Honda recalls 137 cars over stalling and fire risks

Honda has announced plans to recall 137 vehicles across three different models, the reason being due to a single issue which could manifest in two ways: the cars could stall, causing a potential crash, or they could leak oil, which could ignite and cause a fire. Fortunately, and unlike some recent recalls we've seen this month, it only affects a small number of cars, the owners of which will be notified of the issue later on this month for servicing.

The affected models include the 2014 Honda Accord L4 made between 07/29/2014 and 07/31/2014, the 2015 Honda Accord L4 made between 08/14/2014 and 01/30/2015, and the 2015 Honda CR-V made from 09/09/2014 to 02/06/2015. The reason is due to the connecting rod bolts, which may not have been torqued to the correct specification.

If they weren't, the oil could leak and if it does so on a hot area, could cause a fire. On the flip side, the engine could lose power and possibly stall, which could cause a wreck if the driver can't control the vehicle. Once owners are notified, they'll be able to take the car in for servicing at their local dealership to have the issue fixed without charge.

This is the latest of many automotive recalls we've seen this year, with Chrysler leading the pack. The auto maker has recently re-recalled about 703,000 cars due to troubles with the ignition, and is joined by different recalls by Hyundai, Nissan, and more.

SOURCE: Consumer Affairs