THIS COULD CAUSE A WHEEL TO FALL OFF OF THE VEHICLE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH.
IF ASSEMBLED IMPROPERLY, THE O-RING MAY NOT SEAL PROPERLY ALLOWING WATER TO ENTER THE WHEEL BEARING AND EVENTUALLY CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE BEARING, ESPECIALLY IN AREAS WHERE USE OF ROAD SALT IS PREVALENT.
IF THE DRIVER CONTINUES TO DRIVE WITH THIS CONDITION IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE WHEEL BEARING TO BECOME LOOSE, WHICH COULD CAUSE THE BEARING TO FAIL.
THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2007.
OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
August 26, 2016
See VEHICLES AFFECTED
Safety Recall: Rear ABS Wheel Speed Sensor and O-Ring Inspection
Supersedes 07-055, dated March 19, 2008, to revise the information highlighted in yellow
Templates were added under the WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION
During assembly, some wheel speed sensors may have been improperly installed and do not seal the hub assembly. Water may enter the hub assembly and damage the wheel bearing. In areas where road salt is used, the wheel bearings may corrode, which may cause the wheel to separate and fall off, increasing the risk of a crash.
2006 Civic GX (CNG):
From VIN 1HGFA4…6L000027 thru
2007 Civic GX (CNG):
From VIN 1HGFA4…7L000002 thru
All owners of affected vehicles will be sent a notification of this campaign. An example of the customer notification is at the end of this service bulletin.
Before beginning work, verify vehicle eligibility by checking at least one of these items:
- The customer has a notification letter.
- The vehicle is shown as eligible on a VIN status inquiry.
In addition to these verification items, check for a punch mark below the seventh character of the engine compartment VIN. A punch mark in that location means the ABS wheel speed sensor and O-ring have been inspected and, if necessary, replaced.
Some vehicles affected by this campaign may be in your new vehicle inventory. According to federal law, these vehicles cannot be sold or leased until they are repaired. To see if a vehicle is affected by this campaign, do a VIN status inquiry before selling it.
- If an ABS wheel sensor O-ring is damaged, replace only the O-ring and the hub bearing unit on that side.
- If an ABS wheel sensor is damaged, replace the sensor and the hub bearing unit on that side.
|Rear Hub Bearing Unit:|
|Disc brakes – P/N||42200-SNA-A51||H/C 8048787|
|Drum brakes – P/N||42200-SNA-952||H/C 8058869|
|ABS Wheel Speed Sensor O-ring: P/N||57477-SNE-A01||H/C 8813537|
|Rear ABS Wheel Speed Sensor:|
|Driver’s side – P/N||57475-SNE-A01||H/C 8051187|
|Passenger’s side – P/N||57470-SNE-A01||H/C 8051179|
REQUIRED SPECIAL TOOLS
Guide Pin Tool – T/N 07AAG-SVBA100
WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION
|Inspect both rear ABS wheel speed sensors and O-rings.||0.3||07-055A|
|G||Add to replace one rear ABS wheel speed sensor O-ring and rear hub bearing unit.||0.6||07-055B|
|H||Add to replace both rear wheel ABS wheel sensor Orings and rear hub bearing||1.2||07-055C|
|J||Addit to replace one rear ABS wheel speed sensor assembly and rear hub bearing unit.||0.7||07-055D|
|K||Add to replace both rear ABS wheel speed sensor assemblies and rear hub bearing units.||1.4||07-055E|
Failed Part: P/N 42200-SNA-A51
Defect Code: 5FX00
Symptom Code: Q5600
Skill Level: Repair Technician
- Raise the vehicle on a lift.
- Remove the rear wheels.
- Remove both rear ABS wheel speed sensors.
- Inspect the rear ABS wheel speed sensors for damage.
GOOD, UNDAMAGED SENSOR:
EXAMPLE OF DAMAGED SENSOR:
If the tip of a sensor has any damage, do this:
- Replace the corresponding rear hub bearing unit(s):
- Remove the damaged sensor, and connect the new sensor to the wire harness.
- Go to step 6 to install the new ABS wheel speed sensor.
If the tips of the sensors are OK, go to step 5.
If a sensor O-ring is pinched or damaged, do this:
- Replace the corresponding rear hub bearing unit(s):
- Replace the damaged O-ring on the original sensor.
- Go to step 6 to reinstall the original ABS wheel speed sensor.
If the O-rings are OK, go to step 6.
- Lubricate the ABS wheel speed sensor O-ring and the sensor hole in the knuckle with multi-purpose grease.
- Insert the guide pin tool into the ABS wheel speed the sensor hole in the knuckle with multi-purpose sensor bolt hole until the shoulder of the tool grease. contacts the ABS wheel speed sensor bracket.
- Gently push and pull the ABS wheel speed sensor in and out to make sure the O-ring is sliding properly in its housing. While you’re doing this, make sure the sensor doesn’t come out of the knuckle assembly. If the sliding effort is too high, remove the ABS wheel speed sensor, inspect the O-ring for damage, and do the installation process again.
- Remove the guide pin tool.
- Reinstall the bolt, and torque it to 8 N.m (7.2 ft-lb).
- Repeat steps 6 thru 11 to install the other rear ABS wheel speed sensor.
- Install the rear wheels, and lower the vehicle.
- Center-punch a completion mark below the seventh character of the engine compartment VIN:
Example of Customer Letter
Dear Civic Owner:
This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
What is the reason for this notice?
Honda Motor Co., Ltd., has decided that a defect related to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2006 and 2007 model year Civic vehicles. The anti-lock brake system (ABS) module uses wheel speed sensors located on each wheel hub assembly. Some wheel sensors may have been improperly installed and do not seal the hub assembly. Water may enter the hub assembly and damage the wheel bearing. In areas where road salt is used, the wheel bearings may corrode even more quickly, which may cause the wheel to separate and fall off, increasing the risk of a crash.
What should you do?
Call any authorized Honda dealer and make an appointment to have your vehicle repaired. The dealer will inspect and replace the rear ABS sensor and wheel bearing if needed. This work will be done, free of charge. Please plan to leave your vehicle at least half a day to allow the dealer flexibility in scheduling.
Who to contact if you experience problems.
If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from your Honda dealer, you may write to:
If you believe that American Honda or the dealer has failed or is unable to remedy the defect in your vehicle, without charge, within a reasonable period of time (60 days from the date you first contact the dealer for a repair appointment), you may submit a complaint to:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
What to do if you feel this notice is in error.
Our records show that you are the current owner or lessee of a 2006 or 2007 Civic involved in this campaign. If this is not the case, or the name/address information is not correct, please fill out and return the enclosed, postage-paid Information Change Card. We will then update our records.
Federal law requires that any vehicle lessor receiving this recall notice must forward a copy of this notice to the lessee within 10 days.
If you have questions.
If you have any questions about this notice, or need assistance with locating a Honda dealer, please call Honda Automobile Customer Service at (800) 999-1009. We apologize for any inconvenience this campaign may cause you.