What: Honda Lawnmowers and Pressure Washer Engines
Who: American Honda Motor Co. Inc.
Why: The improperly manufactured camshafts in the engines can cause the starter rope to suddenly retract when pulling to start, posing an injury hazard.
When: The recall was issued on September 14, 2023.
Where: This recall applies to the Honda lawnmowers and pressure washer engines in the United States.
How Customers Can Identify The Recalled Items: Honda customers can identify the lawnmowers via their model, and serial numbers are printed on a label located on the upper rear of the mower deck. Customers who own the recalled pressure washer engines can find the serial number engraved on a flat spot on the engine. For more information, customers can refer to the recall list posted by Honda.
Earlier this month, the American Honda Motor Motor Co. Inc., of Torrance, California, issued a recall of the Honda HRN216 series lawnmowers, Honda HRX217K6 lawnmowers, and the Honda GCV170/200 G5B pressure washer engine after multiple injury reports. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the safety issues are caused by improperly manufactured camshafts in the engines, which can cause the starter rope to suddenly retract when pulling to start.
In a safety recall notice provided by Honda, it elaborated on the safety issues, claiming that for the units equipped with an electric starter, the manufacturing defect may prevent the starter motor on mowers with an electric start from successfully starting the engine. Currently, Honda has received 2,197 reports of incidents related to camshaft failures, seven of which include reports of minor injuries. This recall affects roughly 391,800 units nationwide.
Honda Pressure Washer Recall Details
According to the findings, the recalled pressure washer engine is mounted onto various original equipment manufacturer frames that were sold in multiple retail stores, including Home Depot and Lowe's nationwide, from June 2022 to August 2023, for $370 to $550. Since Honda issued the recall, it has not specified the pressure washer brands using the affected engine. However, customers can still identify the affected pressure washer engines by the product's serial number engraved on a flat spot on the engine, as shown in this PDF.
If you find that you own one of the affected pressure washers equipped with the recalled engine, Honda asks that you immediately stop all use and contact an authorized Honda Power Equipment dealer in order to schedule an appointment for a free inspection and repair. Customers can also contact American Honda Motor toll-free at 888-888-3139 from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or head to the company's "Recalls and Updates" page. Customers can also directly head to the Honda recall form here.
Honda Lawnmower Recall Details
This portion of the recall involves the Honda HRN216 series lawnmowers and Honda HRX217K6 lawnmowers. The Honda lawnmowers were sold nationwide in various retail and rental stores, including Honda Power Equipment dealers, Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Lowe's, Northern Tool, and various agricultural farms from May 2022 to June 2023 for $550 to $1,100. Customers can identify the recalled mowers by their red and black coloring and the "Honda" logo printed on the clipping collection bag.
Honda customers can also determine if their mower is affected by the recall with the model and serial numbers. For the HRN216 mowers, the serial number range affected by this recall includes MANA-2084904 to MANA-2548569. For the HRX217 mowers, the serial number range affected by this recall includes MAMA-1484182 to MAMA-1734418. The model and serial numbers can be found printed on a label located on the upper rear of the mower deck.
Just as the recalled pressure washers equipped with the recalled engine, Honda says consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawnmowers and contact an authorized Honda Power Equipment dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair appointment. As previously mentioned, customers with affected products or who have questions regarding the recall can contact the American Honda Motor toll-free at 888-888-3139 from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit Honda's Recalls and Updates page to learn more. Customers can also access the direct link to the recall form here. The CPSC has this recall listed under the number 23-287.
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