Select Honda Pickups Recalled Because They Can Catch Fire From Car Wash Soap
February 19th, 2019
If you're a Ridgeline owner, listen up. And don't wash your truck! Honda is recalling more than 100,000 Ridgeline trucks because they could catch fire after being washed.
2017, 2018 and 2019 model years are affected by an issue stemming from fuel pump feed ports, which can be corroded over time by acids found in products like car wash soaps, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Corrosion can lead to cracks that may allow gas to leak out, increasing the risk of fire.
The recall, which is expected to begin on March 7, 2019, affects a total of 106,683 pick-ups. Honda will notify owners and dealers will cover the cost of repairing and replacing the fuel pump for free.