Unexpected involuntary stops while driving can be concerning.

Honda is recalling 250,000 of their vehicles due to a manufacturing defect that can cause an engine to run poorly, stall, or just completely STOP while you're driving.

That's not so good.

Not saying this WILL happen, but... (Photo by Conor Samuel on Unsplash)
Not saying this WILL happen, but... (Photo by Conor Samuel on Unsplash)

Is My Honda Affected?

This recall applies to:

  • 2015 to 2020 Acura TLX
  • 2016 to 2020 Acura MDX SUVs
  • 2017 and 2019 Ridgeline pickup trucks
  • 2018 and 2019 Odyssey minivans
  • 2016 and 2019 Pilot SUVs

What's the Issue?

A "manufacturing error" with the engine's crankshaft could possibly cause the connecting rod bearing in the engine to prematurely wear and seize.

Not the "Seize the Day" we tend to prefer.

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What Do I Do if This Recall Applies to a Honda That I Own?

Look it up at recalls.honda.com. Owners will also receive a letter from Honda in early January. Fortunately, you'll only have to take your affected Honda to a dealer, where it'll be inspected and repaired/replaced for free!

It's been a rough year for Honda: this recall marks the 14th recall this year alone - its fifth largest - and makes for a grand total of three million Honda vehicles recalled...just this year.

It's best not to wait on a letter in January. If you or someone you know and also don't hate owns one of the affected vehicles you/they should check with Honda as soon as possible to get the process rolling.

You don't want the proverbial sleigh seizing on it's way over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house.

Not saying this WILL happen, but... (Photo by Conor Samuel on Unsplash)
GRANDMA HELP IT HAPPENED AGAIN!! (Photo by Conor Samuel on Unsplash)

H/T: AP News

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