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Recall 15V121000

Engine Loses Power, Leaks Oil

Recall Details

The engine could lose power and stall and leak oil due to connecting rods inside the engine not being torqued properly during assembly. Dealers will replace the engine short block free of charge to correct the problem.

Our Quick Take

The engine can lose power and stall, and may leak oil due to an error in assembling the engine.

What Should You Do?

Honda notified owners of affected vehicles in March, 2015.  You can contact your dealer to see if your vehicle is affected. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Honda recall number is JP2 for Accord models and JP3 for CR-V models.

Engine, March 2, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 2, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
137
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V121000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary
American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain 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 affected vehicles may have been assembled with improperly torqued connecting rod bolts, which can cause the engine to lose power or leak oil.
Consequence
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 an increased risk of a fire.
Remedy
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).
Notify
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.
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