Honda Technical Newsletter – Jan-Feb-Mar 2019

NHTSA ID Number: 10161662

Manufacturer Communication Number: TheWrenchJan-Mar


The Wrench – If a customer complains of loose handlebars on a 2018 GL1800, the problem may be due to improper torquing of the steering stem nut at the factory. First, verify the complaint with the proper inspection outlined in the Service Bulletin GL1800 #1, then if the handlebars are loose continue to follow the instructions to perform the repair. Service Bulletin GL1800 #1 (Feb. 21, 2019) can be viewed by following the path below then searching for GL1800 #1.


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.


Send Tech Line Snapshots When Calling for Auto Idle Stop System Issues – Acura

NHTSA ID Number: 10162003

Manufacturer Communication Number: B18070C


ServiceNews Article – Until recently, Tech Line had only two categories for auto idle stop system issues. That made it hard for our engineering staff to understand what was specifically inhibiting the system. To help with this, Tech Line has added more categories to match what’s listed in the service information. As a result, when calling them for an auto idle stop issue, you must now send a snapshot. Tech Line needs it for troubleshooting and won’t be able to help unless you do.


Removing and Installing the Fuel Joint Pipe? Remember This! – Acura

NHTSA ID Number: 10162004

Manufacturer Communication Number: B19060B


ServiceNews Article – Some of the service information procedures involving removal and installation of fuel system and engine parts require removing and installing the fuel joint pipe. Keep in mind this is a must replace part, and it must never be reused. Furthermore, be sure to apply the polyethylene glycol lubricant from the replacement joint pipe kit and torque the joint pipe to spec. Failure to do these things will lead to fuel leaks (either right away or over time) that could result in a fire. And if that happens, your dealership will be responsible for any resulting injuries or property damage.


Safety Recall F5F: Takata Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator (Phase 5) – 2009-2014 Acura

June 27, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V502000

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V502

Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 9,566



Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2014 Acura TSX, 2011-2014 TSX Sport Wagon, 2010-2013 ZDX, 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2010-2011 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic and Civic Hybrid, 2008-2010 Civic GX NGV, 2012-2015 Crosstour, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2009-2013 Fit, 2014 Fit EV, 2010-2014 Insight, and 2009-2015 Pilot vehicles.

The vehicles are equipped with passenger frontal air bag inflators assembled as a recall remedy part or replacement service part, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.