By Russ and Tiña De Maris
In case you missed Mike Sokol’s RV Electricity Newsletter at the end of March, listen up: Nearly 200,000 of Honda’s popular 2200-watt generators are on recall, after a number of the units began to leak gasoline, creating a fire hazard. American Honda is recalling some EU2200i, EU2200i Companions, and EB2200i portable generators. Many had the customary brilliant red bodies, but some were “camo” style.
Is your generator on the recall list? Here’s how to check. Locate the name “HONDA” and the generator model name printed on the control panel. The serial number is located on a lower corner of one of the side panels of the generator. The following model numbers and serial number ranges are being recalled:
Model Start serial number Ending serial number
EB2200iTA EAJT-1000001 EAJT-1005474
EU2200iTA, and EAMT-1000001 EAMT-1260796
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact a local authorized Honda Power Equipment service dealer to schedule a free repair. Honda is contacting all known purchasers directly. Honda has received 19 reports of fuel leaking from the fuel valve. No injuries have been reported.
These units were sold at authorized Honda Power Equipment dealers, The Home Depot and other home improvement stores nationwide, and online from February 2018 through February 2019, for about $1,100 to $1,300.
Honda’s recall number is 19-088. You may also contact American Honda toll-free at 888-888-3139 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at https://powerequipment.honda.com/ and click on “Recalls and Updates” at the bottom of the page for more information.