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Honda recalls 250,000 vehicles over potential stalling issue

Honda says connecting rod bearings in a vehicle's engine can wear and seize due to a manufacturing error.
Honda recalls 250,000 vehicles over potential stalling issue
Posted at 2:38 PM, Nov 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-17 14:38:31-05

Honda is recalling nearly 250,000 vehicles in the U.S. because bearings can fail, causing the engines to stall and increasing the risk of a crash.

The recall covers certain 2018 and 2019 Honda Pilot SUVs and Odyssey minivans and some 2017 and 2019 Ridgeline pickup trucks. Also affected are certain 2015 to 2020 Acura TLX cars and some 2016 to 2020 Acura MDX SUVs.

Honda says in documents posted Friday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that connecting rod bearings in the engine can wear and seize due to a manufacturing error, damaging the engines. The engines could run improperly or stall while being driven, increasing the risk of a fire, crash or injury.

The automaker says in documents that it has 1,450 warranty claims due to the problem but no reports of injuries.

Dealers will inspect and repair or replace the engines if needed. Honda added that owners who have paid to have the repairs completed at their own expense will be eligible for reimbursement.

Owners will begin receiving an official notice about the recall in January. 

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