Y2K22 bug hits Honda and Acura Cars Causing Clocks to Roll Back to 2002

Y2K22 bug hits Honda and Acura Cars Causing Clocks to Roll Back to 2002

Honda and Acura cars have been hit with a Year 2022 bug, aka Y2K22. Owners are reporting the issue started on January 1st, and the date on Acura and Honda navigation systems automatically changed to January 1st, 2002.

As first reported by Bleepcomputer, the Honda/Acura navigation system’s clock is set back to January 1, 2002 without any way of changing it. Additionally it’s alleged the time resets to 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, or other times based on the model or possibly the region the car is located.

Honda and Acura Car Models Affected

Honda and Acura car owners report that the Y2K22 bug affects almost all cars from model year 2008 thru 2013, including Honda PilotOdysseyCR-V, Ridgeline, Odyssey and Acura MDXRDX, CSX, and TL models.

Navigation clock resetting to January 1st, 2022
Source: Twitter

My @Honda 2007 CR-V clock now useless in 2022; resets to 2:00 MST on 1/1/2002 after every startup. 32-bit signed integer overflow of yymmddHHMM?

Sumner Hushing

Cause of the Honda and Acura Y2K22 Bug

Honda engineers are currently looking into the cause of the navigation clock bug, but at this time they aren’t sure the root cause. Honda has reportedly announced to have escalated the navigation clock glitch to their engineering team and have informed customers that they will experience issue from Jan 2022 thru August 2022 and then it will auto-correct.

One Acura owner investigated the issue further, reporting:

Go to SETUP then hold down CANCEL-GUIDE-MENU buttons for 5 seconds to access diagnostic screen.
Run diagnostics and confirm that all is well.
Go to GPS INFO and it will show the satellite time, which is 20 years off and will say 2002. However. the (GMT) time is correct.

This is because GPS counts the year by counting weeks, and there is a limit of 1024 weeks. So it rolls over to zero every 20 years.

Astro @Acurazine.com

Possible Navigation Recall

Honda/Acura may issue a recall to fix this navigation bug, as for many of these models are not capable of over the air updates. Thus issuing a recall will allow Honda/Acura owners to receive the navigation fix without any out of pocket expenses.

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    M. TarApril 8, 2022

    My 2005 Honda Odyssey’s clock cannot be changed to daylight savings time. I set to daylight savings and it changes back to standard time.


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