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July 7, 2009
2006–07 Civic Hybrid
Steering Feels Heavy; EPS Indicator Comes On With DTC 32-09 or 61-04
(Supersedes 09-043, dated June 23, 2009, to revise the information marked by the black bars)REVISION SUMMARY
Under WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION, theOperation Number and Flat Rate Times were changed.
The steering feels heavier than normal, and the EPSindicator comes on with DTC 32-09 (current sensor[initial diagnosis]) or DTC 61-04 (open/short in the EPSmotor harness [steering diagnosis]). These symptomsmay be intermittent.
The EPS control unit has malfunctioned.
Replace the EPS control unit.
EPS Control Unit:2006 Civic Hybrid –P/N 39980-SNC-A01, H/C 82063442007 Civic Hybrid –P/N 39980-SNC-A02, H/C 85463922007 Fit Base with A/T –P/N 39980-SLN-A11, H/C 83219942007 Fit Base with M/T –P/N 39980-SLN-A01, H/C 83219862007 Fit Sport with A/T –P/N 39980-SLN-A31, H/C 83220182007 Fit Sport with M/T –P/N 39980-SLN-A21, H/C 83220002008 Fit Base with M/T –P/N 39980-SLN-A02, H/C 86429932008 Fit Base with A/T –P/N 39980-SLN-A12, H/C 86430092008 Fit Sport with A/T –P/N 39980-SLN-A32, H/C 86430252008 Fit Sport with M/T –P/N 39980-SLN-A22, H/C 8643017
WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATIONIn warranty:
The normal warranty applies.Operation Number:513130Flat Rate Time:Civic Hybrid - 0.5 hourFit - 0.5 hourFailed Part:P/N 39980-SLN-A32H/C 8643025Defect Code:03214Symptom Code:03203Skill Level:Repair Technician
Out of warranty:
Any repair performed after warrantyexpiration may be eligible for goodwill consideration bythe District Parts and Service Manager or your ZoneOffice. You must request consideration, and get adecision, before starting work.
Diagnose the cause of the DTC with the appropriatetroubleshooting procedure from the appropriate servicemanual.
Is the cause of the DTC a faulty EPS control unit?
Go to REPAIR PROCEDURE A – CIVICHYBRID or REPAIR PROCEDURE B – FIT.
Repair the vehicle as indicated by thetroubleshooting procedure.
REPAIR PROCEDURE A – CIVIC HYBRID
NOTE: Make sure you have the anti-theft code for theaudio system. Write down the audio presets (AM andFM) and the XM audio presets (if equipped).1.Make sure the ignition switch is turned to LOCK (0),then disconnect the negative cable from the 12 Vbattery.