Honda Accord: DTC Troubleshooting - Catalytic Converter System - Fuel and Emissions - Honda Accord MK8 2008-2012 Service ManualHonda Accord: DTC Troubleshooting

DTC P0420:

Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold

NOTE: - Before you troubleshoot, record all freeze data and any on-board snapshot, and review the general troubleshooting information (see page 11-3).

- If some of the DTCs listed below are stored at the same time as DTC P0420, troubleshoot them first, then recheck for DTC P0420.

P0137, P0138: Secondary H02S (Sensor 2)

P0141: Secondary H02S (Sensor 2) heater

-СћP0300: Random misfire

P0301-P0304: No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, or No. 4 cylinder misfire detected

- Poor quality fuel may cause this DTC.

1. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).

2. Clear the DTC with the HDS.

3. Start the engine. Hold the engine speed at 3,000 rpm without load (A/T in P or N, M/T in neutral) until the radiator fan comes on, then let it idle.

4. Test-drive under these conditions:

- Engine coolant temperature (ECT SENSOR 1) above 158 Р’В°F (70 Р’В°C)

- Vehicle speed between 45 -” 75 mph (72 -” 120 km/h) for 5 minutes or more with cruise control set

- Vehicle speed between 55-”75 mph (88-”120 km/h) for 10 seconds, then decelerate (with the throttle fully closed). Repeat this three or more times

- Maintain the vehicle speed at 55 mph (88 km/h) for 5 minutes or more with cruise control set

5. Monitor the OBD STATUS for DTC P0420 in the DTCs MENU with the HDS.

Does the screen indicate FAILED? YES

-Go to step 6.

NO

-lf the screen indicates PASSED, intermittent failure, the system is OK at this time. If the screen indicates EXECUTING, keep driving until a result comes on. If the screen indicates OUT OF CONDITION or NOT COMPLETED, go to step 4 and recheck.

6. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0).

7. Replace the WU-TWC (see page 11-339).

8. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).

9. Reset the ECM/PCM with the HDS.

10. Do the ECM/PCM idle learn procedure (see page 11-293).

11. Test-drive for about 10 minutes, varying the vehicle speed.

12. Check the CATA MONITOR CONDITION in the DATA LIST with the HDS.

Is the condition OK? YES-Go to step 13.

NO-Go to step 11 and recheck.

13. Test-drive under these conditions: - Engine coolant temperature (ECT SENSOR 1) above 158 В°F (70 В°C) - Vehicle speed between 55-”75 mph (88-”120 km/h) for 10 seconds, then decelerate (with the throttle fully closed). Repeat this three or more times.

- Maintain the vehicle speed at 55 mph (88 km/h) for 5 minutes or more with cruise control set

14. Check for Pending or Confirmed DTCs with the HDS.

Is DTC P0420 indicated? YES

-Check the fuel quality, then go to step 1.

NO

-Go to step 15.

15. Monitor the OBD STATUS for DTC P0420 in the DTCs MENU with the HDS.

Does the screen indicate PASSED? YES

-Troubleshooting is complete. If any other Pending or Confirmed DTCs were indicated in step 14, go to the indicated DTCs troubleshooting.- NO

-lf the screen indicates FAILED, check the fuel quality, then go to step 1. If the screen indicates EXECUTING, keep driving until a result comes on. If the screen indicates OUT OF CONDITION or NOT COMPLETED, go to step 13.

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