Safety Recall RCB: 2020 Honda CR-V Fuel Tank

May 26, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V380000

Inaccurate Fuel Gauge Reading

An inaccurate fuel gauge may result in the vehicle unexpectedly running out of fuel and stalling, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V380

Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 212

 

Summary

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2020 CR-V vehicles. The clip for the absorber inside the fuel tank was not secured properly and may detach, which can cause an inaccurate fuel gauge reading.

 

Remedy

Dealers will replace the fuel tank, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 5, 2022. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s number for this recall is RCB.

 

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.nhtsa.gov.

 

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Statement by American Honda Regarding Fuel Tank Recall: 2020 Honda CR-V

  • 212 vehicles are affected, only in the United States
  • Fuel tanks will be replaced for free
  • No reported crashes or injuries related to this issue

 

TORRANCE, Calif. – June 3, 2022 – In the United States, American Honda will voluntarily recall 212 Honda CR-V vehicles from the 2020 model year to replace their fuel tanks, for free. An internal component of the fuel tank may break loose inside the tank and block the float mechanism that signals fuel level to the meter, incorrectly indicating the amount of fuel in the tank. This defect may lead to a vehicle unexpectedly running out of fuel and stalling while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. No crashes or injuries have been reported in relation to this issue.

 

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage each owner of an affected vehicle to take it to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to owners will begin in early-July 2022. Owners can also determine if their specific vehicles are included in the recall by visiting www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.

 

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Q&A

1. What is the reason for this recall?

An internal component of the fuel tank (an absorber clip) may break loose inside the tank and block the float mechanism that signals fuel level to the meter, incorrectly indicating the amount of fuel in the tank. This defect may lead to a vehicle unexpectedly running out of fuel and stalling while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. No crashes or injuries have been reported in relation to this issue.

 

2. What will be done to recalled vehicles?

An authorized Honda dealer will replace the fuel tank, for free.

 

3. Does this affect all 2020 CR-V vehicles?

No. Only 212 vehicles from this model year will require repair.

 

4.Will Honda dealers be allowed to sell recalled vehicles before they can be repaired?

Honda has directed its dealers not to sell any of the affected vehicles, new or used. Dealers can sell vehicles once the recall repair is completed.

 

5. How long will the inspection/repair take?

Vehicle owners should consult with their local dealer for a repair time estimate, as it may vary with a dealer’s daily schedule.

The fuel tank replacement itself will take approximately 2 hours, once the vehicle is in the hands of a technician.

 

6. Have any crashes been caused by this problem?

No. Honda has not received any reports of crashes resulting from this condition.

 

7. Has Honda received any reports of injuries from this issue?

No. Honda has received no reports of injuries related to this defect.

 

8.Has Honda received complaints from customers for this issue?

Yes. Honda discovered this issue after several customers experienced related symptoms such as stalling, vehicles not starting or inaccurate fuel gauges.

 

9. Is this a supplier issue, a Honda design issue, or a Honda manufacturing issue?

This is a supplier issue.

 

10.What is the name of the supplier of the fuel tanks?

U.S. Yachiyo

 

11.Where were these vehicles built?

All of the recalled vehicles were built at Honda’s Marysville, OH plant.

 

12. When will customers be notified?

Letters to owners of vehicles will begin in early July. Owners can also check their vehicle recall status online now at www.recalls.honda.com.

 

13. What should a customer do if their vehicle is experiencing a problem now?

If an owner of a recalled vehicle believes that it is experiencing this problem now, they should contact their authorized Honda dealer as soon as possible to schedule the free recall repair.

 

14.Is there a potential to include other vehicles in the future?

We are confident that we have identified all of the potentially affected vehicles and do not expect to add any in the future.

 

15. How many countries does this affect?

This recall applies to specific 2020 CR-Vs sold only in the U.S.

 

16. How many vehicles are affected by this recall?

US: 212 

Worldwide total: 212

 

17.What is the cost to Honda of this recall?

I’m sorry, but that information is considered proprietary.

 


AFFECTED VEHICLES

Year Model Trim VIN Range
2020 CR-V ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.

 

BACKGROUND

Due to a manufacturing process error, a small number of absorber clips may not have been properly welded to the fuel tank causing them to potentially separate from the tank. A separated absorber clip may allow the front tank absorber to block the fuel pump meter arm causing an inaccurate fuel level reading.

 

CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION

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.

Failure to repair a vehicle subject to a recall or campaign may subject your dealership to claims or lawsuits from the customer or anyone else harmed as a result of such failure. To see if a vehicle in inventory is affected by this safety recall, do a VIN status inquiry before selling it.

 

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Replace the fuel tank.

 

PARTS INFORMATION

Part Name Part Number Quantity
Bolt (12-Point 8 mm x 21 mm) (AWD Only) 90113-S10-000 4
Fuel Tank 17044-TLA-A07 1

 

TOOL INFORMATION

Tool Name Tool Number Quantity
Fuel Sender Wrench 070AA-TLA0100 1

 

FUEL TANK REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE

1. Relieve the fuel pressure.

  • Remove the emergency fuel funnel from the cargo area.
  • Insert the emergency fuel funnel into the fuel filler neck to relieve the pressure in the tank.
  • Turn the ignition to ON, but do not start the engine.
  • Connect the i-HDS. From the System Selection Menu select the PGM-FI system, select Function Test, and select FUEL PUMP OFF Follow the test instructions for starting the engine and idling until it stalls.
  • Turn the ignition to OFF.

2. Disconnect the 12-volt battery.

3. Drain the fuel tank.

NOTE: Do not remove the fuel line retainer from the fuel tank unit as it will be reused.

NOTE: The new fuel tank comes with a tank unit O-ring.

  • Using a hand pump, a hose, and a container suitable for fuel, draw the fuel from the fuel tank.

4. Remove the applicable floor undercover based on the trim level.

5. AWD Models Only: Move the propeller shaft out of the way.

6. Remove the left side rear inner fender.

7. Remove the heat shield from the right rear area.

8. Remove the fuel tank.

NOTE: Make sure the support has casters as you will need to move the tank around to guide the filler pipe out through the rear subframe.

NOTE: As you lower the fuel tank assembly, remove the fuel tube from the tank.

9. Install the original fuel tank unit into the new fuel tank.

NOTE: Make sure you use the new O-ring that came with the fuel tank.

10. Install the new fuel tank; with the tank straps and bolts as shown.

11. Install the following components in the reverse order of removal:

12. Connect the fuel lines and confirm the fuel line connection by doing a push, pull check. Then, fill the fuel tank with the fuel from the original fuel tank.

NOTE: The original retainer on the fuel tank unit can be reused. If it was removed from the fuel line or damaged, replace it.

13. Check for fuel leaks before installing the fuel sending unit access panel.

  • Connect the battery.
  • Connect the fuel tank unit connector, then turn the ignition to ON, but do not start the engine. After the fuel pump runs for 2 seconds, the fuel line will be pressurized.
  • Repeat step 13.2 two or three times, then check for fuel leakage.

14. Install remaining parts in the reverse order of removal.

 


1 Affected Product

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
HONDA CR-V 2020

 


6 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V380-6875.pdf 645.144KB

RCAK-22V380-6875

 


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V380-6891.PDF 214.13KB

RCLRPT-22V380-6891

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-22V380-0541.pdf 145.938KB

RCMN-22V380-0541

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-22V380-1884.PDF 3949.585KB

RCRIT-22V380-1884

 


Safety Bulletin

RCSB-22V380-8201.pdf 120.117KB

RCSB-22V380-8201

 


Safety Bulletin

RCSB-22V380-6265.pdf 139.255KB

RCSB-22V380-6265

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V380&docType=RCL

 


 

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