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Vehicle currently registered or first sold in states where corrosive materials are used to de-ice the roads are being recalled because the engine may stall without warning.
What Should You Do?
Owners of affected vehicles will be notified beginning April 11, 2013. If you encounter problems with the engine stalling, or you don't received recall notification and you feel you should have, please contact your Acura dealer. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Acura recall number is S86.
In states that use corrosive materials for deicing the road the driver may track materials into the vehicle that saturate the carpeting. If the carpet becomes saturated it can drip onto the engine's Electronic Control Unit (ECU) resulting in corrosion of the ECU housing. This damage may cause the engine to stall without warning. Dealers will inspect and replace any damaged ECU. All vehicles will have a waterproof cover installed onto the ECU.