Don’t Use Leak Check Dye in These Vehicles! – Acura

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August 2015
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Don’t Use Leak Check Dye in These Vehicles!

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article revises the one posted in July 2015.  Changes are highlighted in yellow.



General Information

Planning on using a leak check dye to help find a leak?  Here’s the current list of vehicles that you shouldn’t use dye on.


Year/Model Transmission Type
2013–14 ILX Hybrid CVT
2014 RLX Sport Hybrid DCT
2016 MDX 9-Speed A/T
2015 TLX


At this time, we have not approved the use of leak check dye in these transmissions.  If traces of dye are found in a failed transmission returned under warranty, your claim will be debited. For more information on which vehicles can used leak dye, see S/B 07-059, ATF Leak Detection.


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