Send Tech Line Snapshots When Calling for Auto Idle Stop System Issues – Acura

NHTSA ID Number: 10162003

Manufacturer Communication Number: B18070C

Summary

ServiceNews Article – Until recently, Tech Line had only two categories for auto idle stop system issues. That made it hard for our engineering staff to understand what was specifically inhibiting the system. To help with this, Tech Line has added more categories to match what’s listed in the service information. As a result, when calling them for an auto idle stop issue, you must now send a snapshot. Tech Line needs it for troubleshooting and won’t be able to help unless you do.

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Removing and Installing the Fuel Joint Pipe? Remember This! – Acura

NHTSA ID Number: 10162004

Manufacturer Communication Number: B19060B

Summary

ServiceNews Article – Some of the service information procedures involving removal and installation of fuel system and engine parts require removing and installing the fuel joint pipe. Keep in mind this is a must replace part, and it must never be reused. Furthermore, be sure to apply the polyethylene glycol lubricant from the replacement joint pipe kit and torque the joint pipe to spec. Failure to do these things will lead to fuel leaks (either right away or over time) that could result in a fire. And if that happens, your dealership will be responsible for any resulting injuries or property damage.

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Conventional Wheel & Tire Assemblies on PAX System – 2005-2009 Honda Odyssey Touring

ServiceNews Article
September 2015
A15090C Version 1

 

Never Use Conventional Wheel & Tire Assemblies on PAX System Equipped Vehicles

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

2005−09 Odyssey Touring

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article replaces “Never Use Conventional Wheel & Tire Assemblies on PAX Vehicles,” posted in May 2013.

Is it OK to use conventional wheel & tire assemblies on vehicles equipped with the Michelin PAX system? Our answer to that question is a big No. Here’s why.

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AGM Battery Testing and Charging Precautions – 2015 Acura TLX & 2016 MDX

ServiceNews Article

 

May 13, 2015
B15050C Version 1

 

AGM Battery Testing and Charging Precautions

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Year Model Trim Level
2016 MDX MDX with Advance Package
2015 TLX V6 with SH-AWD

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article replaces “Battery Testing in 2015 TLXs,” posted in September 2014.

When testing an absorbed glass mat (AGM) battery with the ED-18 battery tester or charging it with the GR8 battery diagnostic station, remember to select AGM under SELECT BATTERY TYPE, not FLOODED (FLA). If you don’t select AGM, you won’t get accurate results and the battery will get damaged when charging.

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Poor Sound Quality; Weak Volume from the Front or Rear Speakers – 2004-2015 Acura

ServiceNews Article

 

May 13, 2015
B15050B Version 1

 

Poor Sound Quality; Weak Volume from the Front or Rear Speakers

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

2007−14 MDX, 2007−15 RDX, 2005−12 RL, 2004−14 TL, and 2010−13 ZDX

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article replaces “Poor XM, CD, Aux Device Sound Quality; Weak Volume From Speakers,” posted in February 2008.

 

Dolby PL (ProLogic) II can create simulated surround sound from an audio signal that’s recorded with two-channel stereo audio sources. It’s designed to work with sources from the audio system (CDs, XM radio, DVD audio, etc.) as well as auxiliary devices such as an iPod, iPhone, or USB flash drive.

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