Honda Snowblower Recall: Leaking Fuel, Fire Hazard

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By: Staff Writers | Published: December 30th, 2010

About 18,500 Honda snowblowers are being recalled due to reports of fuel leaks, which could lead to a fire or burn hazard. 

The Honda snowblower recall was announced on December 29 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after American Honda received at least 90 reports of fuel seeping or dripping from the machines.

The CPSC has determined that the snowblowers have defective fuel tank joints and o-rings on the underside of the fuel tank. This can cause the fuel to drip or seep out over time, posing a fire hazard. However, there have been no reports of injuries or fires associated with the defective Honda snowblowers.

The recall affects Honda snowblowers with the model numbers HS724 (with frame serial numbers SZBE-1037913 through 1046577), HS928 (with frame serial numbers SZAS-1151080 through 1169012) and HS1132 (with frame serial numbers SZBF-1018734 through 1025998). All of the affected snowblowers are red and black. The model number is located on the side of the front scoop, and the frame serial numbers are printed on the rear, just below the engine.

The snowblowers were sold at Honda Power Equipment dealers nationwide for $2,000 to $3,400 from April 2005 through November 2010.

The CPSC recommends that consumers stop using the snowblowers affected by the recall and contact a Honda Power Equipment dealer to arrange for a free replacement of the fuel tank joint and o-ring. Registered owners should receive a recall notice in the mail. Anyone with questions should visit the Honda website at www.hondapowerequipment.com.

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There Are 4 Comments So Far • (Add Your Comments)

  1. I have a 724 snow blower S/N SZBE 1001164 that is liking gas. According to your recall, Honda Snowblower Recall: Leaking Fuel, Fire Hazard Serial numbers S/N SZBE 1037913 through 1046577. Are you telling me I am not covered. This can’t be true. It’s the same problem. Are you telling me I have know clam with this problem under the recall program? What can Honda do for me?

  2. Hi, I’m a Honda dealer. If your unit is leaking gas, I would advise you to take it to your local Honda dealer so that they can determine the cause of the problem. If the gas leak on your snow thrower is from the same cause, so related to this particular recall, then let the dealer work it out with Honda. Good Luck.

    Anyone with questions should visit the Honda website at http://www.hondapowerequipment.com.

  3. I have a Honda Model HS622. I filled the fuel tank and the next morning the gas I put in the tank was all over the garage floor. I took it into the dealership to get it fixed and they let me know that it was the same problem as the recalled tanks. Since my snowblower is not on the recall list, the cost of the repair was out of my pocket.

  4. ….interesting timing….same issue ‘today’ with the 724….dumped half tank of fuel on garage floor….my S/N is 1037357, just missing the recall #……Honda will hear about this on Monday….

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