Honda now offers a “Rodent Deterrent Tape” for wiring harness repairs where wires have been chewed by a mouse, chipmunk, etc. The new tape, P/N 4019-2317, contains capsaicin, the material found in “five-alarm chili,” which should deter future chewing issues. The tape is available in rolls.
This bulletin applies to 2006-2010 Honda Ridgeline, 2003-2010 Accord, 2006-2010 Civic, 2007-2010 CR-V, 2009-2010 Fit, 2005-2010 Odyssey and 2009-2010 Pilot vehicles.
This bulletin was released by Honda, with application to 2006 and later Pilot and Ridgeline, 2007 and later Odyssey and 2008 and later Accord V6 models. An improperly set ATF dipstick can lead to a starter motor failure.
This bulletin applies to 2010-2013 Honda Insight and 2011-2012 Odyssey models. Honda notes that mismatched tire sizes will intermittently set VSA DTC 84-12 (steering angle sensor neutral position memorization incomplete).
You may encounter Hondas equipped with manual transmissions where the trans pops out of gear and/or shifts stiffly.
This bulletin applies to a number of Honda vehicles including 2011-2012 Accord, 2012 Civic and Civic Hybrid, 2011-2012 Crosstour, 2012 CR-V, 2011-2012 CR-Z, 2011 Element, 2011-2012 Fit, Insight and Odyssey, 2012 Pilot and 2012 Ridgeline.
This bulletin applies to all 2000 and later Honda models equipped with SRS (an example is the 2011 Civic Hybrid). The OPDS (Occupant Position Detection System) sensors in the front passenger seat-back pad are very sensitive and can set SRS DTC 15-3 (faulty OPDS sensor) or 86-11 (faulty OPDS seat-back sensor) if they are exposed to even small amounts of electronic interference.
This bulletin from Honda applies to 2010-2013 Insight and Odyssey models. Mismatched tire sizes will intermittently set VSA DTC 84-12 (steering angle sensor neutral position memorization incomplete).
Honda offers a tip regarding wiring color identification.
If a customer with a manual-transmission equipped Honda vehicle (2013 Fit is an example) complains about stiff shifting or popping out of gear, chances are the transmission has old Honda MTF or aftermarket MTF.