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2008-2012 Honda Accord Piston Ring Issue

10_Honda_Accord_Recall.jpg 2010 Honda Accord | Manufacturer image

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The problem: Piston rings may rotate and align in certain Honda cars. If this happens, uncontrolled oil burning may occur inside the engine, causing it to misfire. This may be due to faulty piston rings and faulty powertrain control module software.

Vehicles affected by service bulletin:

  • 2008 Honda Accord
  • 2009 Honda Accord
  • 2010 Honda Accord
  • 2011 Honda Accord
  • 2012 Honda Accord

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Corrective action: Honda dealers will replace piston rings as necessary, update the powertrain control module software and replace oil-fouled spark plugs.

Warranty info: This replacement service is being performed free of charge under a special warranty extension good for eight years and unlimited mileage from the original vehicle-in-service date.

What Accord owners should do: Call your local dealer with your vehicle’s identification number to determine if it’s involved in this service bulletin. You can also call Honda at 800-999-1009 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236. Reference TSB No. 13-078.

Need to find a dealer for service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find a local  Honda dealer.

Editor’s note: This is only one of dozens of service bulletins issued each month by automakers. Please check your automaker’s website to see if your vehicle has any service bulletins pending.

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