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2009 Acura TL Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
05/14/18 NHTSA ID: 10136440
TSB ID: B18-009

Service bulletin - the oil control rings may become clogged with carbon deposits. these deposits restrict the ability to scrape and return oil from the cylinder walls to the crankcase, which can result in engine oil consumption that may exc
04/23/18 NHTSA ID: 10134383
TSB ID: B18-009

Service bulletin - the oil control rings may become clogged with carbon deposits. these deposits restrict the ability to scrape and return oil from the cylinder walls to the crankcase, which can result in engine oil consumption that may exc
04/16/18 NHTSA ID: 10133026
TSB ID: B18-009

Service bulletin - the oil control rings may become clogged with carbon deposits. these deposits restrict the ability to scrape and return oil from the cylinder walls to the crankcase, which can result in engine oil consumption that may exc
04/16/18 NHTSA ID: 10133041
TSB ID: B18-009

Service bulletin - the oil control rings may become clogged with carbon deposits. these deposits restrict the ability to scrape and return oil from the cylinder walls to the crankcase, which can result in engine oil consumption that may exc
03/13/18 NHTSA ID: 10130041
TSB ID: B18010F

Servicenews article - some clients may complain that the low oil pressure indicator comes on, requiring engine oil to be added, while others who routinely check the oil level as recommended in their owner?s manual may find that oil consumpt
01/29/18 NHTSA ID: 10127355
TSB ID: B18010F

Servicenews article - some clients may complain that the low oil pressure indicator comes on, requiring engine oil to be added, while others who routinely check the oil level as recommended in their owner?s manual may find that oil consumpt
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08/25/17 NHTSA ID: 10115771
TSB ID: BTS160705

Techline summary article - some clients may complain that the low oil pressure indicator comes on, requiring engine oil to be added, while others who routinely check the oil level as recommended in their owner?s manual may find that oil con
06/28/17 NHTSA ID: 10108104
TSB ID: BTS160705

Techline summary article - some clients may complain that the low oil pressure indicator comes on, requiring engine oil to be added, while others who routinely check the oil level as recommended in their owner¿s manual may find that oil con
05/22/17 NHTSA ID: 10100148
TSB ID: BPAS11022016902

Dealer messages - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2010-2013 mdxs, 2011-2012 rls, 2009-2014 shawd tls & 2010-2013 zdxs with a client complaint of higher than expected engine oil consumption. to fully understand the cause of thi
05/22/17 NHTSA ID: 10100149
TSB ID: BTS160705

Techline summary article - some clients may complain that the low oil pressure indicator comes on, requiring engine oil to be added, while others who routinely check the oil level as recommended in their owner¿s manual may find that oil co
12/21/16 NHTSA ID: 10086986
TSB ID: BPAS10032016904

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2010-2013 mdxs, 2011-2012 rls, 2009-2014 shawd tls & 2010-2013 zdxs with a client complaint of higher than expected engine oil consumption. to fully understand the cause of this
12/21/16 NHTSA ID: 10086989
TSB ID: BPAS10062016902

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2010-2013 mdxs, 2011-2012 rls, 2009-2014 shawd tls & 2010-2013 zdxs with a client complaint of higher than expected engine oil consumption. to fully understand the cause of this
12/14/16 NHTSA ID: 10086261
TSB ID: BPAS09152016902

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2010-2013 mdxs, 2011-2012 rls, 2009-2014 shawd tls & 2010-2013 zdxs with a client complaint of higher than expected engine oil consumption. to fully understand the cause of this
12/14/16 NHTSA ID: 10086202
TSB ID: BPAS09092016901

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2010-2013 mdxs, 2011-2012 rls, 2009-2014 shawd tls & 2010-2013 zdxs with a client complaint of higher than expected engine oil consumption. to fully understand the cause of this
12/13/16 NHTSA ID: 10086134
TSB ID: BPAS08312016902

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2010-2013 mdxs, 2011-2012 rls, 2009-2014 shawd tls & 2010-2013 zdxs with a client complaint of higher than expected engine oil consumption. to fully understand the cause of this
11/22/16 NHTSA ID: 10084583
TSB ID: B-PAS-07282016-9

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2010-2013 mdxs, 2011-2012 rls, 2009-2014 shawd tls & 2010-2013 zdxs with a client complaint of higher than expected engine oil consumption. to fully understand the cause of this
01/16/13 NHTSA ID: 10049520
TSB ID: B12-041

Acura: front suspension clunk in hot weather. a clunk is heard in the front suspension while driving over irregular surfaces and in hot weather. the noise goes away temporarily when the vehicle is lifted in the air and then returned to the
12/13/16 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10086136
TSB ID: JZ6-JZ7 CUSTOMER

Customer letter notifying owners that there is a judder from the torque converter lock-up clutch felt while driving between 20¿45 mph. to minimize the possibility for the judder to occur, a software update for the transmission is available.
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01/11/13 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10049199
TSB ID: SB-12-029

Acura: see document search button for owner letter. a software update for transmission is available for the torque converter lock up clutch where the judder is felt while driving, and extended warranty is applied to torque converter if j
10/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10118838
TSB ID: Service Bulletin

Service bulletin - the moonroof will not auto-close or will reverse direction when contacting the wind deflector. the drain channel rods create too much friction when the moonroof is closing, which causes the anti-pinch function to operate
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: 10106668
TSB ID: BPAS12142016901

Dealer message - since the posting of service bulletin 16-033 for 09-11 tl software update for lock-up function there has been a sharp rise in claims for torque converter shudder for this model and year compared to the first 6 months of the
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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06/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106669
TSB ID: BPAS12142016902

Dealer message - since the posting of service bulletin 16-033 for 09-11 tl software update for lock-up function there has been a sharp rise in claims for torque converter shudder for this model and year compared to the first 6 months of the
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: 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
05/24/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10100462
TSB ID: B05-018

Service bulletin - navigation system information.
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
05/17/17 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: 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: 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: 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).
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
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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: 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
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
01/09/17 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
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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.
12/16/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10086484
TSB ID: B16033

Service bulletin - there is the possibility of a judder from the torque converter lock-up clutch felt while driving between 20¿45 mph. to minimize the possibility for the judder to occur, a software update for the transmission is available
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.
12/14/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10086222
TSB ID: B16036

Service bulletin - there is a judder from the torque converter lock-up clutch felt while driving between 20¿45 mph. to minimize the possibility for the judder to occur, a software update for the transmission is available. to increase clie
11/16/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10084321
TSB ID: B16-036

Service bulletin - acura is extending the warranty on the torque converter to 8 years from the original date of purchase or 105,000 miles, whichever comes first. there is a judder from the torque converter lock-up clutch felt while driving
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11/16/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10084323
TSB ID: B-CA-06212016-90

Dealer message - acura is announcing two warranty extensions for model year 2009-2011 acura tl vehicles to address torque converter judder, shudder, or vibration concerns. to minimize the possibility of judder, if a vehicle in the affecte
11/16/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10084319
TSB ID: B16-033

Service bulletin - acura is extending the warranty on the torque converter to 8 years from the original date of purchase or 105,000 miles, whichever comes first. there is a judder from the torque converter lock-up clutch felt while driving
03/12/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10043317
TSB ID: SB-12-002

Acura: some model year vehicles may experience an issue with loose or rocking of driver's power seat.
03/06/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10043249
TSB ID: SB-12-001

Acura: update on some model vehicles regarding testing of alternators with the gr8 alternator/starter tester (ast) module that is installed on gr8 diagnostic battery station.
08/02/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10039532
TSB ID: SB-01-026

Honda: information on updating control modules on the acura. updated on 4/19/2013.
12/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10124970
TSB ID: Service Bulletin

Service bulletin - the moonroof will not auto-close or will reverse direction when contacting the wind deflector. the drain channel rods create too much friction when the moonroof is closing, which causes the anti-pinch function to operat
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12/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10124980
TSB ID: Service Bulletin

Service bulletin - the moonroof will not auto-close or will reverse direction when contacting the wind deflector. the drain channel rods create too much friction when the moonroof is closing, which causes the anti-pinch function to operate
08/15/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10115221
TSB ID: Service Bulletin

Service bulletin - for any tpms-related warranty repairs, all recorded dtcs must now be entered into the warranty claim. make sure your repair order includes those dtcs.
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.
12/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10086381
TSB ID: TAKATA_TEXT MESS

Us virgin islands newspaper advertisements to remind owners of the takata recall and to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
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.
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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.
09/30/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10053207
TSB ID: ASN-49584

Acura: information in the service news, from manufacturer, regarding various issues of troubleshooting, installation, replacing, servicing and repairing various model and model year vehicles.
05/24/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10037486
TSB ID: SB-0708

Acura: there are guidelines for various situations and procedures including: tire pressure valve stem installation, trailer stability malfunction light is on, engine oil application guide, new software, new transmission fluid, notchy steeri

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Acura TL 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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