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Statement by American Honda Regarding Replacement Engine Short Block Recall: 2015-2016 Honda CR-V

  • Sixteen CR-V vehicles that experienced prior engine repairs affected
  • Replacement engine short blocks will be inspected and, if needed, replaced, free of charge

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Honda will voluntarily recall sixteen CR-V vehicles from the 2015 and 2016 model years that previously experienced engine short block replacement in the United States to inspect and, if needed, replace the replacement short blocks, free of charge.

A small number of replacement engine short blocks may have been assembled with pistons specified for markets other than the United States. Incorrect pistons could potentially result in a loss of expected engine power, which could increase the risk of a crash. This concern was discovered and reported to Honda by a dealer technician who recognized incorrect pistons prior to installing a replacement short block during an unrelated repair. Honda has received no customer reports of problems related to this issue.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of affected vehicles to take them to an authorized dealer as soon as possible for repair. Due to the relatively small number of affected vehicles, where possible, Honda is currently attempting to contact owners of affected vehicles by phone to schedule inspections. Owners of 2015-2016 CR-Vs can also determine if their individual vehicles require repair by visiting or by calling (888) 234-2138. Mailed notification to owners of any remaining unrepaired vehicles will occur in early-June 2017.

Honda Calls It Early: American Car Buyers Make Accord, Civic, CR-V and Odyssey Tops in Sales in 2016

  • Accord, Civic, CR-V and Odyssey are America’s best-selling vehicles in their respective segments to individual car buyers in 2016
  • Honda has America’s most popular car, SUV and minivan for 4th straight year
  • Honda is fastest growing automaker in retail sales


With just more than a week remaining in 2016, Honda is assured of having the #1 and #2 best-selling cars, the #1 SUV and #1 minivan in America with individual car buyers, the company announced today. American Honda, including the Honda and Acura brands, is the fastest growing automaker1 in the U.S. in retail sales, according to data from Automotive News.

Highlights of Honda’s projected year-end retail-sales achievements:

  • Civic will post the all-time best sales performance in its 44-year history, making Civic America’s best-selling car with individual car buyers.
  • Accord will post a fourth straight year of retail sales leadership among midsize cars. 
  • CR-V will post a seventh straight year of sales gains and further cement its position as America’s best-selling SUV over the past 21 years.    
  • Odyssey will be the best-selling minivan with retail buyers for a seventh straight year. 
  • Civic, CR-V and Accord will be the three highest retail-selling vehicles in the auto industry after full-size pickups and will combine for sales of more than 1 million units for the fifth straight year in 2016. 

“We want to thank our customers for the trust they’ve placed in Honda, which is the basis for everything we do,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division.  “Retail sales are the results of customers voting with their wallets and pocketbooks, and we think that’s the only true measure of customer demand and product appeal.”

Total Honda Division sales are up 4.5 percent through the end of November to 1,333,253 Honda cars and light trucks, as the brand prepares to post a third straight year of record sales.  Honda will continue its momentum into the new year as the strong cadence of new models continues in 2017 with the launch of a redesigned Odyssey; the Si Coupe, Si Sedan and Type R variants of the tenth-generation Civic; and the introduction of the Clarity Battery Electric and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and more.

* Source: Automotive News Data Center


* Source: Automotive News Data Center


* Source: Automotive News Data Center

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies through approximately 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic and Accord passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, Ridgeline pickup truck and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 34 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2015, more than 99 percent of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

Honda Civic and HR-V Place First and Second with CR-V Also Highly Ranked in Kelley Blue Book “10 Most Awarded Cars of 2016″

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With multiple recognitions, including the Overall Best Buy of 2016 by Kelley Blue Book’s, the 2016 Honda Civic placed first in the Kelley Blue Book 10 Most Awarded Cars of 2016 rankings. Coming a close second, the 2016 Honda HR-V was named the lowest 2016 5-Year Cost to Own Award winner in the Compact SUV/Crossover category, amongst its numerous awards. Also included and making Honda the most awarded brand on the list, the 2016 Honda CR-V is a multiple award winner including the Best Small SUV/Crossover Best Buy Award.

Car and Truck Balance Continues to Power American Honda Sales in October

  • American Honda trucks set new October sales record with both Honda and Acura trucks setting new October benchmarks
  • Honda CR-V has best-ever October sales
  • Honda Civic remains on pace for best annual sales in model history
  • Powering Acura’s October truck record, RDX also set a new October mark and MDX jumped 14.7 percent


American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported October sales of 126,161 Honda and Acura vehicles, a decrease of just 4.2 percent versus October 2015 reflecting two less selling days than a year ago. American Honda trucks set a new October record, gaining 2.1 percent while overall sales at the Honda Division dipped slightly, by 2 percent. Both Honda and Acura trucks enjoyed a brisk October pace, setting new records for the month with gains of 1.1 and 8.4 percent respectively.

Honda light trucks enjoyed the largest gains for the month, setting a new October record with CR-V also reaching a record high and HR-V posting a substantial gain. The new Ridgeline also continued to gather strength as inventory continues to grow. Civic remained on pace to post a new annual record while Fit sales jumped in triple digits, and Accord had a strong month with over 25,000 sales in the challenging mid-size segment.

  • Honda trucks gained 1.1 percent on sales of 56,573 for a new October record.
  • CR-V also set a new October record with an increase of 4.4 percent on sales of 30,306 units.
  • HR-V sales climbed 46.5 percent on sales of 6,596 units.
  • The best-selling Civic sales crested 26,000 in October to stay on pace for a record year, buoyed by the new Civic Hatchback.
  • Fit sales leaped 240.5 percent on sales of 4,641 vehicles, while Accord posted another competitive month with sales of more than 25,000 units.

“The strength of the CR-V in its final days is building great momentum for the upcoming debut of the all-new 2017 model,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. “But unique to the industry, the Honda story continues to be one of balanced strength between passenger cars and light trucks.”

Acura light trucks set a new October sales record, led by the redesigned MDX with a double digit gain, even with two fewer selling days in the month. RDX returned to its record ways, surpassing its previous best October (2015) for another new record. The new NSX supercar posted its best month to date as the Performance Manufacturing Center, the exclusive global home for the only supercar made in America, continues to work to meet demand for this customized model.

  • Acura trucks climbed 8.4 percent with sales of 8,996 to set a new October record.
  • The new MDX posted a gain of 14.7 percent on sales of 5,052 in October.
  • RDX had it best October in history, rising 1.4 percent on sales of 3,944 vehicles.

“With sales of the redesigned MDX continuing to gather strength and the all-new NSX earning the Road & Track 2017 Performance Car of the Year award, we are excited about the continued momentum of the Acura brand,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the Acura division. “We will continue to point Acura in a strong performance direction.”


Records Fall Again as American Honda Reports September Sales

  • Honda and Acura brand trucks have best-ever September sales
  • Honda Division posts new overall September sales mark
  • Honda CR-V breezes past previous September best with new record for the month
  • Honda passenger car sales remain strong as Civic lineup continues to grow
  • Acura’s refreshed 2017 MDX enjoys robust 14.3 percent increase while RDX gets a new September record

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American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported robust September sales of 133,655 Honda and Acura vehicles, a 0.1 percent decrease from September 2015. American Honda trucks set a new September record, gaining 8.5 percent on sales of 69,069 units. The Honda Division also set a new September mark, gaining 1.5 percent on total sales of 120,842 units, with Honda trucks additionally setting a new September record, rising 8.6 percent on sales of 60,220 vehicles. Acura trucks shared the record bounty as well, with an increase of 8.4 percent on sales of 8,849 units for a new September milestone.

Honda cars continued to dominate the retail market in September while Honda trucks set new sales records. The red-hot CR-V reached new heights and the new Ridgeline added still more strength for the Honda brand.

  • Honda Division sales reach new September milestone, gaining 1.5 percent on total sales of 120,842 cars and trucks.
  • Honda trucks set a new September record with an 8.6 percent gain on sales of 60,220 units.
  • CR-V set a new September mark—rising 6.5 percent on sales of 31,884 vehicles.
  • Civic held steady with 28,184 units sold, while Fit was way up over the same month a year ago, leaping 296 percent on sales of 5,068 cars.
  • Accord remained strong, boasting sales of 27,204 units for the month despite a challenging mid-size sedan market.
  • HR-V had a particularly strong September, jumping 48.7 percent on sales of 6,853 units.

“The return of a new Civic Hatchback to the Honda brand adds a fresh dimension to an already robust car lineup for 2017,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. “The expanding 10th generation Civic roster brings new energy to the car side of our business even as our trucks continue with steady gains.”

Truck sales led the way for the Acura brand with a new September record, and sales of the RDX reached a best-ever September as well. The refreshed MDX also performed strongly, with sales gaining 14.3 percent for the month as its new design continues to gain favor with buyers. TLX continues to strengthen its position and share in the challenging mid-size luxury sedan segment.

  • RDX notched its best September ever, gaining 1.8 percent on sales of 3,919.
  • With the MDX gaining significant market strength, Acura trucks sales increased 8.4 percent overall in September, with 8,849 units sold and a new record for the month.

“The success of the refreshed MDX, the first model to showcase the new Acura styling direction, is further validation of Acura’s Precision Crafted Performance brand direction,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the Acura division. “Step-by-step we are amping up performance as a signature for the brand and a clear point of difference over the competition.”

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Honda Sets New Car and Truck Sales Records as American Honda Reports July Sales

  • American Honda sets new all-time record for total truck sales and a July record for total vehicle sales
  • Honda Division truck sales reach an all-time monthly high with 68,518 sold, an increase of 12.2 percent
  • Honda CR-V shatters all-time monthly record on sales of 36,017, a 13.3 percent increase 
  • Honda Civic sets new July record; joined by the Accord with sales of over 31,000 units
  • New 2017 MDX and NSX deliveries boost Acura in July

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American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported July sales of 152,799 Honda and Acura vehicles, a 4.4 percent gain over last July and a new July record. Total American Honda truck sales set a new all-time monthly record of 77,740 sales to jump 10.1 percent. The Honda Division set a new July total vehicle sales record, rising 5.9 percent on sales of 139,125, while Honda trucks set an all-time monthly record with a 12.2 percent increase on sales of 68,518 vehicles. Honda car sales were up 0.4 percent for the month, netting 70,607 sales. The Acura Division, though gaining momentum with the launch of key new models, posted July sales of 13,674, a decrease of 8.3 percent versus last year.

With strong retail customer demand driving Honda’s record U.S. production in the first half of 2016, Honda sales posted another record in July with continued strong demand for both cars and trucks. CR-V shattered its all-time sales record while the new Ridgeline pickup had a strong first full month of sales even as production continues to ramp up. Pilot and HR-V also were up as Honda trucks set a new all-time sales mark for the month. The new Civic continued its remarkable run with another record month in July.

  • CR-V sales rose to an all-time monthly record of 36,017 sales in July, an increase of 13.3 percent over last year
  • The Honda Civic broke a July sales record set in 2013, rising 5.8 percent on sales of 32,952 units
  • Accord sales again topped 30,000 units, keeping sales of Honda’s three core models on track to top 1,000,000 units for the fourth consecutive year
  • Increases for both Fit and HR-V topped 25 percent in July while Pilot gained 8 percent

“The strong cadence of new Honda products we continue to bring to market has created extraordinary retail demand that is unprecedented in our history,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. “With the Civic Hatchback on the way along with our step-by-step effort to fortify our truck business, we will continue to grow our sales through individual car buyers.”


American Honda Sets New February Record; New Civic and Honda Division Lead with Second Consecutive Monthly Records

  • Honda Division sets new February benchmark on sales of 106,212 vehicles
  • All-new 2016 Honda Civic sets a new monthly record for the second month in a row with sales up 31.7 percent; with all-new Civic Coupe set to go on sale mid-March
  • Acura ILX, the brand’s entry point and most youthful model, was up 56.4 percent

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American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported record February sales of 118,985 Honda and Acura vehicles, an increase of 12.8 percent. Honda Division set a new February record with 106,212 units sold, up 14.9 percent; Honda car sales reached 57,267 while record February truck sales totaled 48,945 for the month.  Acura sales totaled 12,773 with sedan sales of 4,683 and trucks reaching 8,090 units in February.

Fresh off of a record January and led by record sales of the all-new 2016 Civic Sedan and the CR-V along with a strong performance by the Accord, the Honda brand set a new February sales mark.

  • Civic, relying only on sales of the Sedan, was the brand’s best-selling model for the month, setting a new February record, with sales up 31.7 percent to 27,707 units; the All-new Civic Coupe will accelerate that momentum when it goes on sale in mid-March.
  • Also bucking the light truck trend, Accord was up 19.3 percent on sales of 25,785 units.
  • CR-V, America’s best-selling SUV, was up 13.2 percent on record February sales of 25,250 vehicles.
  • Odyssey had a double digit gain, up 11.4 percent with 8,994 units sold for the month.
  • In high demand but short supply, Pilot sold 9,572 units, a strong month, but a 24.2 percent decrease compared to February 2015, when high inventories and aggressive sell-down efforts of the prior generation model led to near-record sales.

“Led by the all-new Civic, Honda cars are defying industry trends, even as our light truck models are red hot this winter,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. “With more versions of the Civic yet to go on sale and an all-new Ridgeline on the way, Honda is primed for an incredibly strong start to the year.”

Honda Sweeps’s ‘Best Family Cars of 2016′

  • Civic, Accord, HR-V, CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey named Best Family Cars
  • Honda is the only automaker to claim accolades in each category


Honda swept the Kelley Blue Book 2016 ‘Best Family Car‘ accolades with Honda models chosen in each of the evaluated vehicle categories. The 2016 Honda Civic, Accord, HR-V, CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey have been recognized by’s expert staff of editors for their ability to meet the needs of families, with a keen focus on various factors including safety and performance.

“This recognition by the experts at Kelley Blue Book of six of our core models is affirmation that Honda has the best possible choices for families of any size,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of sales, Honda Division at American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

The editorial team reviewed more than two dozen family vehicles before arriving at their top 16 choices for families. This also marks the first year that the Kelley Blue Book staff has published specific information about how both front- and rear-facing child safety car seats fit into each of the winning vehicles. Honda vehicles were recognized in Sedan, Two-Row Crossover/SUV, Minivan and Three-Row Crossover/SUV categories, making Honda the most recognized brand in’s assessment for 2016.

American Honda Sets New All-Time Annual Sales Record

  • Total combined annual Honda & Acura vehicle sales eclipse previous record set in 2007 with a 3.0 percent gain over 2014
  • Honda Division records its best-ever year in 2015, gaining 2.6 percent
  • Total Honda & Acura trucks set new all-time annual marks, up 9.7 percent in 2015
  • Honda CR-V maintains position atop SUV market with fourth straight annual record
  • American Honda also sets all-time record for month of December

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American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported all-time record annual sales of 1,586,551 Honda and Acura vehicles for 2015, an increase of 3.0 percent to beat the previous record set in 2007. Honda and Acura truck sales also set a new annual record, gaining 9.7 percent on sales of 770,424. Honda Division sales topped last year`s record to set a new annual mark, rising 2.6 percent on sales of 1,409,386 units. Acura sales totaled 177,165, a 5.6 percent increase for the year and the division’s best result since 2007.

“What better way to celebrate the “Year of Honda” than with an all-time automobile sales record,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of the Automobile Division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc.  “We are grateful to our customers who embraced our entire product lineup and are the true power behind the Honda brand.”

The Honda Division maintained its strong momentum through the end of 2015, grabbing both annual and December all-time records for the second straight year.  Core models CR-V, Civic and Accord all finished strong, with CR-V setting a new annual mark, while the Pilot and Odyssey continued to flex sales muscle.  The addition of the HR-V to the lineup also helped push the division to new annual heights.

  • CR-V set a new all-time annual record, gaining 3.2 percent on sales of 345,647 as it maintains its position as best-selling SUV in America.
  • Core models CR-V, Accord and Civic combined for over 1-million in sales for the third straight year.
  • In addition to the new annual record, Honda Division sales set a new combined car & truck December mark of 134,070 units, rising 12.2 percent for the month.
  • Both cars and trucks set individual December records as well. Car sales were up 13.3 percent on sales of 72,839 units, while trucks gained 11.0 percent with sales of 61,681 vehicles.

“While we are excited about the all-time sales record, we continue to have incredible momentum driven by the relentless cadence of new and successful products we introduced in 2015 that will give the Honda brand tremendous energy going into the new year,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. “With a similar pace of new products coming this year, we’re anticipating a very robust 2016.”

The Acura Division enjoyed its best sales year since 2007, with strong performances from both sedans and trucks. The updated RDX set a new record and MDX recorded another year of sales over 50,000, despite limited inventory in last quarter of the year. Sedans also played a key role, with the TLX leading the way to take a larger share of the mid-luxury sedan segment.

  • One of the hottest players in a hot luxury SUV segment, the Acura RDX set an all-time annual sales record, climbing 13.7 percent on sales of 51,026 vehicles.
  • MDX exceeded 50,000 sales for the fourth straight year and continues to be the best-selling luxury three-row SUV in America.
  • TLX sales of 47,080 and a stronger performance from ILX as the gateway to the sedan lineup helped boost Acura sedan sales more than 18 percent in 2015.
  • Acura enjoyed a fourth consecutive year of sales growth in 2015 with 177,165 vehicles sold, gaining 5.6 percent for the year.
  • Acura truck sales exceeded 100,000 for the second straight year.

“The Acura brand continues on its steady march, now four years strong— with both our sales and brand power gaining increasing momentum with both trucks and sedans,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the Acura division. “Importantly for our future, Acura sedans continue to gain strength – which will be our critical focus in the next phase of our strategic plan.”

2016 Honda CR-V Achieves Highest Overall Score for Collision Safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

America’s best-selling SUV has achieved both an NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score and an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating

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The stylish and versatile 2016 Honda CR-V (, has received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score, the top score available in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Earlier, the CR-V earned a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), making it a collision safety leader and standout choice in the SUV market.

“Consumers have made the CR-V America’s best-selling SUV for good reason, and this top government safety rating just adds one more appealing and class-leading attribute,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. “Honda is committed to offering vehicles that deliver advanced safety, fun-to-drive performance and connectivity, with top fuel economy ratings. CR-V is that kind of vehicle.”

In receiving the 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from NHTSA, the 2016 CR-V has also met the requirements of the agency’s three recommended technologies: RVS-Rear Video System (back-up camera), FCW Forward Collision Warning and LDW Lane Departure Warning.

The 2016 Honda CR-V utilizes the latest generation of Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure (, which helps make the CR-V highly effective at absorbing and dispersing the energy of a frontal collision crash.

The CR-V was the first Honda vehicle to offer the Honda Sensing™ suite of safety and driver assistive features that can take action to help avoid a collision or mitigate its severity. Honda Sensing™ is now available on four of Honda’s most popular and top selling models – Civic, Accord, CR-V and Pilot.  The Honda Sensing™ suite of technologies includes Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).

Key Safety and Driver-Assistive Features:
In addition to the application of Honda’s ACE™ body-structure, the 2016 CR-V features a host of standard active and passive safety features and offers many standard and available driver-assistive technologies, such as:

  • SmartVent® Front Side Airbags
  • Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Honda LaneWatch® (EX, EX-L Navi)
  • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines

Honda Safety Leadership
American Honda has a long history of leadership in the development and application of advanced technologies designed to enhance the safety of all road users, including automobile occupants, motorcycle riders and pedestrians. The company operates two of the world’s most sophisticated crash test facilities, in Ohio and Japan, and is responsible for numerous pioneering efforts in the areas of crashworthiness, airbag technology, collision compatibility and pedestrian safety.

Based in part on advancements to Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, Honda is a leader in third-party crash test ratings within the industry. The company also is broadly applying advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies such as LaneWatch, Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning to its product lineup. Also, all Honda and Acura vehicles have applied a rearview camera as standard equipment since the 2015 model year.