The affected vehicles may have a damaged LED side marker light circuit board inside the taillight assembly, making the marker light inoperable.
As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Assoc. Equipment."
If a side marker light does not function, vehicle visibility can be decreased to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.
The recall is expected to begin in August 2016.
Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138.
Honda's number for this recall is KB8.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
July 15, 2016
04427 Version 2
Safety Recall: Rear Side Marker Light Is Not Working
Supersedes 16-058, dated July 9, 2016, to revise the information highlighted in yellow
|2016||Civic||2-Door||Check the VIN status inquiry|
The CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION was added.
Certain taillight assemblies may have a LED side marker light circuit board that was damaged during transit from a parts supplier, making the marker light inoperable.
Owners of affected vehicles will be sent a notification of this campaign.
Do an iN VIN status inquiry to make sure the vehicle is shown as eligible.
Some vehicles affected by this campaign may be in your new or used vehicle inventory. These vehicles must be repaired before they are sold.
Should your dealership sell an unrepaired vehicle that subsequently causes injury or damage because of the recalled item, the dealership will be solely responsible to the damaged party and will be required to defend and indemnify American Honda for any resulting claims. To see if a vehicle in inventory is affected by this recall, do a VIN status inquiry before selling it.
Inspect and replace as needed the rear taillight assembly.
NOTE: American Honda expects very few vehicles will have damaged LED lights and very few will require taillight replacement. Replacement parts for 16-058 should be ordered after LED lights are inspected and are confirmed to not illuminate. Replaced parts will be on warranty call in to validate damage to LED lights.
|Part Name||Part Number||Quantity|
|Right Taillight Assembly||33500-TBG-A01||1 (as needed)|
|Left Taillight Assembly||33550-TBG-A01||1 (as needed)|
WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION
|Operation Number||Description||Flat Rate Time||Defect Code||Symptom Code||Template ID||Failed Part Number|
|7205A0||Inspect rear side marker lights. No damage found.||0.2 hr||6ML00||KB800||16-058A||33500-TBG-A01|
|7201B5||Inspect. Replace damaged left rear side marker light.||0.3 hr||6ML00||KB800||16-058B||33500-TBG-A01|
|7201B6||Inspect. Replace damaged right rear side marker light.||0.3 hr||6ML00||KB800||16-058C||33500-TBG-A01|
|7201B7||Inspect. Replace damaged right and left rear side marker lights.||0.4 hr||6ML00||KB800||16-058D||33500-TBG-A01|
Skill Level: Repair Technician
- Turn the ignition to ON.
- Turn the headlight switch to ON and check the left and right rear side marker lights.
- If the lights are on, the vehicle is ok.
- If one or both rear side marker lights are not on, go to REPAIR PROCEDURE.
- Remove the trunk rear side trim panel.
- Disconnect the connector.
- Remove the grommet.
- Remove the taillight.
- Install the grommet and connect the connector.
- Install a new taillight, then torque the screws to 9 N·m (2.1 lb-ft).
- Install the trunk rear side trim panel.
- If necessary, repeat steps 1 thru 7 for the opposite side.