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2018 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
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.
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
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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.
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).
10/21/17 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.
09/13/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10117338
TSB ID: B17-034

Service bulletin - the mil comes on with dtc p0430 (front bank catalyst system efficiency below threshold [bank 2]).
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
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.
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,

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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.