Honda Recalls Lawnmower and Pressure Washer Engines

honda recalls lawnmower and pressure washer engines

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

honda recalls hrn216 lawnmower
HRN216

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.

honda hrx217
HRX217

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 .

Related articles

EGO Black Friday Sale Still On

Black Friday may be behind us, but only on the calendar. At least, according to EGO. And, we think this should get your antlers up this holiday season. For one, the company has made a name for itself in the realm of cordless outdoor power equipment. Launched in 2012, they’ve come a long way in […]

Husqvarna Pro Insider Program

Husqvarna Breaks Out the Online Chalkboard and Takes Professionals to School In October, Equip Expo saw record attendance, with nearly 30,000 journalists and Pros showing up in Kentucky to see what’s happening in the world of outdoor power equipment. Not surprisingly, the staff here at OPE Reviews flew in, too. We visited numerous booths, encountering […]

Honda Announces Autonomous Work Mower

Honda made a big announcement today. The iconic engine manufacturer will soon introduce an all-electric prototype–the Honda Autonomous Work Mower (AWM). It’s the company’s first battery-powered electric zero-turn riding mower with robotic capability, no less! Their goal is to boost worksite efficiency, and, at the same time, blow people’s minds. They certainly have our attention. […]

Vertex Stand On Mowers 2024 Lineup

Exmark hasn’t been around all that long. Some manufacturers have been at it for over a century, whereas they started in 1982. Yet, in this comparatively short period of time, Exmark has made a significant impact on the world of commercial mowers. In fact, today, they’re arguably the leading manufacturer of professional landscaping equipment. That’s […]