Safety Recall: 2014-2019 Acura ILX Fuel Tank Inspection and/or Fuel Tank Replacement

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V052
Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected 4,455

 

Inaccurate Fuel Gauge Reading

If the fuel gauge displays that the vehicle has more gas than it actually does, the vehicle may run out of gas and stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Acura (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2014-2019 Acura ILX vehicles. The vehicles may have a deformed fuel tank, raising the height of the fuel pump and allowing the fuel level float to stick, possibly causing the fuel gauge to display an inaccurate fuel level.

 

Remedy

Acura will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the fuel tank, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on March 8, 2019. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura’s number for this recall is H3U, Z3T.

 

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


Service Bulletin

B19-008
January 25, 2019
Version 1

 

Safety Recall: ILX Fuel Tank Production Date Inspection

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Year Model Trim VIN Range
2014-19 ILX ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.

 

BACKGROUND

The fuel gauge may get stuck at times, causing inconsistent fuel level readings. This may cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Vehicles that have previously received service part replacement tank will require inspection of the tank production date to ensure it is not defective.

There are one of two service actions that can be performed. Check the iN VIN status for applicability.

OR

  • 19-008, Safety Recall: ILX Fuel Tank Production Date Inspection

 

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 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 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

Inspect the fuel tank and replace it with a new unit if necessary.

 

NOTE

For dealers experiencing a strong fuel smell from storing a fuel tank replaced under this service bulletin, the fuel tank may be disposed of immediately in accordance with local regulations. This only applies to the fuel tank replaced under this service bulletin. The published retention policy remains in effect for all other parts. If you have any questions related to this exception or other parts retention issues, contact the WPI Administrative Office at 937-642-2737.

 

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION

Operation
Number
Description Flat
Rate
Time
Defect
Code
Symptom
Code
Template
ID
Failed
Part
Number
3105J0 Inspect the fuel tank 0.3 hr 6FM00 Z3T00 B19008A 17044-TR0-A30
Operation
Number
Description Flat
Rate
Time
Defect
Code
Symptom
Code
Template
ID
Failed
Part
Number
3105J0 Inspect the fuel tank 0.3 hr 6FM00 Z3T00 B19008B 17044-TR0-A30
A Replace the fuel tank 2.1 hr

Skill Level: Repair Technician

 

PARTS INFORMATION

Part Name Part Number Quantity
Fuel Tank 17044-TR0-A30 1

 

TOOL INFORMATION

NOTE

If you do not have P/N 07AAA-SNA0100, you can use 07AAA-SNAA101 as well.

Part Name Part Number Quantity
Fuel pump module locknut wrench 07AAA- SNA0100 1
Fuel pump module locknut wrench 07AAA- SNAA101 1

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE

  1. Visually inspect the fuel tank’s blow mold date (see illustrations below).

fuel tank's blow mold date

Year Month Day
2017 10 2, 3, 6, 7, 20, 21
2018 6 20, 21, 25
7 20
8 6, 7, 29, 30
9 3, 9, 10, 13, 14, 19, 20
10 24, 25, 31
11 1
  • If the fuel tank was produced on any of the dates listed above, go to step 2.
  • If the fuel tank was not produced on any of these dates, no further action is required.
  1. Write down the mold date on the repair order, then remove and install the fuel tank. See the service information for details.
  2. California residents only: Fill out a Vehicle Emissions Recall – Proof of Correction certificate, and use Z3T for the fuel tank 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

END


Service Bulletin

B19-007
January 25, 2019
Version 1

 

Safety Recall: 2018-19 ILX Fuel Tank Replacement

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Year Model Trim VIN Range
2018-19 ILX ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.

 

BACKGROUND

The fuel gauge may get stuck at times, causing inconsistent fuel level readings. This may cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

There are one of two service actions that can be performed. Check the iN VIN status for applicability.

OR

  • 19-008, Safety Recall: ILX Fuel Tank Production Date Inspection

 

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 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 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 tank with a new unit.

NOTE

For dealers experiencing a strong fuel smell from storing a fuel tank replaced under this service bulletin, the fuel tank may be disposed of immediately in accordance with local regulations. This only applies to the fuel tank replaced under this service bulletin. The published retention policy remains in effect for all other parts. If you have any questions related to this exception or other parts retention issues, contact the WPI Administrative Office at 937-642-2737.

 

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION

The normal warranty applies.

Operation
Number
Description Flat
Rate
Time
Defect
Code
Symptom
Code
Template
ID
Failed
Part
Number
3101GT Replace the fuel tank 2.1 hr 6FM00 H3U00 B19007A 17044-TR0-A30

Skill Level: Repair Technician

 

PARTS INFORMATION

Part Name Part Number Quantity
Fuel Tank 17044-TR0-A30 1

 

TOOL INFORMATION

NOTE

If you do not have P/N 07AAA-SNA0100, you can use 07AAA-SNAA101 as well.

Part Name Part Number Quantity
Fuel pump module locknut wrench 07AAA- SNA0100 1
Fuel pump module locknut wrench 07AAA- SNAA101 1

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE

  1. Remove and install the new fuel tank. See the service information for details.
  2. California residents only: Fill out a Vehicle Emissions Recall – Proof of Correction certificate, and use H3U for the fuel tank 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

END


B19-008
January 25, 2019
Version 1

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2019/RCRIT-19V052-1489.pdf

Download (PDF, 767KB)


B19-007
January 25, 2019
Version 1

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2019/RCRIT-19V052-6118.pdf

Download (PDF, 233KB)


Statement by Acura Regarding Fuel Tank Recall:
2014-2019 Acura ILX

February 8, 2019

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2019/RMISC-19V052-5536.pdf

Download (PDF, 31KB)


Safety Recall: 2014-19 Acura ILX Fuel Tank Inspection and/or Fuel Tank Replacement

January 25, 2019

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2019/RCMN-19V052-7540.pdf

Download (PDF, 147KB)


DEFECT INFORMATION REPORT

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2019/RMISC-19V052-9278.pdf

Download (PDF, 57KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

March 5, 2019

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2019/RCAK-19V052-6173.pdf

Download (PDF, 318KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V052&docType=RCL


 

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