The TL is a nice upscale sedan but no longer stood out from the crowd. For the 2012 model year, styling was slightly tweaked and the automatic transmission got another gear to a six-speed, boosting fuel economy by one mpg to 24. As always, it had a great drivetrain, sound ride, and a nicely-finished interior with supportive front seats. Handling was sound, but compromised by vague steering.
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There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2012 Acura TL owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Clutch failed at 37,000 miles - I purchased Vech with 33,000 miles on it. I have owned 3 manual transmission cars and never replaced a clutch. No way to verify condition of clutch at purchase. Clutch is not covered under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)

"a clutch with only 100,000 km. of mostly highway miles should not have gone."

Craig W., BC (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)
Torque converter

"Hesitation under light acceleration. Dealer replaced the torque converter under warranty and provided a loaner car"

Anonymous, KY (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD)

"Had to replace the torque converter"

Anonymous, MO (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)

"shifting problems at low speeds"

Edward G., NJ (2012 Acura TL Base)

"Stutter shifting occurred from 5 -15 mph especially going up an incline. Dealer made adjustments which solved that problem but within a short period of time same stutter shifting occurred between 40 - 55 mph. Dealer put in new torque converter unde"

Anonymous, IN (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"Acura finally came out with a recall to fix this problem - in 2016. I had the car for four years and they did nothing during that time to fix the problem"

Anonymous, DE (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"had tl in to re flash transmission software. Transmission didn't shift in power band. Reflashed, then dealer replaced torque converter. Acura extended warranty on Trans"

Anonymous, AR (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"Torque converter replaced under warranty prior to recall. Transmission shuttered (jutted) at certain speeds"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"Judder from torque converter with sporadic shifting issues from 30 to 45+ mph. Acura did software update & transmission fluid replacement. Acura extended warranty on torque converter to 8 years from original purchase date or 105,000 miles, which ever comes first. Judder issue currently resolved"

Alan K., IL (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)

"The dealership replaced the torgue converter attempting to solve the rough shifting issues"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"car was downshifting when it was going up a very slight incline"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Acura TL Base 3.7-L V6)

"The torque tube has been replaced twice under warranty"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Recalled/repaired"

George N., NJ (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"Car had jerky acceleration. New transmission software did not resolve problem. Acura replaced transmission at their expense"

Norman H., WA (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"If the car goes lower that 20 MPH, and you try to accelerate, there is a hesitation that is very noticeable. The car almost stops, then accelerates, this is very dangerous when trying to merge into traffic"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD)

"Initial shifting a little rough but no slipping"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"Shifted a little rough when starting. Under warranty and Acura fixed"

M E., NC (2012 Acura TL Base)

"rough shifting on long drives only (over 200 miles). Short trips, no issues but it appears the computer gets "confused" after a long drive on cruise control and manual driving at lower speeds results in rough shifting. This disappears with a car re"

Robert M., FL (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission issue due to judder, issue resolved with software update and transmission fluid change"

Alan K., IL (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"Not sure if the problem was transmission. But the gear would not engage after the main connector detached. Cost $800 to repair"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"I experienced slipping transmission at low speed. I had the transmission serviced, but the problem continued. I received a letter notifying me to bring in car to service transmission and to get a computer update for the problem. They also extended the warranty on the transmission to 100k miles. The issue is much better - hardly noticeable, but I will probably trade in before 100k knowing this"

Larry M., TN (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission began slipping. Dealer replaced transmission fluid under warranty. Performance improved. Still, if the car sits unused for a week or more, the transmission slips for a short time before normal performance resumes"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)
Transmission computer

"It seems that the transmission computer never knows which gear it needs to be in between 2nd and 4th. The car shakes, shudders, and seems to slip gear"

Jason H., GA (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"responded to factory recall and had computer replaced and updated"

James W., VA (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.5-L V6)

"Safety recall from Acura to check/update software for transmission computer to eliminate transmission "shudder". Repair took place within 5 days of calling for appointment to repair. Dealer also did complete check to make sure there was no damage to transmission. July 2016"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"There was a software issue which was supposed to fix a “judder” issue. However, after the software issue, the ”judder” issue still exists. This issue causes a frequent jerking feeling as you drive and the car attempts to shift gears."

Jason H., GA (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"The lower control arm ball joint broke when I was driving the car. Fortunately, I was in a driveway curbcut for a business and was just pulling forward to enter traffic on a state highway."

Vicki T., UT (2012 Acura TL)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Electronic power steering failure. Needed complete replacement"

Anthony D., MA (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"The front right shock started leaking fluid and no longer functioned as design. Dealer fixed this under the manufacturer's warranty.There was no cost out of pocket for me"

Ron D., TX (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"They just wore out"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.5-L V6)

"Front driver side strut required replacement"

Anthony D., MA (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)

"they just wore out"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Acura TL)

"Two Rear shocks were leaking and were replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Wheel bearings needed to be replaced at just 100k...cost to repair was over $650"

Helena R., AL (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"needed repacement"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"had to have left front wheel bearing replaced"

Ronald M., CT (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)

"Unexpected failure of right front wheel bearing. A $700 repair that should not have happened."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"In cold weather, warning that you must replace battery comes on intermittently, even though the battery is fine"

Bill T., OH (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"Dash cluster goes black, car won't start, struck in accessory mode. Happened repeatedly"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Acura TL)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Updates required annually and are progressively poor"

Robin D., CO (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)

"Does not provide optimal directions"

Anonymous, AL (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Car system cannot maintain a linked setup with two cell phones. We have unlinked and relinked them many times and it keeps dropping the link to one of the phones."

Kenneth R., CA (2012 Acura TL)

"Starting last year, 2016, the Bluetooth started losing the connection during phone calls. It didn't drop the call. It just ceased to work , going back to the radio, which was especially embarrassing during business calls taken in the vehicle"

Paul K., OH (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)
Radio

"The dashboard buttons don't always work and can shut of the radio or perform a different task than indicated such as push a channel and it turns off."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"Sometimes the buttons that control the radio do not work, except for the volume control. If it's on, it stays on. If it's off, it stays off. But, if it is on, I can control the volume, but the push buttons to change stations do not work."

Alan H., CA (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)
Speakers

"Repeated trips to the dealer for loose rear speakers"

Neil O., NY (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

"poor recognition of voice commands and problem with cruise control buttons"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Acura TL)

"From day one, as shown by dealership, you must go through the initial set up page to use voice commands"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Piece of trim above the rear driver's side door came loose, making a rattling sound at highway speed"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"The exterior driver-door trim where it meets the window is coming loose. The trim along the chrome bar on the roof that goes from the windshield to the rear window is coming loose on the left and right side of the car. I asked the Metro Acura dealer based in Montclaire, CA to fix it and they wanted $600+ so I declined."

Gabriel J., CA (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"sealant trim running from front to rear of cockpit of vehicle at upper drivers side over door and window assemblies at joint with roof. Was loose and breaking out. Needed replacement, not under warranty due to age and mileage"

Robert G., FL (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.5-L V6)

"Cracking/peeling weatherstripping, loose rocker panel on passenger side."

Conrad R., (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)

"Cheaply attached bottom moldings come loose"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"The push button controls in the back seat got warm and popped and broke - no one uses them - they just got warm from the sun"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"The leather seat developed a tear where it separated at the seam. The location was along the inner side of the seat where my arm would touch. The material is thin vinyl type and poor quality. I'm unsure if the tear may have developed from continued friction from the zipper along the armpit area of my Northface coat over the years. I clean and condition the seat with leather cleaner 4 times a year and the side of the seat which separated at the seam looked brand new until it tore. I would put part of the blame on Acura for using poor quality material on the side of the seat as there was never any signs of wear, yet the fake leather material separated at the seam."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Different colors between the plastic bumpers and the metal"

James K., CA (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)

"Paint faded to a white haze on the trunk, roof, and hood."

Conrad R., (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveline vibration

"drive shaft carrier bearing going bad"

John R., OH (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)

"from new there was a vibration at 110kmh+ Honda replace the tires (Goodyear to Michelin) and the drive shaft has been replaced twice both under warranty now OK"

Bill R., ON (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)

"high pitched noise required repair"

Robert B., WY (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"High pitched squeal. Sounded like a belt"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)

"Propeller shaft wore out requiring the driveshaft to be replaced under warranty. This is the second Acura I've had this problem with"

Diane D., CO (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)

"A bearing in the drive line went out costing 2K to repair"

Troy R., ID (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD)

"Vehicle was recalled for an unknown problem that was satisfied by a software upgrade."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)
Electrical failure

"Alternator had to be replaces. Replacement was fully covered under extended warranty, no cost to me. I'm fully satisfied with Acura and the dealership"

Stephen B., AL (2012 Acura TL Base 3.7-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Factory installed spoiler leaked during car washes"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"metallic rattle in rear deck behind rear seat"

Anonymous, OK (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD)

"Dealer fixed it no charge"

Anonymous, AB (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD)

"ball joint that took a number of trips to correctly diagnose"

Anonymous, AB (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"The car has a loud rattle from time to time. The dealer was never able to find it. Strangely, it happens most often when I am driving and my husband is in the passenger seat."

Laura T., WA (2012 Acura TL)

"Rattle in dashboard"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"An interesting pressure change occurs at 65 MPH which causes the driver side rear passenger window. It is most notable when next to the freeway barrier"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Acura TL Base 3.7-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Undiagnosable electrical/engine problems. Car in dealer shop for 3 months.finally traded it in and bought a new car"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Acura TL)
Engine knock or ping

"Heard knocking; brought to dealer and they reprogramed computer; worked for a while but has come back recently but to a lessor degree"

Jordan A., CO (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)

"They had to replace a rocker"

Anonymous, PR (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)

"Engine valves clatter like a diesel engine. Dealership says the fix is very expensive and these cars just run that way. The engine is also burning 1 qt of oil per 2500 miles. Not cool. Other than that, every system on this car continues to work well. Very fun to drive. Very comfortable for work travel"

Matt D., OH (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)
Oil leaks

"There were No Oil Leaks"

Philip S., FL (2012 Acura TL 3.7-L V6)

"Excessive oil consumption, which was a recall issue but not enough to be repaired by Acura."

Kevin O., NY (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)

"Engine burns 1 qt of oil per 2,500 miles"

Matt D., OH (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"factory recall of airbag required 3 months to repair"

Robert B., WY (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)

"recall due to takata airbag inflator. Took several years to get the problem fixed, even though we were notified of the problem early."

Richard W., CA (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"Recall of the vehicle due to malfunctioning airbag inflator."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)

"Recall and replacement of airbags took extremely long time due to mfg availability. Dealership handling was exemplary,"

Anonymous, VT (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)

"Airbag recall. Auto was parked for 5 months waiting for replacement airbags. Dealer provided rental vehicle."

Anonymous, TN (2012 Acura TL)

"This was a recall"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Acura TL)

"Recall"

Jerome T., NY (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Cruise control

"Failed intermittently over 4-month period; has worked well since during past 5 months...healed itself"

Quentin G., PA (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Tail Light Bulb and wind noise (Window seals)"

Philip S., FL (2012 Acura TL 3.7-L V6)
Gauges

"Gauges would not auto dim for night time due to electronic eye malfunction. Cabin very bright at night (safety hazard)"

Scott R., TX (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"Headlight seals failing exposing hid electronics to moisture"

Jeff R., AB (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)

"Headlights were continuously on day and night due to electronic eye malfunction"

Scott R., TX (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)
Horn

"Completely failed. Both horns were replaced"

Quentin G., PA (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)
Warning lights

"The replace battery warning comes on intermittently if the car isn't run for more than 5 days"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

"Failure of the driver side caliper lead to premature brake pad erosion and also resulted in replacement of rotors"

Richard O., IA (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)

"My driver-side brake caliper locked up and overheated the rotor. I had to take the car to the mechanic due to a very violent shake while driving. Both front calipers, pads and rotors were replaced. Total cost was $950."

Clint S., OH (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"One front wheel brake caliper was slightly sticking and caused bluing of that rotor. Calipers and rotor replaced."

William C., PA (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Normal usage of the car."

Gabriel J., CA (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"After just 20000 miles all 4 rotors had to be cut"

Neil O., NY (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"The rotors on my vehicle have had to be resurfaced twice in the past two years, at a relatively considerable cost to me. I traded my previous 2005 Acura TL when it reached 209,000 miles, having never experienced rotor issues. Since my daily routes remained consistent and my driving habits have not likely changed from 2005 TL ownership to 2012 TL ownership, there is a high likelihood that the rotor problem is an issue with my 2012 vehicle."

Anonymous, TN (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Bearing in the alternator went bad. Regarding the drive system - both rear hub bearings had to be replaced Also their is scaling on the outside of my headlamps"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Acura TL)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery terminals had to be cleaned ultimately, but dealer had the car for over one week. They replaced the alternator also"

Marcello S., NV (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"Engine would randomly not start and a "check battery/battery low" indicator light would appear. Battery would check as being fully charged. Returned to dealer and a software upgrade fixed the problem"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

"Replace Battery probably due to age"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Locks and latches

"Issues with the alarm system"

James K., CA (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)
Mirrors

"both outside sideview mirrors had to be replaced because they were loose and rattled"

D G., ON (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Tape residue from factory in trunk /rubber sealing area that could not be removed"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)
Windows

"The rubber gaskets holding the front windshield in place began to tear, come loose and blow in the wind as the car was moving. Cost several hundred dollars to replace"

Anonymous, MS (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"catalytic converter replacement"

Anonymous, MO (2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7-L V6)

"I constantly receive "tighten fuel cap". The problem was a faulty intake solenoid. Was an easy DIY project; Removed two Phillip head screws and a disconnect electric connection"

Helena R., AL (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)
Fuel cap

"Sensor set off check engine light"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Acura TL Base 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Jun 27 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2013 Acura ILX, 2015 RDX, 2005-2010 and 2012 RL, 2009-2014 TL, 2010 and 2012 ZDX, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2011-2013 and 2015 CR-Z, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013 Fit EV, 2010-2011 and 2013 Insight and 2007-2014 Ridgeline vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with driver frontal air bag inflators assembled as a recall remedy part or replacement service part, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began August 12, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are S5B and W59.
For more information:
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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V500000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1558
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Mar 06 2019
An explosion of an inflator within the driver frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver, front seat passenger or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling specific 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2013-2016 ILX, 2013-2014 ILX Hybrid, 2003-2006 MDX, 2007-2016 RDX, 2002-2003 3.2TL, 2004-2006, and 2009-2014 TL, 2010-2013 ZDX and 2001-2007 and 2009 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2007 and 2010-2011 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2007 Fit, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, and 2006-2014 Ridgeline vehicles. The affected vehicles received a replacement driver air bag inflator as part of a previous Takata inflator recall remedy or a replacement driver air bag module containing the same inflator type as a service part. Due to a manufacturing error, in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver frontal air bag, these inflators may explode.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall began April 10, 2019. Honda owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is O41. Acura owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura's number for this recall is U40.
For more information:
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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V182000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1101534
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Feb 03 2016
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2011-2015 CR-Z, 2010-2014 FCX, and Insight, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013-2014 Fit EV, 2007-2014 Ridgeline, 2013-2016 Acura ILX, 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid, 2007-2016 RDX, 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2009-2014 Acura TL, and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. The recall began March 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are JY0, JY1, and JY2.
For more information:
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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V061000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2232187
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