Honda recalls 76,000 Acura TSX sedans in U.S., Canada
Honda Motor Co.'s headquarter building is reflected on Honda's car logo in Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 21, 2010. (AP / Shizuo Kambayashi)
Published Friday, March 22, 2013 7:27AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, March 22, 2013 7:39AM EDT
Honda Motor Co.'s luxury Acura brand is recalling 76,000 TSX sedans, including 17,000 in Canada, because corrosion could cause them to stall.
TSX sedans from the 2004 through 2008 model years are included in the recall.
Acura says that in places where road salt is heavily used, salt and water can saturate the carpet under the dashboard that covers the vehicle's electrical control unit. Salty water can corrode the metal case that houses the electrical unit. If that corrosion damages the wiring in the unit, the vehicle may stall.
Acura says no crashes or injuries related to the problem have been reported.
Acura will notify owners about the recall next month. The company will install a water-resistant cover over the electrical unit at no charge.
Earlier this month, Acura recalled 4,600 RL and MDX vehicles so it could repair a potential malfunction that could affect braking.
This was part of a larger global recall involving nearly 250,000 vehicles under the Honda and Acura brands.