Stop Sale Issued on 2016 Honda Civic 2.0L, Recall to Follow

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Honda America has issued a stop-sale order affecting the 2016 Civic equipped with the base 2.0-liter engine. A recall will follow shortly.

The issue is said to be with the piston pin snap rings, though Honda has not released details on the exact problem yet. Dealers have to inspect unsold vehicles before they are sold, while the affected vehicles that are already in customers’ hands will be recalled and inspected.

“This approach to withhold further sales until those vehicles can be inspected was taken with a focus on our customers,” said Honda spokesman Chris Martin.

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The issue does not affect vehicles equipped with the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine.

Honda has sent preliminary information to the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and intends to sent a formal notification to NHTSA on Friday, February 5. Once NHTSA acknowledges the notification, Honda will release full details on the issue.

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Feb 02, 2016

    OMFG, Piston Pin Snap Rings? i know there are plenty of other vehicles that get stop-sale orders all the time, but i thought the reason why people buy Hondas is to preclude the hassle of recalls in exchange for accepting a boringly reliable point A to point B commuter car.

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    • Smartacus Smartacus on Feb 03, 2016

      i do feel for you that you had to go through the GM experience. The Honda Civic stop-sale and recall is happening for an actual reason right now. They were experiencing damaged pistons, pins, and rings.

  • Smartacus Smartacus on Feb 03, 2016

    Stop-Sale on The North American Car Of The Year??