The recall affects the 2015-2016 Honda Odyssey, 2016 Honda Pilot and 2015-2016 Acura MDX with a total of 39 units impacted.
The issue was first spotted last October when workers noticed a fuel leak during a pre-delivery inspection, causing Honda and Yachiyo Manufacturing America (YMA) to investigate. The companies found the suspect fuel tank’s manufacturing records and discovered that the machinery indicated insufficient welds during assembly, although the tank was manually “judged to be okay.”
The first leak reported by a customer came in March, causing YMA to go through its records to find each instance of manual override, resulting in the recall. Again, the fuel tank had been robotically identified as suspect, but manually approved for production.
All affected vehicles will receive a new fuel tank.