Honda announced a recall for their Acura TSX models due to stalling issues. There were 76,000 units of the car, models from 2004 to 2008, in the US. This problem was discovered first in Iceland 2 years ago.
The announcement of recall is only available in salt-belt states that includes District of Columbia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Vermont, Virginia, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Delaware and Connecticut.
Detailing the issue
According to Honda, the issue is when a road salt stuck in the driver’s shoes and carried in the car may saturate and seep in the carpet and could damage the electronic control unit located in the flooring of the car. Much worse, the car could hold up according to the car maker.
The first complain came from an owner in Iceland two years ago, according to Honda. Another complains followed and it came from Canada and Iceland again.
Before 2012, Honda have determined the issue and was labeled as corrosion but it took them time before deciding that a recall of units is necessary before even more complains will come.