Honda Recalls 900,000 Odyssey Minivans Because Catching Fire Is Bad

No one wants to be enjoying a nice Sunday drive with the kids when all of a sudden your van burst into flames. A new recall of nearly 900,000 Odyssey minivans aims to take that risk of the table.

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 886,815 Odyssey minivans that could catch fire because of a crack in the fuel-pump, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports.

The 2005-2010 Odysseys include a fuel-pump part that could crack and cause a fuel leak, increasing the risk of fire. There has been no report of fires or injuries related to the issue.

Repair parts won’t be available until summer, but Odyssey owners can receive interim parts beginning in April.

The car company has yet to determine how the cracks in the fuel-pump occurred, but possible causes include acid from chemicals found in car washes and low-pH materials used in fertilizer and dust control agents.

Honda recalls nearly 900,000 Odyssey Vans in U.S. for fire risk [Reuters]