Honda To Recall 13,019 Minivans

Honda Motor Co. said Thursday it will recall a combined 13,019 units in the Stepwgn, Stepwgn Spada and Stream minivan models as their engines may stall due to a flaw in the water pump pulley.

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Honda Motor Co. said Thursday it will recall a combined 13,019 units in the Stepwgn, Stepwgn Spada and Stream minivan models as their engines may stall due to a flaw in the water pump pulley.

In a recall report filed with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism, Honda said the models in question were made between November 2009 and March 2011 and sold in Japan, Hong Kong and Macao.

It said a bolt fixing the pulley to the engine may become loose, leading a belt for driving the electricity generator and a pump for circulating coolant through the engine to be disengaged.

In such an eventuality, the engine would overheat and the volume of electricity stored in the battery would dive, causing the engine to stall, it said.

Honda, which received a total of 21 driver complaints since February last year, said it will replace the flawed water pump pulley with an improved version.


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