Acura will voluntarily recall approximately 76,000 model-year 2004-2008 TSX sedans in 22 U.S. states and Washington D.C. to install a water resistant cover over the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) at no cost to the client. In cold-weather states where road salt is heavily used, it is possible for road salt and water from drivers' shoes to saturate the carpet under the vehicle dashboard that covers the metal case containing the ECU. If water containing road salt comes in contact with the metal ECU case, corrosion can form, which, if it becomes significant over time, can damage the ECU itself and potentially result in a vehicle stalling. No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue.
Acura is announcing this recall to encourage owners of all affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Acura. Mailed notification to clients will begin in mid-April 2013. In addition to contacting clients by mail, at that time, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require repair by going on-line to www.recalls.acura.com or by calling (800) 382-2238, and selecting option 4.