Product Update: Electronic Power Steering (EPS) Software Update – 2013-2014 Honda Accord

A15-055
February 17, 2017
05821 Version 2

 

Product Update: Electronic Power Steering (EPS) Software Update

Supersedes 15-055, dated August 21, 2015; See REVISION SUMMARY

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Year Model Trim VIN Range
2013 Accord ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility
2014 Accord Plug-In ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility

 

REVISION SUMMARY

The reference to the Mongoose Pro Honda Quick Start Guide was removed because it is no longer available.

 

BACKGROUND

When a failure is detected, the EPS control unit goes into back-up mode. The new software provides partial assist during back-up mode.

 

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 inventory. Repair these vehicles before they are sold.

 

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Use the i-HDS and the Mongoose Pro Honda Interface Tool to update the EPS software.

 

TOOL INFORMATION

Tool Name Tool Number Quantity 
Mongoose Pro Honda Interface Tool MGPHONDA  1

NOTE: This tool was automatically shipped to your dealership on June 12, 2015.

 

SOFTWARE INFORMATION

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

i-HDS Software Version:
1.002.017 or later.
J2534 EPS Update: 5.01
J2534 Mongoose Drivers: 1.2.0.000

NOTE: If the EPS Rewrite icon is present on your laptop, your software is updated.

EPS Rewrite

Year/Model Program ID Program Part number CM Part Number
2013 Accord 4-Door LX L4 39990-T2F-A020 39990-T2F-3050 39980-T2F-A014
2013 Accord Sport 39990-T2F-A810 39990-T2F-3070 39980-T2F-A814
2013 Accord 4-Door EX, EX-L, L4 39990-T2F-A920 39990-T2F-3060 39980-T2F-A914
2013 Accord 4-Door EX, EX-L, Touring, V6 39990-T2G-A910 39990-T2G-3050 39980-T2G-A914
2013 Accord 2-Door EX-L, L4 39990-T3L-A010 39990-T3L-3050 39980-T3L-A014
2013 Accord 2-Door EX-L, V6 39990-T3M-A910 39990-T3M-3050 39980-T3M-A914
2014 Accord Plug-In 39990-T3V-A030 39990-T3V-3050 39980-T3V-A013

 

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION

The normal warranty applies.

Operation Number Description Flat Rate Time Template ID Failed Part Number
5135A7 Update the EPS control unit software. 0.3 hr 15-055A 39980-T2F-A91

Defect Code: 5ZS00
Symptom Code: JT500
Skill Level: Repair Technician

 

BEFORE GETTING STARTED

NOTE:

  • If unfamiliar with the Mongoose Pro Honda Interface tool or the Electronic Power Steering Rewrite Application, refer to the following Special Tools guides:
    • Mongoose Pro Honda User Guide (ST 01937)
    • Accord EPS Rewrite Reference Guide (ST 01936)
  • Connect a fully charged jumper battery to the vehicle and leave it connected during the entire procedure to maintain steady voltage.
  • Never turn the ignition to OFF or ACCESSORY. If there is a problem with the update, leave the ignition turned to ON.
  • To prevent EPS control unit damage, do not operate anything electrical (headlights, audio system, brakes, A/C, power windows, door locks, etc.) during the update.

 

DIAGNOSIS

Connect the i-HDS and check for DTCs in the EPS system.

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE

Updating the EPS with the Mongoose Pro Honda Interface Tool. NOTE:

  • Make sure you have the latest software loaded to your PC.
  • During the software update, DO NOT turn off the ignition to OFF. Doing so during the update will damage the control unit.
  1. Connect a jumper battery to the vehicle and leave it connected during the entire procedure to maintain a steady voltage.
  2. Connect the Mongoose Pro Honda cable between the PC and the vehicle’s DLC.
  3. Select the EPS Rewrite Icon on your PC.

EPS Rewrite

  1. Click on the I Agree

I Agree button

  1. Click the Next button in the Pass-thru Device Selection

Pass-thru Device Selection

  1. Click on the Start

Start button

  1. Click on the Connect

NOTE: Although the MVCI is shown in the screen captures, the Mongoose Pro Honda Interface Tool is actually used.

Connect button

 

  1. You will see the Communication with the Vehicle

Communication with the Vehicle screen

  1. Wait for the EPS Update Information screen to appear. Select Yes. The update will start and the screen will show a loading bar.

EPS Update Information

EPS Update Information

  1. Turn the ignition to OFF, then to ON within 60 seconds to complete the updating procedure.

Turn the ignition to OFF, then to ON within 60 seconds

  1. The EPS Update Successful screen appears. Select Complete, then disconnect the Mongoose Pro Honda Interface Tool.

EPS Update Successful

 

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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.    

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  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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