Fluttering Noise From Behind Dashboard – 2015 Acura TLX

Service Bulletin
B15-042
February 26 , 2016
02246 Version 3

 

Fluttering Noise From Behind Dashboard

Supersedes 15-042, Dated November 6, 2015; to revise the information highlighted in yellow.

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Year Model Trim VIN Range
2015 TLX L4 ALL   19UUB1…FA000001 thru 19UUB1…FA022558
2015 TLX V6 2WD ALL   19UUB2…FA000001 thru 19UUB2…FA022490
2015 TLX V6 AWD ALL   19UUB3…FA000001 thru 19UUB3…FA008262

 

REVISION SUMMARY

In step 3 of the REPAIR PROCEDURE, the illustration showing the self-tapping screw was revised to reflect the proper screw.

 

SYMPTOM

There is a fluttering noise from behind the dashboard with the HVAC set to floor or defrost mode, the blower set to maximum, and the temperature set to maximum heat.

 

POSSIBLE CAUSE

Under certain HVAC settings, the defrost damper door linkage can flutter.  This can be initially triggered by an external impact, such as driving over a pot hole or down a rough road.

 

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Install a self-tapping screw into the defrost damper door shaft in the heater case.

 

PARTS INFORMATION

Part Name Part Number Quantity
Self-Tapping Screw (5 x 16 mm) 90132-SR3-003 1

 

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION

The normal warranty applies.

Operation Number Description Flat Rate Time Template ID Failed Part Number
  6131L8 Install self-tapping screw into the defrost damper door shaft. 0.5 hr 15-042N 79107-TZ3-A41

 

Defect Code: 06201
Symptom Code: 04201
Skill Level: Repair Technician

 

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE

NOTE: SRS components are located in this area.  Review the SRS component locations and the precautions and procedures before doing repairs or service.

  1. Remove the glove box according to the service information.
  2. Remove the HVAC filter cover.

HVAC filter cover

  1. Install the self-tapping screw (P/N 90132-SR3-003), into the defrost damper door shaft on the passenger side of the heater case. Start the screw by hand to minimize the chance of dropping and losing it.  Tighten the screw until the head is seated against the plastic heater case.

NOTE: Do not over torque the screw or you can damage the heater case.

passenger side of the heater case

passenger side of the heater case

  1. Install all parts in the reverse order of removal.

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2016/SB-10075669-2280.pdf

B15-042

 


 

Leave a Comment

1
Share to...