claims and then in April 2022 related to two more vehicles that were either unable to start, had experience stalling, or exhibited general fuel metering errors.
The parts were returned to Honda and the fuel tank supplier for investigation and analysis. Through this, it was discovered that the fuel absorbing clip could be separated from the tank due to incorrect casting. This, in turn, will block the path of the fuel pump float arm.
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By looking at the supplier’s records, Honda was able to determine that improper welding occurred in the single shift of the fuel tank production where the stopper controlling the depth of the weld was not set in the specification.
Honda determined that the error could have safety implications, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wrote that the error could lead to unexpected stalling, which could increase the risk of accidents. The nature of the error means that there will be no real warning for drivers and owners. Fortunately, Honda is not aware of any accidental injuries or deaths arising from this problem.
From July 5, Honda will reach the owners via this withdrawal mail They will be asked to bring their car to an authorized Honda dealer where the free fuel tank will be replaced. The new tank will have properly welded components.