TSB List for the 2003 Acura RL

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2003 RL are official communications between Acura & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • SUSPENSION
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FLUID
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
  • FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
  • FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL
  • VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
  • AIR BAGS
  • AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
  • AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
  • TIRES
  • TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
  • CHILD SEAT:LATCH STRAP
  • UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • SUSPENSION

    • TSB #DORE5C4S09

      Date Announced:
      JUL 11, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165333

      This SKU is a Front Upper Ball Joint. The customer communication requested return of unsold inventory to inspect for the outer diameter of the ball joint housing being too small. Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FLUID

    • TSB #1003

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004959

      TESTING BRAKE FLUID FOR PETROLEUM CONTAMINATION. VARIOUS MODELS INCLUDING 2003 AND 2004 NSX AND 2004 RSX. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

    • TSB #060103

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002692

      INFORMATION ON FINDING A VEHICLE'S EMISSION TYPE OR GROUP. *TT Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    • TSB #B99-040

      Date Announced:
      DEC 08, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10099960

      "SERVICE BULLETIN - THIS BULLETIN UPDATES THE TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES FOR DTC P1456 (EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM LEAKAGE [FUEL TANK SYSTEM]) AND DTC P1457 (EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM LEAKAGE[EVAP CANISTER SYSTEM]). Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

    • TSB #04001

      Date Announced:
      MAR 19, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008377

      FUEL FILL CAP BINDS AND POSSIBLE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) COMES ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P1456. *MJ Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #B99-040

      Date Announced:
      DEC 08, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10099960

      "SERVICE BULLETIN - THIS BULLETIN UPDATES THE TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES FOR DTC P1456 (EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM LEAKAGE [FUEL TANK SYSTEM]) AND DTC P1457 (EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM LEAKAGE[EVAP CANISTER SYSTEM]). Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #04012004

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009040

      REPAIRING ATF LEAKS UNDER WARRANTY. ACURA. SERVICENEWS. APRIL 2004. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #04012004

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009042

      DON'T TEST-DRIVE WITH THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP OR D INDICATOR ON. ACURA. SERVICENEWS. APRIL 2004. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #1202

      Date Announced:
      DEC 16, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002583

      STRAINING THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID TO DIAGNOSE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #B18010I

      Date Announced:
      JAN 10, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10127358

      Servicenews article - Is the navigation screen clock reading 00:00? We?re aware of this issue and have it under investigation. Read More »

    • TSB #B18010I

      Date Announced:
      JAN 10, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10130044

      Servicenews article - Is the navigation screen clock reading 00:00? We?re aware of this issue and have it under investigation. Read More »

    • TSB #BTS170801

      Date Announced:
      AUG 31, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10117869

      Tech line summary article - Is the navigation screen clock reading 00:00? We?re aware of this issue and are looking for a solution. Read More »

    • TSB #06-008

      Date Announced:
      FEB 05, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10024561

      ACURA SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. WARRANTY EXTENSION: OPDS UNIT OR OPDS SENSOR TRIGGERS SRS DTC'S 15-1, 15-2, 15-3. CSC WAS RECEIVED. *NJ Read More »

    • TSB #07012005

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10018038

      SPEEDOMETER SHOPS CAN TRANSFER ODOMETER MILEAGE. ACURA. SERVICENEWS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #804

      Date Announced:
      AUG 16, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014093

      NAVIGATION ERROR MESSAGE-DVD DISK READ ERROR. *SC Read More »

    • TSB #604

      Date Announced:
      JUN 16, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014049

      IF NAVIGATION SYSTEM INTERMITTENTLY DISPLAYS THE MESSAGE, DATABASE OLD SEE YOUR DEALER, APPLY THE NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM OPERATING SYSTEM SOFTWARE PATCH. *NM Read More »

    • TSB #02015

      Date Announced:
      APR 23, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012658

      SRS INDICATOR COMES ON WITH SRS DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE. *EH Read More »

    • TSB #1203

      Date Announced:
      DEC 16, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014175

      ONSTAR CENTER SAYS NO VEHICLE INFORMATION. *NM Read More »

    • TSB #1102

      Date Announced:
      NOV 16, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014067

      THE HOMELINK SYSTEM MAY HAVE TEST INFORMATION STORED IN MEMORY THAT MUST BE ERASED BEFORE IT CAN BE PROGRAMMED. *NM Read More »

    • TSB #1102

      Date Announced:
      NOV 16, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014071

      ODOMETER ACCURACY. *NM Read More »

    • TSB #1102

      Date Announced:
      NOV 16, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014075

      SRS WARNING LIGHT ON AFTER BODY SHOP REPAIR. *NM Read More »

    • TSB #110102

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10005865

      CEILING LIGHT, IGNITION KEY BEEPER FOIL KEYLESS ENTRY. *TT Read More »

    DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL

    • TSB #SB-06-050

      Date Announced:
      MAY 09, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032775

      ACURA: WARRANTY EXTENSION: VEHICLE WARRANTY MILEAGE. A FEDERAL COURT PROVIDED FINAL APPROVAL OF THE SETTLEMENT OF A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT ALLEGING THAT THE ODOMETERS ON CERTAIN MODELS WERE OVERSTATING MILEAGE. Read More »

    VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

    AIR BAGS

    • TSB #DLR MSG - Acura

      Date Announced:
      AUG 06, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128529

      Dealer message - On Monday, June 23, 2014, Acura announced three recalls for various 2002-06 Acura models. As of August 4, 2014, affected VINs have been identified, and VIN status inquiry has been updated. Read More »

    • TSB #04012004

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009036

      SRS INDICATOR ON AFTER BODY SHOP REPAIR. CHECK FOR SRS DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES. ACURA SERVICENEWS. APRIL 2004. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #080103

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10003103

      AMERICAN HONDA SERVICE ENGINEERING IS INVESTIGATING OCCURRENCES OF THE SRS LIGHT BEING ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) 15-3. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #010103

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10005122

      SRS INDICATOR COMES ON AFTER BODY SHOP REPAIR. ACURA SERVICENEWS. *TT Read More »

    AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

    • TSB #DLR MSG - Stop S

      Date Announced:
      JUL 23, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128558

      Dealer message - On Monday, June 23, 2014, Acura announced three recalls for various 2002-06 Acura models. Read More »

    AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

    • TSB #1002

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009256

      INTERMITTENT SRA DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE 1-1 TO 1-5, DRIVER'S AIRBAG INFLATOR CIRCUIT. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT Read More »

    TIRES

    • TSB #090103

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10005068

      TIRE NOISE AND/OR WIND NOISE CAN MASQUERADE AS A PROBLEM WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION GEARS. ACURA SERVICENEWS. *TT Read More »

    TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

    • TSB #SB-0708

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10037486

      ACURA: THERE ARE GUIDELINES FOR VARIOUS SITUATIONS AND PROCEDURES INCLUDING: TIRE PRESSURE VALVE STEM INSTALLATION, TRAILER STABILITY MALFUNCTION LIGHT IS ON, ENGINE OIL APPLICATION GUIDE, NEW SOFTWARE, NEW TRANSMISSION FLUID, NOTCHY ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #090105

      Date Announced:
      SEP 16, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10018109

      HOMELINK WON'T PROGRAM WITH AFTERMARKET REMOTES. *JB Read More »

    • TSB #1002

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009255

      KEYLESS REMOTE TRANSMITTER INOPERATIVE, . CHECK KEYLESS, CEILING LIGHT, IGNITION KEY REMINDER BEEPER BEFORE TROUBLESHOOTING KEYLESS REMOTE SYSTEM. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

    • TSB #05012004

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009002

      AUDIO UNIT AND NAVI ANTI-THEFT CODES AVAILABLE ON IN. ACURA SERVICENEWS. MAY 2004. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

    • TSB #B18010I

      Date Announced:
      JAN 10, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10127358

      Servicenews article - Is the navigation screen clock reading 00:00? We?re aware of this issue and have it under investigation. Read More »

    • TSB #B18010I

      Date Announced:
      JAN 10, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10130044

      Servicenews article - Is the navigation screen clock reading 00:00? We?re aware of this issue and have it under investigation. Read More »

    • TSB #BTS170801

      Date Announced:
      SEP 26, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10118544

      Tech line summary article - Is the navigation screen clock reading 00:00? We?re aware of this issue and have it under investigation. Read More »

    • TSB #B05-018

      Date Announced:
      NOV 23, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10100462

      SERVICE BULLETIN - NAVIGATION SYSTEM INFORMATION. Read More »

    • TSB #01162005

      Date Announced:
      JAN 16, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014774

      REPLACEMENT OR UPDATED NAVIGATION DVD DISKS. *EH Read More »

    • TSB #704

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10013727

      NAVIGATION SYSTEM WON'T MAP MATCH OR GETS LOST. ACURA TECH LINE SUMMARY. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #603

      Date Announced:
      JUN 16, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10003198

      INFORMATION ON REMEMBERING NAVIGATION SYSTEM PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (PIN). *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

    • TSB #08-026

      Date Announced:
      MAY 31, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10025524

      LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY REDUCED LABEL FOR ALL ACURA VEHICLES. *PE Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #SB-06-050

      Date Announced:
      MAY 09, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032775

      ACURA: WARRANTY EXTENSION: VEHICLE WARRANTY MILEAGE. A FEDERAL COURT PROVIDED FINAL APPROVAL OF THE SETTLEMENT OF A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT ALLEGING THAT THE ODOMETERS ON CERTAIN MODELS WERE OVERSTATING MILEAGE. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #110102

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10005860

      AIR CONDITIONING (A/C) COMPRESSOR CONTROL LOGIC. ACURA SERVICE NEWS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #1002

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009254

      A/C COMPRESSOR CONTROL LOGIC. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #100102

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10005950

      POOR AIR CONDITIONER COOLING ON HARD ACCELERATION. ACURA SERVICENEWS. *TT Read More »

    CHILD SEAT:LATCH STRAP

    • TSB #05014

      Date Announced:
      JUN 07, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10017610

      CHILD SEAT ANCHOR LOCATING BUTTON IS MISSING. *TT Read More »

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

    • TSB #904

      Date Announced:
      SEP 16, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10013738

      SENDING HONDA DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM (HDS) SNAPSHOTS. ACURA TECH LINE SUMMARY FOR DEALER DISTRIBUTION. *TT Read More »

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