U29 – Safety Recall: 2017-18 NSX Fuel Tank – 2017-2018 Acura NSX

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V600
Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected 967

 

Fuel Tank Crossover Couplings may Leak Fuel

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

 

Summary

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Acura NSX vehicles. The crossover pipe couplers between the left and right fuel tanks may leak.

 

Remedy

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left and right fuel tanks, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 6, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s numbers for this recall are U29, and Z28.

 

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 Acura has a Recall

 


B18-053
September 13, 2018
Version 3

Safety Recall: 2017-18 NSX Fuel Tank

Supersedes 18-053, dated September 12, 2018, to revise the information highlighted in yellow

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Year Model Trim VIN Range
2017-18 NSX ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.

 

REVISION SUMMARY

Under WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION, information was added about claiming alignment shims.

Under TOOL INFORMATION, a tool was added.

Under REPAIR PROCEDURE, additional steps were added.

 

BACKGROUND

The welds in the fuel tank for the crossover pipe are improperly sealed. Clients may notice a strong fuel smell.

California residents only: This safety recall also affects emissions. Have the service consultant give the certificate to the client as proof that the recall was completed.

 

CLIENT 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 used vehicle inventory.

Failure to repair a vehicle subject to a recall or campaign may subject your dealership to claims or lawsuits from the client 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

Replace the fuel tanks.

 

PARTS INFORMATION

Part Name Part Number Quantity
Fuel Tank Assembly Repair Parts Kit 06170-T6N-305 1
Left Fuel Tank 17044-T6N-A01 1
Right Fuel Tank 17044-T6N-A13 1

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS

Part Name Part Number Quantity
Acura Long-Life Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2 OL999-9011A U29 - Safety Recall: 2017-18 NSX Fuel Tank - 2017-2018 Acura NSX » small light 4
Acura Gear Oil GO-Type 08200-9018A 2

 

TOOL INFORMATION

Part Name Tool Number Quantity
Tank Removal Adapter 07AAK-T6NA300 1
Arm Holder 07AAB-T6NA400 1
Brake Disc Covers (set of 4) 07AAZ-T6NA800 1
Hose Plug Set 07AAZ-T6NA600 1
Fender Covers 07AAZ-T6NA200 1
Lug Nut Cap Removal Tool 07AAC-T6NA100 1
Fuel Tank Unit Locknut 07AAA-SNAA100 1
Fuel Pump Module Locknut Wrench 070AA-T0AA100 1
Wheel Stud Guide Pins (set of 2) 07AAB-T6NA200 1

 

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION

Fuel Tank Replacement

To file a warranty claim for fuel reimbursement, you must do the following:

  • Select O1 from the Sublet Code drop-down.
  • Enter the total MILES driven for refueling (ex. 15MILE) in the Work Description
  • Enter the fuel receipt, invoice, transaction, or sequence etc. number in the Invoice No.
  • Enter the amount in the Sublet Amount field
  • Upload a image of the fuel receipt (required).

image of the fuel receipt

Alignment shims maybe needed to properly do the alignment, the shims were added under the material reimbursement section in the template.

Operation Number Description Flat Rate Time Defect Code Symptom Code Template ID Failed Part Number
3101GP Replace the right and left side fuel tanks (includes alignment, VSA sensor neutral position procedure, fluid drain/refill and test drive). 10.3 hrs 6TK00 U2900 B18053A 17044-T6N-A01
Only use the templates below if fuel fill-up is required.
B Travel 1-10 miles for fuel 0.2 hr 6TK00 U2900 B18053B 17044-T6N-A01
C Travel 11-20 miles for fuel 0.4 hr 6TK00 U2900 B18053C 17044-T6N-A01
D Travel 21-30 miles for fuel 0.6 hr 6TK00 U2900 B18053D 17044-T6N-A01

 

Skill Level: Repair Technician

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE

  1. Set the vehicle on the lift. Refer to the service information.
  2. Protect and cover the body panels surrounding the engine compartment.
  3. Remove the engine room covers. Refer to the service information.
  4. Remove the driver’s side air cleaner assembly. Refer to the service information.
  5. Drain the fuel from both fuel tanks.

5.1 Remove the PGM-FI main relay 3 (UNDER HOOD).

5.2 Remove the PGM-FI main relay 2 (CABIN).

5.3 In Maintenance Mode do the Forced PI Idling Mode, then let the engine idle until it stalls.

5.4 Remove the fuel return hose from the fuel pressure regulator, and add an extension tube to an empty fuel container.

fuel return hose from the fuel pressure regulator

 

5.5 Jump the PGM-FI main relay 3 (UNDER HOOD) 4-pin connector terminal No.1 and No. 2 with a jumper wire, and turn the ignition to ON.

PGM-FI main relay 3

 

5.6 Wait until all the fuel is drained.

  1. Disconnect the fuel vapor line (located below the removed driver’s air cleaner assembly).

fuel vapor line

 

  1. Turn off the IMA service plug.

7.1 Move the driver’s seat all the way forward.

7.2 Remove the lower portion of driver’s door seal. Refer to the service information.

 

NOTE

Do not completely remove the driver’s door seal.

7.3 Remove the driver’s C-pillar trim.

 

NOTE

To avoid damage when removing the C-pillar trim make sure you detach it from the outer edge near the rear glass and not at the seat belt webbing pocket.

C-pillar trim

 

7.4 Remove the driver’s rear side trim panel. Refer to the service information.

7.5 Pull the rear bulkhead carpet up to access and remove the service plug cover.

service plug cover

 

7.6 Remove the service plug. Refer to the service information.

  1. Disconnect the 12-volt terminals to the battery. Refer to the service information.
  2. Raise the vehicle.
  3. Remove the rear wheels.

 

NOTE

Protect the brake disk from damage and install the brake disk cover.

 

  1. Remove both left and right inner fender liners. Refer to the service information.
  2. On the passenger side rear wheel well, disconnect the following:

disconnect the following

 

  • OVR tube (next to frame beam)
  • Lower intercooler hose (Unclamp and move.)
  • PI fuel feed pipe
  • Fuel tank unit connector
  • Clip harness tab for the OVR
  • Clip harness tab for the fuel line return

fuel line return

 

  1. On the driver’s side rear wheel well, do the following:

On the driver's side rear wheel well, do the following

 

  • Unclamp and move the intercooler hose.
  • Remove the black bracket holding the fuel tank (top side fasteners).
  • Disconnect the two electrical connectors.
  • Disconnect the fuel filler neck.
  • Disconnect the PI fuel feed pipe to the fuel pump.
  • Unhook the tube clamp on the firewall side.

On the driver's side rear wheel well, do the following

 

  1. Remove the engine undercover. Refer to the service information.
  2. Remove the (rear) center tunnel reinforcement. Refer to the service information.
  3. Remove the two gear oil thermostat housing fasteners.
  4. Remove the (front) rear subframe. Refer to the service information.

 

NOTE

Pay attention to the bolt length and locations.

 

  1. Drain the engine coolant only from the water pipe underneath the vehicle.

 

NOTE

After the coolant has drained, reinstall the drain bolts with new washers included in the kit.

reinstall the drain bolts with new washers

 

  1. Disconnect the water hoses from the center pipes and cap off the ends.
  2. Disconnect the two gear oil pipes in the center tunnel. Refer to the service information.
  3. Disconnect the coolant heater hose and cap off.
  4. Disconnect the rear motor power cable. Refer to the service information.
  5. Remove the rear bulkhead upper brace, rear bulkhead lower brace, and fuel pipe separator bracket. Refer to the service information.
  6. Remove the crossover pipe bracket bolts. Refer to the service information.
  7. Remove the fuel tank separator braces. Refer to the service information.
  8. Place the tank removal adapter and the powertrain lift table under the fuel tank assembly. Refer to the service information.
  9. Remove the fuel tank strap bolts.
  10. Slightly lower the fuel tank assembly, On the passenger side tank, reach over and disconnect the fuel return tube.
  11. Completely lower the fuel tank assembly, making sure none of the remaining hardlines and hoses get snagged.
  12. Install the fuel tank damper (supplied with the new fuel tanks) as shown.

fuel tank damper

 

  1. Refer to the service information, and transfer the following to the new fuel tank assembly:
    • Fuel sending units (left and right)
    • Fuel tank protectors
    • Fuel transfer tubes
    • Vapor transfer tube
    • Cross over pipe and tubes

 

NOTE

Install the supplied tape around the fuel tube spacer as shown.

Install the supplied tape around the fuel tube spacer

 

  1. Install the new fuel tank assembly in to the vehicle, and install the parts in the reverse order of removal.
  2. Top off the transmission fluid. Refer to the service information.
  3. Fill the coolant, and air bleed the system. Refer to the service information.
  4. Refuel the vehicle.

 

NOTE

Make sure to note the mileage driven to refuel the vehicle; it is required for warranty reimbursement.

 

  1. Do an alignment check, and make adjustments as needed.

 

NOTE

The fuel tanks must be fully fueled when doing an alignment. Also, be sure to follow the pre-alignment checks. Refer to the service information.

 

  1. California residents only: Fill out a Vehicle Emissions Recall – Proof of Correction certificate, and use Z28 as the recall number. Have the service consultant give the certificate to your client, and advise him or her to keep it as proof that the recall was completed. Your client will need to submit this certificate to the DMV only if the DMV requests it. If you need more certificates, use reorder number Y0657.

Proof of Correction certificate, Z28

 

END

 


B18-053

Version 3

September 13, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCRIT-18V600-6954.pdf

B18-053

 


B18-053

Version 1

September 8, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCRIT-18V600-0043.pdf

RCRIT-18V600-0043

 


Manufacturer Notice

September 12, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCMN-18V600-2951.pdf

RCMN-18V600-2951

 


Manufacturer Notice

September 8, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCMN-18V600-8181.pdf

RCMN-18V600-8181

 


Statement by Acura Regarding Fuel Tank Recall: 2017-2018 Acura NSX

Sept. 8, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RMISC-18V600-6203.pdf

RMISC-18V600-6203

 


Manufacturer Notice

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCMN-18V600-2607.pdf

RCMN-18V600-2607

 


Manufacturer Notice

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCMN-18V600-0040.pdf

RCMN-18V600-0040

 


DEFECT INFORMATION REPORT

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RMISC-18V600-7271.pdf

RMISC-18V600-7271

 


Recall Acknowledgement

September 27, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V600-5609.pdf

RCAK-18V600-5609

 


 

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