Honda recall 2023: Nearly 250K vehicles recalled because bearings can fail, cause engines to stall

Some Acura vehicles affected, as well

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Saturday, November 18, 2023
Honda recalls nearly 250K vehicles over possible engine issue
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Some Honda Odyssey, Pilot and Ridgeline vehicles have been recalled because bearings can fail, causing engines to run poorly or stall.

DETROIT -- Honda is recalling nearly 250,000 vehicles in the U.S. because bearings can fail, causing the engines to stall and increasing the risk of a crash.

The recall covers certain 2018 and 2019 Honda Pilot SUVs and Odyssey minivans and some 2017 and 2019 Ridgeline pickup trucks. Also affected are certain 2015 to 2020 Acura TLX cars and some 2016 to 2020 Acura MDX SUVs.

Honda says in documents posted Friday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that connecting rod bearings in the engine can wear and seize due to a manufacturing error, damaging the engines. The engines could run improperly or stall while being driven, increasing the risk of a fire, crash or injury.

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The automaker says in documents that it has 1,450 warranty claims due to the problem but no reports of injuries.

Dealers will inspect and repair or replace the engines if needed. Owners will be notified by mail starting Jan. 2.