Honda recalls a quarter million vehicles with engine issue

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Connecting rod bearing wear may cause damage to the engine

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 248,999 of the following vehicles:

  • Model year 2015-2020 Acura TLXs,
  • Model year 2016-2020 Acura MDXs,
  • Model year 2016 and 2018-2019 Pilots,
  • Model year 2017 and 2019 Ridgelines, and
  • Model year 2018-2019 Odysseys.

Due to a manufacturing error, the connecting rod bearing in the engine may wear and seize, damaging the engine.

A damaged engine may run improperly or stall while being driven, increasing the risk of a fire, crash or injury.

What to do

Dealers will inspect and repair, or replace the engine -- as necessary -- free of charge.

The automaker is expected to send owner notification letters January 2, 2024.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at (888) 234-2138. Honda's numbers for these recalls are XG1 and GG0.

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