• Honda and Acura are recalling a quarter of a million cars due to a problem that could cause the connecting rod bearing to freeze, stopping or preventing the engine from starting.
  • The Subaru Pilot SUVs from 2016 to 2018 and 2019 and the Honda Odyssey vans from 2018 to 2019 are some of the cars that are being recalled. The Acura TLX and MDX from 2015 to 2020 are also being recalled.
  • Honda tells owners to listen for any strange sounds coming from the engine and wait for the check engine light to come on.

Honda and Acura are recalling about 250,000 cars to fix a problem with the engine that could cause a connecting rod bearing to seize up. The manufacturer of the vehicle stated that this could cause “the engine to be damaged and run improperly, stall, stop while driving, and not start.”

Because the engine could stop working, 250,000 Honda and Acura cars are being called back

Recall documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) say that the crankshaft production went wrong because the equipment wasn’t set up correctly. The documents say, “The crank pin was improperly ground, resulting in crank pins with a crown or convex shape that are out of specification.” The report on the recall says that Honda has received 1,450 warranty claims. However, no deaths or injuries have been linked to this flaw. Also, it says that the problem will only be found in 1% of the cars that have been recalled.

Honda announced the recall in a press statement, advising people to monitor the check engine light and listen for strange engine noises. Owners of recalled cars will start receiving warnings in the mail on January 2, 2024. However, car owners can check the NHTSA recalls website or the Honda and Acura recall search pages to see if their car is part of the recall.

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