P2O – Safety Recall: 2017-2018 Honda CR-V: Steering Gearbox

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V663
Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Components STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected 54

 

Magnet Becomes Dislodged Reducing Steering Ability

The unintended steering input reduces vehicle maneuverability and increases the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Honda Civic and CR-V vehicles. The magnet that controls the torque sensor output signal for the electronic power steering system may not be properly secured, allowing the magnet to become dislodged. During a full lock turn, the dislodged magnet may cause steering assist to be applied in the opposite direction.

 

Remedy

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gearbox assembly, 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 C2N, P2O.

 

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

A18-103
September 28, 2018
Version 1

 

Safety Recall: 2017-18 CR-V: Steering Gearbox

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

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

 

BACKGROUND

Due to incorrect production of the steering gearbox torque sensor, the torque sensor magnet may shift from its normal position inside the gearbox. A shifted sensor magnet may cause the steering to move left or right unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

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 steering gearbox. Then, do a four-wheel alignment, followed by the steering angle neutral position learning procedure.

 

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION

Operation Number Description Flat Rate Time Defect Code Symptom Code Template ID Failed Part Number
5131L9 Replace steering gearbox. (Includes alignment and steering angle neutral position process EX, EX-L, and Touring AWD models

only)

3.2 hrs 6KS00 P2O00 A18103A 53620-TLA-A12
5131L9 Replace steering gearbox. (Includes alignment and steering angle neutral position

process LX AWD models only)

3.2 hrs 6KS00 P2O00 A18103B 53620-TLA-A12
5131L8 Replace steering gearbox. (Includes alignment and steering angle neutral position process EX, EX-L, and Touring 2WD models

only)

2.6 hrs 6KS00 P2O00 A18103C 53620-TLA-A12
5131L8 Replace steering gearbox. (Includes alignment and steering angle neutral position

process LX 2WD models only)

2.6 hrs 6KS00 P2O00 A18103D 53620-TLA-A12
5131L8 Replace steering gearbox. (Includes alignment and steering angle neutral position process VIN specific LX

2WD models only)

2.6 hrs 6KS00 P2O00 A18103E 53620-TLA-A12

Skill Level: Repair Technician

 

PARTS INFORMATION

CR-V EX, EX-L, Touring AWD

Part Name Part Number Quantity
Steering Gearbox (EX, EX-L, Touring AWD models only) 53620-TLA-A12 1
A Pipe Gasket 18303-T2B-A01  1
A Pipe Gasket 18302-SP0-003  1
Flange Nut (10 mm) 90002-S10-000  4
Bolt (14 mm x 73 mm) 90108-TBA-A00 4
Bolt (12 point 8 mm x 21 mm) (AWD only) 90113-S10-000 8
Flange Bolt (12 mm x 35 mm) 90164-T0A-A00 2
Flange Bolt (12 mm x 33 mm) 90165-TLA-A00 4
Flange Bolt (14 mm x 125 mm) 90169-TLA-A01 1
Flange Bolt (10 mm x 35 mm) 90182-TLA-A00 4
Nut (10 mm) 90212-SA5-003  6
Flange Bolt (10 mm x 29 mm) (AWD only) 90382-SH9-003 2

 

CR-V LX AWD

Part Name Part Number Quantity
Steering Gearbox ( LX AWD model only) 53620-TLC-A12 1
A Pipe Gasket 18302-SP0-003  1
A Pipe Gasket 18303-T2B-A01  1
Flange Nut (10 mm) 90002-S10-000  4
Bolt (14 mm x 73 mm) 90108-TBA-A00 4
Bolt (12 point 8 mm x 21 mm) (AWD only) 90113-S10-000 8
Flange Bolt (12 mm x 35 mm) 90164-T0A-A00 2
Flange Bolt (12 mm x 33 mm) 90165-TLA-A00 4
Flange Bolt (14 mm x 125 mm) 90169-TLA-A01 1
Flange Bolt (10 mm x 35 mm) 90182-TLA-A00 4
Nut (10 mm) 90212-SA5-003  6
Flange Bolt (10 mm x 29 mm) (AWD only) 90382-SH9-003 2

 

CR-V EX, EX-L, Touring 2WD

Part Name Part Number Quantity
Steering Gearbox (EX, EX-L, Touring 2WD models only) 53620-TLB-A22 1
A Pipe Gasket 18303-T2B-A01  1
A Pipe Gasket 18302-SP0-003  1
Flange Nut (10 mm) 90002-S10-000  4
Bolt (14 mm x 73 mm) 90108-TBA-A00 4
Flange Bolt (12 mm x 35 mm) 90164-T0A-A00 2
Flange Bolt (12 mm x 33 mm) 90165-TLA-A00 4
Flange Bolt (14 mm x 125 mm) 90169-TLA-A01 1
Flange Bolt (10 mm x 35 mm) 90182-TLA-A00 4
Nut (10 mm) 90212-SA5-003  6

 

CR-V LX 2WD

Part Name Part Number Quantity
Steering Gearbox (LX 2WD model only) 53620-TLD-A02 1
A Pipe Gasket 18303-T2B-A01  1
A Pipe Gasket 18302-SP0-003  1
Flange Nut (10 mm) 90002-S10-000  4
Bolt (14 mm x 73 mm) 90108-TBA-A00 4
Flange Bolt (12 mm x 35 mm) 90164-T0A-A00 2
Flange Bolt (12 mm x 33 mm) 90165-TLA-A00 4
Flange Bolt (14 mm x 125 mm) 90169-TLA-A01 1
Flange Bolt (10 mm x 35 mm) 90182-TLA-A00 4
Nut (10 mm) 90212-SA5-003  6

 

TOOL INFORMATION

Tool Name Tool Number Quantity
Subframe Adapter VSB02C000016 1

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE

 

NOTE

For more information about the procedures listed below, refer to the service information.

  1. Set the steering column to the center tilt position and center telescopic position. Use the steering wheel holder tool to keep in place.

steering wheel holder tool

 

  1. Write down audio unit presets and disconnect the 12-volt battery.
  2. Raise the vehicle on a lift.
  3. Remove the front wheels.
  4. Disconnect the steering joint.

steering joint

 

  1. Disconnect the tie-rod end ball joints on both sides of the vehicle.
  2. Remove the engine undercover.
  3. Disconnect the EPS subharness, and remove the connectors from the harness clips.

EPS subharness

 

  1. Disconnect both sides of the stabilizer link from the stabilizer bar.
  2. Disconnect the front lower arm on both sides.
  3. Remove exhaust pipe A.
  4. Vehicle with AWD: Remove the propeller shaft.
  5. Remove the lower torque rod.
  6. Remove the front brace.
  7. Remove both front lower arm mounting bolts from the body.

front lower arm mount

 

  1. Set the subframe adapter on a transmission jack, line up the slots in the arms with the bolt holes on the corner of the jack base, and tighten the bolts.

subframe adapter

 

  1. Attach the subframe adapter to the front subframe, and remove the bolts holding the subframe.
  2. Using the transmission jack, lower the front subframe until it drops from the body.

 

NOTE

Do not lower the front subframe more than required.

  1. Remove the steering gearbox through the opening between the body and the front subframe.

 

INSTALLATION

NOTE

During the assembly process, replace all required parts.

  1. Loosely install the new steering gearbox and new steering gearbox stiffeners to the front subframe with new mounting bolts.
  2. Tighten the mounting bolts to the specified torque in the numbered sequence shown.

steering gearbox

 

  1. Install the pinion shaft grommet.

 

NOTICE

Install the grommet with the arrow facing towards the front of the vehicle.

  1. Install the front stabilizer bar bushing holder on both sides.

front stabilizer bar bushing holder

 

  1. Install the front lower arm mounting bolt on both sides of the body.
  2. Install the lower torque rod.
  3. Install the front brace.
  4. Vehicles with AWD: Install the propeller shaft.
  5. Install exhaust pipe A with new gaskets.
  6. Connect the lower arm ball joints on both sides.
  7. Connect the stabilizer link to the stabilizer bar.
  8. Connect the EPS subharness, and install the harness clip.

EPS subharness

 

  1. Install the engine undercover.
  2. Connect the tie-rod end ball joints on both sides.
  3. Connect the steering joint.

steering joint

 

  1. Install the front wheels.
  2. Connect the 12 volt battery.
  3. With the tires raised off the ground, check for the following symptoms on the steering gearbox by turning the steering wheel fully to the right and left several times. If you hear any of the symptoms listed below, check for a probable cause.

symptoms listed

 

  1. Check these items with the vehicle on the ground:
  2. Do a four-wheel alignment.
  3. Do the steering angle neutral position learning procedure.

END


A18-103
September 28, 2018
Version 1

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCRIT-18V663-1854.pdf

Download (PDF, 1.19MB)


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – September 28, 2018 Subject 2017-18 Civic and CR-V EPS Gearbox Replacement Stop Sale & Safety Recalls

September 28, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCMN-18V663-1002.pdf

Download (PDF, 142KB)


DEFECT INFORMATION REPORT

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RMISC-18V663-5289.pdf

Download (PDF, 58KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

October 15, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V663-7229.pdf

Download (PDF, 242KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=18V663&docType=RCL


 

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