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Acura TSX recall 13V093000

The Engine May Start Unexpectedly
Engine, March 15, 2013

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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.


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.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Mfr's Report Date:
March 15, 2013

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V093000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected: 76253

Summary: 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.

Consequence: A vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash.

Remedy: 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 is expected to begin on April 11, 2013. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Notes: 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.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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