Honda is voluntarily recalling about 76,000 Acura TSX vehicles from the 2004 to 2008 model years only sold in 23 ‘salt-belt states.’
The 23 states that could have affected Acuras are: Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
According to this article, “Honda says the problem is that road salt carried into the vehicle by the driver’s shoes may saturate the carpeting and seep through to damage the electronic control unit in the floor. In the worst case, Honda told the safety agency, the engine would stall.”
Honda initially discovered there could be a problem in Iceland and Canada where the salt water could corrode the engine and could cause it possibly stall.
There have been no accidents or injuries related to this issue. I