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Acura recall 04V429000

Potential Loss of Rear Lights

Affected Cars:

Make Model Year(s)
Acura TSX 2004

Electrical & Lights, September 15, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview

One or more rear lights may fail due to a damaged wire in the trunk. 


Please contact your Acura dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.


The wire harness located in the trunk hinge area is not adequately protected and over time could be damaged by the trunk opening and closing. A damaged harness could result in a blown fuse, causing loss of license plate, back-up, and tail light function. Loss of tail lights could reduce visibility and increase the risk of a crash. This recall began on September 15, 2004. The Acura recall number is P45.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V429000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 40060

Summary: 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.

Consequence: 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.

Remedy: 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.

Notes: 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).

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration