KF8 – Safety Recall: 2017 Acura MDX Hybrid Fuel Feed and Purge Hose Mis-Installation

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V424
Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected 193

 

Misrouted Fuel Feed and Fuel Purge Hoses

The misrouting can cause the hoses to be damaged from contact with other components, potentially resulting in a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of a fire.

 

Summary

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid vehicles.

The affected vehicles have an engine fuel feed hose and a fuel purge hose that may have been misrouted during vehicle assembly.

 

Remedy

Acura will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the routing of the fuel feed hose and the fuel purge hose.

If misrouted, the hoses will be replaced and installed correctly, free of charge.

Owners may contact Acura Client Relations at 1-888-234-2138.

Honda’s number for this recall is KF8.

 

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 Acura has a Recall

 

B17-029
July 18, 2017
07047 Version 3

 

Safety Recall: 2017 MDX Hybrid Fuel Feed and Purge Hose Mis-Installation

Supersedes 17-029, dated June 30, 2017 to revise the information highlighted in yellow

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Year Model Trim VIN Range
2017 MDX Hybrid ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility

 

REVISION SUMMARY

Added step 10, Vehicle Emissions Recall – Proof of Correction certificate.

 

BACKGROUND

During vehicle assembly, the factory may have routed the purge and fuel feed hose incorrectly.

 

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. These vehicles must be repaired before they are sold.

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

Inspect the vehicle on the service drive. If the purge and fuel feed hose is misrouted, replace the hoses and route them correctly.

 

PARTS INFORMATION

NOTE: A disconnected quick connect fitting can be reused, but the retainer on the mating line cannot be reused once it has been removed from the line. Replace the retainer only if needed.

Part Name Part Number Quantity
Fuel Feed Hose 16720-5J6-A12 1
Fuel Purge Hose 17717-TRX-A01 1
Quick Connect Fuel Line Retainer (if needed) 17711-S0X-931  1

 

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION

The normal warranty applies.

Operation Number Description Flat Rate Time Defect Code Symptom Code Template ID Failed Part Number
3105H6 Inspect the routing of the purge and fuel feed hose. 0.2 hr 6FH00 KF800 17-029N 17717-TRX-A01
3105H6 Inspect the routing of the purge and fuel feed hose. 0.2 hr 6FH00 KF800 17-029P 17717-TRX-A01
A Replace the purge and fuel feed hose. 0.5 hr

Skill Level: Repair Technician

 

INSPECTION PROCEDURE

NOTE: This inspection can be done on the service drive.

  1. Open the hood and remove the engine cover.
  2. Check if the purge and fuel feed hose is routed underneath the breather pipe and not above it.

Check if the purge and fuel feed hose is routed underneath the breather pipe and not above it

 

Is the fuel feed hose and purge hose routed underneath the breather pipe?

Yes – The vehicle is okay, install the engine cover.

No – Go to REPAIR PROCEDURE.

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE

  1. Remove the engine cover.
  2. Disconnect and remove the purge hose.

purge hose

 

  1. Relieve the fuel pressure using the i-HDS.
  2. Remove the fuel hose cover.
  3. Remove the quick connect fitting cover on the frame side, then disconnect the quick connect fuel line.

NOTE: A disconnected quick connect fitting can be reused, but the retainer on the mating line cannot be reused once it has been removed from the line. Replace the retainer only if needed.

fuel hose cover

 

  1. Remove the fuel feed hose quick connect fitting cover on the engine side, then disconnect the fuel line.

NOTE: A disconnected quick connect fitting can be reused, but the retainer on the mating line cannot be reused once it has been removed from the line. Replace the retainer only if needed.

fuel feed hose quick connect fitting cover

 

  1. Install the new purge and fuel hoses in reverse order of removal. Make sure the hoses are routed underneath the breather pipe.
  2. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode (but do not start the engine). The fuel pump runs for about 2 seconds, and fuel pressure rises. Repeat this two or three times, then make sure there are no fuel leaks.
  3. Install the engine cover.
  4. For California residents only: Fill out a Vehicle Emissions Recall – Proof of Correction certificate, and use KF8 as the recall number. Give the certificate to your customer, and advise him or her to keep it as proof that the recall was completed. Your customer will need to submit this certificate to the DMV only if the DMV requests it. If you need more certificates, use reorder number Y0657.

KF8

 

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