2023 Honda recall: Engine concerns affect Pilot, Ridgeline, Odyssey, Acura and other models

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A general view of a Honda dealership on September 15, 2022 in Farmingdale, New York.


Honda is recalling nearly 250,000 vehicles due to a manufacturing error that could result in engine damage.

According to a notice the automaker filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday, the connecting rod bearing in the engines of Acura and Honda models is defective and can cause the engine to start incorrectly or stall while driving, increasing the risk of an accident. Fire, accident or injury.”

The recall includes 2015 and 2020 Acura TLX models and 2016 and 2020 MDX models. 2018 and 2019 Honda Odysseys, 2016, 2018 and 2019 Pilots, and Ridgelines manufactured between 2017 and 2019 are also potentially affected.

This is Honda’s 14th recall this year and its fifth largest. This recall brings the number of Honda cars that will be recalled in 2023 to more than three million cars.

Owners will be notified by letter in early January, and dealers will inspect, repair and replace engines for free, Honda said.

Vehicle owners can find out if their car is included in the recall by visiting www.recalls.acura.com or www.recalls.honda.com.

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