Statement by American Honda Regarding Replacement Engine Short Block Recall: 2015-2016 Honda CR-V

5/17/2017 9:00:00 PM

  • Sixteen CR-V vehicles that experienced prior engine repairs affected
  • Replacement engine short blocks will be inspected and, if needed, replaced, free of charge

TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda will voluntarily recall sixteen CR-V vehicles from the 2015 and 2016 model years that previously experienced engine short block replacement in the United States to inspect and, if needed, replace the replacement short blocks, free of charge.

A small number of replacement engine short blocks may have been assembled with pistons specified for markets other than the United States. Incorrect pistons could potentially result in a loss of expected engine power, which could increase the risk of a crash. This concern was discovered and reported to Honda by a dealer technician who recognized incorrect pistons prior to installing a replacement short block during an unrelated repair. Honda has received no customer reports of problems related to this issue.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of affected vehicles to take them to an authorized dealer as soon as possible for repair. Due to the relatively small number of affected vehicles, where possible, Honda is currently attempting to contact owners of affected vehicles by phone to schedule inspections. Owners of 2015-2016 CR-Vs can also determine if their individual vehicles require repair by visiting www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138. Mailed notification to owners of any remaining unrepaired vehicles will occur in early-June 2017.

 

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