Honda's pickup trucks recalled because they can catch fire from car wash soap




Honda is recalling more than 100,000 Ridgeline trucks because they could catch fire after being washed.

The pickup trucks from model years 2017, 2018 and 2019 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.

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Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. The recall number for this recall is Q3V.

In late 2018, the Japanese automaker recalled 1.4 million U.S. cars to replace passenger airbag inflators. The inflators resulted in the largest series of auto recalls in U.S. history, involving 19 automakers and covering 42 million vehicles and up to 69 million inflators.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Honda's pickup trucks recalled because they can catch fire from car wash soap

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