(HRR2169VYA, HRR216K9VYA )
- Self-propelled, variable speed Smart Drive
- Roto-Stop® blade stop system
- 3 in 1 with Clip Director® - mulch, bag, and discharge
- Reliable Honda GCV160 engine with Auto Choke System
- Twin Blade MicroCut System®
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3 in 1 system with Clip Director®: Mulch, bag, and discharge with no tools needed.
Slide the Clip Director® to switch from mulching to bagging or discharge with just one touch. No need for a mulch plug or other attachments.Watch Video
Honda MicroCut® Twin Blades: superior mulching and bagging
Honda's exclusive twin blade MicroCut System® uses four cutting surfaces that result in ultra fine clippings for superior mulching and more clippings per bag. The end result? A perfect cut, less time emptying the bag, and less work for you.Learn More Watch Video
Reliable, easy starting Honda GCV160 engine
Easy-starting, fuel efficient, and powerful, Honda's premium residential GCV160 engines are legendary for providing years of reliable service. All Honda lawn mower engines are certified to meet 50-state EPA and CARB emission levels.Watch Video
Honda Auto Choke™ System - easy starting
No engine choke required! Just start the mower and go! The adjustable throttle control allows engine speed to adjusted to idle when emptying the grass bag or transporting the mower.
Easy Fold Quick Release handle for easy height adjustment and storage
Easily adjust the handle to 2 comfortable mowing positions, or fold over for storage.Watch Video
6 position height adjustment (1 1/8" - 4")
Convenient height adjustment levers to set mowing height for lawn conditions.Watch Video
Large 8" wheels with rear ball bearings
Better maneuverability, smoother drive, and increased durability.
21" heavy duty mowing deck
Rugged, durable steel for long life.Watch Video
Large easy off 1.9 bushel grass bag
Our large capacity grass bags are balanced so they are easy to empty, saving you time and effort.
Manual fuel shut-off valve
The fuel valve can be shut off for transport, storage, or to performance maintenance.
Comfortable foam grip handles
3 year residential warranty
You can rest easy, knowing your lawn mower is covered from top to bottom for 3 full years.
90 day commercial warranty
|Deck Material||Steel, 16 ga|
|Mowing height range||1 1/8 -4"|
|Mowing height adjustments||6|
|Drive Control||Variable Postion Smart Drive|
|Transmission||Variable Speed Fixed Gear Belt Clutch|
|Ground speed||0 to 4.0 mph|
|Handle||1" Steel Tube|
|Handle Height Positions||2|
|Ball Bearing Wheels||Rear|
|Standard Functions||3 in 1: Mulch, Bag, Discharge|
|Bag capacity (bushels)||1.9|
|Blade(s)||Twin blades (MicroCut System®)|
|Blade Control||Blade stop system (Roto-Stop®)|
|Side/Rear Discharge||Rear standard|
|Dry weight||90 lbs.|
|Operating Weight||93 lbs.|
|Residential warranty||3 years|
|Commercial warranty||90 days|
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Best MowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, June 17, 2017
Parsippany, NJ Type of use: Residential
I wanted a self-propelled mower with blade clutch so I don't have to pull the starter cord every time I let go of the handle, and this one fits my needs perfectly! Starts with a single pull, and is lightweight, making maneuvering very easy! I especially like the thumb paddles for variable speed. I inherited a Honda mower from my Dad about 30 years ago, and it was still running well until 2011 when is was lost in a flood from Hurricane Irene. I've had several new and used push mowers since, which were nothing but trouble to try to keep running. I finally bit the bullet and bought a new Honda with all the features I need. It makes mowing a pleasure again! It pays to shop around - I saved about $100 doing so.
honda power mowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, June 15, 2017
Enola, PA Type of use: Residential
Bald Tires after 3 yearsModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, June 10, 2017
Hibbing, MN Type of use: Residential
My only complaint is that the tires have gone completely bald after just three years. I don't have a huge yard, about 10,000 sq. Ft with a small, not-to-steep hill in the back yard.
I bought this mower to replace a 20 year-old Toro that mowed the same yard. There was still tread on the Toro's tires.
Now I'm shopping for a set of replacement tires and I'm somewhat dissapointed in this mower.
Great PowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Friday, June 9, 2017
Phoenix, AZ Type of use: Residential
great mowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Papillon , NE Type of use: Residential
Honda 21" MowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, June 3, 2017
Fairfield, OH Type of use: Residential
My 2nd HondaModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, June 3, 2017
brush prairie, WA Type of use: Residential
Home yard push mower.Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, June 1, 2017
Hickory, NC Type of use: Residential
Couldn't ask for an easier self-propelled mower to use , excellent quality , and , I believe it will be as reliable as the other Honda mowers I've owned .
Great mowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, June 1, 2017
Shelby, NC Type of use: Residential
Starts and cuts wellModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Middlebury, VT Type of use: Residential
We purchased this walk-behind power mower to be able to get up hills without difficulty. It is really stiff when pulling back. Holding the accelerator down with your thumbs can get tiring.
It cuts well and starts on the first pull. I like the rear discharge and the mulch setting.
New Mower for LornaModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Monday, May 29, 2017
Marysville, WA Type of use: Residential
New mowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Pelham, NH Type of use: Residential
It works GreatModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, May 20, 2017
AIKEN, SC Type of use: Residential
Honda HRR216VYA Lawn MowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Riverside, AL Type of use: Residential
hrr216vyaModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Tuesday, May 16, 2017
heath, OH Type of use: Residential
Won t StartModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Monday, May 15, 2017
South Glens Falls, NY Type of use: Residential
Self-propelled lawn mowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Monday, May 15, 2017
Greentown, OH Type of use: Residential
lawn mowersModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, May 11, 2017
minot, ND Type of use: Residential, Landscaping/Commerical
I have bought at least 8 lawn mowers in the last 3 years of this model and each year they do not last as long as the previous years. same number of yards per year the tires do not last as long as the first one I bought but the mower does cut well bags well just thinking the quality is not as good. I have started looking at other mowers to purchase.
I would recommend for personal use.
acme needs to know the warranty on this product I had to tell them what it was other than that the service department is very good.
3rd Honda MowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Monday, May 8, 2017
Vandalia, OH Type of use: Residential
ratingsModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Monday, May 8, 2017
Pocatello, ID Type of use: Residential
I love HondasModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Monday, May 8, 2017
Pittsburgh, PA Type of use: Residential
Love Honda......Only one issue so far.Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Monday, May 8, 2017
Denham Springs, LA Type of use: Residential
Bought it yesterday. Filled with gas and oil. Wife started it with one pull. Ran like a champ for a few minutes and died. Noticed gas leaking from the air filter. Turned fuel off, bowl drained out. Removed carburetor bowl, cleaned gas off the deck, placed a towel underneath air filter housing, filled with gas. Turned fuel valve back on and then raised and lowered the float until it stopped leaking gas while in the raised position. Observed it briefly, no more leaking. Started first pull, cut half the yard without any problem. Turned fuel valve off when finished and allowed the motor to run until the bowl emptied. DO THIS EVERY SINGLE TIME.
Seems to have been something preventing the float valve from making a good, tight seal. It doesn't take much for that to happen. Flushed it a bit and it ran like a Honda should. It was a little disappointing but after that incident it did not disappoint. So, aside from that minor issue, I am pleased with the trial run.
This mower will probably outlive me, with proper care and feeding of course. It's worth the extra money to get the blade stop feature, trust me. Just pay the extra $100. You will be glad you did.
Also, if you don't have access to the ETHANOL FREE fuel that is forced upon us by D.C and the corn lobbyists, at least get some gas treatment that mitigates ethanol fuel related issues in small motors. It will pay dividends.
I love Honda quality; I currently own three Honda vehicles, a Pressure Washer with a Honda motor, and this beast of a yard machine.
This mower may well prove to be the best mower I've ever owned. The relationship got off to a rocky start, but I trust the brand and the warranty. I plan on getting many years of faithful service from it.
CAME HIGHLY RECOMMENDEDModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Sunday, May 7, 2017
Dauphin, PA Type of use: Residential
A guy I work with highly recommended this Honda. He bought two last year, one for his son and one for his parents.
His parents has the electric start. I haven't bought a push mower since 1985. A tractor, yes.
Right out of the box, I read the directions, adjusted the height, added the oil and gas, and I kid you not, a half a pull and it took of running. Don't know why you would need electric start?
I did not use the bag, I used the mulch setting. What i really like best is the unit stays running when you have to stop and pick up dog toys or sticks. just the blades stop. Push the button, pull the handle, and the blades are back running. I mow about an acre of ground. I live on the side of a mountain, it is on a slight hill.
Very happy with the unit.
Electric start not workingModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Friday, May 5, 2017
Lancaster, PA Type of use: Residential
Electric start not workingModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Friday, May 5, 2017
Lancaster, PA Type of use: Residential
HRR216VYA ReviewModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, May 4, 2017
West Sayville, NY Type of use: Residential
first hondaModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, May 4, 2017
Frankfort, IL Type of use: Residential
I purchased this on 5/1, Initial set was very easy, installed the oil, added gas and 1st pull started. Set the wheels and started to mow. Very nice mower. I have always had Craftsman. This lawnmower is light and easy to maneuver. I have bad knees so the rear wheel drive helps.
The rear bag is easy to use. I always mulched with my craftsman but wanted to bag the clippings. This makes it easy.
Love the features.Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Sunday, April 30, 2017
Granville , NY Type of use: Residential
I took the mower out of the box and had it up and mowing in about 30 Min.
I was impressed with the ease of the set up.
The mowing was neat and clean in the mulching mode.
One of the features I like very much was that I can leave the engine running while I cleared sticks that were in the grass and then I was able to keep going without having to pull the starter cord.
I also apreachiated that the drive wheels can be engaged without having to engage the blades. This is especialy nice when you want to move the mower over an area like stones where having the blade on could cause problems!
It is also much less noisy then my old mower. I was able to hold a converstion with my wife wile it was running.
I give it very high marks all around!
Love our new mowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, April 22, 2017
Wenatchee, WA Type of use: Residential
Easy setupModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Verdigre, NE Type of use: Residential
This mower set up out of the box in ten minutes.
Started on the first pull first time.
Bagging was easier than my previous John Deere.
Excellent MowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Friday, March 31, 2017
Greensboro, NC Type of use: Residential
Best Mower Ever BoughtModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Sunday, March 26, 2017
St Louis, MO Type of use: Residential
my viewModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Tuesday, March 21, 2017
charlotte, NC Type of use: Residential
needs workModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Sunday, March 12, 2017
jacksonville, FL Type of use: Residential
Best everModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, February 25, 2017
Millilani, HI Type of use: Residential
So far, so good!Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, January 19, 2017
Springfield, MO Type of use: Residential
This is the first Honda product I have ever bought.
I was extremely pleased with the packaging, ease of assembly, smooth operation, features and overall quality. My previous two mowers had a very short life due to deck failure and engine failure. My goal is for this to be my last lawn mower purchase!
When I started shopping, I had two specific features in mind; real wheel drive and a blade control. This particular mower has both. Rear wheel is much easier for me to handle and the blade control allows me to empty the grass/leaf bag without turning off the engine. I don't know why they aren't all designed that way. A little more expensive, but I believe it is worth the extra money.
All in all, I expect I will enjoy mowing much more than I have in the past few years!
Best lawn mower EVER!Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Friday, December 30, 2016
Chapel Hill, NC Type of use: Other [Private Landscaper]
Honda walk behind.Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, December 17, 2016
Hudsonville, MI Type of use: Residential
Disappointing QualityModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Salem, NH Type of use: Residential
This is my third Honda mower, which I purchased when the previous one became damaged.
I chose a Honda again for the quality cut, and the brand reputation.
The mower starts easily, and runs well.
The quality of the cut is good.
However, the quality of the mower is very disappointing- especially the wheels. Immediately upon taking the mower out of the box, the wheels looked odd (almost "cantered out.") I tried with limited success to straighten the wheels. With only very limited mowing on gentle, even terrain the wheels become loose and wobbly. I have to stop mowing mid-job to turn the mower on its side, and tighten the front wheels. I've actually even had one of the wheels fall off while I'm mowing.
I read other reviews with complaints about similar wheel issues, but I relied on my Honda experience and Honda's fine brand reputation to hope it was an isolated issue and wouldn't happen with my mower. Unfortunately, it seems to be a widespread quality issue.
I will probably return this mower under its warranty, and replace it with another (hopefully better-made) Honda.
Gave Me What I WantedModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, December 3, 2016
Nashville, TN Type of use: Residential
I am now one season in using my Honda mower. I have been mowing for more than 40 years and finally I have some of those features I have wanted all my mowing years. 1) It is easy start. 2) It starts without the blade running 3) height adjust is easy 4) The self propel is variable and easy to engage and disengage 5) when I need to let go of the handle and pick up a stick or something the blade stops but the mower stays running. So much better than having to start it over and over again 6) The handle is easy to fold and unfold. 7) much and bag is easy to switch back a forth.
Heavy deck, solid, runs smooth. I am gonna like this mower for years.
First Honda MowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Wednesday, November 2, 2016
The Sundance KId
Oregon City, OR Type of use: Residential
I Will buy nothing but Honda. Previously owned 2 mowers over the last 15+ years. Both mowers (name of mower starting -w- letter T) Mower always ran easily. Worst was when grass and leaves were wet, it clogged. Stop mowing, remove bag unclog over and over and over. Add considerable time to mowing. End of summer of 2016, I went to home depot to purchase new mower. Dudly is very knowledgeable about lawn and garden. Explained the clogging problem. He suggested Honda. The mowers have a (2) bladed system. The blades cuts grass and leave much finer than any other mower. Finer means less to no clogging what so ever. So far he's exactly right. No clogging!!! This mower is amazing. I can mow till the bag is stuffed, with no clogging. This winter mowing has become extremely easy. Oh how I wished it came sooner. Honda just slightly more expensive. It's totally worth it. The Honda model I bought was essentially same size as the previously owned mowers. After I purchased the Honda, I went online to register it. While on Honda's web page, I started viewing all the various models. For $100.00 I could get same mower with blade stop. Don't need to restart mower every time you change the bag. This saves time too. Called Dudly, for his opinion. Personally, it didn't matter to him. I asked if I could return my Honda, for the -w- blade stop. I could return it, but he did not stock the one I wanted. An alternative was, I could return it, and order the Honda with blade stop from Home Depot's web site. That's what I did. More time taken. It was totally worth it!!!! Hope you too will be able to experience a Honda. You'll love cutting the grass again...
Always the bestModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Friday, October 28, 2016
SPRINGFIELD, IL Type of use: Residential
Great mowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Monday, October 24, 2016
St. Cloud, FL Type of use: Residential
Excellent Mower - HRR216VYAModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, October 22, 2016
Queen Creek, AZ Type of use: Residential
I bought a "Scratch & Dent" to save a few bucks.Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Berlin, VT Type of use: Residential
New self propelled mowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, August 25, 2016
Oswego, NY Type of use: Residential
First time userModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, August 20, 2016
Scotia, NY Type of use: Residential
30 years later I bought another Honda mowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Brentwood, CA Type of use: Residential
As advertisedModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Powder Springs, GA Type of use: Residential
Honda ReviewModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, August 13, 2016
Gansevoort, NY Type of use: Residential
I love my HondaModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, August 6, 2016
Savannah, GA Type of use: Residential
Great MowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Spearman, TX Type of use: Residential
Honda lawn mowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Monday, July 18, 2016
Powell, TN Type of use: Residential
One pull starts everytime.Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Sunday, July 17, 2016
Stratford, CT Type of use: Residential
Best for the piceModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, July 14, 2016
Lillington, NC Type of use: Residential
Love the mower,but........Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Havre de Grace, MD Type of use: Residential
have used the mower for only a few months, the self propelled feature stop working all of a sudden. :(
still under warranty so all should be well.
no problems otherwise. Best mower I've ever owned.
Three wheels work...but you need four!Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Friday, July 8, 2016
Leawood, KS Type of use: Residential
When our old mower bit the dust after 20 years (that includes me with a disability), I decided to upgrade and get a top of the line mower in April 2015. Initially my wife loved the Honda HRR216VYA. The Smart Drive feature was a blessing; it was easy to start every time; much quieter than our previous mower; was easy to mulch and/or bag; etc.. Our mow time was reduced by 50%!
After a few months my wife began to complain of an uneven cut. It appeared that the height adjustments for some of the wheels were slipping a notch or two while mowing. Then the front left wheel seemed loose and started wobbling towards the end of a mowing. Finally, in June 2015 the front left wheel just fell off.
We took it to the dealer and we're told that they had been receiving similar complaints for this model. They fixed it no charge. Told us it was manufacturer defect, that a new part was installed to fix the wheel and that the repair should result in alleviating our uneven cut concerns.
The mower worked great the rest of the summer and fall, but the cut still seemed a little uneven to me. With the start of the 2016 mowing season things went smoothly in the beginning. Then, the same issues (uneven cut, adjustment height slipping, front left wheel loose and wobbling) showed up again. Now it's July and the front left wheel fell off again. The mower is back at the dealer again and I was told they would fix it no charge.
My questions: Is it really fixed this time? What about my warranty that is good until April 2018? Is anyone else having this problem? At what point does Honda say we sold you a "lemon" and give me a non-defective mower? What are my options?
I'm sure I will not get answers to these questions, but it feels good to vent. Come on Honda...Make this right!
Love this machineModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, July 7, 2016
Morristown, NJ Type of use: Residential
I was thinking of buying a riding mower, but I decided to look around at the power driven walk behinds. After spending several hours on the internet researching many machines of various brands, I picked this one. I found it at a local store and immediately brought it home and mowed my lawn. It has every feature I need, but the best feature of all is the Smart Drive Control. Just a touch with your thumb or palm, and it moves right out - the further you push the control, the faster it goes. It is wonderful on hilly terrain like mine. And the blade stop feature is welcome, as you don't have to shut down the engine to empty the grass bag. I have a 2-year old Toro, which I am putting up for sale. I couldn't wait to get finished mowing, so I could call my salesman and tell him what a great machine he sold me.
Mostly a great mowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, July 7, 2016
Milton Freewater, OR Type of use: Residential
JetjockeyModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, July 7, 2016
Clover, SC Type of use: Residential
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Bowie, MD Type of use: Residential
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Brownsville, TX Type of use: Residential
The WorstModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Alamogordo, NM Type of use: Residential
HRR216VYAModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, June 18, 2016
Clover, SC Type of use: Residential
Your Review for HRR216VYAModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, June 11, 2016
Beaufort, SC Type of use: Residential
very happy with it so far love the features speed and ease in starting.
will recommend product to others
mowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Tulsa, OK Type of use: Residential
Jim JohnsonModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, June 4, 2016
Pittsford, NY Type of use: Residential
We bought our first Honda lawn mower 7/8/2002. The old mower was working fine. In hindsight I wish we had serviced it and ran it till it dropped. I would gladly return it for 50 cents on the dollar.
Our issue is with ease of use and features. My wife loves to cut the lawn, with the old mower. She cannot handle the new one because it is 20 pounds heavier and the adjustable speed feature makes her thumbs and wrists hurt.
Is there anything you can do to make this right.
A disappointed customer. I look forward to hearing from you.
WorkhorseModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, June 2, 2016
Washington, PA Type of use: Residential
Best Lawnmower So FarModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Alamogordo, NM Type of use: Residential
This is a Honda?Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, January 14, 2016
St Augustine, FL Type of use: Residential
Second reviewModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, August 22, 2015
The disappointment continuesModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Twinsburg, OH Type of use: Residential
Drive system problemsModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, August 13, 2015
Mount Pleasant, SC Type of use: Residential
Bagging with the BestModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Wednesday, August 12, 2015
seneca, SC Type of use: Residential
HONDA LAWN MOWER HRR216VYAModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Tuesday, August 4, 2015
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO Type of use: Residential
EXCELLENT LAWN MOWER!
I HAVE OWNED MANY LAWN MOWERS OVER 40 YEARS AND I HAVE TO SAY THIS IS THE BEST OF THE BEST HONDA PIECE OF EQUIPTMENT. EVERYONE SHOULD OWN ONE OF THIS MOWER. IT STARTED UP ON ONE EASY PULL; SOUND SMOOTH, EASY TO MEANAUVER. THE MOWER JUST FEELS SO THAT YOU MAY JUST WANT TO CUT YOUR GRASS EVERYDAY. THANK YOU HONDA FOR A GREAT LAWN MOWER.
HOME OWNER, COLORADO.
Smart Control featureModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Friday, July 31, 2015
Indianapolis, IN Type of use: Residential
By far the best.Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, July 30, 2015
Charlestown, IN Type of use: Residential
Great except for cutting grassModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Monday, July 27, 2015
Dothan, AL Type of use: Residential
The mulching blades, do a great job of mulching, but not lifting and cutting. I have to mow part of my lawn 3 times to get most of the grass.
The transmission, keeps locking the wheels when I try to pull the mower to the rear, when adjusted for that problem, transmission slips.
Why Honda?Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Sunday, July 26, 2015
Fairfax, VA Type of use: Residential
I've owned a three lawn mowers in the past ten years. All were Craftsman and all had problems after a couple of years, in spite of changing the spark plugs, air filters, and oil on a regular basis. This last time I decided to try a different make. Both my brother and brother-in-law own a Honda mower - neithr have had any problems and really like their machines. So, I bought one too.
Easy set up, one pull start, nice speed control, not noisy, and it cuts very nicely. Of course it is brand new but I suspect Honda is an excellent choice in lawn mowers just like they are at motorcycles and cars. I feel I bought a winner from a proven supplier and not a company living on its past reputation.
lawnmowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, July 16, 2015
hewitt, TX Type of use: Residential
Lawn Mower reviewModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Fort Wayne, IN Type of use: Residential
I use my Honda walk-behind mower to mow arond the hedges, side of the house, garden fence, etc., etc. I have a riding mower for the rest of my lawn. If I had to, I could mow the entre lawn with the Honda. It is easy to use.
It starts first pull almost every time and runs lke a fine watch. Honda small motors are special.
Love my Honda mowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Moses lake , WA Type of use: Residential
That stellar Honda Quality is a thing of the pastModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, July 4, 2015
Savannah, GA Type of use: Residential
This is my third Honda Mower in 25 Years and this one is a bit of a disappointment.
On the plus side: The alloy deck is easy to clean, the Clip Director is easy to use(if kept clean underneath), plenty of power, great blade clutch and the best self propelled control I have ever used.
On the minus side: Automatic Choke does not work, so I need Starting Fluid for cold starts. The wheel height adjusters move out of position while mowing so i have to constantly check and reset their position. Hot restarts can sometimes be difficult resulting in backfires and clouds of black smoke from the exhaust.
Overall, not bad enough to return or dump, but not good enough to recommend or buy again. I will fight with it until it is worn out then shop more carefully next time
new lawn mowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Wednesday, July 1, 2015
fall river , MA Type of use: Residential
Easy set upModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Sunday, June 21, 2015
Waukegan, IL Type of use: Residential
Newly Acquired MowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Monday, June 15, 2015
Akaska, SD Type of use: Residential
Honda HRR216VYA Self propelled with blade stopModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Sunday, June 14, 2015
Chowchilla, CA Type of use: Residential
Quality mow made easy.Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Sunday, June 7, 2015
palmetto, FL Type of use: Residential
I've hade my Honda mower for one year and could not be happier, With the one pull easy start and the thumb controlled mower speed, Makes it easy to operate and the mulching blade does a fantastic job of returning all the grass and leaves unseen back into the lawn, there was one con I found and that was the mulch collector when going under low hanging branches it changes the collector from mulch, other then that the mower has been Great..
Honda w/Roto-Stop BladeModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Kodiak, AK Type of use: Residential
I had a lawnmower that I bought from HD and it was a good self propelled mower it was 8 years old but you would have to shut it off to empty the bag, granted 90% of the time it would start first pull it was time consuming and having a large lawn it slowed the whole process down.
Now with Honda with blade stop operation I don't not have to shut it off to empty the bag.
Plus if you must cross anywhere there may be gravel you don't have to shut it off to use the self-propelled option so you don't have to push it. Just release the blade operation handle and slow the throttle down and use the paddles to move forward without having to break your back.
Hopefully I can purchase larger wider rear wheels for my uneven hilly yard. Otherwise this thing is a super time saver. Oh I forgot to mention the Twin Cutting Blades that's the other reason for the fast mow jobs.
This Mower Exceeded My ExpectationsModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Cookeville, TN Type of use: Residential
Love This Mower!Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Sunday, May 31, 2015
Conneaut Lake, PA Type of use: Residential
REVIEW OF HONDA'S HRR216VYAModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, May 30, 2015
SAINT PETERSBURG, FL Type of use: Residential
AFTER LOOKING AT MANY MODELS, INCLUDING A DIFFERENT HONDA MODEL THAT HAD NO THROTTLE CONTROL, I LOCATED THIS ONE AT A LOCAL HONDA DEALER. I HAD NOT SEEN OR HEARD OF THIS ONE. AFTER THE SALESMAN TOLD ME OF THE FEATURES, I KNEW IT WAS EXACTLY THE ONE FOR ME. AFTER USING IT FOR OVER AN HOUR ON MY LAWN, I FOUND IT EVEN BETTER SUITED FOR ME THAN I FIRST THOUGHT.
1 - IT IS TOP NOTCH QUALITY IN CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN.
2 - THE VARIABLE SELF-PROPELLED SYSTEM IS OUTSTANDING AND EASY TO USE OR ADJUST TO SUIT THE USER.
3 - A TYPICAL 'EASY-STARTING' HONDA ENGINE LIKE MY FORMER HONDA THAT WORE OUT.
4 - THE DUAL BLADES MULCH SO WELL THAT I COULD NOT FIND ANY CLUMPS OF GRASS AT ALL.
5 - THE THROTTLE CONTROL IS JUST WHAT I AM USED TO IN A MOWER.
6 - REAR BAGGING IS GREAT.
7 - HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT IS VERY EASY TO DO.
8 - FOLDING HANDLE IS SIMPLE, QUICK, AND EASY TO STORE.
9 - THE 'CLIP SELECTOR' IS SIMPLE, QUICK, AND EASY TO USE.
10 - OIL AND GAS FILLING IS EASY TO DO WITH CONVENIENT LOCATIONS.
11 - THE BLADE SAFETY SYSTEM IS EASY TO USE AND VERY GOOD.
12 - THE OWNER'S MANUAL IS CLEARLY ILLUSTRATED AND WELL WRITTEN.
Worth every dollar spent!Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Paxton, NE Type of use: Residential
We have a very large yard, and numerous trees, flowers beds, sidewalks to mow around. A rider mower
does not work well, so we mow with a power push mower. Works great! Leave our yard looking manicured
Great MowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Eagle Mountain, UT Type of use: Residential
Getting aquiantedModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Monday, May 25, 2015
Murrells Int., SC Type of use: Residential
First Honda MowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Monday, May 25, 2015
Plain City, OH Type of use: Residential
Great Buy!Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Otsego, MI Type of use: Residential
This is my first Honda mower. I've been a die hard Toro owner but grew tired of it's grass shoot clogging up with the bag only 1/3 full. After a very frustrating day of mowing, I decided I had enough and went to my local Home Depot to find something better. I'm happy to say that after a couple personal testimonials from the Home Depot staff, and verifying the grass shoot was bigger than the one on my Toro (3x in fact), I purchased the Honda. After using it a couple of times, I realized that I had made a great decision to go with the Honda. The ease in which it starts, the variable speed self propel, and the stop blade feature which allows me to empty the bag or move obstacles without shutting the engine off, makes this mower head and shoulders above my old Toro. I will highly recommend this mower to anyone who is looking for an upgrade.
OH YAModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Tuesday, May 19, 2015
EPHRATA, WA Type of use: Residential
AS OF NOW, THIS IS THE BEST MOWER I HAVE EVER OWNED!
Honda push mowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Monday, May 18, 2015
Garfield Hts., OH Type of use: Residential
my new lawnmowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Monday, May 18, 2015
belmont, MA Type of use: Residential
Great mowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, May 14, 2015
Bowling Green, KY Type of use: Residential
I've only used my Honda push mower HRR2169VYA a few times so far but I'm very pleased with its overall operation & quality. As advertised, it starts on the first pull every time. And the strength to pull is not overwhelming. I good hearty yank starts it great. The automatic choke is doing a great job. One of the best features is the blade control lever - you can stop the blades from rotating without stopping the engine. This comes in particularly handy if moving the mower through a gate where one hand may be needed to open or hold the gate open while pushing the mower through with the other hand. Or when you may need to move the mower to different sections of the yard. Restarting blade rotation is easy. One minor complaint is that when mowing one must be careful to keep the blade control lever fully pulled against the handlebar else you may get a sharp pinch in the palm of your hand if you don't have a tight grip on the blade control lever/handlebar. If you're loosely holding the blade control lever against the handlebar & inadvertently tighten your grip on the blade control lever, you're going to get a pinch. Another learning curve issue is the amount of pressure to keep on the smart drive control tabs. This thing will fly causing you to have to run to keep up with it if you apply full pressure. I learned to apply light pressure for a comfortable walking pace. To each his own speed. But the ability to adjust the position of the smart drive control allows comfortable hand position on the control while at the same time gripping the blade control lever against the handlebar. Another issue I read about when researching the mower was its penchant for throwing grass clippings on your shoes as you mow. Yes, that can be a problem if you're mowing too low, have lots of clippings and are not using the bag to collect the clippings. Again, the learning curve taught me to not lower the mower deck too much - I have mine set on a 4" grass height which doesn't throw a lot of clippings. I have set it lower to about 3" but that causes a lot of clippings to clog the rear output, throw clippings on your shoes as you walk behind the mower & throws lots of clumped clippings onto the yard. While it does mulch VERY nicely one would likely have to bag up clippings when setting a low deck height or rake the lawn after mowing, which I prefer not to. Setting the deck a little higher takes care of these issues but does not cause the grass to appear too long. This mower leaves a smooth lawn with little visible clippings when deck height is properly set. I haven't had the need to use the bagger yet but I expect it to bag grass & leaves very effectively. The clip director is a breeze to set in order to direct clipping discharge.
Overall I'm glad I bought the mower. It starts easy & fast, mows at a comfortable pace, is easy to push even when self-propel is not used and leaves a smooth lawn with few visible clippings. I couldn't ask for more. I highly recommend this mower.
Mower ReviewModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, May 14, 2015
Washburn, ND Type of use: Residential
Honda self propelled mowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, May 9, 2015
Parma, OH Type of use: Residential
Honda lawn mowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, May 9, 2015
Indianapolis, IN Type of use: Residential
My 2nd Honda LawnmowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Friday, May 8, 2015
Plainfield, IL Type of use: Residential
Worst mower I've ever hadModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Monday, May 4, 2015
Lubbock, TX Type of use: Residential
Great mowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Monday, May 4, 2015
north platte, NE Type of use: Residential
Honda Lawn MowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Sunday, May 3, 2015
Bear, DE Type of use: Residential
Honda mower evaluationModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, May 2, 2015
GAINESVILLE, GA Type of use: Residential
Great MowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Conyers , GA Type of use: Residential
I have always Used Snapper Mowers but purchased a Husqavarna with a Honda Engine. I liked the Performance of the Engine so Much, I gave that Mower to my Son and decided to Purchase the HONDA Mower.
We used it for the first time on 4-28-2015 and I LOVE IT!!
Rev Marshall B. Clack
new mowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Wednesday, April 29, 2015
new lenox, IL Type of use: Residential
Worked For 30 Minutes Then Lost All PowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Lockport, NY Type of use: Residential
Set up mower per manual and started my first lawn mowing of the year. Ran great for first 30-45 minutes. Shut blades off and left idling while I emptied bag of grass. I replaced bag and noticed the motor was idling fairly slowly. The motor would barely keep running as I reengaged blades. It was almost as if the motor was running our of gas. I checked gas level (refilled it) and made sure gas valve was open and throttle lever was turned all the way up. I can't believe I have to take in a brand new lawn mower for servicing.
When running, speed control was great and leaving the mower running while emptying the grass bag was nice. The speed of the mower was pretty powerful and quick so it was going to cut my mowing time by 10-20%. Was fairly lightweight and easy to turn.
Impressive Mower / just a little heavyModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Prospect, KY Type of use: Residential
I researched quite a bit and hated paying an extra $100 for the blade stop function - but after using this unit only 2 times - I'm glad I invested the extra coin. This unit should last AT LEAST 10 years with normal use and $10 per year - it is well worth it. Over the years I've had Lawn Boy, Toro, and Craftsman mowers - along with a few professional grade units. I will never again go back to any unit unless it has a Honda or Kawasaki engine on it. This unit is a little heavier than the Toro that I had last - but still manageable...
Good Job Honda!!
COMMENTS ON HRR2169VYAModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, April 25, 2015
BALTIMORE, MD Type of use: Residential
Need to read the manual before you can operate it
Moderate learning curve to operate -- controls are complex and not intuitive and are not similar to any other brand of equipment, but seem to be very helpful once mastered -- I have only used the mower once.
Blade stop is a very nice feature, but turning it on is a pain
Adjusting the speed takes alot of practice but may be a nice feature once mastered. At first, front wheels come off the ground because of the speed when I first start mowing. Hopefully, I will learn how to adjust speed more gradually.
Seems to be a gas guzzler
The 4 year guarantee is the best I could find for the price
Pleasantly SurprisedModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, April 25, 2015
Kula, HI Type of use: Residential
Have for many years not been able to find a mower that could handle the kikuya grass that thrives upcountry on Maui. Not only does this new mower manage to mulch but allows me to walk at a steady pace. Double blade seems to be the difference because I have owned other mowers of same horse power and they could not do the job with out extra effort. Yard is so neat in appearance when finished. Brand new helps but expect Honda reputation of quality to make the mower last. So quality is still to be decided. Gas tank seems small.
Works like a charm.Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, April 25, 2015
Oakton, VA Type of use: Residential
Exceptional Lawn MowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Friday, April 24, 2015
Missouri City, TX Type of use: Residential
I recently retired a 15 year old Craftsman mower that always did the job until the self propelled feature failed and the engine rings got so bad that it was polluting too much to mow with. I then bought a used Craftsman that is only a few years old. It does the job...but the self propelled feature is not strong enough to mount the slightest incline...too much pushing and the mower is cheaply built.
After much research, I settled on the HRR216VYA. Wow, what a nice machine. The mower is rock solid, much quieter than the Craftsman Briggs engines and the propulsion from the rear wheel drive is incredible. I fell in love immediately. However, I do have one pick...the Honda drive system is a bit too difficult to use due to the variable control system. I certainly appreciate that you can easily control the speed with manipulation of the handle mounted paddles...but they are too sensitive. I would much prefer that it could be locked into a number of speed settings as it gets old trying to continuously find and hold a comfortable speed. That is the only reason I gave four stars for Overall and Ease of Use ratings.
However, I would definitely buy another Honda and highly recommend the product. Still head and shoulders over the competition.
Honda mowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Middletown, OH Type of use: Residential
I love it!Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Sunday, April 19, 2015
Rowlett, TX Type of use: Residential
LAWNMOWERModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, April 18, 2015
RICHMOND, VA Type of use: Residential
Honda HRR216VYA Walk Behind Lawn MowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, April 18, 2015
McDonald, TN Type of use: Residential
It's a Honda.....Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, April 18, 2015
Columbus, IN Type of use: Residential
missing itemsModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, April 16, 2015
Wantagh, NY Type of use: Residential
Outside box partially open missing instructions, oil and grass bag. Lawn mower is fine and I went out and bought oil and gas to see if it was ok. Great news it runs fine and has no damage but I have no bag to catch grass. What do I do about getting instructions my oil and grass catcher. Please advise, thank you.
Response from Honda
It sounds like you purchased a new piece of equipment. If you are missing parts or manuals that come with the product, you need to contact your selling dealer. They should provide you with those parts.
If your mower was purchased used, pre-owned or reconditioned, we still suggest contacting your retailer. However these products are typically sold “as is.” If your retailer is unable to help with these parts, we suggest contacting a local Honda servicing dealer. You can find the closest dealer here: http://powerequipment.honda.com/dealer-locator
We have owners manuals available online for free. Here is a link: http://powerequipment.honda.com/support/owners-manuals/lawn-mowers/hrr
Great featuresModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Monday, April 13, 2015
Hudson, FL Type of use: Residential
Bent wheels but otherwise greatModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Monday, April 13, 2015
Frederick, MD Type of use: Residential
I ended up buying what I was told was the last floor model from last year. Either it had been slightly damaged in assembly or while it was on the floor. One wheel was canted off to the right and the other wasn't in contact with the ground. No one seemed really concerned so I wandered back to the tool department and with the aid of a rubber mallet I was able correct both problems.
I brought it home, filled it oil and gasoline and pulled the cord and it started right up. I had already mowed my own lawn but I ran it up and down the neighbors parking strip a couple of times, adjusted the height (I like to mow at about 3 1/2" to 4") and it worked like a charm. I had purchased the same model for my son and son-in-law as gifts and I decided it was time for me to retire my old electric mower.
Steer ClearModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, April 11, 2015
Raleigh, NC Type of use: Residential
Bought what was supposed to be the Cadillac of the lawn mower section. I purchased this Honda self propelled mower to replace an aging Lawn-Boy bought in 1995. Got three years out of it before the transmission failed. Lawn-Boy soldiered on for four more years before it died. So, I got 20 years out of a "lower end" mower that I paid $450.00 for and 3 years out of a "high end" mower that I paid $650.00 for. Honda engine was bulletproof but, that was all. First Honda, the safety flap at rear of mower fell off after the first use. Home Depot replaced entire mower, didn't just repair the $10.00 part. ??? The same happened to the second mower. I just threaded the rod and put a nut and washer on it. No more problems. The plastic wheels last about a summer before they have to be replaced. It is tough to trim with and I have already mentioned the transmission. Needless to say, I bought a new Lawn-Boy yesterday to replace the POS Honda that is now disassembled in my garage. Good luck if you buy one of them.
brand new honda moweModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Friday, April 10, 2015
Omaha, NE Type of use: Residential
Major Flaw in DesignModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Friday, April 10, 2015
Dallas, TX Type of use: Residential
BEST MOWER I HAVE EVER HAD !Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Friday, April 3, 2015
SUNCOAST, FL Type of use: Residential
I needed a new (replacement ) mower.
I have had my last one for a LONG time....
Did my research, (consumer reports,family, etc.)
selected the Honda HRR2169VYA
CANNOT TELL YOU HOW PLEASED I AM ....
Awesome !!Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Friday, April 3, 2015
Jackson, MO Type of use: Residential
electric startModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Friday, April 3, 2015
oshkosh, WI Type of use: Residential
Honda Mower Easy Install and UseModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, April 2, 2015
Colorado Springs, CO Type of use: Residential
Mostly an Awesome MowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, April 2, 2015
Simpsonville, SC Type of use: Residential
I love this mower. A year after I bought it, I did have the same carb problem that some of the other customers were complaining about. I took it back to Home Depot and they gave me a brand new one. They also educated me on what gas I should put in it going forward. Only use 100% no ethanol gas. Ever since I switched gas, my mower runs like a champ with no starting or annoying up and down revving.
The only reason I had to take one star away was due to the bagger. Maybe it's just my particular mower, but my bag doesn't have a nice seal which allows a lot of excess grass to spew out. Not enough to really notice on the ground yet it is very annoying. Otherwise if once a year you put a new blade on, do not leave gas sitting in the tank during the off season, and change the oil, this mower will work great and last you a life time.
My only big problem now is my wife just recently ran over the front wheel of the mower with our car. This resulted in bending the shaft. We are now in marriage counselling because I can't afford to currently fix it.
So Far So GreatModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Portland, OR Type of use: Residential
HRR216VYAModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Wednesday, January 21, 2015
N. Merrick, NY Type of use: Residential
Tip:Find a real Honda DealerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Wednesday, December 17, 2014
pullman, WA Type of use: Residential
Overall this is a good mower...most complaints here are because of poor setup[Home Depot bought in box] ...won't pull backwards...or unquailified repair [carb]...Honda offers a replacement carb new for $15.23....find a real Honda Dealer to buy your unit from....you won't have these problems
Makes other mowers look like garbage.Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Dayton, TX Type of use: Residential
Nice butModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Monday, September 29, 2014
Holland, MI Type of use: Residential
worst lawn mower ever!!!!Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, September 18, 2014
Novi, MI Type of use: Residential
we bought this lawnmower in June and finally in July I went to put it together and put gas and oil into it and it would start and die in 20 seconds. what the heck is wrong with new machines? I had a 1997 Honda HR215HXA this thing had no problems and it lasted me 24 years this is true y'all. I work at my lawnmower shop in Novi Michigan and I've never seen such poor quality in a $400 mower! I ended up buying a [...] electric start mower. It's fantastic overall starts every time.
y'all out there, buy a [...] you will never want to go back to Honda again.
Sweet little mower!Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Friday, August 29, 2014
Pocatello, ID Type of use: Residential
I am into my third year with this mower and have to say that I am thoroughly pleased with the service it has given me thus far. I have had to do nothing more than change the blades once and usually change the oil twice per season. It cuts evenly, even more so after changing to the better blades than what was on it from the factory already (mine did not come with the microcut blades), the original blades seemed to like to cut unevenly. Honda definitely has the gas engine figured out without a doubt as well as the blade set-up when it comes to grass, I only wish they would come out with a rider lineup!
Love the motor. Hate the MOWER.Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, August 28, 2014
Unicoi, TN Type of use: Residential
Seven YEARS. You can SEE my schizophrenic "relationship" with it, from The Stars.
East Tennessee. Eight-month mowing season. Spates of rain, then 4-7 days of sun, all season... which is NICE. BUT, my partly shaded half-acre never really gets "crispy" dry... and for this model, the fribghht day to mow is the one after a grass-fire.
I never use it for mulch-&-bagging, except for DRY fallen leaves in October. It's slick at that.
Okay. I've propped the chute cover OPEN so grass discharges at my knees (MY bad), since the chute-door-closed mulching option is hopeless. Yet the CHUTE CLOGS despite my re-engineering, as the MOTOR comes to a STOP about every 50' on many mowings... like today... after four days of no-rain low-humidity (rain's due again, tomorrow... I waited as long as I could). So I clean out the chute, tip up the deck and wipe out the clippings... and do aNOTHER three car-lengths.
A 30-minute job with my former ME-propelled side-discharge Troy (with a Honda twin cutting blade, installed), takes two-HOURS in "100% Honda-time".
But... it may be just the ticket, for you.
2nd follow upModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Stephenville, TX Type of use: Residential
Have used since first follow up review here this May. Third authorized Honda repair dealer (who sells mostly Toro and a few Honda) FINALLY got it right. You can tell the carburetor is working correctly now. Fires up on one start and needs to be taken off choke (manual) right then. Runs flawlessly and shuts off immediately. But why did it take so many tries by so many mechanics to get the damn thing running right? By the way, I really like the speed control (and of course the blade stop) in spite of some saying they don't like the thumb controls.
I made an error in my first follow up. When backing up raise FRONT wheels slightly to keep rear flap from folding under and making it hard to go forward again. Works, but why in the hell should you have to do that?
I second the poor mulching. If there's any grass length at all (mine is Bermuda mowed every four or five days) it leaves a trail down the right track, even with overlap. Also, the mulching plug doesn't fit tight enough (unlike my old Honda PX) so grass comes out around it and out the back. Tried wrapping around the plug but didn't help much. And, the right front wheel is a little higher than left, so mowing is uneven. Just examples of poor design/construction. As I said, damn shame a once proud product has declined this much.
I'm going to check "recommend this", since it's my understanding any mowers being built today have a lot of problems. Combination of damned EPA and building for price rather than for quality.
Excellent mowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Sunday, August 17, 2014
Riverton, NJ Type of use: Residential
I have had nothing but good service from my 2 year old Honda mower HRR216. Some of the negative reviews could be caused by using old gas or putting too much additive in ethanol-based gas. Gas should not be left in the mower over winter, as even a small amount of ethanol will ruin the carburetor and cause surging and eventually wont start. When that happens, the carburetor should be replaced as they arent repairable. They are inexpensive and easy to replace. Additives to protect against ethanol corrosion wont protect any power equipment overwinter, so empty the tank and let the mower run dry. Buy fresh gas in the spring.
The double blade system really does a neat job mulching the clippings if the blades are installed properly and kept sharp. I use a Dremel sharpener attachment that does a perfect job in 2-3 passes. Be sure to flip the mower on the correct side, usually opposite the spark plug.
The variable speed control does take some getting used to. Too bad they didn't add an adjustable stop as it is difficult at first to maintain a steady speed while walking on uneven or bumpy ground.
bad haircutModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, July 12, 2014
Saint Joseph, MO Type of use: Residential
My model HRR2169VYA cuts very well when bagging, but looks like a bad haircut when in mulching mode. Even after I went over the grass that it missed, it still didn't cut most of it. Also, it seems like the front wheels are lopsided and I've checked that all wheels are adjusted and in the same slots. Just bought it this spring. The positives are, it starts very easy and runs quietly, but it looks as if I'll be bagging until this one wears out.
This is my second Honda MowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, July 5, 2014
Alexandria, MN Type of use: Residential
Am very pleased and satisified with my HRR-VYA Honda Mower.
I like the Roto Stop blade feacher which allows you to remove bag or go over other objects without
having to stop the engine. My wife commented on how quiet the engine ran and it seems very easy
on fuel. The new design for the folding handle is also handy with 2 height adjustments. The local
dealer even took my old Honda Mower in on trade. Very pleased with this lawn mower and service
from local dealer.
Honda MowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, June 7, 2014
New Britain, CT Type of use: Residential
5 Stars!!Model Reviewed: HRR216VYA Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Newtown, PA Type of use: Residential
Great MowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Sachse, TX Type of use: Residential
HRR216VYAModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Woodbine, MD Type of use: Residential
I have driven Honda cars since October 1980 - a total of 546,460 miles. I'm in only the third car so far. Honda has an excellent reputation for cars, and I understand that that the outdoor power equipment division has always had the same. However, my mower, which I bought from Home Depot in September was replaced for failure to start. The replacement (from Home Depot) is now in the shop for the same thing. It remains to be seen whether repairs, including transportation, will be covered by the warranty.
This is so disappointing.
after 28 yearsModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Carlisle, KY Type of use: Residential
My dad purchased this same honda when I was 10 now I'm 38 it still starts on one pull.
I'm purchasing one this weekend and can't wait a little bit more improved has the twin blade system and the easy button switch over from mulch bugs and blow put still the same.I have purchased 4 other mowers after I left home but trust me nothing runs like a honda
Excellent LawnmowerModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, May 10, 2014
Bothell, WA Type of use: Residential
Follow up reviewModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, May 10, 2014
Stephenville, TX Type of use: Residential
Follow up to my review above of 4/26/14. (To be fair, I should say the mower works and mows very well except for carb problems.) Dealer who did last work described above said there was trash in the gas plugging the carb. I don't doubt his integrity since he added an online fuel filter between tank and carb for half of usual labor charge. My 20-year-old PX has mowed flawlessly twice with gas (bought 2 weeks ago) out of the same 1-gallon plastic container used to fuel the new mower. So, why are the new carbs so finicky when it comes to gas? Are the carbs more finely tuned to meet later smog rules, maybe requiring using smaller jets in order to run leaner? And, if Honda knows the new carbs are more likely to plug up, why don't they use fuel filters across the board? I'll see how long this latest fix works.
Forgot to mention earlier that in the new mower's second year the unit on top of the engine containing the pulley and starter rope broke internally and had to be replaced. The 20-year-old PX is still working with never such a problem. More evidence of decline in quality.
Also, just one example of poor design is the rear protective flap that is pulled under the mower when you back up and won't return to position when you try go forward again so mower hangs up. You have to raise the rear of the mower slightly to prevent this. The old PX has no such problem. Flap on new is actually an inch or so longer but deck on old appears to extend farther back so flap touches ground a little farther back. I have often wondered if those who design cars, mowers, etc., ever operate the result of their design. In this case, I think not.
Finally, Honda engines are now used on several other makes. I have not seen any engine on a new small-size mower recently that is not a Honda, a Chinese-made clone of a Honda (on some Toro and maybe others), or, less and less, a Briggs & Stratton (which apparently still have trouble re-starting when hot). I wonder if we are destined to have nothing but mowers that just don't work as well as they used to. Blasted EPA.
Big disappointmentModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Thursday, May 8, 2014
Cleveland, OH Type of use: Residential
hrr216k5vxaModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Tuesday, May 6, 2014
pittsboro, IN Type of use: Residential
Really a shameModel Reviewed: HRR216VYA Saturday, April 26, 2014
Stephenville, TX Type of use: Residential
Bought Honda Harmony 215 PX in 1994. Push with blade stop. Has had one tune up since and still works great. Three years ago decided was getting too old (70 then) to push so bought HRR2167VXA; same engine, blade stop, etc. as HRR216VYA. First year worked great. Half way through second year started surging but made season. Last year would not start. Took back to exclusively Honda dealer where bought but they had closed. Over the next 6 months had three different "Authorized Honda Service Centers" work on it, the first of which which is a garden store that sells a few mowers (not Honda) and not a lawn mower shop. Had a new carburetor put on last year and mower worked a time or two only in full-choke position.
Took to another authorized Honda shop this February (who had 2 or 3 new Hondas on the floor and probably 25 or so Toros). He put on another new carburetor and some gaskets. Brought home and filled with fresh non-ethanol gas. Started first pull but still had to be left in full choke position for enough power to mow. Then hard to kill engine. Had to pull back on throttle control hard several times. Next time took several pulls. Next time even more pulls. Last Saturday after several pulls started and ran 1-2 seconds. Repeated several times. Finally started and ran for at least 3 minutes to fully warm up before engaging blade. Died and would not start again. Cussed a good bit and mowed with my old PX.
Don't know about where you live, but in DFW and surrounding hundred miles or so there appear to be NO exclusively Honda Power Equipment stores left. It seems to me when Honda stared selling to Home Depot they let their quality go to hell and abandoned their old dealers. As a case in point, that 1994 mower (not self-propelled) cost $499. 17 years later the mower I bought cost $499. You're telling me you can make a mower of the same quality, and with the addition of self propelled, for the same money 17 years later? There's been no inflation since then? As near as I can tell the current commercial grade Hondas have the same engine design (OHV not OHC) as my old mower so maybe thet're still worth a damn. They cost about $1300. As I said in my title, it's a shame Honda has replaced a once fine machine with a piece of crap.
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fremont, CA Type of use: Residential, Landscaping/Commerical, Other