T0T – Safety Recall: Front Seats Frame Rivets – 2018 Honda Pilot & Ridgeline

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V221
Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Components SEATS
Potential Number of Units Affected 5,827

 

Rivets that Secure Seats may Fail/FMVSS 207, 210

In the event of a crash, if the seat does not remain secured to the floor, the seat occupant has an increased risk of injury.

 

Summary

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018 Honda Pilot and Ridgeline vehicles and 2018 Acura MDX vehicles. The front driver and passenger powered seats in the Honda vehicles and the driver powered seats in the Acura vehicles may have been assembled with improperly manufactured rivets. In the event of a crash, the rivets can break causing the seats not to be secured to the floor. As such, these vehicles may fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, “Seating Systems,” and 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.”

 

Remedy

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver seat frame assembly in Acura MDX vehicles, and replace the driver and front passenger seat slide rail frames in Honda Pilot and Ridgeline vehicles, free of charge. The recall began May 30, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s numbers for this recall is D0S, and T0T.

 

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 Honda has a Recall


Service Bulletin

A18-042
April 25, 2018
Version 4

 

Safety Recall: Front Seats Frame Rivets

Supersedes 18-042, dated April 12, 2018, to revise the information highlighted in yellow

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Year Model Trim VIN Range
2018 Ridgeline RT-L, RTL-T, RTL-E, Black Edition Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.
2018 Pilot EX, EX-L, Touring, Elite Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.

 

REVISION SUMMARY

A CAUTION note was added under REPAIR PROCEDURE.

 

BACKGROUND

A limited number of 2018 Pilot and a very limited number of 2018 Ridgeline vehicles potentially were manufactured with defective seat frame rivets in the front seats. If a vehicle with a defective rivet is involved in a crash, the seat may not operate as designed to protect the occupant, leading to an increased potential for injury or death.

 

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

  • Ridgeline (RT-L, RTL-T, RTL-E, Black Edition) – Replace both driver’s and passenger’s seat H-frames.
  • Pilot (EX-L, Touring, Elite) – Replace both driver’s and passenger’s seat H-frames.
  • Pilot (EX) – Replace only the driver’s seat H-frame.

 

PARTS INFORMATION

Part Name Part Number Quantity
Driver Seat Frame – Pilot (Touring or Elite) 81605-TG7-306 1
Driver Seat Frame – Pilot (EX or EX-L) 81605-TG7-305 1
Passenger Seat Frame – Pilot (EX-L, Touring or Elite) 81205-TG7-A32 1
Driver Seat Frame – Ridgeline (RTL-E or Black) 81605-TG7-306 1
Driver Seat Frame – Ridgeline (RTL or RTL-T) 81605-TG7-305 1
Passenger Seat Frame – Ridgeline (RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E or Black) 81205-T6Z-A41 1

 

TOOL INFORMATION

Part Name Part Number Quantity
Belt Buckle Release Tool 07AAF-TG7A100 1

 

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION

Operation Number Description Flat Rate Time Defect Code Symptom Code Template ID Failed Part Number
8511L8 Pilot EX-L – Replace driver’s seat frame 1.3 hrs 6JC00 T0T00 A18042A 81526-TG7-A11
8521J0 Pilot EX-L – Replace passenger’s seat frame 1.3 hrs
8511L8 Pilot Touring/Elite Replace driver’s seat frame (includes driving position memory clear procedure) 1.3 hrs 6JC00 T0T00 A18042B 81526-TG7-A11
8521J0 Pilot Touring/Elite Replace passenger’s seat frame 1.3 hrs
Operation Number Description Flat Rate Time Defect Code Symptom Code Template ID Failed Part Number
8511L8 Ridgeline RTL-E/Black – Replace driver’s seat frame (includes driving position memory clear procedure) 1.3 hrs 6JC00 T0T00 A18042C 81526-TG7-A11
8521J0 Ridgeline RTL-E/Black – Replace passenger’s seat frame 1.3 hrs
Operation Number Description Flat Rate Time Defect Code Symptom Code Template ID Failed Part Number
8511L8 Ridgeline RTL/RTL-T Replace driver’s seat frame 1.3 hrs 6JC00 T0T00 A18042D 81526-TG7-A11
8521J0 Ridgeline RTL/RTL-T Replace passenger’s seat frame 1.3 hrs

Applies to driver’s side only.

Operation Number Description Flat Rate Time Defect Code Symptom Code Template ID Failed Part Number
8511L8 Pilot EX– Replace driver’s seat frame only. 1.3 hrs 6JC00 T0T00 A18042E 81526-TG7-A11

Skill Level: Repair Technician

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE – REMOVING THE FRONT SEATS

NOTES

  • All power seats require replacement. A manual seat (Pilot EX front passenger seat) DOES NOT require replacement.
  • SRS Components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations and the precautions and procedures in the service information before doing any repairs or service.
  1. Remove the front seats. Refer to the service information.

NOTES

  • Set the seat to the highest position before removing the seat.
  • Do not remove the seat cushion cover and seat-back cover from their pads.
  • Do not disconnect the battery until the seat has been adjusted as needed to remove the seats from the vehicle.
  • Use special tool T/N: 07AAF-TG7A100 when removing the front passenger’s seatbelt from the anchor.
CAUTION
Failure to use the proper tool can permanently damage the seat belt anchor.

A damaged seat belt anchor may not perform correctly in a crash, increasing the risk of death or serious injury.

Only use the required tool to remove the front passenger’s seat belt from the anchor.

  1. Place the seat(s) on a level working surface.

For driver’s seat repair information, go to REPAIR PROCEDURE – DRIVER’S SEAT.

For front passenger’s seat repair information, go to REPAIR PROCEDURE – PASSENGER’S SEAT.

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE – DRIVER’S SEAT

  1. Remove the rear foot covers.

rear foot covers

 

  1. Remove the front cushion cover.

front cushion cover

 

  1. Remove the outer seat recline cover.

outer seat recline cover

 

  1. Remove the upper rail outer cover.

upper rail outer cover

 

  1. Remove the inner recline cover.

inner recline cover

 

  1. Disconnect the seat cushion blower bag. (Pilot Elite trim only)

 

NOTE

Leave the blower motor on the seat.

seat cushion blower bag

 

  1. Remove the front foot covers.

front foot covers

 

  1. Disconnect the slide motor harness connector and harness clips.

harness clips

 

  1. Remove 2 torx bolts at the rear-right corner of the driver seat.

2 torx bolts at the rear-right corner of the driver seat

 

  1. Remove 2 nuts at the remaining 3 corners.

2 nuts at the remaining 3 corn

 

  1. Make sure nothing is connected to the frame, then slowly lift the seat and set it aside.

slowly lift the seat and set it aside

 

  1. Make sure the new frame is for the driver’s side, and replace the original driver’s seat frame.

new frame

 

  1. Slowly place the driver’s seat onto the new frame.

 

NOTE

Make sure nothing gets pinched between the seat and frame.

place the driver's seat onto the new frame

 

  1. Install and hand tighten the 2 torx bolts into the rear-right corner, then the 2 nuts in the remaining 3 corners.

2 torx bolts into the rear-right corner, then the 2 nuts in the remaining 3 corners

 

  1. Torque the torx bolts and nuts to 30 N·m (22 lb-ft) in the sequence shown.

Torque the torx bolts and nuts

 

  1. Install all removed parts on the driver’s seat in the reverse order of removal.
  2. Once you are finished with both driver’s and front passenger’s seat repair, go to REPAIR PROCEDURE INSTALLING THE FRONT SEATS.

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE – FRONT PASSENGER’S SEAT

NOTE

All power seats require replacement. A manual seat (Pilot EX front passenger seat) DOES NOT require replacement.

  1. Remove the rear foot covers.

rear foot covers

 

  1. Remove the front cushion cover.

front cushion cover

 

  1. Remove the outer recline cover cap, then the outer seat recline cover.

 

NOTE

Carefully remove the recline cover cap to avoid damage.

outer recline cover cap

 

  1. Remove the inner recline cover.

inner recline cover

 

  1. Unclip the trim cushion hook strips and all the hook strips under the seat.

hook strips

 

  1. Disconnect the seat cushion blower bag. (Pilot Elite trim only)

 

NOTE

Leave the blower motor on the seat.

seat cushion blower bag

 

  1. Remove the front foot covers.

front foot covers

 

  1. Disconnect the passenger’s weight sensor connectors.

passenger's weight sensor connectors

 

  1. Disconnect the slide motor connector.

slide motor connector

 

  1. Remove the weight sensor nuts on all 4 corners of the seat.

weight sensor nuts

 

  1. Make sure nothing is connected to the frame, then slowly lift the seat and set it aside.

lift the seat and set it aside

 

  1. Remove the weight sensor collars.

weight sensor collars

 

  1. Make sure the new frame is for the passenger’s side, and replace the original passenger’s seat frame.
  2. Install the weight sensor collars.

weight sensor collars

 

  1. Slowly place the passenger’s seat onto the new frame.

 

NOTE

Make sure nothing gets pinched between the seat and frame.

place the passenger's seat onto the new frame

 

  1. Make sure the collar is centered, and there is no gap between the seat and frame.

Make sure the collar is centered

 

  1. Install and hand tighten the nuts, then torque them to 52 N·m (38 lb-ft) in the sequence shown.

Install and hand tighten the nuts

 

  1. Install all removed parts on the passenger’s seat in the reverse order of removal.
  2. Once you are finished with both driver’s and front passenger’s seat repair, go to REPAIR PROCEDURE INSTALLING THE FRONT SEATS.

 

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE – INSTALLING THE FRONT SEATS

  1. Place the seats back into the vehicle.

 

NOTE

Make sure nothing gets pinched between the seat and floor.

  1. Lean the seat back to connect the floor harness.

 

NOTE

Check the connector is secure by doing a “push, pull, push” check. Do not pull the wires.

  1. Install and hand tighten the bolts first, then torque them to 49 N·m (36 lb-ft) in the sequence shown.

Install and hand tighten the bolts

 

  1. After both seats are installed, connect the battery and make sure all the seats functions work properly.
  2. All passenger’s power seats except Pilot EX: Do the Front Passenger’s Weight Sensor Initialization Procedure. Refer to the service information.
  3. Do the Driving Position Memory Clear Procedure. Refer to the service information.

END


A18-042

April 25, 2018

Version 4

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCRIT-18V221-1588.pdf

Download (PDF, 1.63MB)


A18-042

April 12, 2018

Version 3

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCRIT-18V221-0525.pdf

Download (PDF, 3.73MB)


A18-042

April 11, 2018

Version 2

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCRIT-18V221-6940.pdf

Download (PDF, 3.73MB)


A18-042

April 6, 2018

Version 1

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCRIT-18V221-3235.pdf

Download (PDF, 140KB)


Owner Notification Letter

May 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCONL-18V221-7011.pdf

Download (PDF, 123KB)


Statement by American Honda Regarding Seat Slide Rivet Recall: 2018 Acura MDX, Honda Pilot and Honda Ridgeline

April 13, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RMISC-18V221-4397.pdf

Download (PDF, 99KB)


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Sent on 04 11 2018 Subject UPDATE: Stop Sale/ Safety Recall:18 Pilot and Ridgeline Seats Rail Slide Rivets

April 11, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCMN-18V221-2669.pdf

Download (PDF, 42KB)


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Sent on 04 06 2018 Subject Stop Sale/Safety Recall: 2018 Pilot and Ridgeline Front Seat Rail Slide Rivets

April 6, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCMN-18V221-1870.pdf

Download (PDF, 48KB)


AMENDED DEFECT INFORMATION REPORT

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RMISC-18V221-1660.pdf

Download (PDF, 41KB)


DEFECT INFORMATION REPORT

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RMISC-18V221-7109.pdf

Download (PDF, 92KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

April 13, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V221-4856.pdf

Download (PDF, 278KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=18V221&docType=RCL


 

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