Fuel Pump Relay

What is a Fuel Pump Relay?

The Fuel Pump Relay is part of the car electrics system. We have 4 associated problem symptoms connected to it.

What problems can be caused by this part?

Engine is running rough

When the engine is running it does sound like it would normally, it can sound like it's struggling to keep running or produce strange noises that sound like it's not running in time with itself.

Engine doesn't start up and/or cuts out when running

The engine doesn't start up very easily and will often not start at all. When it is running it can cut out completely without warning.

Check Engine warning light showing on dashboard

The dashboard warning light showing on this page (or one very similar, sometimes a slightly different shape or colour) has appeared on the dashboard and doesn't go off when the car is running.

Car acceleration or performance is not as strong as normal

When putting your foot on the accelerator the car does not respond with the same urgency of acceleration. It feels like there is a lag between putting your foot down and the car accelerating, when it does accelerate it feels like a much slower change in speed.

We have 86 owner problems that mention the Fuel Pump Relay