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Honda recalls new Civics due to fuel leakage

This undated photo made available by Honda shows the 2011 Honda Civic EX Sedan. (Honda Motor Co.)

March 17, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Honda Motor Co. is recalling thousands of its new Civics to prevent fuel from leaking from the car's fuel tank.

The recall involves 18,000 Civics from the 2011 model year.

Honda says a plastic case that covers a valve in the fuel pump module could break or crack. That could lead to a fuel leak in a rollover crash and the leaking fuel could ignite a fire.

No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this defect.

Dealers will inspect the fuel pump and replace it if needed at no cost. Notifications will be sent to customers beginning April 11.

For more information, owners can contact Honda at (800) 999-1009 or check recall information on Honda's website.

The Assocatied Press contributed to this report.