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2008 Acura TSX Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
03/12/18 NHTSA ID: 10129812

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2004-2008 tls & tsxs with a complaint of the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with the dtc p2138 (accelerator pedal position sensor a/b incorrect voltage correlation) stored
12/20/16 NHTSA ID: 10086742
TSB ID: B-PAS-09122013-9

Dear message -american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2004-2008 tsxs with a complaint of the engine hesitation. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect the vehicle prior to you attempting a repair
04/11/14 NHTSA ID: 10055120
TSB ID: IN-27-14

Acura: the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) is on, with dtc p2138 (accelerator pedal position sensor a/b incorrect voltage correlation), and have poor performance in engine. model 2004-2008 tl, tsx.
02/27/14 NHTSA ID: 10054809
TSB ID: IN-2-11-14

Honda: some vehicles may display a malfunction indicator lamp with the stored dtc p2138 (accelerator pedal position sensor a/b incorrect voltage correlation). there may also be poor engine performance. ahm is attempting to collect specific
01/28/14 NHTSA ID: 10054478
TSB ID: IN-09-10

Acura: due to accelerator pedal position sensor a/b incorrect voltage correlation, engine poor performance and malfunction indicator lamp (mil) is on with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) 02138, an investigation will check cause of condition
12/19/13 NHTSA ID: 10054091
TSB ID: IN-09-25-20

Acura: information regarding an investigation into the hesitation of engines in some vehicles and what is the cause. model 2004-2008 tsx.
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11/21/13 NHTSA ID: 10053751
TSB ID: SB-10-11-2013

Acura: some vehicles are being investigated due to hesitation of the engine and would need to be inspected as to the cause of this condition. model 2004-2008 tsx.
07/14/10 NHTSA ID: 10033128
TSB ID: SB-10-002

Acura: rear wheels howl or growl. some rear wheel sensors may have been improperly installed, allowing moisture to enter the rear hub bearing unit. if the noisy hub bearing unit is rusty, replace it and the wheel sensor. if the noisy hu
03/12/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10129822
TSB ID: DLR MSG - Safety

Dealer message - in may 2010 and june 2012, american honda announced a safety recall for 2004-08 tsx and 2007-08 tl due to a potentially leaking power steering feed hose. for some time, the countermeasure hoses and required repair parts h
03/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10129517

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2004-2008 tls & tsxs with a complaint of the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with the dtc p2138 (accelerator pedal position sensor a/b incorrect voltage correlation) stored
05/24/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10100462
TSB ID: B05-018

Service bulletin - navigation system information.
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.
08/15/17 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.
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.
03/06/12 Other NHTSA ID: 10043247
TSB ID: ASB-09-030

Acura: on some model vehicles, the retainers that is bonded to body may be damaged or comes off when removing windshield side trim.
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
08/15/08 Other NHTSA ID: 10025524
TSB ID: 08-026

Load carrying capacity reduced label for all acura vehicles.

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Acura TSX 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.