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2017 Acura TLX 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: 10134525
TSB ID: BPaS04062018901

Dealer message - american honda motor co., inc. (ahm) is investigating certain 2015-2018 tlx 2wds with a client complaint of malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with dtc u129d (lost communication with the precision all wheel steer control u
04/16/18 NHTSA ID: 10133013
TSB ID: BPaS03022018901

Dealer message - american honda motor co., inc. (ahm) is investigating certain 2015-2017 tlxs with a client complaint of a/c not cooling or blowing warm air. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to collect specifi
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.
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.
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07/28/17 NHTSA ID: 10108705
TSB ID: BPaS02152017901

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2015-2017 tlxs with a client complaint of the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with the dtc p16e5 (lin communication error [pcm-dc-dc converter]), p0a11 (dc-dc converter acti
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.
09/26/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10117999
TSB ID: B15039

Service bulletin - the transmission end cover leaks on vehicles with 9-speed a/t. during assembly, the transmission end cover sealing gasket gets torn.
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
08/15/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10115179
TSB ID: B17070B

Service news article - because of a transmission case casting flaw, the inside of the torque converter bracket hole in some 9-speed a/ts is porous enough that atf could leak from the hole. this flaw was found by the transmission factory dur
07/31/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10108772
TSB ID: B17040B

Service news article - are you looking at what seems to be a rear differential axle seal or pinion seal leak? something to keep in mind: the actual culprit may be something loose or damaged above it. a loose or damaged fluid pressure senso
07/31/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10108808
TSB ID: BPaS06022017901

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2017 tlx awds with a client complaint of vibration at highway speed. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect the vehicle prior to you attempti
06/30/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10108397
TSB ID: B17-015

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.
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
05/15/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10099066
TSB ID: B16120B

Service bulletin - in a 9-speed a/t, the atf level is critical. if it¿s too high, the transmission could shift hard. if it¿s too low, the transmission could slip. this transmission also doesn¿t use a dipstick. to check the atf level, you n
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
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136428
TSB ID: BPaS04232018902

Dealer message - american honda motor co., inc. (ahm) is investigating certain 2015-2017 tlxs with a client complaint of a/c not cooling or blowing warm air. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to collect specifi
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05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136429
TSB ID: BPaS04232018903

Dealer message - american honda motor co., inc. (ahm) is investigating certain 2015-2018 tlx 2wds with a client complaint of malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with dtc u129d (lost communication with the precision all wheel steer control u
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134526
TSB ID: BPaS04062018902

Dealer message - american honda motor co., inc. (ahm) is investigating certain 2015-2017 tlxs with a client complaint of a/c not cooling or blowing warm air. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to collect specifi
03/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10129807
TSB ID: BTS180204

Tech line summary article - until recently, tech line had only two categories for auto idle stop system issues. that made it hard for our engineering staff to understand what was specifically inhibiting the system. to help with this, tech
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.
03/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10129427
TSB ID: BPaS01302018901

Dealer message - american honda motor co., inc. (ahm) is investigating certain 2015-2017 tlxs with a client complaint of a/c not cooling or blowing warm air. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to collect specifi
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
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02/26/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10129338
TSB ID: BPaS02152018902

Dealer message - american honda motor co., inc. (ahm) is investigating certain 2015-2017 tlxs with a client complaint of a/c not cooling or blowing warm air. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to collect specifi
02/20/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128896
TSB ID: B18-004

Service bulletin - while driving, the client may experience flickering interior/exterior lights, multiple indicators coming on, jerky steering and/or other voltage-related fluctuations. the b+ sensing screw on the alternator is not torqued
01/22/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127172
TSB ID: BPaS01032018901

Dealer message - american honda motor co., inc. (ahm) is investigating certain 2015-2017 tlxs with a client complaint of a/c not cooling or blowing warm air. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to collect specifi
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).
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
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.
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08/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10115841
TSB ID: BPaS08142017901

Dealer message - american honda motor co., inc. (ahm) is investigating certain 2017 ilxs & tlxs with a client complaint of the a/c not working. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect the vehicle prior to
08/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10115730
TSB ID: BPaS07102017904

Dealer message - american honda motor co., inc. (ahm) is investigating certain 2017 ilxs & tlxs with a client complaint of the a/c not working. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect the vehicle prior to
08/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10115184
TSB ID: BPaS07252017904

Dealer message - american honda motor co., inc. (ahm) is investigating certain 2017 ilxs & tlxs with a client complaint of the a/c not working. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect the vehicle prior to
08/10/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10110847
TSB ID: DLR MSG - Acura

Dealer message - the meter reflash process for cross traffic monitoring system inadvertently erases the idle characteristics learned by the pcm, and the hds shows idle torque learning as "not completed." the drivability symptoms which can r
07/31/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108878
TSB ID: BPaS06132017901

Dealer message - american honda motor co., inc. (ahm) is investigating certain 2017 ilxs & tlxs with a client complaint of the a/c not working. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect the vehicle prior to
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
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06/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108306
TSB ID: BPAS03222017901

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2015-2017 tlxs with a client complaint of the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with the dtc p16e5 (lin communication error [pcm-dc-dc converter]), p0a11 (dc-dc converter acti
06/28/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108058
TSB ID: BER17010A

Engineering request for investigation - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2015-2017 tlxs with a client complaint of the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with the dtc p16e5 (lin communication error [pcm-dc-dc converter]), p0a
06/16/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106852
TSB ID: B16-039

Service bulletin - the nav, audio, day/night and settings buttons on the audio-navigation unit are sticking. the clearance between the audio-navigation unit and the odmd and climate control switch panel may be too tight causing the panel to
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
05/11/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10098941
TSB ID: BPAS01232017902

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2015-2017 tlxs with a client complaint of the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with the dtc p16e5 (lin communication error [pcm-dc-dc converter]), p0a11 (dc-dc converter acti
05/07/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10135108
TSB ID: B18-014

Service bulletin - when adjusting seat height or tilt, the power seat does not move or moves just a small amount and clicks loudly during operation. the vertical transmission assembly (vta) unit has a stripped internal gear.
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04/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133043
TSB ID: BPaS03202018901

Dealer message - american honda motor co., inc. (ahm) is investigating certain 2015-2017 tlxs with a client complaint of a/c not cooling or blowing warm air. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to collect specifi
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,
08/25/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10115729
TSB ID: BPaS07102017903

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2017 tlx awds with a client complaint of vibration at highway speed. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect the vehicle prior to you attempti
07/31/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10108910
TSB ID: BPaS06222017903

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2017 tlx awds with a client complaint of vibration at highway speed. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect the vehicle prior to you attempti
07/28/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10108707
TSB ID: BPaS02152017903

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2016-2017 tlxs with a client complaint of one or both of the front door exterior handles not returning to the original position after usage. to fully understand the cause of thi
06/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10108371
TSB ID: B17040B

Service news article - are you looking at what seems to be a rear differential axle seal or pinion seal leak? something to keep in mind: the actual culprit may be something loose or damaged above it. a loose or damaged fluid pressure sens
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06/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10108308
TSB ID: BPAS03222017903

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2016-2017 tlxs with a client complaint of one or both of the front door exterior handles not returning to the original position after usage. to fully understand the cause of thi
06/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10108374
TSB ID: BPAS04122017903

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2016-2017 tlxs with a client complaint of one or both of the front door exterior handles not returning to the original position after usage. to fully understand the cause of thi
06/28/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10108103
TSB ID: BPAS03022017903

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2016-2017 tlxs with a client complaint of one or both of the front door exterior handles not returning to the original position after usage. to fully understand the cause of thi
06/28/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10108101
TSB ID: BPAS03022017901

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2015-2017 tlxs with a client complaint of the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with the dtc p16e5 (lin communication error [pcm-dc-dc converter]), p0a11 (dc-dc converter acti

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Acura TLX 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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