Piston Snap Rings Recalled in the 2016 Civic

The 10th generation Civic is off to a rough start. Honda is telling its dealerships to stop selling the 2016 model year until their engines can be fixed. From CarComplaints.com:

The Civics have problems with the piston pin snap rings, and in some situations the cars were manufactured with missing piston pin snap rings. Owners of 1.5-liter turbocharged cars are not affected and the recall of the 2-liter cars hasn’t been officially announced.

Mechanics are being told to inspect the engine’s 4 cylinders using a borescope. There’s two issues, however. 1) There aren’t enough borescopes to go around and 2) If any problems are found Honda doesn’t have replacement parts ready. Other than that, this recall is going swimingly.