Important fuel related recall for 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid
Fumbling through cyberspace this Thursday morning, Torque News stumbled across a small volume, yet important, consumer safety recall for the well received 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid, an exceptional SUV drive and ride experience by any measure.
As reported by Acura News on Wednesday:193 Acura MDX Sport Hybrids are recalled for a (possible) misrouted fuel supply line and fuel (recirculating) fuel purge house. The implications here a not succinct and finite. However, a pinched, or cramped fuel supply line can result in hard startups, engine stalls, fuel injection related maladies, or worse case scenario, fire.
2017 Acura MDX Hybrid: Possible fuel line contact with hot engine components
The implied worse case scenario for this fuel system related recall is an engine compartment fire caused by the unintentional meltdown of a fuel supply line in contact with hot engine components. While this is unlikely to happen, you may wish to check your vehicle’s inclusion in this important recall. It’s far better to be safe than sorry -- the fix is free.
According to Acura: Due to the small volume of this recall, Acura will attempt to notify owners directly.
*Acura is announcing this recall to encourage owners of affected vehicles to take them to an authorized dealer as soon as possible for inspection and, if needed, repair. Due to the relatively small number of affected vehicles, where possible, Acura will attempt to contact owners of affected vehicles by phone to schedule inspections.
Owners of 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid vehicles can also determine if their vehicles require repair by visiting www.recalls.acura.com or by calling (888) 234-2138. Mailed notification to owners of any remaining unrepaired vehicles will occur in late- July 2017. and dealers will inspect the routing of the fuel feed hose and the fuel purge hose. If misrouted, the hoses will be replaced and installed correctly, free of charge.
*Owners may contact Acura client relations at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is KF8.