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

April 5, 2018 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V221000

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.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V221

Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Components SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected 5,810



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.


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April 6, 2018
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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.


June 2018                                                                                                                                                                                  NHTSA Recall 18V-221



This notice applies to your vehicle:



This notice is sent to you in accordance with the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.



Acura has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2018 model year MDX vehicles. The driver seat was assembled with improperly manufactured rivets used to secure the seat frame assembly to the vehicle floor. In the event of a crash, the rivets can break and allow the driver seat to separate from the vehicle floor, increasing the risk of injury to the seated occupant.



The dealer will replace the driver seat frame assembly for free.



Please call any authorized Acura dealer and make an appointment to have your vehicle repaired for free. Once you make an appointment to repair your vehicle, be advised that the complete replacement process may take approximately 2 hours 15 minutes. However, your dealer can provide you with a better estimate of the overall time for this service visit, as may be necessary to make your vehicle available for a longer period of time. If you are not the only driver of this vehicle, please advise all other drivers and passengers of this important information!



You can check your vehicle’s eligibility for repair under this or any other recall. Please visit the Acura Recall Lookup tool at www.recalls.acura.com and enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).



You received this notice because government regulations require that notification be sent to the last known owner of record. Our records are based primarily on state registration and title data, which indicate that you are the current owner of this vehicle. If this is not the case, or if any of the information is not correct, please complete, sign and return the Information Change Card and we will then update our records. If you are a lessor of this vehicle, federal regulations require you to forward this notice to your lessee within ten days.



Should you have any questions about this recall, please contact your authorized Acura dealer. Should you need additional assistance, you may contact American Honda’s Customer Support & Campaign Center at 1-888-234-2138, Twitter @AcuraClientCare, email, or chat by going to http://owners.acura.com/help/client-relations.

If you believe that American Honda or the dealer has failed or is unable to remedy the defect in your vehicle, without charge, within a reasonable period of time (60 days from the date you first contact the dealer for a repair appointment), you may submit a complaint to the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20590. Alternatively, you may call the NHTSA’s toll-free Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.


We apologize for any inconvenience this recall may cause you. Sincerely,

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

3 Affected Products



21 Associated Documents

Remedy Instructions and TSB – Honda Service Bulletin 18-042 April 12, 2018 Version 3

RCRIT-18V221-0525.pdf 3915.961KB

Download (PDF, 3.73MB)

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

RCMN-18V221-2669.pdf 42.742KB

Download (PDF, 42KB)

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

RMISC-18V221-4397.pdf 101.507KB

Download (PDF, 99KB)


RMISC-18V221-7109.pdf 93.755KB

Download (PDF, 92KB)

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-18V221-5151.PDF 216.921KB

Download (PDF, 212KB)

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-18V221-4856.pdf 284.43KB

Download (PDF, 278KB)

Remedy Instructions and TSB – Acura Service Bulletin 18-015 April 6, 2018 Version 1

RCRIT-18V221-5402.pdf 166.17KB

Download (PDF, 162KB)

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

RCMN-18V221-8098.pdf 49.568KB

Download (PDF, 48KB)

Remedy Instructions and TSB – Service Bulletin 18-042 April 6, 2018 Version 1

RCRIT-18V221-3235.pdf 143.13KB

Download (PDF, 140KB)

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

RCMN-18V221-1870.pdf 49.55KB

Download (PDF, 48KB)

Remedy Instructions and TSB – Honda Service Bulletin 18-042

RCRIT-18V221-6940.pdf 3913.573KB

Download (PDF, 3.73MB)

ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577) – 18V-221 Customer Letter (T0T) – 2018 Pilot & Ridgeline Seat Rivets 5-30-18

RCONL-18V221-7011.pdf 126.147KB

Download (PDF, 123KB)

ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-18V221-7984.pdf 124.836KB

Download (PDF, 122KB)

Remedy Instructions and TSB – Honda Service Bulletin 18-042 April 25, 2018 Version 4

RCRIT-18V221-1588.pdf 1705.425KB

Download (PDF, 1.63MB)

Recall 573 Report-Amendment 3

RCLRPT-18V221-3727.PDF 216.924KB

Download (PDF, 212KB)


RMISC-18V221-1660.pdf 41.965KB

Download (PDF, 41KB)

Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2018-4

RCLQRT-18V221-0533.PDF 211.351KB

Download (PDF, 206KB)

Recall Quarterly Report #4, 2019-1

RCLQRT-18V221-6531.PDF 211.456KB

Download (PDF, 207KB)

Recall 573 Report-Amendment 2

RCLRPT-18V221-1672.PDF 216.918KB

Download (PDF, 212KB)

Recall 573 Report-Amendment 1

RCLRPT-18V221-4120.PDF 216.921KB

Download (PDF, 212KB)

Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2018-3

RCLQRT-18V221-6004.PDF 211.258KB

Download (PDF, 206KB)

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