Honda has issued a recall on its 2013 Odyssey and Pilot vehicles for an issue that could cause the engine to stall.
According to the recall notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 270 vehicles will be affected by the recall, all 2013 model year. 150 Pilot vehicles and 120 Odyssey vehicles are affected, all of which were built in April, 2013.
According to the Japanese automaker, during the manufacturing of the engine’s pistons, the heat treatment process was not properly applied. As a result, the piston(s) could lack sufficient hardness level making it prone to premature wear. Naturally, a worn piston can fail in the motor causing an engine stall, which can increase the risk of a crash.
Honda has stated that it has not received any warranty claims or reports related to the issue but will be notifying affected owners so that dealerships can replace the engine block free of charge.
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