Heads up everyone, you could be receiving a recall notice from Honda soon in regards to the 2016 Civic engine’s piston pin snap rings that could have been misset or completely missed during production. This could potentially cause your engine to stall or fail.
American Honda has already sent out a stop sale notice to all dealerships in the United States until the affected vehicles can be inspected. The pin snap ring issue is only affecting 2016 Civic models equipped with the 2.0 liter base engine. Any 2016 Civic models equipped with the 1.5 liter Turbo engine should be fine.
Anyone owning a 2016 Civic with a 2.0 liter engine will have their vehicles inspected and though Honda has not come out with specific details about their action plan, they will be providing a formal notification to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Friday, February 5.
Once the NHTSA acknowledges the formal notification, Honda will release a statement with more details.
You can check whether your Civic is affected by calling Honda customer service at 888-234-2138 with your VIN number on hand. Honda’s online Vin Recall page has not yet been updated to include this latest recall so you’re best bet is to contact them via phone.