Product Update: PCM Software Does Not Meet OBDII Regulations – 2015 Acura TLX

B15-024
February 16, 2017
05823 Version 3

 

Product Update: PCM Software Does Not Meet OBDII Regulations

Supersedes 15-024, dated June 26, 2015, to revise the information highlighted in yellow

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Year Model Trim Level Vin Range
2015 TLX L4 with 8-speed transmission Check the iN VIN status for eligibility

 

REVISION SUMMARY

The recall number on the Vehicle Emission Recall – Proof of Correction certificate was changed.

 

BACKGROUND

The PCM software does not meet OBDII regulations.

 

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Update the PCM software.

NOTE: This software update contains some shift quality changes. For more information on these changes, see  S/B 15-021, Transmission Slips or Shifts Hard When Cold.

 

CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION

Owners of affected vehicles were sent a notification of this campaign.

You must 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 inventory. Repair these vehicles before they are sold.

NOTE: For California dealers only, make sure to give your client a Vehicle Emission Recall – Proof of Correction certificate. See REPAIR PROCEDURE for ordering information.

 

SOFTWARE INFORMATION

NOTE: Unnecessary or incorrect repairs resulting from a failure to update the HDS or MVCI are not covered under warranty.

MVCI Control Module (CM) Update:
Application Version 3.01.40 or later
Database update 25-May-2015 or later

HDS Software Version:
3.016.023 or later

Before beginning the repair, make sure that both the HDS and MVCI are updated as listed above. Do only the update listed in this service bulletin.

Check that the MVCI indicates the applicable program ID listed below (or a later program ID) as the Available Update when the update begins. 

 

If the MVCI displays This vehicle does not need an update at this time during the update, the software for this bulletin is already installed.

For more information about updating the HDS, the MVCI, and vehicle systems, refer to Service Bulletin 01-026, Updating Control Units/Modules.

Year/Model Program ID (or later) Program P/N (or later)
2015 TLX L4 A560 37805-RDF-A560

 

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION

Operation Number Description Flat Rate Time Template ID Failed Part Number
1255A2 Update the PCM A/T software 0.2 hr 15-024N 37820-RDF-A54

 

Defect Code: 5YM00

Symptom Code: JQ800

Skill Level: Repair Technician

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE

  1. Update the PCM A/T software with the MVCI. Refer to Service Bulletin 01-026, Updating Control Units/Modules.
  2. For California Residents Only: Fill out a Vehicle Emissions Recall – Proof of Correction certificate, and use JQ8 as the recall number. Give the certificate to your client, and advise them to keep it as proof that the product update was completed. Your client will need to submit the certificate to the DMV only if the DMV requests it. 

NOTE: If you need more certificates, contact Helm Inc. at 800-782-4356, and use reorder number Y0657.

Proof of Correction certificate JQ8

 

END


 

B15-024

 


https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2015/CSC-10058833-6654.pdf

CSC-10058833-6654

 


 

i-HDS Diagnostic Software and J2534 Reprogramming Software

 

Honda J2534 Pass-Thru User Guide

Honda J2534 Pass-Thru Software Download

Latest ECU Software

 

Vehicle Communication Interfaces (VCI)

The i-HDS software supports the use of a generic pass-thru VCI that is compliant with SAE J2534-1 and J2534-2. However, Honda recommends the Denso DST-i or the Bosch MVCI for use on Honda and Acura vehicles, as Honda has worked closely with these manufacturers to ensure their hardware and our software interact safely and within the J2534-1 and -2 specifications, for both diagnostics and reprogramming. If you choose to use a generic VCI, please carefully consider the customer and technical support options you will receive from your chosen device supplier. Honda does not provide technical or customer support for generic VCI devices.  Product Update: PCM Software Does Not Meet OBDII Regulations - 2015 Acura TLX » small light Product Update: PCM Software Does Not Meet OBDII Regulations - 2015 Acura TLX » small light Product Update: PCM Software Does Not Meet OBDII Regulations - 2015 Acura TLX » small light

The VCI Application Table below lists devices that either are approved and supported by Honda or are known to have completed and passed an independent, exhaustive validation program with our i-HDS software suite.

Manufacturer VCI Name Version Information Notes
Firmware J2534 API
DENSO DST-i 2.00.0010* 04.04 This is the current generation VCI used by Honda and Acura dealers. Honda routinely validates the functionality and provides customer support for this device.
Bosch MVCI  3.01.54* 04.04 This is the previous generation VCI used by Honda and Acura dealers. Honda routinely validates the functionality and provides customer support for this device.
Drew Technologies MongoosePro Honda  1.7.7** 04.04 This company has completed an independent i-HDS validation and claims it to function with the i-HDS software. Honda does not provide ongoing validation, nor customer support for this device.
Dearborn Group d-briDGe Pro Product Update: PCM Software Does Not Meet OBDII Regulations - 2015 Acura TLX » small light 3.303** 04.04 This company has completed an independent i-HDS validation and claims it to function with the i-HDS software. Honda does not provide ongoing validation, nor customer support for this device.

 

* These versions may have been superseded. Honda provides the latest supported versions to current i-HDS subscribers.
** Version used in validation program. See Terms and Conditions and Important Notice Regarding Reprogramming below for more details.

 

DST-i Information:

 

MVCI Information:

 

techinfo.honda.com

 

 

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