March 25, 2011 – Damage may have been done to the fuel pump module of around 18,000 Honda Civic models during the assembly process. A statement from the Honda Motor Company announced that the assembly flaw affected a batch of model year 2011 Honda Civics. These vehicles, if involved in a rollover crash, may experience fuel leaks due to a cracked fuel pump module. Currently no fires or injuries have been reported but Honda is being proactive in their recall to avoid future issues. The recall notices should be going out to affected Honda owners by mid-April. Honda Civic owners can also call 1-800-999-1009 or visit www.recalls.honda.com to find out more information on the recall. The affected vehicles will be eligible for a free inspection of the fuel pump module and, if necessary, repair or replacement of the defective parts. Fuel leaks in a rollover crash can become deadly if ignited, resulting in explosions and severe burns to trapped passengers. If you or a loved one is involved in a car accident caused by a defective vehicle you can seek compensation for your damages through a defective product claim. To file a successful defective product claim in many cases, expert testimony will be necessary to prove manufacturer negligence was responsible for your accident and injuries. Your case will benefit from the help of a defective product lawyer with experience in these types of personal injury claims.
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