NHTSA — Electronic Stability Control Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
111,490 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Acura TSX brakes problems

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2004 Acura TSX Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 222018


  • 140,000 miles


The problem: When it is hot the car start losing power, and vsa light comes up. Then the gauge cluster start doing intermittent shutdowns of the RPM and speedometer gauges. Additional to that, the A/C shut down and blow hot air. Acura diagnostic: John Eagle Acura had the car to check the problem. During the test in hot temperature, they found there is a problem of ECU communication in the F-can. There are 3 main things that communicate with ECU though the F-can: One is the gauge cluster which I replaced, the second was the vsa modulator which was disconnected to test, and the third one was the radio system that was also disconnected, and the results were the same (damaged). According to Acura engineers, after proceeding with all these steps the solution is replacing electronic control unit (ECU). Acura fake recall: Last December I took my car to an Acura dealer because there was a bulletin for a recall for Acura Tsx; this recall was about ECU corrosion and it specifically say that it is going to be detailed checked and tested and if any problem was presented it could also be replaced without no cost. Well, what they did was put a piece of plastic cover on top of the ECU to cover the corrosion that the ECU already had, and 4 month later these problems come up. Therefore, I called Acura and ask them to make a follow up of this recall and what they answer was that the recall was already done, and they cannot do the recall twice and that they feel really sorry. Conclusion: Acura do not want to assume any responsibility for their problems and they want to still hiding problems that they have with their vehicles. Please see attached Acura diagnostic. I would really appreciate your help in this matter to avoid other persons getting this horrible experience.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 162016


  • 194,470 miles
Was driving and service engine light came on and engine shut off, had to coast to side of 4 lane road, and won't restart, had towed to big al's @ 1408 N george Washington hwy. Chesapeake, va. 23323. Phone # (757)485-9117. Mechanic vinney did several test, and reported it was the ECM unit or housing was bad and made a copy of the recall on 2004-2008 Acura Tsx, since it was what the codes indicated. Acura manufacturing said this car is not on recall, the car did just cut off, just as on NHTSA campaign # 13V093000. Would like to see if it is related to recall.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 092014


  • miles
It was 930 at night I was driving my car home to drop off going on vacation..my car started stalling out and all lights went out.. as I brake my car jumped 3 to 5 feet.. it was like the brakes surged.. lights flashing.. very dangerous because if I would of been on my way to work on freeway I could of been in a dangerous accident.. the car did not stop when applied the brake instead it acted like I was pushing the accelerator... I had to shut car out put in neutral and have it pushed in my garage to prevent going through wall... I never heard of a alternator doing this.. my car was just at dealership aprox 3 wks before that for a recall.. (stalling ) they said it was not related to that...

- Moore, OK, USA

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