Honda has issued a recall order for nearly 250,000 vehicles due to a manufacturing error that could cause engine damage. The automaker has filed a notice with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, stating that a defective connecting rod bearing in the engines of Acura and Honda models can cause engine malfunction or stalling while driving, posing a risk of fire, accidents, or injuries.
The vehicles affected by this recall include the Acura TLX 2015-2020, Acura MDX 2016-2020, Honda Odyssey 2018 and 2019, Pilots 2016, 2018 and 2019, and Ridgelines manufactured between 2017 and 2019. Honda has emphasized that this is the 14th recall they have issued this year, marking it as one of their largest recalls to date. With this latest recall, the total number of Honda vehicles recalled in 2023 has surpassed three million.
To address the issue, Honda plans to notify owners via a letter in early January. Owners are advised to visit the respective websites, www.recalls.acura.com or www.recalls.honda.com, to check if their vehicle is included in the recall. Honda has assured that authorized dealerships will inspect, repair, and replace the engines free of charge.