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Acura TSX Recalls

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05/28/10 Honda is recalling certain model year 2004 through 2008 acura tsx passenger vehicles manufactured between september 25, 2002 and february 13, 2008. prolonged high under hood temperatures may cause the power steering hose to deteriorate prematurely and may cause the hose to crack and leak power steering oil.

Oil leaking onto a hot exhaust pipe will generate smoke and a burning smell, and could potentially result in an under hood fire.

Honda will notify owners and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. the safety recall began may 28, 2010. owners may contact acura client services at 1-800-382-2238.

Honda's recall campaign number is r35.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
08/02/06 On certain passenger vehicles and motorcycles, the owner's manuals contain incorrect contact information for the national highway traffic safety administration's (nhtsa) vehicle safety hotline.

The language in the owner's manuals is not in accordance with the current mandatory requirements.

Honda will send a postcard to dealers and owners with the correct nhtsa vehicle safety hotline information and with instructions to insert the card into the "reporting safety defects" section of the owner's manual. the recall began on august 2, 2006. owners may contact honda at 1-800-999-1009, acura at 1-800-382-2238 or honda motorcycles at 1-866-784-1870.

Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
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04/23/13 Engine Honda is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 acura tsx vehicles originally sold in, or currently registered in, connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, kentucky, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, virginia, west virginia, wisconsin and the district of columbia. in states that use corrosive materials for deicing, driver's footwear may bring in materials that saturate the vehicle's carpeting, which is in contact with the vehicle's engine electronic control unit (ecu). as a result, the ecu case may experience rust or corrosion. this damage may potentially cause the engine to stall.

A vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners and acura dealers will inspect the vehicle and replace any damaged ecu, free of charge. all vehicles will have a waterproof cover installed onto the ecu, free of charge. the recall began during april 2013. owners may contact acura client relations at 1-800-382-2238 and select option 4 or go to www.recalls.acura.com.

Honda's recall campaign numbers are s86.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
04/02/07 Engine On certain vehicles, a coil wire inside the fuel pump relay may break, causing the fuel pump to lose power. if the fuel pump becomes inoperative, the engine may not start.

If the fuel pump loses power while driving, the engine could stall without warning, and a crash could occur.

Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pump relay free of charge. the recall began on april 2, 2007. owners may contact honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Honda recall no. q37 and q38.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
04/23/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning Honda is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 acura tsx vehicles originally sold in, or currently registered in, connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, kentucky, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, virginia, west virginia, wisconsin and the district of columbia. in states that use corrosive materials for deicing, driver's footwear may bring in materials that saturate the vehicle's carpeting, which is in contact with the vehicle's engine electronic control unit (ecu). as a result, the ecu case may experience rust or corrosion. this damage may potentially cause the engine to stall.

A vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners and acura dealers will inspect the vehicle and replace any damaged ecu, free of charge. all vehicles will have a waterproof cover installed onto the ecu, free of charge. the recall began during april 2013. owners may contact acura client relations at 1-800-382-2238 and select option 4 or go to www.recalls.acura.com.

Honda's recall campaign numbers are s86.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
09/15/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain passenger cars, the wire harness located in the trunk hinge area is not adequately protected and over time could be damaged when the trunk is opened and closed.

A damaged harness can cause a blown fuse, a short circuit and it can result in a loss of license plate lights, back-up lights and tail light function. loss of a tail light could reduce visibility and increase the risk of a vehicle crash.

Dealers will inspect the harness and if any damage is found, the harness will be replaced. if no damage is found, dealers will install corrugated plastic tubing over the harness to prevent future damage. the recall began on september 15, 2004. owners should contact honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Honda recall no. p45. customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

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Acura TSX Recalls

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.