(CTN News) – In the last few days, approximately 249,000 Honda vehicles have been recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The NHTSA states that “[due to] a manufacturing defect of the engine crankshaft, the connecting rod bearing can prematurely wear and seize,” as a result of a manufacturing defect. It is possible that the engine could be damaged as a result of the defect.
There are a number of Honda models and makes affected by this recall, including:
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As of January 2, Honda will be mailing letters to the owners of the recalled vehicles to inform them of the recall.
According to NHTSA documentation, the Honda company was first notified about the problem in February 2020, and the investigation began later that year after the company was informed of the problem. A recall was conducted earlier this month after the company determined that the issue posed a safety concern and that a recall was necessary.
According to reports, 1,450 warranty claims have been filed with respect to this defect, but no deaths or injuries related to this condition have been reported by the authorities.
It is possible for owners who have questions regarding their Civic model to contact Honda by calling 888-234-2138. The NHTSA informed that the company’s internal recall numbers are XG1 and GG0, which indicate that this recall has begun as per the company’s internal recall number.