Safety Recall A5I: 2019 Honda CR-V Fuel Tank

August 1, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V569000

Fuel Tank Joint Weld May Fail

The failed weld may allow fuel to leak, increasing the risk of a fire in the presence of an ignition source.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V569

Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)


Potential Number of Units Affected 134



Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2019 CR-V vehicles. The joint weld between the fuel tank and the vapor return line may have been insufficiently welded, causing the weld to fail.



Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 16, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s number for this recall is A5I.



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


Check if your Honda has a Recall

Service Bulletin

August 2, 2019
Version 1

Safety Recall: 2019 CR-V Fuel Tank



Year Model Trim VIN Range
2019 CR-V ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.



During manufacturing, the vent pipe on the evaporative return line was not properly welded to the fuel tank and may separate. Customers may notice a fuel smell or a leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

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



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.



Replace the fuel tank.



Part Name Part Number Quantity
Bolt (12-Point 8 mm x 21 mm) (AWD Only) 90113-S10-000 4
Fuel Tank 17044-TLA-A06 1

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 about this exception or other parts retention issues please contact the WPI Administrative Office at 937-642-2737.


  • Only order a fuel tank once you have identified an affected VIN.
  • For instructions to order a fuel tank, refer to the notes in the parts catalogue.



Tool Name Tool Number Quantity
Fuel Sender Wrench 070AA-TLA0100 1



Description Flat
3101GZ Replace the fuel tank (2WD). 1.7 hr 6VR00 A5I00 A19090A 17044-TLA-A06
3101GZ Replace the fuel tank (AWD). 1.7 hr 6VR00 A5I00 A19090B 17044-TLA-A06
A Add for AWD. 0.2 hr

Skill Level: Repair Technician



  1. Relieve the fuel pressure.
    • Remove the emergency fuel funnel from the cargo area.
    • Insert the emergency fuel funnel into the fuel filler neck to relieve the pressure in the tank.
    • Turn the ignition to ON, but do not start the engine.
    • Connect the i-HDS. From the System Selection Menu select the PGM-FI system, select Function Test, and select FUEL PUMP OFF Follow the test instructions for starting the engine and idling until it stalls.
    • Turn the ignition to OFF.
  2. Disconnect the 12-volt battery.
  3. Drain the fuel tank.


Do not remove the fuel line retainer from the fuel tank unit as it will be reused.


The new fuel tank comes with a tank unit O-ring.

  • Using a hand pump, a hose, and a container suitable for fuel, draw the fuel from the fuel tank.
  1. Remove the applicable floor undercover based on the trim level.
  2. AWD Models Only: Move the propeller shaft out of the way.
  3. Remove the left side rear inner fender.
  4. Remove the heat shield from the right rear area.
  1. Remove the fuel tank.


Make sure the support has casters as you will need to move the tank around to guide the filler pipe out through the rear subframe.


As you lower the fuel tank assembly, remove the fuel tube from the tank.


  1. Install the original fuel tank unit into the new fuel tank.


Make sure you use the new O-ring that came with the fuel tank.

  1. Install the new fuel tank; install the tank straps and bolts as shown.
  2. Install the following components in the reverse order of removal:
  1. Connect the fuel lines, and fill the fuel tank with the fuel from the original fuel tank.


The original retainer on the fuel tank unit can be reused. If it was removed from the fuel line or damaged, replace it.

  1. Check for fuel leaks before installing the fuel sending unit access panel.
    • Connect the battery.
    • Connect the fuel tank unit connector, then turn the ignition to ON, but do not start the engine. After the fuelpump runs for 2 seconds, the fuel line will be pressurized.
    • Repeat step 13.2 two or three times, then check for fuel leakage.
  2. Install remaining parts in the reverse order of removal.


  1. California residents only: Fill out a Vehicle Emissions Recall – Proof of Correction certificate, and use 6VR as the recall number. Have the service advisor give the certificate to your customer, and advise him or her to keep it as proof that the recall was completed. Your customer will need to submit this certificate to the DMV only if the DMV requests it. If you need more certificates, use reorder number Y0657.


1 Affected Product



5 Associated Documents

Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V569-9873.pdf 1667.974KB

Download (PDF, 1.59MB)

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V569-4166.PDF 213.668KB

Download (PDF, 209KB)


RMISC-19V569-1434.pdf 129.061KB

Download (PDF, 126KB)

Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – August 2, 2019 Subject Safety Recall: 2019 CR-V Fuel Tank Vapor Return Joint Weld Failure

RCMN-19V569-9723.pdf 143.913KB

Download (PDF, 141KB)

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V569-4755.pdf 244.108KB

Download (PDF, 238KB)

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