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Honda HR-V: DTC Troubleshooting 65-11: Brake Fluid Level Switch Circuit Malfunction

Honda HR-V (2015-2021) Service Manual / Brakes / VSA System - Diagnostics / DTC Troubleshooting / DTC Troubleshooting 65-11: Brake Fluid Level Switch Circuit Malfunction

NOTE:

  • Bleeding the brake system while turn the vehicle to the ON mode can cause this DTC.
  • Before you troubleshoot, review the general troubleshooting information.

VSA System - Diagnostics

DTCs (VSA)

1. Brake fluid level check:

Check the brake fluid level in the master cylinder reservoir.

Is the brake fluid level OK?

YES

Go to step 2.

NO

Check for worn brake pads or brake fluid leaks.

  • Inspect the brake lines and hoses for leaks, and repair as needed.
  • Inspect the brake pads: Front, rear, and replace worn out brake pads.
  • Add brake fluid and recheck.

2. Problem verification:

  1. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode.
  2. Clear the DTC with the HDS.
  3. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode, then to the ON mode.
  4. Wait for 30 seconds or more.
  5. Check for DTCs with the HDS.

VSA System - Diagnostics

Is DTC 65-11 indicated?

YES

The failure is duplicated. Go to step 3.

NO

Intermittent failure, the system is OK at this time. Refer to intermittent failures troubleshooting.

3. Gauge control module check 1:

  1. Release the parking brake.
  2. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode, then to the ON mode.
  3. Check the brake system indicator in the gauge control module.

Does the indicator come on then go off?

YES

Go to step 7.

NO

Go to step 4.

4. Gauge control module check 2:

Check the parameter(s) below with the HDS.

VSA System - Diagnostics

Does the HDS indicate ENOUGH?

YES

Replace the gauge control module.

NO

Go to step 5.

5. Brake fluid level switch check:

  1. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode.
  2. Disconnect the following connector.

Brake fluid level switch 2P connector

  1. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode.
  2. Check the parameter(s) below with the HDS.

VSA System - Diagnostics

Does the HDS indicate ENOUGH?

YES

Replace the brake fluid reservoir (brake fluid level switch is included).

NO

Go to step 6.

6. Shorted wire check (BRAKE LEVEL SW line):

  1. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode.
  2. Disconnect the following connector.

Gauge control module connector A (32P)

  1. Check for continuity between test points 1 and 2.

VSA System - Diagnostics

VSA System - Diagnostics

Is there continuity?

YES

Repair a short to body ground in the BRAKE LEVEL SW wire between the gauge control module and the brake fluid level switch.

NO

The BRAKE LEVEL SW wire is OK. Replace the gauge control module.

7. VSA modulator-control unit check (update):

  1. Update the VSA modulator-control unit if it does not have the latest software.
  2. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode, then to the ON mode.
  3. Wait for 30 seconds or more.
  4. Check for DTCs with the HDS.

VSA System - Diagnostics

Is DTC 65-11 indicated?

YES

Check for loose terminals in the VSA modulator-control unit 21P connector. If the VSA modulator-control unit was updated and the symptom/indication is still present, replace the VSA modulator-control unit.

NO

Troubleshooting is complete. If any other DTCs are indicated, go to the indicated DTCs troubleshooting.

DTC TROUBLESHOOTING 66-11, 66-13: PRESSURE SENSOR OR CIRCUIT MALFUNCTION

NOTE: Before you troubleshoot, review the general troubleshooting information.

VSA System - Diagnostics

1. Problem verification:

  1. Turn the vehicle to the ON mode.
  2. Clear the DTC with the HDS.
  3. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode, then to the ON mode.
  4. Check for DTCs with the HDS.

VSA System - Diagnostics

Is DTC 66-11 or 66-13 indicated?

YES

The failure is duplicated. Go to step 2.

NO

Intermittent failure, the system is OK at this time. Refer to intermittent failures troubleshooting.

2. VSA modulator-control unit check (update):

  1. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode.
  2. Update the VSA modulator-control unit if it does not have the latest software.
  3. Turn the vehicle to the OFF (LOCK) mode, then to the ON mode.
  4. Check for DTCs with the HDS.

VSA System - Diagnostics

Is DTC 66-11 or 66-13 indicated?

YES

Check for loose terminals in the VSA modulator-control unit 21P connector. If the VSA modulator-control unit was updated and the symptom/indication is still present, replace the VSA modulator-control unit.

NO

Troubleshooting is complete. If any other DTCs are indicated, go to the indicated DTCs troubleshooting.

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