Faulty Piston Assembly Prompts Honda Civic Sedan Recall

Faulty Piston Assembly Prompts Honda Civic Sedan Recall
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February 24, 2016

A new model Honda sedan may be experiencing problems in relation to engine cooling.

Honda has announced a recall for certain model year 2016 Civic vehicles, equipped with 2.0 L engines. The affected vehicles have engines with piston assemblies that may have been manufactured without a piston wrist pin circlip or one that was installed incorrectly.

If a circlip is missing or incorrectly installed, the piston wrist pin may not be secure and may drift and damage the engine cylinder. This can cause the engine to seize, and increasing the risk of a crash or a fire.

Honda is including about 42,000 vehicles in this recall.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the piston assemblies, as necessary, free of charge. Parts are expected to be available in the summer of 2016. Owners will be mailed an interim notification beginning March 15, 2016, and will be mailed a second notice when parts are available.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Honda customer service at (800) 999-1009.