That Was Fast: 2016 Honda Civic Hit With Recall And Stop-Sale Order For Engine Problems
The all-new 2016 Honda Civic just hit the dealer lots and already it’s having problems. Late last week Honda announced a stop-sale order on new Civics with the 2.0-liter engine “due to potentially missing or misset piston pin snap rings that may cause engine stall or failure.” That is not good!
Any 2016 Civics on dealer lots with that engine can’t be sold until they’re fixed, and Autoblog reports a Honda spokesman said ones already sent to customers will be recalled. About 34,000 cars are affected.
The new Civic comes in two engine flavors: a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four, or a more 1.5-liter turbo four. This recall only affects the former, not the latter.
If it hasn’t been pulled for recall, your Jalopnik staff should be driving the new Civic in a few weeks. We’ll let you know how it holds up.
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