STATEMENT BY AMERICAN HONDA REGARDING CONNECTING ROD BOLT RECALL: 2014-2015 HONDA ACCORD 4-CYLINDER; 2015 HONDA CR-V
March 10, 2015 by Honda
◾137 model-year 2014-15 Accord 4-cylinder and 2015 CR-V vehicles affected in the U.S.
◾Engine short block will be replaced in affected vehicles, free of charge
◾No related crashes or injuries have been reported
Mar 9, 2015 - TORRANCE, Calif.
-- Honda will voluntarily recall 137 model-year 2014-2015 Accord 4-cylinder and 2015 CR-V vehicles in the United States to replace the engine short block, free of charge. During engine assembly, an automated system that verifies engine connecting rod bolt torque may not have identified improperly torqued bolts in a specific group of engines. An improperly torqued connecting rod bolt could come loose, leading to potential engine damage and stalling, which could contribute to a crash. No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue, which was discovered through a warranty claim review process.
Honda is announcing this recall to encourage all owners of affected vehicles to take them to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to customers will begin in late-March. In addition, owners of these vehicles can determine if their vehicles require repair by going to www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (800) 999-1009, and selecting option 4.