Z2Q – Safety Recall: 2019 Honda Odyssey SRS Unit

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V664
Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Components AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS
Potential Number of Units Affected 118

 

SRS May Become Disabled Due to Manufacturing Error

In the event of a crash, if the air bags or seatbelt pretensioners do not function as intended, there would be an increased risk of injury.

 

Summary

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2019 Honda Insight, Odyssey, and Ridgeline vehicles. The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) control unit may have a manufacturing error, possibly resulting in the air bags or seatbelt pretensioners not deploying in the event of a crash.

 

Remedy

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the SRS unit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 5, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s numbers for this recall are B2R, C2P, and Z2Q.

 

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

A18-107
September 28, 2018
Version 2

 

Safety Recall: 2019 Odyssey SRS Unit

Supersedes 18-107, dated September 28, 2018, to revise the information highlighted in yellow

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Year Model Trim VIN Range
2019 Odyssey Touring and Elite Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.

 

REVISION SUMMARY

Under AFFECTED VEHICLES – Trim models have was changed to Touring and Elite only.

Under PARTS INFORMATION – SRS Unit for (LX, EX, EXL, and EXL with Navi RES) was removed.

 

BACKGROUND

An internal failure in the SRS unit may cause the SRS not to operate properly.

 

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

Replace the SRS unit.

 

PARTS INFORMATION

Part Name Quantity Part Number
SRS Unit (Touring & Elite) 1 77960-THR-A12
TORX Ground Bolt 3 90137-S84-A01 

 

TOOL INFORMATION

Part Name Quantity Part Number
1/4″ Drive TORX T30 Stubby Bit Socket (commercially available) 1 BLPTS1430 (Snap-on)

 

NOTE

This is a commercially available tool and not a Honda special tool. The use of this or simular TORX T30 Stubby Bit Socket is recommended.

 

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION

Operation Number Description Flat Rate Time Defect Code Symptom Code Template ID Failed Part Number
7511C2 Replace the SRS unit (includes SRS software check/update, neutral position memorization, and front passenger

seat weight sensor

initialization)

1.0 hrs 6PA00 Z2Q00 A18107A 77960-THR-A02

Skill Level: Repair Technician

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE

  1. Remove the air intake duct.

air intake duct

 

  1. Disconnect the 12-volt battery.

 

NOTES

Wait at least 3 minutes before starting work.

  • Make sure the vehicle is in the OFF (LOCK) mode.
  • Disconnect and isolate the negative cable with the 12 volt battery sensor from the 12 volt battery

Disconnect the 12-volt battery

 

NOTES

  • Always disconnect the negative side first.
  • To protect the connector (B) from damage, do not hold it when removing the terminal.
  • Do not disconnect the 12 volt battery sensor from the cable (C).
  • To protect the connector (B) from damage, do not hold it when removing the terminal.
  1. Remove the passenger’s dashboard undercover.

passenger's dashboard undercover

 

  1. Remove the passenger’s side center console side panel.

passenger's side center console side panel

 

  1. Remove the driver’s side center console side panel.

driver's side center console side panel

 

  1. Remove the steering hanger beam bracket.

steering hanger beam bracket

 

  1. Remove the left and right rear heater joint ducts.

left and right rear heater joint ducts

 

  1. Disconnect the upper HVAC unit drain hoses.

HVAC unit drain hoses

 

  1. Disconnect the SRS unit connectors.

 

NOTE

The SRS Unit connectors have lever locks. Release the locks before disconnecting the connectors. To release the lock, pull the lever while pushing the lock on the outside of the connector, then pull out the connector.

SRS unit connector

 

  1. Remove and discard the three T30 TORX bolts securing the SRS unit.

Remove and discard the three T30 TORX bolts

 

  1. Install the new SRS unit, tighten the new bolts to the specified torque 11 Nm (8 lb·ft) in the numbered sequence shown.

 

NOTE

Use a 1/4″ Drive TORX T30 stubby bit socket and a ratchet (torque wrench for tightening) with a combined length of no more than 55 mm.

Use a 1/4" Drive TORX T30 stubby bit socket and a ratchet

 

  1. Connect the 12-volt battery. Refer to the service information.
  2. With the i-HDS, check that the SRS unit has the latest software. If it does not have the latest, update the software in the SRS unit.

NOTE

When updating control units, use the most current version of the HDS software and interface device. Check any official service information website for more information about updating control units.

  1. Do the YAW RATE-ACCELERATION NEUTRAL POSITION MEMORIZATION. Refer to the procedure below.
  2. Do the FRONT PASSENGER’S WEIGHT SENSOR INITIALIZATION. Refer to the procedure below.
  3. Confirm SRS operation by turning the vehicle to the ON mode, and check that the SRS indicator comes on for about 6 seconds and then goes off.
  4. Install all removed parts in the reverse order of removal. Refer to the service information.

 

YAW RATE-ACCELERATION NEUTRAL POSITION MEMORIZATION

 

NOTES

  • The VSA sensor neutral position must be learned whenever you do any of these actions:
  • Update or replace the VSA modulator-control unit.
  • Update or replace the SRS unit.
  • Removing and installing the steering wheel.
  • Disconnecting and reconnecting the steering joint.
  • Wheel alignment.
  1. Connect the HDS.
  2. Start the VSA sensor neutral position procedure.

 

NOTE

Do not press the brake pedal during this procedure.

  1. Set the steering wheel in the straight ahead position.
  2. Select ADJUSTMENT from ABS/TCS/VSA menu with the HDS, then select ALL SENSOR, and follow the screen prompts.

 

FRONT PASSENGER’S WEIGHT SENSOR INITIALIZATION

 

NOTES

  • When you replace or update the SRS unit, initialize the front passenger’s weight sensor with the HDS.
  • When you replace or remove the front passenger’s weight sensor, the front passenger’s seat frame, or the front passenger’s seat rail, initialize the front passenger’s weight sensor with the HDS.
  1. Connect the HDS to the vehicle.
  2. Front Passenger’s Weight Sensor – Initialize

 

NOTES

  • Before doing this procedure, clear the DTCs.
  • Before doing this procedure, make sure the 12 volt battery is fully charged.
  • Make sure the front passenger’s seat and all components of the seat are correctly installed.
  • Make sure nothing is on the front passenger’s seat, including aftermarket seat covers or mats.
  • Make sure there is nothing in the front passenger’s seat-back pocket.
  • Make sure the vehicle is on level ground.
  • When you perform this procedure, the vehicle temperature must be between 41 – 113 °F (5 – 45°C).
  • When the vehicle is exposed to intense cold or intense heat, move the vehicle inside, open the windows and moonroof (if equipped) and perform this procedure after one hour or more.
  • Do not expose the front passenger’s seat to sudden temperature changes.
  • Do not use the A/C and the heater.
  • Do not touch the front passenger’s seat and keep the vehicle stationary during this procedure.
  • Do not attach the front seat belt tongue into the buckle.
  • If possible, do all of the above procedures inside.
  1. Apply the parking brake.
  1. Position the front passenger’s seat all the way rearward and lowermost (if equipped with the height adjuster), then adjust the seat-back to the forward most position.

 

NOTE

Do not move the seat from this position until the initialization is completed.

  1. From the System Selection Menu, select SRS, then Adjustment. In Adjustment, select SWS Initialization. Follow the prompts until the front passenger’s weight sensor initialization has been completed.
  2. From the System Selection Menu, select SRS, then Data List. In the Data List, select FRONT PASSENGER’S WEIGHT. The weight (T0) of the front passenger’s seat is displayed on the Data List. Write this measurement down as “T0” on a piece of paper.
    • If the reading on the HDS (T0) is within ±0.35 kg (±0.77 lbs), go to step 5.
    • If the reading on the HDS (T0) is at or not within ±0.35 kg (±0.77 lbs), do the following and repeat the procedure from step 1.
      • Confirm that the seat has no interference with surrounding components.
      • Remove the front passenger’s weight sensors (If they were not reinstalled), reinstall them, then repeat this procedure from the step 1.
    • If after reinstalling the front passenger’s weight sensors, the HDS (T0) is still at or not within ±0.35 kg (±0.77 lbs), replace the front passenger’s weight sensors, then repeat this procedure from the beginning.
  3. Prepare a weight between 10 kg (22 lbs) - 20 kg (44 lbs) then measure and note its actual weight (M) with a weight scale.

 

NOTES

  • The accuracy of the weight scale must be within 1 kg (2 lbs).
  • The weight must be uniform in shape and size to allow precise placement on the seat.
  1. Precisely place the prepared weight on center of the front passenger’s seat.
  2. From the Data List, select FRONT PASSENGER’S WEIGHT. The weight (T) of the front passenger’s seat is displayed on the Data List. Write this measurement down as “T” on a piece of paper.
  3. Divide (M) by 2. Write this calculation as “M1” on a piece of paper.
  4. Calculate the variance between (M1) and the HDS (T) with the following formula.

Variance = (T) – (M1)

T: Weight measured by the HDS with the weight on the seat.

M1: Half of the weight measured by the weight scale.

  • If the variance is within ±2.2 kg (±4.9 lbs), initialization is complete. Go to step 10.
  • If the variance is at or not within ±2.2 kg (±4.9 lbs), do the following and repeat the procedure from step 1.
    • Confirm that the seat has no interference with surrounding components.
    • Confirm that the weight was placed precisely in the center of the seat.
    • Remove the front passenger’s weight sensors, reinstall them, then repeat this procedure from the step 1. If the variance is still at or not within ±2.2 kg (±4.9 lbs), replace the front passenger’s weight sensors (if they were not replaced), then repeat this procedure from step 1.
  1. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode.

END


A18-107
September 28, 2018
Version 2

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCRIT-18V664-3215.pdf

Download (PDF, 1.59MB)


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – September 28, 2018 Subject 19 Insight, Ody, and Ridgeline SRS Unit Replacement Stop Sale & Safety Recalls

September 28, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCMN-18V664-8462.pdf

Download (PDF, 144KB)


DEFECT INFORMATION REPORT

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RMISC-18V664-9781.pdf

Download (PDF, 63KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

October 15, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V664-3353.pdf

Download (PDF, 242KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=18V664&docType=RCL


 

i-HDS Diagnostic Software and J2534 Reprogramming Software

 

Honda J2534 Pass-Thru User Guide

Honda J2534 Pass-Thru Software Download

Latest ECU Software

 

Vehicle Communication Interfaces (VCI)

The i-HDS software supports the use of a generic pass-thru VCI that is compliant with SAE J2534-1 and J2534-2. However, Honda recommends the Denso DST-i or the Bosch MVCI for use on Honda and Acura vehicles, as Honda has worked closely with these manufacturers to ensure their hardware and our software interact safely and within the J2534-1 and -2 specifications, for both diagnostics and reprogramming. If you choose to use a generic VCI, please carefully consider the customer and technical support options you will receive from your chosen device supplier. Honda does not provide technical or customer support for generic VCI devices.

The VCI Application Table below lists devices that either are approved and supported by Honda or are known to have completed and passed an independent, exhaustive validation program with our i-HDS software suite.

Manufacturer Version Information Notes VCI Name
Firmware J2534 API
DENSO 2.00.0010* 04.04 This is the current generation VCI used by Honda and Acura dealers. Honda routinely validates the functionality and provides customer support for this device. DST-i
Bosch 3.01.54* 04.04 This is the previous generation VCI used by Honda and Acura dealers. Honda routinely validates the functionality and provides customer support for this device. MVCI 
Drew Technologies 1.7.7** 04.04 This company has completed an independent i-HDS validation and claims it to function with the i-HDS software. Honda does not provide ongoing validation, nor customer support for this device. MongoosePro Honda 
Dearborn Group 3.303** 04.04 This company has completed an independent i-HDS validation and claims it to function with the i-HDS software. Honda does not provide ongoing validation, nor customer support for this device. d-briDGe Pro 

* These versions may have been superseded. Honda provides the latest supported versions to current i-HDS subscribers.
** Version used in validation program. See Terms and Conditions and Important Notice Regarding Reprogramming below for more details.

Drew Tech CarDaq-Plus 2 SAE J2534-1/2 Reflash Reprogramming Tool OEM Diagnostics
Drew Technologies (DRWCDPLUSKIT) CarDAQ-Plus J2534 Flash Reprogramming Kit
CarDAQ-M Modular PassThru J2534 Vehicle Reflash Hardware
VSI J2534 ECU Reprogrammer & Diagnostic Adapter
MAXIFLASH PRO (ALT-MF2534)

 

DST-i Information:

 

MVCI Information:

 

techinfo.honda.com

 

 

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