Fuel Tank May Overfill Into Charcoal Canister – 2018-2021 Braun-modified Honda Odyssey

January 14, 2021 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 21V010000

Fuel Tank May Overfill Into Charcoal Canister

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V010

Manufacturer Braun Corporation

Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,258

 

Summary

Braun Corporation (Braun) is recalling certain 2018-2021 Braun-modified Honda Odyssey vehicles. The fuel tank assembly installed by Braun may be susceptible to the fuel tank overfilling into the charcoal canister. If the charcoal canister fills with a sufficient amount of fuel, fuel may leak out.

 

Remedy

Braun will notify owners, and dealers will inspect vehicles. If evidence of a fuel leak is present, a new fuel tank assembly and a new Honda charcoal canister will be installed, free of charge. The recall began February 22, 2021. Owners may contact Braun customer service at 1-800-488-0359.

 

Notes

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

 


Safety Recall Notice

Service Bulletin

Honda Charcoal Canister and Fuel Tank Retrofit Instruction

512469 Rev. A

January 2021

 

NHTSA Recall #: 21V010

Applicable for 2018 through 2021 Honda

Read Instructions Before Beginning

Labor Time: Inspection: 1.5 Hours
Repair (if necessary): 2.5 Hours

Recall Topics: Recall > 21V010 > Inspect
Repair > 21V010 > Repair

This service bulletin details the inspection of the fuel system charcoal canister and replacement of the charcoal canister and fuel tank if required.

Charcoal Canister Kit: 512495KS
Contents: Charcoal Canister – 512492
Canister Valve – 512493
Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor – 512494

Fuel Tank Part Kit Number: 511321KS
Contents: Fuel Tank – 511321
Sending Unit O-Ring: 505963

 

Fuel Tank and Charcoal Canister Inspection

DANGER

Avoid smoking, working with grinders and any other source of ignition when performing this procedure. Highly combustible fuels will be present and may cause serious bodily injury, death and/or property damage.

 

1. Open rear hatch and disconnect vehicle battery.

2. Remove rear hatch threshold cover. See Photo A.

3. Remove rear hatch floor covers. See Photo B.

4. Remove screws securing sending unit/charcoal canister cover. See Photos C and D.

5. Carefully lift sending unit/charcoal canister cover. Use care as the charcoal canister is secured to the underside of the cover. See Photo E.

6. Inspect top of fuel tank for evidence of leakage, particularly stains and damaged/cracked paint. See Photo F.

If there is no evidence of leakage, proceed to Step 7.

If there is evidence of leakage, perform steps 7 through 11 and proceed to Charcoal Canister and Fuel Tank Retrofit on page 5.

7. Disconnect evaporative vent shut off valve harness from charcoal canister. See Photo G.

8. Disconnect fuel tank vent hose. See Photo H.

9. Disconnect engine vent hose. See Photo I.

10. Disconnect Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor harness. See Photo J.

11. Remove charcoal canister/cover J assembly from vehicle.

12. Remove charcoal canister vent hose from charcoal canister. See Photo K.

13. Inspect charcoal canister vent hose for liquid. See Photo L.

If there is no liquid in the hose, proceed to Step 14.

If there is liquid in the hose proceed to Charcoal Canister and Fuel tank Retrofit on page 5.

14. Rotate the charcoal canister in every direction. Look for and listen for any liquid inside of the charcoal canister.

If there is no liquid inside the charcoal canister, no further action is required. Reinstall charcoal canister by performing instructions in reverse. Apply seam seal to sending unit/charcoal canister cover before securing to vehicle. Affix fuel fill information decal (part number 512546) next to fuel fill port as shown in Photo M. Clean decal area with rubbing alcohol to ensure proper adhesion.

If there is liquid inside the charcoal canister, proceed to Charcoal Canister and Fuel Tank Retrofit on page 5.

 

Fuel Tank and Charcoal Canister Retrofit

DANGER

Avoid smoking, working with grinders and any other source of ignition when performing this retrofit. Highly combustible fuels will be present and may cause serious bodily injury, death and/or property damage.

 

15. Disconnect sending unit harness. See Photos N.

16. Relieve fuel line pressure. Connect vehicle battery and start vehicle. Vehicle will run 15 to 20 seconds and stall. Vehicle will also show a fuel gauge malfunction indicator. Restart vehicle. Vehicle will run for 2 to 3 minutes and stall.

17. Disconnect vehicle battery.

18. Disconnect EVAP line and fuel line from top of sending unit. See Photo O.

Note: Be prepared to capture escaping gasoline when fuel line is disconnected.

19. Remove sending unit lock ring. Rotate lock ring counterclockwise. See Photo P.

20. Lift sending unit and disconnect vent line. See Photo Q.

21. Remove sending unit from fuel tank. Turning the sending unit counterclockwise will ease removal.

22. Remove fuel, by pumping or siphoning, using the sending unit mounting hole. See Photo R.

23. Disconnect fuel fill tube from fuel tank. See Photo S.

24. Place a fuel tank jack beneath the fuel tank. See Photo T.

25. Remove fuel tank straps. See Photos U and V.

Note: Fuel tank straps shown without fuel tank jack for clarity.

26. Lower and dispose of fuel tank.

27. Remove charcoal canister from cover. and remove charcoal canister vent hose. See Photos W and X.

28. Remove hose from fuel tank pressure sensor. See Photos Y and Z.

29. Install fuel tank (BraunAbility part number 511321) by performing steps 15 through 25 in reverse.

Note: Use new sending unit O-ring, included in kit (part number 505963), when installing the sending unit.

Note: Use worm clamp (part number 26400), included in kit, when connecting fill tube to the fuel tank.

Note: Use mounting hardware included in kit when installing tank straps:

(4) – 1/2-13 X 1” Hex Bolt – part number: 10037
(4) – 1/2” Flat Washer – part number: 10065
(4) – 1/2” Nut – part number: 15704

Torque fasteners to 75 ft•lbs.

Paint fasteners after installation.

30. Install fuel tank pressure sensor (part number 512494) and canister valve (part number 512493) onto charcoal canister (part number 512492). See Photos A1 through D1.

31. Install fuel tank pressure sensor hose and charcoal canister vent hose.

32. Install charcoal canister on charcoal canister/sending unit cover.

33. Install charcoal canister/sending unit cover by performing steps 7 through 11 in reverse.

34. Install hatch floor covers and rear hatch threshold cover.

35. Affix CARB decal (part number 511922) to fuel tank. See Photo E1.

36. Affix fuel fill information decal (part number 512546) next to fuel fill port as shown in Photo F1. Clean decal area with rubbing alcohol to ensure proper adhesion.

37. Connect vehicle battery.

 


February 16, 2021

IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL

NHTSA Recall Campaign# 21V010

This notice applies to your vehicle:

 

Dear Valued BraunAbility Owner:

 

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

 

BraunAbility has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain Honda Odyssey Power lnfloor wheelchair accessible conversions manufactured from September 13, 2018, to December 3, 2020. Vehicles manufactured during this time are susceptible to the fuel tank overfilling into the charcoal canister. If the charcoal canister fills with a sufficient volume of fuel, fuel may seep onto adjacent components or onto the ground. The condition, if present, typically appears early in the vehicle life. The operator may notice a fuel odor and/or small amounts of fuel seeping from the charcoal canister and collecting on the ground. This condition may also cause the check engine light to illuminate. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of fire.

 

The remedy is to schedule an appointment with your local BraunAbility dealer for inspection and if necessary, repair. The inspection should take approximately 1-hour. You may call and schedule an appointment with a BraunAbility dealer for repair without charge starting on February 4, 2021.

 

If you had this remedy performed on your BraunAbility vehicle prior to receiving this letter, you may be eligible to receive reimbursement for the cost of the remedy. To see if you qualify, contact the BraunAbility Customer Experience Group by calling 833-863-3539 or emailing recall@braunability.com.

 

If a BraunAbility dealer is unable to perform the recall remedy within a reasonable timeframe, please contact the BraunAbility Customer Experience Group at 833-863-3539 or recall@braunability.com for further instructions.

 

In addition, if you take your vehicle to your BraunAbility dealer on an agreed service date and the dealer does not remedy this condition on that date or within three (3) days, please contact our Customer Experience Group at 833-863-3539 or recall@braunability.com.

 

If, after contacting your BraunAbility dealer and the BraunAbility Customer Experience Group, you are not able to have your BraunAbility vehicle remedied without charge and/or within a reasonable time, you may submit a written complaint to the Administrator National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200

New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, or call the toll free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-3274236 (TTY: 1-800-424- 9153); or go to https://www.safecar.gov.

 

Federal regulations require that any vehicle lessor receiving this notice must forward a copy of this notice to the lessee within 10 days.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, but your safety, and the safety of your loved ones, is our number one priority.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our BraunAbility Customer Experience Group at 833-863-3539 or recall@braunability.com.

 

Sincerely,

BraunAbility Customer Care & Aftersales

 


IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL

NHTSA Recall Campaign # 21V010

February 10, 2021

 

Dear Valued BraunAbility dealer,

 

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

 

BraunAbility has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain Honda Odyssey Power Infloor wheelchair accessible conversions manufactured from September 13, 2018, to December 3, 2020. Vehicles manufactured during this time are susceptible to the fuel tank overfilling into the charcoal canister. If the charcoal canister fills with a sufficient volume of fuel, fuel may seep onto adjacent components or onto the ground. The condition, if present, typically appears early in the vehicle life. The operator may notice a fuel odor and/or small amounts of fuel seeping from the charcoal canister and collecting on the ground. This condition may also cause the check engine light to illuminate.

 

The remedy is to inspect the charcoal canister for signs of leakage. If leakage is detected the repair procedure should be followed. Refer to service bulletin 512469 for the complete inspection and repair procedure. The bulletin can be found by logging into BraunAbility Connect and navigating to Service/Manuals/Parts > Manualshttps://static.oemdtc.com/TSB/Service Aids > Recalls.

 

To be reimbursed for the inspection and any necessary repair parts and labor, use the following criteria on the warranty claim form located on BraunAbility My Community.

 

Inspection Only
Type Description Qty Topics
Labor Time to perform inspection 1.5 hrs Recall > 21V010 > Inspect

 

Inspection & Repair
Type Description Qty Topics
Labor Time to perform inspection 1.5 hrs Recall > 21V010 > Inspect
Labor Time to perform repair 2.5 hrs Recall > 21V010 > Repair
Part 511321KS- Fuel tank 2018 Honda Aft Axle Kit 1 Recall > 21V010 > Repair
Part 512495KS- Recall Kit Honda Canister w/ valve and fuel sensor kit 1 Recall > 21V010 > Repair

 

The BraunAbility Recall Look Up is available on BraunAbility My Community and should be used to identify affected inventory, as well as identify the recall status as complete or incomplete.

 

Note: The BraunAbility Recall Look Up is inclusive of any recall campaign announced on or after September 1, 2018.

 

BraunAbility will be mailing owner notifications to the end users impacted by this recall starting February 16, 2021. As we work to identify the registration information for each affected vehicle, you may be contacted by BraunAbility to search your company’s customer records for end user information. If you are contacted by BraunAbility, we will request the end users mailing address you have on file, so we can mail the recall notification to the owner of the vehicle.

 

Please remember it is a violation of federal law for a dealer to deliver a new motor vehicle or any new or used item of motor vehicle equipment covered by the notification under a stop sale or recall until the defect or noncompliance is remedied. In other words, if you have a BraunAbility vehicle impacted by this recall in your possession, it must be repaired before it can be sold.

 

In taking this action, BraunAbility continues to place the safety of our customers at the top of our priorities. We are committed to supporting each of our dealer partners in their efforts to service our customers. It is our hope that the steps outlined in this letter will serve to reaffirm that commitment and acknowledge the value we place in our working relationship. Should you have any questions with regard to the matters outlined in above, feel free to contact the BraunAbility Recall Team at (833) 863- 3539 or recall@braunability.com.

 

Sincerely,
Rick Nelson

Director of Customer Care & Aftersales
BraunAbility

 


 

 


4 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
HONDA ODYSSEY 2018-2021

 


10 Associated Documents

Renotification Notice

RCRN-21V010-8009.pdf 121.211KB

RCRN-21V010-8009

 


Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-21V010-8978.pdf 1167.755KB

RCONL-21V010-8978

 


Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2021-1

RCLQRT-21V010-4125.PDF 211.139KB

RCLQRT-21V010-4125

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Dealer Notice re Honda Odyssey Power Infloor Wheelchair Accessible Conversions

RCMN-21V010-4515.pdf 213.143KB

RCMN-21V010-4515

 


Recall Quarterly Report

RCLQRT-21V010-7472.PDF 211.239KB

RCLQRT-21V010-7472

 


Recall Quarterly Report

RCLQRT-21V010-9554.PDF 211.239KB

RCLQRT-21V010-9554

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-21V010-3516.pdf 244.213KB

RCAK-21V010-3516

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB – Service Bulletin

RCRIT-21V010-4070.pdf 2156.355KB

RCRIT-21V010-4070

 


Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2021-3

RCLQRT-21V010-7755.PDF 211.324KB

RCLQRT-21V010-7755

 


Recall Quarterly Report #4, 2021-4

RCLQRT-21V010-7527.PDF 211.437KB

RCLQRT-21V010-7527

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=21V010&docType=RCL

 


 

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