KB8 – Rear Side Marker Light Is Not Working – 2016 Honda Civic

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V526
Potential Number of Units Affected: 11,846

Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)



American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2016 Civic 2-Door vehicles manufactured February 23, 2016, through May 20, 2016.

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.



Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect both the taillight assemblies, replacing them as necessary, free of charge.

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.


Check if your Honda has a Recall


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



Year Model Trim VIN Range
2016 Civic 2-Door Check the VIN status inquiry






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)



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



  1. Turn the ignition to ON.
  2. 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.



  1. Remove the trunk rear side trim panel.
  2. Disconnect the connector.



  1. Remove the grommet.
  2. Remove the taillight.
  3. Install the grommet and connect the connector.
  4. Install a new taillight, then torque the screws to 9 N·m (2.1 lb-ft).
  5. Install the trunk rear side trim panel.
  6. If necessary, repeat steps 1 thru 7 for the opposite side.







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