A/C Does Not Blow Cold Air and Condenser Leaks at Receiver Dryer Cap – 2016-2018 Honda Pilot & 2017-2019 Ridgeline

Service Bulletin

A18-080
October 4, 2018
Version 3

 

A/C Does Not Blow Cold Air and Condenser Leaks at Receiver Dryer Cap

Supersedes 18-080, dated August 25, 2018, to revise the information highlighted in yellow

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Year Model Trim VIN Range
2016-17 Pilot ALL ALL
2018 Pilot 2WD 5FNYF5…JB000001 thru 5FNYF5…JB008758
2018 Pilot AWD 5FNYF6…JB000001 thru 5FNYF6…JB017071
2017-18 Ridgeline ALL ALL
2019 Ridgeline 2WD 5FPYK2…JB000001 thru 5FPYK2…JB002793
2019 Ridgeline AWD 5FPYK3…JB000001 thru 5FPYK3…JB015214

 

REVISION SUMMARY

Under WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION, the flat rate time for millimeter wave radar aiming was added, and under REPAIR PROCEDURE, step 10 was added.

 

SYMPTOM

The A/C does not blow cold air, and the lower corner of the condenser around the receiver/dryer cap is stained.

 

POSSIBLE CAUSES

There is poor O-ring compression against the receiver/dryer barrel wall.

 

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Remove the A/C condenser, and replace the filter sub-assembly. Then, recharge the A/C system.

 

PARTS INFORMATION

Part Name Part Number Quantity
Filter Sub-Assembly 80101-TG7-A01 1

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS

Part Name Part Number Quantity
POE Oil: Delphi RL85HM 38899-RLV-A01 1 (One can repairs four vehicles.)

 

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION

The normal warranty applies.

Pilot and Ridgeline without Honda Sensing

Operation
Number
Description Flat
Rate
Time
Defect
Code
Symptom
Code
Template
ID
Failed
Part
Number
6161G3 Remove the A/C condenser, and replace the filter sub-assembly. 2.2 hrs 07406 03220 A18080A 80100-TG7-A01
A Evacuate and recharge the A/C system. 0.7 hr

 

Pilot with Honda Sensing

Operation
Number
Description Flat
Rate
Time
Defect
Code
Symptom
Code
Template
ID
Failed
Part
Number
6161G3 Remove the A/C condenser, and replace the filter subassembly. 2.2 hrs 07406 03220 A18080B 80100-TG7-A01
A Evacuate and recharge the A/C system 0.7 hr
M Radar aiming- add 1.4 hrs

 

Ridgeline with Honda Sensing

 

Operation
Number
Description Flat
Rate
Time
Defect
Code
Symptom
Code
Template
ID
Failed
Part
Number
6161G3 Remove the A/C condenser, and replace the filter subassembly. 2.2 hrs 07406 03220 A18080C 80100-TG7-A01
A Evacuate and recharge the A/C system 0.7 hr
M Radar aiming- add 0.9 hr

Skill Level: Repair Technician

 

INSPECTION PROCEDURE

Check if the A/C is blowing cold air and there is staining around the receiver dryer cap on the condenser.

staining around the receiver dryer cap on the condenser

  • If the A/C is not blowing cold air and there is staining around the receiver dryer cap on the condenser, go to REPAIR PROCEDURE.
  • If the A/C is not blowing cold air and there is no staining around the receiver dryer cap, continue with normal system troubleshooting.

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE

  1. Recover the A/C refrigerant from the system. Refer to the service information.
  2. Remove the A/C condenser from the vehicle. Refer to the service information.
  3. Thoroughly clean the stain from the affected area on the condenser.
  4. Remove the sub-assembly (cap, filter, and desiccant bag) from the condenser.

NOTES

  • Install the new desiccant bag as quickly as possible to prevent the system from absorbing moisture from the air.
  • You will need to add 10 ml of refrigerant oil (P/N 38899-RLV-A01) with the replacement of the desiccant bag.
  • Do not over tighten the plastic receiver/dryer cap; it could get stripped.

Remove the sub-assembly (cap, filter, and desiccant bag)

  1. Wipe the interior threads and sealing area of the receiver/dryer barrel with a lint-free cloth to remove all debris.
  2. Apply a thin layer of refrigerant oil to the O-rings. Then install the new filter sub-assembly, and torque the cap to 12 N·m (9 lb-ft).
  3. Install the A/C condenser. Refer to the service information.
  4. Evacuate and recharge the A/C system. Refer to the service information.
  5. Make sure the A/C system is operating properly.
  6. With Honda Sensing: Do the millimeter wave radar aiming procedure. Refer to service information.

NOTE

The millimeter wave radar aiming procedure must be done whenever the millimeter wave radar is removed or replaced.

END


A18-080
October 4, 2018
Version 3

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10145428

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2018/MC-10145428-9999.pdf

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A18-080
August 25, 2018
Version 2

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10144790

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2018/MC-10144790-9999.pdf

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