Honda announces lawnmower recall along with pressure washer engine
Honda has issued recalls of two lawnmower models and a pressure washer engine, according to an official company notice. Due to a manufacturing defect, the camshaft decompressor can malfunction, resulting in the need for excessive force to pull the recoil starter during ignition.
Because of the subsequent high compression within the engine, operators may experience a kickback of the recoil starter grip. And, for units equipped with an electric starter, the starter motor may not be able to start the engine.
Honda Lawnmower and Pressure Washer Model Recalls
As Honda’s announcement describes, this lawnmower and pressure washer engine recall involves several models. They include the Honda HRN216 and HRX217K6 lawnmowers, as well as the GCV170/200 G5B pressure washer engines.
Thus far, the company has received 2,197 reports of incidents related to the camshaft failures. Of these, seven have resulted in minor injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Where Were the Recalled Models Available for Purchase
The models involved in the Honda lawnmower and pressure washer recalls were available for purchase at Honda Power Equipment dealers, Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Northern Tool, among others. The time period ranged from May 2022 to June 2023, at which time they sold for between $550 and $1,100.
Furthermore, the pressure washer engines were available at Lowe’s, Home Depot, and additional retailers across the country. They sold from June 2022 to August 2023 for between $370 and $550.
Honda Lawnmower and Pressure Washer Recalls–What to Do
According to Honda, owners should immediately stop using any lawnmower or pressure washer included in the recalls. Next, they should contact an authorized Honda Power Equipment dealer to schedule an appointment for a free inspection and repair.
To check your mower serial number, visit the Honda HRN216 and HRX217K6 recall page .