New Honda Civic Sedan

Honda recalls new Civic in US over engine damage risk

On February 23, American Honda issued a recall for the new Civic Sedan.

The reason for the recall is a defect in the engine. According to American Honda, during the manufacturing stage for the new Civic Sedan’s 2.0L in-line 4-cylinder naturally aspirated gasoline engine, there was a problem with affixing the pistons. As a result, there’s a risk that the engine block may be damaged.

The recall applies to some 2016 models sold in the United States. It applies to about 42,000 cars.

American Honda is contacting the owners of the affected cars. The company plans to inspect the cars at dealerships and replace the damaged parts for free.

The recall only applies to cars with the 2.0L engine, and not those equipped with 1.5L VTEC Turbo. American Honda says there has been one incident of engine fire and one report of a light injury due to the defect.

(Translated by Greg Scott)