D0S – Safety Recall: Driver’s Seat Frame Rivets – 2018 Acura MDX

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.



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.”



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.



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


April 6, 2018
Version 1


Safety Recall: Driver’s Seat Frame Rivets



Year Model Trim VIN Range
2018 MDX TECH, TECH SH-AWD Check the iN VIN status for eligibility. (Only 7 vehicles are affected)



A very limited number of 2018 MDX vehicles were potentially manufactured with defective seat frame rivets in the driver’s seat. 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 increased potential for injury or death.



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.



Part Name Part Number Quantity
Driver Seat Frame 81526-TZ5-C22 1



The normal warranty applies.

Operation Number Description Flat Rate Time Defect Code Symptom Code Template ID Failed Part Number
8511L8 Replace the driver’s seat frame (includes driving position memory clear procedure). 2.1 hrs 6JC00 D0S00 B18015A 81526-TZ5-C22

Skill Level: Repair Technician




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. Replace the driver’s seat frame. Refer to the service information.


  • Do not remove the seat cushion cover and seat-back cover from their pads.
  • Do not disconnect the battery until the seat has been raised all the way up and all 4 mounting bolts have been removed.
  1. Do the driving position memory clear procedure. Refer to the service information.




April 6, 2018

Version 1


Download (PDF, 162KB)

Owner Notification Letter

June 2018


Download (PDF, 122KB)

Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Sent on 04 06 2018 Subject Stop Sale/Safety Recall: 2018 MDX Driver’s Seat Frame Rivets


Download (PDF, 48KB)

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

April 13, 2018


Download (PDF, 99KB)



Download (PDF, 92KB)

Recall Acknowledgement

April 13, 2018


Download (PDF, 278KB)

Recalls Documents



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