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2016 Acura ILX Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
09/26/17 NHTSA ID: 10118012
TSB ID: B17-030

Service bulletin - the water pump seized or the drive belt shredded. the water pump bearing is out of specification.
05/22/17 NHTSA ID: 10099943
TSB ID: B15080C

Service news article - do you have a vehicle in for squealing front brakes with just 2,000 to 4,000 miles on the odometer? out-of-spec front brake discs may be the culprit. the original front brake discs weren¿t cast to spec, which caused
01/12/17 NHTSA ID: 10088456
TSB ID: B16-004

Service bulletin - front brakes squeal when applied.
11/30/16 NHTSA ID: 10085270
TSB ID: BPAS08162016902

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2016-2017 ilxs with a client complaint of a high pitch squeal noise coming from the front brakes. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to collect spec
11/22/16 NHTSA ID: 10084582
TSB ID: B-PAS-07282016-9

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2016-2017 ilxs with a client complaint of a high pitch squeal noise coming from the front brakes. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to collect sp
11/21/16 NHTSA ID: 10084452
TSB ID: BPAS07152015901

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2016-2017 ilxs & 2014-2016 rlxs with a client complaint of a high pitch squeal noise coming from the front brakes. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would lik
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11/21/16 NHTSA ID: 10084448
TSB ID: BPAS07122016902

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2016-2017 ilxs & 2014-2016 rlxs with a client complaint of a high pitch squeal noise coming from the front brakes. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would lik
11/17/16 NHTSA ID: 10084386
TSB ID: BPAS07072016901

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2016-2017 ilxs, rdxs & 2014-2016 rlxs with a client complaint of a high pitch squeal noise coming from the front brakes. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm wou
11/17/16 NHTSA ID: 10084387
TSB ID: BPAS07072016902

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is collecting a healthy front brake assembly from certain 2016-2017 ilxs, rdxs & 2014-2016 rlxs which fit a specific criteria.
11/03/16 NHTSA ID: 10083915
TSB ID: B16-004

Service bulletin - replace front brake pads due to noise.
09/26/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10118000
TSB ID: B17003

Service bulletin - the 8-speed dual-clutch transmission (dct) has a bump or hard shift when coming to a stop, usually on the downshift from 2nd to 1st. this symptom is intermittent and may be difficult to duplicate. the pcm settings are no
12/19/16 Brakes and Traction Control NHTSA ID: 10086572
TSB ID: B15027

Service bulletin - the lkas does not keep the vehicle in its detected designated lane and no dtc is stored. the front multipurpose camera unit/rain sensor harness is not secured in its clip, causing the camera unit to shift out of its neutr
02/26/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10129341
TSB ID: BTS180203

Tech line summary article - we?re currently looking at an issue that when connected to bluetooth® handsfreelink® using an iphone with ios 11, there?s no phonebook showing up on the on demand multi-use display? (odmd). if the phonebook doesn
12/05/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10124272
TSB ID: BTS171102

Techline summary article - we?re currently looking at an issue that when connected to bluetooth® handsfreelink® using an iphone with ios 11, pandora doesn?t work on the on demand multi-use display? (odmd). we think this may be due to some c
12/05/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10124271
TSB ID: BTS171101

Techline summary article - we?re currently looking at an issue that when connected to bluetooth® handsfreelink® using an iphone with ios 11, there?s no phonebook showing up on the on demand multi-use display? (odmd).
10/11/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10118562
TSB ID: B16-025

Service bulletin - there is a creaking, rattling, buzzing, clicking, or rubbing noise coming from the driver's airbag area of the steering wheel when turning or driving.
09/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10118001
TSB ID: B17015

Service bulletin - clients receive excessive notifications for a low power mode through acuralink®. there is a false can signal transmitted through the telematics control unit.
08/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10115768
TSB ID: B17003

Service bulletin - clients receive excessive notifications for a low power mode through acuralink®. there is a false can signal transmitted through the telematics control unit.
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07/28/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108701
TSB ID: B17020D

Service news article - we?ve made an important change to the acuralink telematics unit that you need to be aware of. this change switches the coverage of the internal cellular module from code division multiple access (cdma) to long term ev
06/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106701
TSB ID: B-JID-02102016-3

Dealer message - dealer q&a regarding 2005-2016 multi model driver's airbag inflator recall.
06/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106700
TSB ID: B-JID-02102016-3

Dealer message - on friday, we informed you that acura is putting in place a number of provisions and programs to support you and our clients affected by the 2005-2016 multi-model driver¿s airbag inflator stop sale/safety recall announced
06/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106699
TSB ID: B-JID-02052016-3

Dealer message - we¿ve been working to address the questions and concerns we¿ve received from the national dealer advisory board and members of advisory committees, as well as from many of you through our field representatives related to t
06/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106698
TSB ID: B-FTD-02052016-3

Dealer message - on friday, january 29th, american honda no��fied nhtsa of a stop sale and safety recall for approximately 530,000 model year 2005-2016 acura vehicles. this recall is due to the takata driver's side airbag inf
06/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106695
TSB ID: B-APS-02082016-3

Dealer message - on friday, january 29, 2016, acura notified nhtsa of a stop sale and safety recall for approximately 530,000 model year 2005-2016 acura vehicles.
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05/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10100788
TSB ID: DLR MSG - RFV -

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2015 tlxs, 2016 ilxs, mdxs & rdxs with the tpms light on at tqi. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect the vehicle prior to you attempting
05/24/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10100522
TSB ID: DLR MSG - ACURA

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2015 tlxs, 2016 ilxs, mdxs, & rdxs with the tpms light on at tqi. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect the vehicle prior to you attempting
05/19/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10099890
TSB ID: DLR MSG - ACURA

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2015 tlxs, 2016 ilxs, mdxs, & rdxs with the tpms light on at tqi. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect the vehicle prior to you attempting
05/19/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10099772
TSB ID: DLR MSG - ACURA

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2015 tlxs, 2016 ilxs, mdxs, & rdxs with the tpms light on at tqi. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect the vehicle prior to you attempting
05/17/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10099509
TSB ID: B-ANS-02192016-3

Dealer message - acura has updated the dealer q&a to provide you with the latest information regarding stop sale/ safety recall: acura 2005-2016 multi-model driver¿s airbag inflator (service bulletin 16-010).
05/17/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10099472
TSB ID: BPS-03312016-302

Video - this video from honda senior vice president bruce smith is in response to a recall expansion that honda announced in january which applies to honda and acura vehicles equipped with certain takata psdi-5 driver front airbag inflators
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05/17/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10099422
TSB ID: B-PS-03312016-30

Dealer message - this video from honda senior vice president bruce smith is in response to a recall expansion that honda announced in january which applies to honda and acura vehicles equipped with certain takata psdi-5 driver front airbag
05/17/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10099507
TSB ID: B-AN-02252016-30

Dealer message - acknowledgement form to sell off-lease vehicle back to the originating lessee.
05/17/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10099508
TSB ID: BAN-02252016-302

Dealer message - acknowledgement form to sell off-lease vehicle back to the originating lessee.
05/17/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10099510
TSB ID: B-ANS-02192016-3

Stop sale/safety recall: acura 2005-2016 multi-model driver¿s airbag inflator dealer q&a ¿ updated 02.19.16
05/16/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10099266
TSB ID: LIGHT ON AT TQI

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2015 tlxs, 2016 ilxs, mdxs & rdxs with the tpms light on at tqi. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect the vehicle prior to you attempting
05/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10099143
TSB ID: B16110C

Service news article - something to keep in mind: aftermarket radar detectors may interfere with the gps antenna mounted behind the instrument panel. a common issue that¿s been reported from this interference is the vehicle position (vp) ic
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01/12/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10088461
TSB ID: B-CA-01302016-90

Dealer message - although vehicles affected by the recent airbag safety recall are not clear at this time, potentially affected vins have been loaded into the system for stop sale purposes.
01/12/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10088457
TSB ID: B16-010

Service bulletin - in certain vehicles, the driver¿s (front) airbag inflator could produce excessive internal pressure during airbag deployment. if an affected airbag deploys, the increased internal pressure may cause the inflator casing to
01/11/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10088369
TSB ID: B-CA-02152016-30

Dealer message - on friday, january 29, 2016, acura notified nhtsa of a stop sale and safety recall for approximately 530,000 model year 2005-2016 acura vehicles. due to this, the following models are subject to a recall and stop sale orde
01/11/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10088365
TSB ID: B-AP-02172016-30

Dealer message - should you receive a request for alternate transportation from a customer affected by the 2005-2016 acura multi-model driver¿s airbag inflator recall where a campaign part is not available for the repair, please follow the
01/10/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10088202
TSB ID: B-ANS-03252016-3

Dealer message - stop sale/safety recall: acura 2005-2016 multi-model driver¿s airbag inflator dealer q&a ¿ updated 03.25.16
01/10/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10088187
TSB ID: B-ANS-03252016-3

Dealer message - acura has updated the dealer q&a to provide you with the latest information regarding stop sale/ safety recall: acura 2005-2016 multi-model driver¿s airbag inflator (service bulletin 16-010). all changes/updates from the
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01/09/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10087982
TSB ID: B-ANS-03182016-3

Dealer message - acura has updated the dealer q&a to provide you with the latest information regarding stop sale/ safety recall: acura2005-2016 multi-model driver¿s airbag inflator (service bulletin 16-010).
01/09/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10088001
TSB ID: B-ANS-03182016-3

Dealer message - stop sale/safety recall: acura 2005-2016 multi-model driver¿s airbag inflator dealer q&a ¿ updated 03.18.16
01/04/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10087721
TSB ID: B-ANS-02262016-3

Updated questions and answers for the acura 2005-2016 multi-model driver's airbag inflator safety recall.
12/30/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10087551
TSB ID: B-ANS-02262016-3

Dealer message - updated questions and answers for the acura 2005-2016 multi-model driver's airbag inflator safety recall.
12/14/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10086302
TSB ID: TAKATA_HAWAII NE

Advertisement in hawaiian newspapers to remind owners of the takata recall and to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
11/30/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10085256
TSB ID: B16025

Service bulletin - there is a creaking, rattling, buzzing, clicking, or rubbing noise coming from the driver¿s airbag area of the steering wheel when turning or driving, possibly caused by the driver¿s airbag rib, located below the surface
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07/07/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10075676
TSB ID: 16-015

Summary to be provided on a future date.
07/07/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10075758
TSB ID: B16020D VER 1

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/22/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10075347
TSB ID: ACURA 15-16

Summary to be provided on a future date.
02/26/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10129340
TSB ID: BTS180202

Tech line summary article - debris lodged in the gap between the touch screen and the bezel. lodged debris contacting the screen can cause a false input, resulting in this issue. and since that gap widens and narrows with cabin temperature,
06/19/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10106992
TSB ID: DLR MSG - RFV -

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2016ilxs with the tpms light on at tqi. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect the vehicle prior to you attempting a repair of any kind.
05/18/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10099647
TSB ID: DLR MSG - ACURA

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2015 tlxs, 2016 ilxs, mdxs, & rdxs with the tpms light on at tqi. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect the vehicle prior to you attempting
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05/18/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10099526
TSB ID: B-PAS-02192016-9

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2015 tlxs, 2016 ilxs, mdxs, & rdxs with the tpms light on at tqi. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect the vehicle prior to you attempting
05/18/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10099683
TSB ID: BER15090A

Engineering request for investigation - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2015 tlxs, 2016 ilxs, mdxs, & rdxs with the tpms light on at tqi. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect the vehicle p
05/18/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10099521
TSB ID: B-CA-02262016-90

Dealer message - american honda had a computer programming issue; an obsolete program name causing printing of no bumper impact information on the monroney label for the state of hawaii.
05/17/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10099506
TSB ID: B16020D

Service news article- just so you know, we¿ve added power distribution schematics to our next generation ewds!
05/17/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10099503
TSB ID: B16-011

Service bulletin - on the monroney label, the bumper compliance statement is missing.
01/12/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10088462
TSB ID: B-JID-02032016-9

Dealer message - press release is available for the safety recall affected 2005-2016 acura vehicles.
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12/14/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10086306
TSB ID: TAKATA_HAWAII PO

Posters sent to hawaiian independent repair facilities, automotive part stores, car washes, and gas stations to remind owners of the takata recall and to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
12/14/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10086308
TSB ID: TAKATA_TEXT MESS

Text messages sent to remind owners of the takata recall and to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
12/14/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10086291
TSB ID: TAKATA_HAWAII FL

Flyer circulated to the residents of hawaii to remind owners of the takata recall and to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
12/14/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10086288
TSB ID: TAKATA_FLORIDA D

Letter sent in conjunction with the florida highway safety and motor vehicles department to remind florida owners of the takata recall and to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
07/07/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10075688
TSB ID: 16-011

Summary to be provided on a future date.

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Acura ILX 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.

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