K0E – Safety Recall: Right-Side (Passenger) Driveshaft – 2017 Honda Civic

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V706
Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Components POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected 5,404

 

Right Halfshaft may Break

The improper heat treatment can result in the halfshaft breaking, preventing the engine from moving the vehicle, and can allow a possible roll away situation if the parking brake is not engaged. This can increase the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe vehicles. The right halfshaft may have been improperly heat treated, reducing its strength.

 

Remedy

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the halfshaft’s serial number, replacing it as necessary and aligning the front wheels, free of charge. The recall began December 8, 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s number for this recall is K0E.

 

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
A17-091
November 3, 2017
07667 Version 2

 

Safety Recall: Right-Side (Passenger) Driveshaft

Supersedes 17-091, dated November 3, 2017 to revise the information highlighted in yellow

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Year Model Trim VIN Range
2017 Civic 1.5 L CVT Check the iN VIN status for eligibility

 

REVISION SUMMARY

Revised the serial number range under INSPECTION.

 

BACKGROUND

The right (passenger) front driveshaft may fracture due to improper heat treatment. This may cause loss of engine power when accelerating and may also cause the vehicle to roll away in Park if the electric parking brake is not applied; increasing the risk of a crash/accident.

 

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. These vehicles must be repaired before they are sold.

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

Inspect the right-side driveshaft, and depending on the serial number, do one of the following:

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS

Part Name Part Number Quantity
Moly 77 Paste (one tube repairs 50 vehicles) 08798-9010  1

 

PARTS INFORMATION

NOTE: Only order parts AFTER you have inspected the vehicle.

Part Name Part Number Quantity
Right-Side Driveshaft Assembly 44305-TBC-A51 1
Set Ring (28 x 2.0 mm) 44319-S84-300  1
Spindle Nut (24 mm) 90305-SD4-003  1
Self-Locking Nut 90215-SB0-003  3

 

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION

NOTE:

  • Every replaced driveshaft will be called in 21 days after the claim submission, hold on to the part until you receive a request. That may go beyond the 30 days retention policy.
  • You must store all warranty parts in accordance with the retention guidelines in Section 8 of the Service Operations Manual. DO NOT ship any warranty parts until you receive a call-in request for them.
  • Fill out a Warranty Parts ID Tag, and attach it to the part.
  • You will receive an iN-generated recycling call-in request 21 days after claim payment.For more information, see PIB A08-005.
  • Make sure that you enter the serial number in the DTC fields of the warranty entry screen. The 12-digit number will require using three DTC fields. Failure to enter the serial number may result in your claim being debited.
  • If you can not read the label or it is missing, enter No Label in the DTC fields.
Operation Number Description Flat Rate Time Defect Code Symptom Code Template ID Failed Part Number
2195B0 Inspect right-side driveshaft. No replacement needed. 0.3 hr 6DS00 K0E00 A17091A 44305-TBC-A51
2191BP Inspect right-side driveshaft and replace it. (includes wheel alignment) 0.9 hr 6DS00 K0E00 A17091B 44305-TBC-A51

Skill Level: Repair Technician

 

INSPECTION

  1. Raise the vehicle on a lift.
  2. Locate the right (passenger) side driveshaft label and write down the 12 numbers below the BAR code. NOTE:
    • You will need the serial number to determine if the driveshaft needs to be replaced, and the warranty clerk will need the serial number to file a claim.
    • If you can not read the label or if the label is missing, take a photo of the label or where the label would be and attach it to the RO, then go to the REPAIR PROCEDURE.

serial number

 

  1. Using a permanent marker, divide the serial number as shown below.

divide the serial number

 

  1. Write the numbers on the RO.

19  092617 0287

The 12 numbers are broken up into three categories as shown below. The date and serial number range will determine if the driveshaft needs to be replaced or not.

12 numbers are broken up into three categories

 

The example below shows how to use the chart to determine if the driveshaft needs to be replaced.

use the chart to determine if the driveshaft needs to be replaced

 

  1. Compare the numbers from the label on the right-side driveshaft against the chart below to determine if it is affected.

NOTE: If you can not read the label or if the label is missing, take a photo of the label or where the label would be and attach it to the RO, then go to the REPAIR PROCEDURE.

  • Check that the the driveshaft was built on Line 19.
    • If the shaft was built on Line 19, go to the date check.
    • If the shaft was not built on Line 19, the driveshaft is OK. Submit a warranty claim for the inspection.
  • Check the manufacturing date against the affected date in the table below.
    • If the driveshaft was manufactured on one of the affected dates, go to the serial number check.
    • If the driveshaft was not manufactured on one of the affected dates, the driveshaft is OK. Submit a warranty claim for the inspection.
  • Check the affected date serial number.
    • If the serial number is between the numbers listed for the affected date, go to REPAIR PROCEDURE.

NOTE: The serial number range includes the beginning and ending serial number listed below. For example, if you find 0694 manufactured on 072617 and on line 19, replace it.

  • If the serial number is outside of the range listed, the driveshaft is OK. Submit a warranty claim for the inspection.

 Compare the numbers from the label on the right-side driveshaft against the chart below to determine if it is affected

 

 

REPAIR PROCDURE

  1. Lift the vehicle.
  2. Remove the right front wheel.
  3. Pry up the stake on the spindle nut, then remove the nut.

Pry up the stake

 

  1. Remove the nuts and disconnect the lower ball joint from the lower arm.

lower ball joint

 

  1. Disconnect the outboard joint.

Disconnect the outboard joint

 

  1. Remove the engine undercover plate.

Remove the engine undercover plate

 

  1. Remove the inboard joint off of the intermediate shaft using a drift punch and a hammer.

Remove the inboard joint

 

  1. Remove the set ring on the intermediate shaft and replace it with a new set ring.

Remove the set ring

 

  1. Insert the inboard end of the new driveshaft into the intermediate shaft until the set ring locks in the groove.

Insert the inboard end of the new driveshaft

 

  1. Apply about 3 g (0.11 oz) of molly 77 paste (P/N 08798-9010) to the contact area of the outboard joint and front wheel bearing. Then install the outer joint into the hub. NOTE: The paste helps prevent noise and vibration.

Apply about 3 g (0.11 oz) of molly 77 paste (P/N 08798-9010) to the contact area

 

  1. Install the lower ball joint to the lower arm with new flange nuts and torque in the sequence shown.

Install the lower ball joint

 

  1. Install the engine undercover plate.

Install the engine undercover plate

 

  1. Install a new spindle nut and torque it to 245 N•m (181 lbf-ft). Use a drift to stake the spindle nut shoulder against the driveshaft.

Install a new spindle nut

 

  1. Install the right front wheel.

Install the right front wheel

 

  1. Do the front wheel alignment. Refer to the service information.

 

 

END


A17-091
November 3, 2017
07667 Version 2

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCRIT-17V706-4204.pdf

Download (PDF, 1.44MB)


Owner Notification Letter

December 2017

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCONL-17V706-4889.pdf

Download (PDF, 290KB)


A17-091
November 3, 2017
07667 Version 1

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCRIT-17V706-5080.pdf

Download (PDF, 1.53MB)


Statement by American Honda

Nov. 29, 2017

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17V706-1322.pdf

Download (PDF, 69KB)


Manufacturer Notice

November 8, 2017

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCMN-17V706-8628.pdf

Download (PDF, 51KB)


Manufacturer Notice

November 3, 2017

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCMN-17V706-4314.pdf

Download (PDF, 59KB)


Manufacturer Notice

November 3, 2017

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCMN-17V706-1508.pdf

Download (PDF, 58KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

November 29, 2017

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCAK-17V706-9844.pdf

Download (PDF, 242KB)


 

 

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