Honda identified a problem with their 2016 Honda Civic with 2.0L engines where the piston pin snap rings might be missing or could fail result in engine stall or failure.
Good news from Honda today was that their 2016 Honda Civic sold record numbers in January. According to CivicX forums on their latest news on this recall earlier Tuesday, the bad news is Honda issued a stop-sale and recall on all 2016 Honda Civics that are equipped with the 2.0L engines. Some of the 2.0L engines may have missing or miss-set piston snap rings which would cause catastrophic damage to the pistons and other internal parts. Check out the official recall notice sent out to all Honda dealers courtesy of CivicX below.
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As of right now if you visit a Honda dealership and intend to buy a base model Civic, you simply can’t. Honda is currently scrambling to find both the proper inspection tools and the new piston pin snap rings to ensure they have an adequate supply to send to dealerships. With no contingency plan to deal with this issue till then, customers will have to wait till mid-March until they’ll start to receive notices.
According to Honda, “dealers will use a borescope to inspect the pin snap rings on the potentially affected engines. ” Once it’s confirmed that those engines are affected, the piston pin snap rings will be replaced.
If you suspect your car is included in this recall, you can visit American Honda’s recall site by clicking here or by visiting www.owners.honda.com/service-maintenance/recalls. Simply insert your VIN to find more information.
This isn’t the best way to start off a new generation Civic as more than likely customers brand-new engines will have to be torn apart to be repaired at the very least. Hopefully, this doesn’t tarnish the reputation Civic has for being a reliable and dependable car.