(CTN News) 0 The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is recalling nearly 250,000 Honda vehicles owing to a manufacturing defect, which could result in the engine running improperly, stalling, or stopping suddenly while you are driving.
A number of Acura models from 2015 to 2020, including the Acura TLX and MDX SUVs, the Acura Ridgeline pickup truck from 2017 to 2019, and the Odyssey minivan from 2018 to 2019. Additionally, Acura Pilot SUVs from 2016 to 2019 have been recalled due to a safety recall.
According to the company, a manufacturing error in the crankshaft of affected engines could lead to early wear and seizing of the connecting rod bearing due to an error in manufacturing.
It is important to note that if the connecting rod bearing seizes, the engine can be damaged and run improperly, stall, stop while driving, and/or not start, increasing the risk of fire, crash, or injury, according to Honda announcements on Friday.
The automaker said that abnormal engine noises, engine stalls or a decrease in engine output as well as a lit engine check lamp are all warning signs that suggest a possible manufacturing error, according to the company.
A document posted last week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that Honda received its first market complaint regarding the defect in February 2020.
It has been reported that Honda has received 1,450 warranty claims regarding the problem as of Nov. 3, but there have not been any reports of injuries or fatalities.
A letter will be mailed directly to the owners of vehicles affected by this recall starting on Jan. 2, according to the company.
As a result, the company has instructed the dealers to inspect the engine and to repair or replace the engine if necessary. There was also an announcement by Honda that owners who paid for their own repairs will be reimbursed.
This manufacturing issue was corrected in production by the automaker in 2020, according to the manufacturer.