Engine Overheats – 2009-2016 Honda

Tech Line Summary Article

July 2016
ATS 160715 Version 1

 

Engine Overheats

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

2011−16 Odyssey, 2009−15 Pilot, and 2009−14 Ridgeline

 

If the engine is overheating and there’s engine oil mixed in the coolant reservoir, chances are the cylinder head may be cracked. A crack may form under the front and/or rear camshaft at the journals and is a rare occurrence.

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Creak From the B-pillar – 2014-2016 Honda Odyssey

A16-035
November 3, 2016
05097 Version 2

03969 Version 1

 

Creak From the B-pillar

(Supersedes 16-035, Dated July 23, 2016, to revise the information highlighted in yellow)

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Year Model Trim VIN Range
2014–15 Odyssey ALL ALL
2016 Odyssey ALL 5FNRL….GB000001 thru 5FNRL….GB044289

 

REVISION SUMMARY

REPAIR PROCEDURE A has been added.

 

SYMPTOM

A creak is heard from the base of the B-pillar when driving on uneven surfaces or during acceleration and braking.

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Product Update: 2011–14 Odyssey Vehicle Certification Label – 2011-2014 Honda Odyssey

A16-003
January 23, 2016
03049 Version 1

 

Product Update: 2011–14 Odyssey Vehicle Certification Label

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Year Model Trim VIN Range
2011–14 Odyssey ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.

 

BACKGROUND

The trailer hitch weight was not properly calculated into the gross axle weight rating (GAWR) on the vehicle certification label. This can create a situation where the vehicle exceeds the indicated gross axle weight rating.

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Judder from the Torque Converter Lock-Up Clutch – 2012-2015 Honda Odyssey

B16-060
August 3, 2016
04538 Version 1

 

Judder from the Torque Converter Lock-Up Clutch

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Year Model Trim VIN Range
2012 Odyssey Touring, Touring Elite 5FNRL5H…CB053446 thru 5FNRL5H…CB148157
2013 Odyssey Touring, Touring Elite ALL
2014–15 Odyssey ALL ALL

 

BACKGROUND

A judder from the torque converter lock-up clutch may be felt while driving between 20 and 60mph. The problem is typically diagnosed as a bad torque converter. American Honda investigated the judder and found that the torque converter was not causing the judder; rather, it was caused by deteriorated transmission fluid. The transmission fluid deteriorates quicker than expected when it is exposed to intermittent high heat loads under specific driving conditions. American Honda is working on a software update that will maintain the transmission fluid temperature within the desirable range under all driving conditions and eliminate the potential for this judder. American Honda will revise this service bulletin when the software update is available.

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Engine Intermittently Rattles or Runs Rough with MIL Blinking – 2009-2016 Honda

ServiceNews Article

June 2016
A16060H Version 1

 

Engine Intermittently Rattles or Runs Rough with MIL Blinking?

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

2013−16 Accord V6, 2010−15 Crosstour, 2011−16 Odyssey, and 2009−15 Pilot

While driving under steady cruise (between 30 and 65 mph) or light acceleration, does the engine intermittently rattle or runs rough with the MIL blinking? Since these driving conditions are likely to activate VCM operation, the probable reason for these symptoms is sticking VCM rocker arms. Here the lowdown.

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