Recall Alert: Acura MDX, TLX; Honda Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline

About 25,000 Honda vehicles including its premium Acura brand have been recalled due to possible miscast components that might cause an abrupt and total engine failure.  

The 3.5-liter V6 engine is the identical in all of the recalled cars.  

"The connecting rod bearing can prematurely wear and seize due to a manufacturing defect of the engine crankshaft," 

Honda notifies the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. "And run improperly, stall, 

stop while driving, and/or not start, increasing the risk of a fire, crash, or injury" is what happens to an engine that has seized connecting rod.