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2018 Honda Pilot Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
05/14/18 NHTSA ID: 10136413
TSB ID: A16-013

Service bulletin - there is a chirping coming from the engine area with the engine warmed up. the high pressure fuel pump is making a chirp.
05/14/18 NHTSA ID: 10136419
TSB ID: APaS04242018901

Dealer message - american honda motor co., inc. (ahm) is investigating certain 2018 odysseys & pilots with a customer complaint of the auto idle stop inoperative. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect th
04/16/18 NHTSA ID: 10133020
TSB ID: A18-018

Service bulletin - the customer is unable to insert the fuel nozzle into the filler neck and fuel the vehicle in cold weather. water or moisture has entered the fueling area and frozen the capless fuel shutter set in the fuel filler neck.
05/07/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10135066
TSB ID: A18-034

Service bulletin - when adjusting the driver's seat height or tilt, the power seat does not move or moves just a small amount and clicks loudly during operation. the vertical transmission assembly (vta) unit has a stripped internal gear.
03/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10129804
TSB ID: ATS180206

Tech line summary 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

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Honda Pilot 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.