Honda is extending warranty coverage for two of its models.
The 2008-2011 Accord and 2010-2011 CR-V are being issued an extended warranty program for its four-cylinder models that will provide a free fix for an engine issue. According to the Japanese automaker, the four-cylinder engine is susceptible to excessive oil consumption under certain circumstances that create deposits on the piston rings. Those piston rings can degrade if the engine is regularly under hard acceleration while cold and filled with low-quality gasoline.
“All these conditions happening at the same time are rare, but if they do occur, deposits may form over years of driving under these conditions,” Honda said in the service bulletin. “If the oil control rings begin to stick because of the deposits, the customer may subsequently complain about excessive oil consumption.”
Honda service technicians will perform an oil consumption test to determine whether the engine is consuming or burning an unusually high amount of oil and if it is, the company will replace all four pistons or even if the engine block if it has been damaged. The engine warranty will now cover eight years or 125,000 miles.