2009 Acura TSX Reliability - Consumer Reports
This TSX delivers enough sportiness to be enjoyable while maintaining solid credentials as a well-rounded and capable car. An economical four-cylinder engine delivers responsive performance, the front seats are excellent and the interior is well appointed. But in some ways the TSX feels ordinary. The ride is nervous and handling, though agile, is let down by steering that is short on feedback.
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There are 6 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 over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 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 2009 Acura TSX owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"In 2013 summertime while driving the roof passenger side roof molding fell off. In 2014 Fall the passenger side roof monding started to cause a whine when on the highway. I pulled it off an took the car to the dealer for free repairs"

P G., NJ (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Trim piece along the windshield, and was a recall item. Dealer fixed it without cost"

Anonymous, UT (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"self explanatory"

Raymond P., VA (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Windshield molding fixed via recall and then came off again -- gave me grief, but fixed it again under warranty"

Anonymous, RI (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Trim on each side of windshield feel off and were expense to replace"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"windshield moldings keep coming loose; dealer attempted to fix them 5 times, but they are coming apart again"

Cristian D., FL (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Loose trim around windshield. Repair done by Acura dealer was shoddy/sub standard"

Anonymous, IN (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The loose roof molding was fixed under a recall notice at no charge to us"

Anonymous, AB (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Trim around windshield Passenger side came loose while driving down highway Drivers side is not flush and has hairline crack"

Anonymous, AB (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"recalled to fix faulty windscreen trim"

Anonymous, IA (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Recall took care of problem at dealer"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"windshield trim loose 2 separate times. fixed by acura dealer"

Anonymous, IA (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"On 5/1/17 molding around my windshield flew off"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Windshield moulding ha become loose for the 4rth time, this is annoying and no longer warranted. They now say they are using better adhesives"

Anonymous, QC (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Exterior window trim replaced under warranty"

Jeffrey B., CA (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Under the right front wheel edge paint is peeling"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Grill coating wrinkled and cracked"

Mark L., OH (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"it looks like the clear coat on car hood and top of of left fender has faded away & some areas peeling."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Finish is pealing off the front grill"

Rodney M., KS (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"paint chips easily"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"trim around edge of front wheel left w rust beginning see previous area"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Deterioration on bottom frame/fender. Too expensive to repair considering age/mileage of vehicle."

Anonymous, NY (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust is on the passenger side near the tire. Very disappointed that it has rusted. Cost would be over $500 to fix it and it would not be guaranteed that the rust would not return. Since I live in the cold and snow probably not worth fixing."

Anonymous, WI (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Brake pedal went all the way down to the floor over rough terrain or when hitting a bump with brake pedal depressed. Local mechanic originally thought ABS had to be replaced but he replaced all brake fluid with a special device, can't remember the name, & I haven't had a problem since"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"Repeated service and replacement"

Harry R., NY (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear calipers were prone to premature wear and seizing so I had them replaced. The previous owner could have had them done by the dealer under a voluntary campaign but didn't act to get it done in the window of opportunity offered by Acura."

Anonymous, ON (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Back calipers were stuck and required a replacement and rotor rotation. The dealer reduced the price, since I'd had rear pads installed about 6 months earlier."

Anonymous, TN (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"rear brakes worn out early"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to have my brakes worked on since the pads had worn down"

Anonymous, MD (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Apparently, there is little tolerance to repair brake discs on this car, so they are too worn to “turn” by the time you realize they need repair. Replacement is much more expensive. On the other hand, they did last 90k plus miles!"

John L., KY (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"service needed far too often"

Harry R., NY (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers and rotors worn 600 miles & one month after being told they were fine"

Stephen B., OH (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear brake pads only last 15k miles. I have to replace them every year!"

Jose R., NJ (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Common & well known"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"No problem, other than that they wore out sooner than I hope they would"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"Claimed ridge of rust on the rotor that prevented surfacing. THE WAS NO RIDGE. Glaze on rotors from insufficient use so problem corrected itself."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"My rotors were warped after driving with them for about 50k miles. I had to have them cut and put back on the car. They work fine now"

Anonymous, MD (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Same as previous answer"

Stephen B., OH (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car vibrated when slowing from freeway speeds. Required rotors to be turned"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"2ND TIME FOR FRONT ROTOR REPLACEMENT- BOUGHT ACURA PARTS--THEY STILL WARPED"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

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

"wind shied has been replaced a few years ago, water leak where the seal on top of the car and the wind shield meet"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Water is leaking in the front corners of the windshield area."

Anonymous, NC (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Water leaking in at corners of windshield."

Anonymous, NC (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Roof seam seal fell out. TSB recall resolved by dealer"

Gene M., CO (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"seal on top of car pulls loose in high pressure car wash, leaks around the area where the seal and wind shield meet"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Top strip running length of the top of the car came off. acura repairs have failed"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Persistent squeaking from the rear brake system"

Anonymous, TN (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"front suspension system rattles - like there is something loose - when going over even the smallest bump. Dealer 'sorta hears it' but says nothing can be done to fix it"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"NOISY CAR--RIDES VERY ROUGH"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear brakes have squealed ever since the car was new"

Anonymous, TN (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

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

CD player

"CD Player failed. Repair is a new in-dash player for $1300. Have not done it as the radio still works."

Anonymous, VA (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"Very often the display screen does not work when I start my car. I have to keep pushing the display button until it works. Therefore, my back up camera does not work, I can't use my blue tooth connection or the GPS"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"System goes out intermittently....must stop and turn off car for it to re-set itself. It goes out about every 10-15 minutes"

David B., KY (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Something happened with the DVD player and everything Infotainment hinges on it working so I'm left without BlueTooth music, phone, GPS, etc"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I think the navigation DVD disc needs to be updated/replaced."

Bernie F., OH (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Cannot play music with Bluetooth or use hands free systems to operate telephone"

Anonymous, OR (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The phone pairing has never worked well. Caller always hear their voice echoed. This is always the case regardless of who calls, where they call from etc"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Speakers

"The lower front door speakers sounded blown. I made tone adjustments that have helped. We'll see..."

Bernie F., OH (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"One of the speakers had to be replaced, bass output was garbled"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"The pulley system for the timing belt was noted to be loose and vibrating. Mechanic at the dealership recommended replacing the pulley system and belt"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine mounts

"2 replaced"

Anonymous, (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to replace"

Franklin A., TX (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"rear main and crank seal leaks were both repaired under warranty by McGrath Acura"

James B., IL (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I was driving and noticed that the light came on for needing oil. I had just had the oil changed and yet it was out of oil. There never was any oil on the ground. I took it to Acura and they replaced a seal. Still had the same problem, so I took it to a local shop and it was repaired."

Anonymous, WI (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Apparently the TSX has an oil leakage problem. Acura is aware of it. However, because it does not leak above a certain threshold, Acura will not repair it. I typically have to add a quart of oil between oil changes. None of my other vehicles require oil between changes."

Anonymous, MN (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car was leaking oil and not showing on the oil gauge correctly. Felt something was wrong with car. Went to Honda dealership, it was almost all out of oil. They did an oil change. Took it to Acura Dealership in Appleton. They supposedly fixed it, but it started leaking again. Took it to an auto mechanic in Ashwaubenon and he stopped the leak."

Anonymous, WI (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine is burning 2-4 quarts of oil every 6-9 months."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Acura has a known issue with oil consumption. However, their standard for warranty repair is 1 qt per 1000 miles and mine burns 1 qt per ~ 1300 miles. Annoying to me, but doesn't hit their threshold"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

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

Shocks or struts

"upon a state inspection it was learned that we needed new struts"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"One strut failed. The other strut was leaking"

Thomas M., OK (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The sport model rides hard. passengers not comfortable. the bucket seats force the body shoulders to curl in a poor posture position."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Excessive tire noise. Had my mechanic inspect car and was told left strut was leaking and bad. Recommended replacing both struts."

Anonymous, NC (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Electronic steering froze in winter, dealer unable to identify problem. This was the cause of an accident at a later date, needless to say that the dealer refused a free replacement despite having a record of this fault"

Pierre M., QC (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"Front axel failed at 40K miles causing severe vibration over 50 MPH. Entire assembly had to be replaced at my expense."

Anonymous, VA (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"Resultant of an accident (hit road debris) no issue with the car, but had to replace all the right side control arms, suspension, shocks, tie rod ends. Its working fine now"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Noticed increased tire noise. Had tires inspected and was told problem was due to bad strut."

Anonymous, NC (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"Needed to replace the clutch"

Paul S., KY (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"Transmission moans in 2nd and 3rd gear and sometime there is a mild slippage going into 4th gear."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Just had to replace it"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

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

Headlights

"head light burnt out and the cost to replace was huge"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"Map lights Dome lights and Home Link inoperable."

Anonymous, OH (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"The lock actuators fail frequently. I have had to replace them on every door at least twice and the gas tank door once."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Failed and was replaced"

Anonymous, SC (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"Consistent slow leak from the HVAC. First time it happened was at 45000 miles (2nd year of ownership) I had the compressor switch not shut its off and blow the emergency release. After that there was a slow leak. They put in a die last time, so far i"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Cooling system wasnt working effeciently, system was evacuated and recharged"

Manjul B., CA (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

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

"Master Drive Lock broke. So, all other door locks require manual locking. Key Fob won't work since the Master Driver Lock is broken"

Michael P., TX (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Seat controls - movement

"Seat height will not rise"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"Control for DS window is intermittent. I expect eventual total failure."

Anonymous, OH (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"The passenger air bag has been recalled for replacement"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The passenger-side airbag inflator apparently could deploy with too much force and was replaced under a recall."

Anonymous, ON (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

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

Driveshaft or axle

"Excessive vibration when accelerating between 60 and 70 MPH"

James B., NJ (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Vehicle required replacement of both left and right front axles. Likely due to poor roads in Los Angeles and the many potholes that exist. Experienced vibrations and poor acceleration before replacement. After spending several thousands of dollars the vehicle drives well again"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Clutch needed replacement at 108000 miles"

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Just worn out from usage"

Paul S., KY (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Dealer replaced cylinders at no charge to me, due to an Acura recall of the problem"

Nancy H., TN (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Vehicle was burning oil due to faulty valves. Needed major engine repair"

Anonymous, RI (2009 Acura TSX None 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

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

Engine Cooling

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

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.

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS
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 2009-2014 Acura TSX, 2011-2014 TSX Sport Wagon, 2010-2013 ZDX, 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2010-2011 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic and Civic Hybrid, 2008-2010 Civic GX NGV, 2012-2015 Crosstour, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2009-2013 Fit, 2014 Fit EV, 2010-2014 Insight, and 2009-2015 Pilot vehicles. The vehicles are equipped with passenger 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 passenger 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 F5F and Q5E.
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: 19V502000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9555
AIR BAGS
May 16, 2019
An incorrectly installed air bag inflator may not properly deploy the passenger frontal air bag in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2014 Acura TSX, 2011-2013 TSX Sport Wagon, and 2010-2012 ZDX and 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2010-2011 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic NGV, 2012-2014 Crosstour, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2009-2013 Fit, 2010-2013 Insight, and 2009-2015 Pilot vehicles. The front passenger air bag inflator may have been installed incorrectly during replacement.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the inflator installation and, if necessary, replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. The recall began July 5, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are M4O, P4R, T4Q, and W4P.
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: 19V378000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 19138
AIR BAGS
Jan 09, 2018
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 2010-2013 Acura TSX, ZDX, Honda Accord Crosstour, Fit, Insight and Pilot vehicles, 2011-13 Acura TSX Sportswagon, 2010-2012 Honda Accord,, 2010-2011 Honda Civic, Civic NGV, Civic Hybrid and CR-V vehicles and 2013 Honda FCX Clarity and Fit EV vehicles ever registered in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or "Zone A." Additionally, Honda is recalling certain 2010-2012 Acura TSX, Honda Accord, Accord Crosstour, Fit and Pilot, 2010-2011 Honda Civic, Civic NGV, Civic Hybrid and CR-V, and 2010 Acura ZDX and Honda Insight vehicles ever registered in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or "Zone B." Unless included in Zones A or B above, Honda is recalling certain 2009 Acura TSX, Honda Accord, Civic, Civic NGV, Civic Hybrid, CR-V, Fit, and Pilot vehicles ever registered in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming or "Zone C." These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment (such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bags), may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to higher absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began February 16, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are B0K and L0J.
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: 18V042000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 691726
AIR BAGS
Aug 31, 2017
In the event of a crash, an incorrectly installed passenger frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag improperly, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2008-2012 Accord, 2010-2012 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2009-2012 Fit and Pilot, 2010-2012 Insight, and 2009-2012 Acura TSX vehicles that received replacement passenger frontal air bag inflators. One dealership may have incorrectly installed the replacement air bag inflators.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. The recall began October 30, 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are O07, Y0A, N06, G05, M04, Y01, and O09.
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: 17V545000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3257
AIR BAGS
Jan 10, 2017
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2012 Acura TSX, 2011-2012 Acura TSX Wagon, 2010-2012 Acura ZDX, 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2010-2012 Honda Accord Crosstour and Honda Insight, 2009-2012 Honda Fit, 2009-2012 Pilot, 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2012 Honda FCX Clarity and 2006-2011 Honda Civic, Civic Hybrid, Civic NGV vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, if not included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain 2009 Acura TSX, Honda Fit and Pilot, 2008-2009 Honda Accord, 2006-2009 Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic NGV, and 2007-2009 Honda CR-V vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, if not included in "Zone B" above, Honda is recalling certain 2008 Honda Accord, 2006-2008 Honda Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic NGV and 2007-2008 Honda CR-V vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has mailed an interim notification, and will send a second notification when parts are available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are KE1 and KE2.
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: 17V030000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 977708
AIR BAGS
May 24, 2016
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Acura TSX, 2011 TSX Wagon, 2010-2011 Acura ZDX, 2008-2011 Honda Accord, 2010-2011 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic, Civic Hybrid, and Civic GX, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2010-2011 FCX Clarity and Insight, and 2009-2011 Fit, and Pilot vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless already included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain model year 2008 Honda Accord, 2006-2008 Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic GX, and 2007-2008 CR-V vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Vehicles not originally sold or ever registered in either Zones A or B are not subject to this safety recall. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
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 is KA4, KA5, KA6, and KA7.
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: 16V346000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2719386
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