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Automakers recall hundreds of thousands of vehicles

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Honda Motor Company is recalling 886,815 Odyssey minivans in the U.S. The automaker reports that a fuel pump cover can deteriorate and cause a fuel leak.

The recall involves Odysseys from 2005 through 2010 model years. The affected minivans were made between June 23, 2004, and September 4, 2010.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the cover on the fuel pump strainer can wear down from exposure to high temperatures and acidic. Fuel leaks can cause a vehicle fire.

Honda says no fires or injuries have been reported. Honda dealers will repair the vehicles for free, but the company says replacement parts may not be available until this summer. It will notify owners of the recall next month.

Chrysler Group has also issued a recall. It involves more than 18,000 Fiat 500L cars. The automaker says the car's transmission shifter can be delayed or even stop working. The recall affects Fiat 500Ls from the 2014 model year. Cold temperatures can reportedly affect signals sent between the car's main computer and the gear shifter. Experts say if that happens, the shifter may not shift out of park or the response may be delayed, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler says no accidents related to the defect have been reported. Fiat dealers will replace the shifter module and update the software starting next month.

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