2016 Honda Civic Sedan

Η Honda παρουσίασε τη δέκατη γενιά του αμερικάνικου Civic τον περασμένο Σεπτέμβριο, με την εμπορική του καριέρα να ξεκινάει από τα μέσα Οκτωβρίου. Παρόλα αυτά, και μόλις τέσσερις μήνες μετά η ιαπωνική εταιρία φαίνεται ανακοίνωσε την ανάκληση όλων των αυτοκινήτων που έχουν πουληθεί, κάτι που σημαίνει 42.129 αυτοκίνητα.

Για να περιοριστεί η ζημιά, στις αρχές του μήνα η Honda είχε ανακοινώσει ότι σταματάει τις πωλήσεις του Civic με τον 2-λιτρο κινητήρα. Το πρόβλημα εντοπίζεται στην έλλειψη κάποιου “δαχτυλιδού” στα πιστόνια, όπου μπορεί να προκαλέσει σημαντική βλάβη στον κινητήρα, κάτι που θα μπορούσε να οδηγήσει ακόμη και σε πυρκαγιά.

Στις σχετικές ειδήσεις, σύμφωνα με πληροφορίες η νέα γενιά του Accord Plug-in Hybrid, όταν παρουσιαστεί το 2018, θα έχει τριπλάσια ηλεκτρική αυτονομία από το υπάρχον μοντέλο, φτάνοντας περίπου τα 65 χλμ. Αυτή θα προέρχεται από την μεγαλύτερη σε χωρητικότητα μπαταρία, στο ίδιο όμως μέγεθος με τη σημερινή, καθώς και στους πιο αποδοτικούς ηλεκτρικούς κινητήρες.

Δελτίο Τύπου

RECALL Subject : Piston Wrist Pin Circlips may not be Secured

Report Receipt Date: FEB 09, 2016 NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V074000 Component(s): ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING Potential Number of Units Affected: 42,129 All Products Associated with this Recall close Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s) HONDA CIVIC 2016

Details

Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

SUMMARY: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2016 Civic vehicles manufactured September 22, 2015, to February 3, 2016 and equipped with 2.0L engines. The affected vehicles have engines with piston assemblies that may have been manufactured without a piston wrist pin circlip or with an incorrectly installed piston wrist pin circlip.

CONSEQUENCE: If a circlip is missing or incorrectly installed, the piston wrist pin may not be secure and may drift and damage the engine cylinder causing the engine to seize, and increasing the risk of a crash or a fire.

REMEDY: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the piston assemblies, as necessary, free of charge. Parts are expected to be available in the Summer of 2016. Owners will be mailed an interim notification beginning March 15, 2016, and will be mailed a second notice when parts are available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. Honda’s number for this recall is JX9.

NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Statement by American Honda Regarding 2.0 Liter Engine Piston Pin Circlip Recall: 2016 Civic Sedan

Feb 23, 2016 – TORRANCE, Calif.

• Approximately 42,000 Civic Sedans equipped with the 2.0-liter engine affected in the United States;

• No turbo engine models are affected by this action

• Engine will be inspected and, if necessary, repaired, free of charge

American Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 42,000 Civic Sedans from the 2016 model year equipped with the 2.0 liter engine to inspect the engine pistons and, if necessary, repair any damaged components, free of charge. Honda has received one report of an engine fire related to this issue and one separate unconfirmed report of a minor injury that did not require medical attention.

During assembly of certain 2.0 liter engines, piston assembly manufacturing errors could have resulted in a missing or mis-set piston pin circlip. Engine vibration can cause such an unsecured piston pin to move out of place and interfere with the engine cylinder wall, potentially resulting in a seized engine. A seized engine will cause unexpected deceleration and loss of motive power, increasing the risk of crash. Engine block damage could also occur and allow for engine oil leakage, increasing the risk of fire in the presence of an ignition source.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage each owner of an affected vehicle to take it to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to customers will begin in late-March 2016. Additionally, owners of these vehicles can determine if their vehicles will require inspection by going to www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.