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Honda Recalling 50,000 Vehicles

Automaker will recall units in the Stream minivan, the Civic and the Crossroad SUV to repair bolts that fix the water pump pulley to the engine.

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Honda Motor Co. said Monday it will recall a combined 50,122 units in the Stream minivan, the Civic sedan and the Crossroad sport utility vehicle to repair their bolts that fix the water pump pulley to the engine, free of charge.

In a report filed with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Honda said the engines of the vehicles, made between July 2008 and July 2010, may stall due to the defect.

The automaker said it will also implement a recall for the models in overseas markets, including Latin America and Europe, where a total of 150,000 units were marketed.

The ministry said the bolts may lose tension or fracture, causing the drive belt which runs both the alternator and the water pump to circulate coolant water to come off the pulley.

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