RECALLS! A dreaded word in the automotive industry. The most recent has Honda owners reeling with 250,000 vehicles being recalled due to engine manufacturing defects, raising concerns about safety and reliability. The recall embodies various models, including its cars, suv and pickup trucks.
Receiving their first complaint notification in February 2020 and as of November 3, have received a total of 1450 warranty claims, as published by NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). This engine recall applies to following particular vehicles; 2015 - 2020 Acura TLX cars, 2016 - 2020 Acura MDX SUVs, 2017 and 2019 Ridgeline trucks, 2018 - 2019 Odyssey minivans and 2016, 2018 -2019 Pilot SUVs. These mechanical issues are based upon manufacturing defects of connecting rod bearings seizing, which can cause multiple dilemmas. Damaged engines, stalling, stopping while driving, not starting or stopping, all of which increases the uncertainty of risk and danger to drivers and passengers.
Per Honda spokesperson, Honda states they took immediate action and the faulty manufacturing issue was corrected in the 2020 production stage. Affected vehicle owners have not YET been notified, but will begin receiving notification by mail beginning January 2, 2024. Owners are advised to contact their local Honda for inspection. Honda is to repair or replace the engine, and according to Honda, will also reimburse owners who paid for repairs at their own expense.
While the automotive industry has an ongoing commitment to prioritize consumer safety and adheres to rigorous quality standards, Honda has pledged to address the issue promptly , emphasizing transparency and their accountability. Vehicle recalls continue to be a common occurrence across the industry as manufacturers are reminded of the extreme importance of maintaining stringent quality control to safeguard the trust and safety of their customers.