Honda is set to issue a recall for the brand new 2016 Civic in the United States, potentially affecting some 34,000 cars.
The official recall has yet to be announced but to limit the damage, a stop-sale notice was issued to dealers in late January.
Website CivicX.com claims that the impending recall relates to missing or miss-set piston rings which may cause engines to stall and potentially, fail altogether.
Details about Honda's proposed fix aren't available as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration first needs to approve the recall plan. Once that is done, affected customers are likely to be notified in mid-March before repairs start soon after.
Word about the recall comes less than two months after the 2016 Honda Civic was named North American Car of the Year.