A recall of 2012 Honda Pilot and Acura MDX sport-utility vehicles has just been announced. According to American Honda Motors, about 8,709 Pilot and Acura SUV models have “vent shut float (VSF) valve” issues. If left unattended, the faulty VSF valve could cause a fuel leak, which means an increased fire risk.
If you drive a 2012 Honda Pilot or Acura MDX SUV, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that Honda will inspect and fix the VSF valve, if necessary. Both the inspection and the replacement will be free of charge.
If you are affected by the recall, Honda will notify you around March 13, using the recall campaign numbers S25 and S26.
If you’d like more information on this recall, call Honda’s toll-free customer service at 1-800-999-1009 or visit the NHTSA website at www.SaferCar.gov.