According to Bloomberg, the 2016 North American Car of the Year is being recalled just months after its debut due to a likely issue with the engine.
About the Civic Engine Recall
The head of the company has issued an email to car dealers, but has yet to provide any necessary details such as model numbers or amount of cars that will be recalled.
Car enthusiast site, CivicX.com, speculates that around 34,000 2016 Honda Civics are involved “because of missing piston rings that could cause engines to stall or fail”. If stalling occurs while the vehicle is being operated, the occurrence could leave motorists at an increase risk of crash.
The company will release an official recall once National Highway Traffic Safety Administration presents their stance on the issue.
Latest in Series of Honda Recalls
The pending recall comes after a number of recalls for Honda vehicles equipped with Takata airbags. So far, defective airbags in Honda vehicles have been linked to at least eight deaths.
Congress and federal regulators are currently looking at possible expanding the Takata recalls to cover an additional 90 million vehicles.
Among the Honda vehicles already affected by Takata recalls are:
- 2002-2003 Acura CL and TL
- 2003-2006 Acura MDX
- 2005 Acura RL
- 2001-2007 Honda Accord
- 2001-2005 Honda Civic
- 2002-2006 Honda CR-V
- 2002-2004 Honda Odyssey
- 2003-2011 Honda Element
- 2003-2007 Honda Pilot
- 2006 Honda Ridgeline