Honda Ridgeline recalled for fire risk caused by car wash soap

Honda is recalling 106,683 Ridgeline pickups in the United States, because they could catch fire after being cleaned.

The issue stems from the Ridgeline's fuel pump feed port, which can be corroded over time by the kinds of acids found in some car wash soaps, leading to cracks that may allow gas to leak out.

Owners of the 2017 to 2019 vehicles will be notified and Honda will inspect and, if necessary, replace the fuel pumps and also install a new fuel pump cover.


Honda has not advised owners to refrain from driving or washing their vehicles.

The recall is scheduled to being March 7.

Honda is also recalling approximate 437,000 vehicles across several other model lines for an unrelated fuel pump issue caused by sodium particulates in gasoline sticking to internal components that could lead to stalling. The action covers model-year 2016-2018 Acura MDXs, 2015-2019 Acura TLX V6s and 2015-2017 Honda Accord V6s.

The Associated Press contributed to this report