PhotoAmerican Honda Motor Co. is recalling 137 model year 2014 Accord L4 vehicles manufactured July 29, 2014, to July 31, 2014; 2015 Accord L4 vehicles manufactured August 14, 2014, to January 30, 2015; and 2015 CR-V vehicles manufactured September 9, 2014, to February 6, 2015.


The vehicles may have been assembled with improperly torqued connecting rod bolts, which can cause the engine to lose power or leak oil. Loss of engine power may result in a vehicle stall, increasing the risk of a crash. If the engine leaks oil in the proximity of hot engine or exhaust components, there is a risk of fire.


Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine short block, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 27, 2015.


Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is JP2 (for Accord models) and JP3 (for CR-V models).

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