2016 Honda Civic Sedan

Honda is set to issue a recall for its 2016 Honda Civic in the US for an issue involving the car’s engine. The automaker has already issued a stop-sale order for some variants of the car since late January, and will issue an official recall statement once the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) endorses its recall plan.

According to Bloomgberg Business, news of the impending recall came after CivicX posted a dealer service bulletin dated January 30, 2016 on its forum site, which revealed the fault involving missing or mis-set piston rings, which can result in the engine stalling, failing and in the worst case, an under hood fire.

It also stated that approximately 34,000 2016 Civics are affected, and for the time being, no replacement parts are available. Honda US is expected to begin notifying its customers on the recall in mid-march 2016, according to the service bulletin.

2016 Honda Civic Sedan

Barring the lack of official information from Honda US at the moment, information from Transport Canada revealed that the issue only affects certain vehicles equipped with the 2.0 litre engines, with no mention of the 1.5 litre turbo mills being affected. The recall states that 10,698 Civics are affected.

The Civic sedan for the North American market is produced by two companies – Honda Manufacturing of Greensburg, Indiana, US and the other being Honda of Canada Mfg (HCM) in Alliston, Ontario.

Therefore, the recall should not affect 2016 Honda Civics sold in Thailand and Philippines, as the sedan is only offered with the 1.8 litre SOHC i-VTEC and 1.5 litre turbo powerplants in those markets.