Missing in Action

You may or may not have noticed but I’ve been missing for several months now. For this I’d like to apologize! I’ve had a very busy summer and fall apparently, multiple road trips that allowed me to discover new parts of this country, a move to a new city and three weddings, one of which being my own! Let’s just say that it’s been hectic.

The Escape is doing alright with now over 55,000 kilometers, it has hit a few little bumps along the road which I look forward to sharing with you.

Expect some interesting posts in the coming months, which will include part 2 of the buying a used car segment, the results from my motor oil test and of course a situation report on the Escape.

Stay tuned!

2016 Honda Civic Recall

The new 10th-generation 2016 Honda Civic may be a head turner compared to previous models, however it looks like it’s already getting bad press.

Honda has issued a stop-sale and safety-recall notice for 2016 Civics equipped with its base engine, the 2.0 four-cylinder, due to a manufacturing inconsistency that could cause engine damage or failure.

The recall is due to potentially missing or misplaced piston pin snap rings that may cause the engine to stall or fail all together. I’m no mechanic, but I did a little research, and it doesn’t seem like something you would want to go without for a very long time. Hopefully current owners get their recall letters in the mail as soon as possible.

This is a big misstep for a manufacturer known for its engine reliability. It may be true what they say about not buying the first model of a new generation. What do you think?

Sources: Car and Driver, Autoblog

Picture: Honda