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2017 Acura RLX Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
05/14/18 NHTSA ID: 10136425
TSB ID: B16-008

Service bulletin - the high pressure fuel pump area chirps after the engine is warm. the high pressure fuel pump is making a chirp noise. note: this noise does not impact the pump, engine function, or reliability.
04/23/18 NHTSA ID: 10134520
TSB ID: B17-040

Service bulletin - the front brakes squeal when braking at slow speeds after the brakes are warm (after approximately 20 miles or 30 minutes of driving).
03/05/18 NHTSA ID: 10129428
TSB ID: BPaS01302018902

Dealer message - american honda motor co., inc. (ahm) is investigating certain 2014-2017 rlxs & rlx hybrids with a client complaint of musty smell coming from hvac. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to collect
01/16/18 NHTSA ID: 10126912
TSB ID: B17-040

Service bulletin - the front brakes squeal when braking at slow speeds after the brakes are warm (after approximately 20 miles or 30 minutes of driving). glazing on the front brake pads and/or rotors.
12/05/17 NHTSA ID: 10124269
TSB ID: B16-008

Service bulletin - there is a chirping coming from the engine area with the engine warmed up. the high pressure fuel pump is making a chirp.
09/26/17 NHTSA ID: 10118014
TSB ID: B17-034

Service bulletin - the mil comes on with dtc p0430 (front bank catalyst system efficiency below threshold [bank 2]). the pcm software may misinterpret sensor inputs as a deteriorated catalytic converter.
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09/26/17 NHTSA ID: 10118013
TSB ID: B17-033

Service bulletin -the steering intermittently pulls to the right while driving. the steering rack is intermittently self-generating a pull to the right because of an eps programming issue.
09/26/17 NHTSA ID: 10118011
TSB ID: B17-019

Service bulletin - this bulletin is replaced by s/b 17-034, mil comes on with dtc p0430 (front bank catalyst system efficiency below threshold [bank 2])
07/31/17 NHTSA ID: 10108907
TSB ID: B16-008

Service bulletin - the high pressure fuel pump area chirps after the engine is warm. the high pressure fuel pump is making a chirp.
06/19/17 NHTSA ID: 10106912
TSB ID: B16-008

Service bulletin - the high pressure fuel pump area chirps after the engine is warm. the high pressure fuel pump is making a chirp.
02/26/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10129342
TSB ID: BVE02142018901

Dealer message - every service bulletin requires you to take an hds snap shot and use the job aid or tech2tech to confirm the judder/shudder is coming from the torque converter.
06/19/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10106929
TSB ID: B17010C

Service news article - do you have a vehicle that has multiple indicators on or won¿t go into gear and the mil is on with a/t dtc p26c3 (internal control module transmission range sensor performance)? there may be debris in the reverse or
05/11/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10098933
TSB ID: B17010C

Service news article - do you have a vehicle that has multiple indicators on or won¿t go into gear and the mil is on with a/t dtc p26c3 (internal control module transmission range sensor performance)? there may be debris in the reverse or
03/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10129426
TSB ID: B17-034

Service bulletin - the mil comes on with dtc p0430 (front bank catalyst system efficiency below threshold [bank 2]). the pcm software may misinterpret sensor inputs as a deteriorated catalytic converter.
02/26/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10129337
TSB ID: BPaS02152018901

Dealer message - american honda motor co., inc. (ahm) is investigating certain 2014-2017 rlxs & rlx hybrids with a client complaint of musty smell coming from hvac. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to collect
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127634
TSB ID: B17-032

Service bulletin - after the vehicle has been running for approximately 15 minutes with the a/c on, a whine can be heard that changes at different rpms. a whine from the a/c compressor is entering the cabin via the a/c refrigerant lines.
01/22/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127173
TSB ID: BPaS01032018902

Dealer message - american honda motor co., inc. (ahm) is investigating certain 2014-2017 rlxs & rlx hybrids with a client complaint of musty smell coming from hvac. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to collect
12/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10125003
TSB ID: BPaS11272017901

Dealer message - american honda motor co., inc. (ahm) is investigating certain 2014-2017 rlxs & rlx hybrids with a client complaint of musty smell coming from hvac. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to collect
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11/16/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10123484
TSB ID: BPaS11082017901

Dealer message - american honda motor co., inc. (ahm) is investigating certain 2014-2017 rlxs & rlx hybrids with a client complaint of musty smell coming from hvac. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to collect
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10119591
TSB ID: B17-034

Service bulletin - the mil comes on with dtc p0430 (front bank catalyst system efficiency below threshold [bank 2]). the pcm software may misinterpret sensor inputs as a deteriorated catalytic converter.
08/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10115772
TSB ID: BTS161202

Tech line summary article - we?re getting reports of a high-pitched whine with the a/c running. it goes away when the a/c is turned off. changing the fan speed has no effect on the noise, and it seems to be worse with the engine running bet
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
06/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108370
TSB ID: B17-019

Service bulletin - the mil comes on with dtc p0430 (front bank catalyst system efficiency below threshold [bank 2]). the pcm software may misinterpret sensor inputs as a deteriorated catalytic converter.
06/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108305
TSB ID: B16-066

Service bulletin - after the software update, some vehicles based on how they are driven (extreme conditions) may still experience atf deterioration after updating the pgm-fi system and the shudder may return. the problem is typically diag
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06/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108304
TSB ID: B16-065

Service bulletin - a judder from the torque converter lock-up clutch may be felt while driving between 20 and 60 mph. the problem is typically diagnosed as a bad torque converter. american honda investigated the judder and found that the t
06/28/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108105
TSB ID: BTS161202

Techline summary article - we¿re getting reports of a high-pitched whine with the a/c running. it goes away when the a/c is turned off. changing the fan speed has no effect on the noise, and it seems to be worse with the engine running betw
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
05/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10099078
TSB ID: BTS161202

Tech line summary article - we¿re getting reports of a high-pitched whine with the a/c running. it goes away when the a/c is turned off. changing the fan speed has no effect on the noise, and it seems to be worse with the engine running bet
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,
06/16/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10106841
TSB ID: BPAS01032017902

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2014-2017 rlxs with a client complaint of an accessory deck lid spoiler loose, warped, and/or lifting. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect
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06/16/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10106856
TSB ID: BER16120A

Engineering request for investigation - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2014-2017 rlxs with a client complaint of an accessory deck lid spoiler loose, warped, and/or lifting. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ah
05/15/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10099071
TSB ID: BPAS12022016901

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2014-2017 rlxs with a client complaint of an accessory deck lid spoiler loose, warped, and/or lifting. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect

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Acura RLX 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.