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2016 Honda CR-V Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
03/13/18 NHTSA ID: 10130034
TSB ID: A18010F

Servicenews article - does the engine rattle at startup for about 1 to 3 seconds? what?s happening is the lock pin inside the vtc actuator isn?t holding the actuator properly. this lets the vane turn within the housing, causing a short ratt
01/29/18 NHTSA ID: 10127348
TSB ID: A18010F

Servicenews article - does the engine rattle at startup for about 1 to 3 seconds? what?s happening is the lock pin inside the vtc actuator isn?t holding the actuator properly. this lets the vane turn within the housing, causing a short ratt
09/26/17 NHTSA ID: 10118005
TSB ID: A17-063

Service bulletin - the water pump seized or the drive belt shredded. the water pump bearing is out of specification.
09/19/17 NHTSA ID: 10117855
TSB ID: A13050I

Service bulletin - a fuel or engine-type smell may come from the climate control unit while driving or at idle. the pcv hose may allow the smell to permeate the rubber.
08/25/17 NHTSA ID: 10115764
TSB ID: ATS160717

Tech line summary article - does the engine rattle at startup for about 1 to 3 seconds? what?s happening is the lock pin inside the vtc actuator isn?t holding the actuator properly. this lets the vane turn within the housing, causing a shor
06/28/17 NHTSA ID: 10108091
TSB ID: ATS160717

Techline summary article - does the engine rattle at startup for about 1 to 3 seconds? what¿s happening is the lock pin inside the vtc actuator isn¿t holding the actuator properly. this lets the vane turn within the housing, causing a short
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05/17/17 NHTSA ID: 10099390
TSB ID: A-PAS-03292016-9

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2014-2016 accords & cr-vs with evidence of fuel leak from the fuel tank to the fuel pump connection. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to collect s
05/17/17 NHTSA ID: 10099496
TSB ID: A-PAS-02192016-9

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2014-2016 accords & cr-vs with evidence of fuel leak from the fuel tank to the fuel pump connection. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to collect s
05/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10099123
TSB ID: ATS160717

Techline summary article - does the engine rattle at startup for about 1 to 3 seconds? what¿s happening is the lock pin inside the vtc actuator isn¿t holding the actuator properly. this lets the vane turn within the housing, causing a short
01/12/17 NHTSA ID: 10088452
TSB ID: A-PAS-02032016-9

Dealer message - ahm is investigating certain vehicles with evidence of fuel leak from the fuel tank to the fuel pump connection. please provide parts to ahm prior to attempting a repair of any kind.
01/05/17 NHTSA ID: 10087906
TSB ID: A16-011

Service bulletin - there is corrosion between the engine wire harness and the ckp sensor connector, which may result in mil illumination with dtc p0335 (ckp sensor no signal) and or p0339 (ckp sensor circuit intermittent interruption).
12/29/16 NHTSA ID: 10087519
TSB ID: AER16020A

Engineering request for investigation - please call honda to discuss any fuel leaks from the fuel tank to the fuel pump connection.
12/28/16 NHTSA ID: 10087403
TSB ID: ATS160717

Techline summary article - does the engine rattle at startup for about 1 to 3 seconds? what¿s happening is the lock pin inside the vtc actuator isn¿t holding the actuator properly. this lets the vane turn within the housing, causing a shor
11/21/16 NHTSA ID: 10084444
TSB ID: ATS160717

Techline summary article - does the engine rattle at startup for about 1 to 3 seconds? what¿s happening is the lock pin inside the vtc actuator isn¿t holding the actuator properly. this lets the vane turn within the housing, causing a short
07/07/16 NHTSA ID: 10076130
TSB ID: AER16020A

2014-2016 accord & cr-v leak from fuel pump connection american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2014-2016 accords & cr-vs with evidence of fuel leak from the fuel tank to the fuel pump connection. to fully understand the cause of th
06/22/16 NHTSA ID: 10075329
TSB ID: RFP 2014-2016

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/22/16 NHTSA ID: 10075330
TSB ID: RFP 2014-2016

Summary to be provided on a future date.
12/14/16 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10086286
TSB ID: PUD - 2015-16 CR

Customer letter - under certain driving conditions, the software in the pcm causes a low pressure problem in the cvt. this may allow the belt in the cvt to slip. if the belt slips, you may see a surge in rpm when driving at highway speeds.
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11/29/16 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10084981
TSB ID: ACA08032016902

Dealer message - today, august 3, 2016, american honda motor, co., inc. is announcing a product update for model year 2015-16 honda accord and cr-v vehicles to address incorrect cvt operation and dtc p1890. an incorrect learning value in th
11/17/16 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10084347
TSB ID: A16070C

Servicenews article - during cvt replacement, make sure you fill the replacement cvt to the proper fluid level with honda genuine hcf-2. if you don¿t, you could wind up with transmission failure and a comeback. a cvt with low fluid will mak
03/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10129413
TSB ID: A16-063

Service bulletin - the tailgate won?t open from the outside handle in temperatures near freezing or colder, but will open in warmer temperatures. there is an internal failure of the tailgate outer handle switch.
08/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10116755
TSB ID: A15070C

Servicenews article - hfl microphone concern? don?t replace the front individual map light assembly - the bluetooth® handsfreelink® (hfl) and hfl microphone are built into the audio unit/audio-navigation unit. there?s no longer a separate h
06/28/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108109
TSB ID: PUD - 2015-16 CR

Customer letter - transmission software still needs an update. under certain driving conditions, this software issue causes a problem, which may allow a transmission belt to slip.
06/28/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108108
TSB ID: PUD - 2015-16 CR

Customer letter - transmission software still needs an update. under certain driving conditions, this software issue causes a problem, which may allow a transmission belt to slip.
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06/28/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108054
TSB ID: ATS170205

Techline summary article - although similar, the hondalink and hondalink ev apps available for download on the apple apps store and google play are not the same. furthermore, each app applies to specific models.
06/19/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106904
TSB ID: (KC0,1) CUSTOMER

Email reminder sent to owners to have the tranmission software updated before an unexpected tranmission problem or possible repair to the vehicle occurs.
06/16/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106787
TSB ID: (KC0,1) CUSTOMER

Customer letter - our records indicate your transmission's software still needs an update. to prevent permanent damage and avoid costly repairs, we highly recommend having your vehicle updated as soon as possible. honda will update the soft
06/16/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106822
TSB ID: (KC0,1) CUSTOMER

Customer email - we understand your busy lifestyle and how inconvenient it would be if your vehicle has an unexpected transmission problem that would disrupt your schedule. to prevent this from happening, we highly recommend that you follow
06/16/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106786
TSB ID: (KC0,1) CUSTOMER

Customer letter - our records indicate your transmission's software still needs an update. to prevent permanent damage and avoid costly repairs, we highly recommend having your vehicle updated as soon as possible. honda will update the soft
05/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10100758
TSB ID: DLR MSG - HONDA

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2015-2016cr-vs with a customer complaint of a rattle noise coming from the center dash area (e.g. radio area or ac vent area). to fully understand the cause of this condition,
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05/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10100761
TSB ID: DLR MSG - HONDA

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2015-2016cr-vs with a customer complaint of a rattle noise coming from the center dash area (e.g. radio area or ac vent area). to fully understand the cause of this condition,
05/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10100760
TSB ID: DLR MSG - HONDA

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2015-2016cr-vs with a customer complaint of a rattle noise coming from the center dash area (e.g. radio area or ac vent area). to fully understand the cause of this condition,
05/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10100759
TSB ID: DLR MSG - HONDA

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2015-2016cr-vs with a customer complaint of a rattle noise coming from the center dash area (e.g. radio area or ac vent area). to fully understand the cause of this condition,
05/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10100757
TSB ID: DLR MSG - HONDA

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2015-2016cr-vs with a customer complaint of a rattle noise coming from the center dash area (e.g. radio area or ac vent area). to fully understand the cause of this condition,
05/24/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10100563
TSB ID: A15-081

Service bulletin - the current defect thinking is that the airbag inflator which is part of the driver's airbag module may have been improperly stamped. also, it could contain a defect in the material used to manufacture the airbag infla
05/24/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10100545
TSB ID: DLR MSG - HONDA

Dealer message - on october 28, 2015, american honda notified nhtsa of a safety recall for approximately 515 model year 2016 cr-v vehicles due to driver's airbag modules that may deploy abnormally. any new or used units in dealer stock mu
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05/23/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10100242
TSB ID: A15-081

Service bulletin - the metal housing surrounding the driver's air bag inflator in these vehicles may have been manufactured incorrectly. in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's front air bag, the inflator could rupt
05/23/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10100218
TSB ID: DLR MSG - HONDA

Dealer message - on october 28, 2015, american honda notified nhtsa of a safety recall for approximately 515 model year 2016 cr-v vehicles due to driver's airbag modules that may deploy abnormally. any new or used units in dealer stock mu
12/13/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10086143
TSB ID: A16053

Service bulletin - an incorrect learning value in the pcm may cause a pressure problem in the cvt under certain driving conditions, causing a surge in rpm because the cvt belt slips at highway speeds and eventually setting dtc p1890 (cvt sp
11/30/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10085226
TSB ID: A15086

Service bulletin - a surge, vibration, or judder may be felt while driving under light acceleration.
11/25/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10084781
TSB ID: A16053

Service bulletin - an incorrect learning value in the pcm may cause a pressure problem in the cvt under certain driving conditions, causing a surge in rpm because the cvt belt slips at highway speeds, eventually setting dtc p1890 (cvt speed
08/10/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10078580
TSB ID: DEN-K3Q5J-06

This communication is informing honda of a delamination issues within an i.c. produced by nxp and assembled into airbag sensor supplied by denso international america, inc. this delamination issue manifests itself as an open circuit within
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07/14/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10076465
TSB ID: 16-023

Rattling or ticking from center panel while driving there is a rattling or ticking coming from the center panel while driving. the center panel is vibrating or rubbing against the center display visor.
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10134376
TSB ID: A16-063

Service bulletin - the tailgate won?t open from the outside handle in temperatures near freezing or colder, but will open in warmer temperatures. there is an internal failure of the tailgate outer handle switch.
04/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133049
TSB ID: A18030D

Servicenews article - if you get a vehicle coming in because the low tire pressure/tpms indicator is on after a recent tire replacement, the issue could be a mismatched tire. one of the original equipment tires (dot id cn5l) are the contine
02/20/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128895
TSB ID: ATS180201

Tech line summary article - if you get any vehicles coming in because the low tire pressure/tpms indicator is on after a recent tire replacement, the issue could be a mismatched tire. the original tires (cn5l) were made in france and have a
01/22/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127171
TSB ID: APaS01032018904

Dealer message - american honda motor co., inc. (ahm) is investigating certain 2012-2016 cr-vs with a customer complaint of the front wiper motor inop completely or inop on certain speed setting. to fully understand the cause of this condit
12/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10124997
TSB ID: APaS11272017907

Dealer message - american honda motor co., inc. (ahm) is investigating certain 2012-2016 cr-vs with a customer complaint of the front wiper motor inop completely or inop on certain speed setting. to fully understand the cause of this condit
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11/16/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10123481
TSB ID: APaS11102017902

Dealer message - american honda motor co., inc. (ahm) is investigating certain 2012-2016 cr-vs with a customer complaint of the front wiper motor inop completely or inop on certain speed setting. to fully understand the cause of this condit
05/23/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10100191
TSB ID: DLR MSG - HONDA

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2015-2016 cr-vs with a customer complaint of a rattle noise coming from the center dash area (e.g. radio area or ac vent area). to fully understand the cause of this condition,
05/19/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10099908
TSB ID: DLR MSG - HONDA

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2015-2016cr-vs with a customer complaint of a rattle noise coming from the center dash area (e.g. radio area or ac vent area). to fully understand the cause of this condition,
05/19/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10099795
TSB ID: DLR MSG - HONDA

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2015-2016cr-vs with a customer complaint of a rattle noise coming from the center dash area (e.g. radio area or ac vent area). to fully understand the cause of this condition, a
05/15/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10099021
TSB ID: A16-104

Service bulletin - when the right rear seat release lever is pulled, the seat bottom is slow to flip up, causing the rear seat to not fold correctly. the right rear lower seat bracket is binding.
01/05/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10087908
TSB ID: A16-015

Service bulletin - the driver¿s seat bottom cover is not hemmed and appears unfinished.
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12/29/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10087505
TSB ID: A16-023

Service bulletin - the center panel is vibrating or rubbing against the center display visor causing a rattling or ticking coming from the center panel while driving.
12/19/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10086542
TSB ID: A16076

Service bulletin - the lkas does not keep the vehicle in its detected designated lane and no dtc is stored. the front multipurpose camera unit/rain sensor harness is not secured in its clip, causing the camera unit to shift out of its neutr
07/07/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10075661
TSB ID: 16-015

Summary to be provided on a future date.

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Honda CR-V TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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