This tip applies to all Honda models equipped with air conditioning. If the left dashboard side vent is warmer than the right side with the A/C on, chances are the evaporator core isn’t being flooded with enough liquid refrigerant, causing it to fully vaporize halfway through the core.
This tip was provided by Honda for solving odd electrical problems. Many automotive systems today rely on software. Should that software develop errors, which can happen from something like a low battery or interrupting a learn procedure, it can cause all sorts of odd electrical problems that can be hard to troubleshoot. Try doing a battery cable reset.
According to Honda, if you’re troubleshooting for an A/C leak and can’t find it even when using dye or another leak detector, the problem may be at the bulkhead, where the A/C lines attach to the expansion valve.
This bulletin applies to 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid models, regarding shorting the SCS circuit with an HDS PC.
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.
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