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Acura Brake Pedal Update

If a customer complains of a soft brake pedal or excessive brake pedal travel on a 2019 Acura RDX, be aware that an updated electric brake booster (EBB) software is available.  Update the EBB software using i-HDS software version 1.004.064 or later.

Acura VCM Issues

This bulletin applies to 2014-2016 Acura NDX, 2013-2016 RDX, 2014-2016 RLX, 2014 RLX Sport Hybrid and 2016 RLX Sport Hybrid vehicles. While driving under steady cruise between 30 and 65 mph, or during light acceleration, the engine may intermittently run rough with the MIL blinking.

Rattle and Blink

This bulletin applies to 2014-2016 Acura MDX and RLX, 2013-2016 RDX, 2014 and 2016 RLX Sport Hybrid vehicles. When driving under steady cruise between 30 and 65 mph or light acceleration, does the engine intermittently rattle or runs rough with the MIL blinking? Since these driving conditions are likely to activate VCM operation. The probable reason is sticking VCM rocker arms.

Updating Acura Idle

This bulletin applies to 2019 Acura RDX AWD vehicles. If the engine idles rough on cold starts, the engine idle may be set too low. This requires updating the PGM-F1 software using i-HDS software version 1.004.060 or later.

Soft Pedal Software

This bulletin applies to 2019 Acura RDX vehicles. The customer may comment that the brake pedal feels soft or that there is too much pedal travel.

Acura Screw Loose

This bulletin applies to 2017 Acura RDX, MDX and TLX models. While driving, the customer may experience flickering interior/exterior lights, multiple indicators coming on, jerky steering and/or other voltage-related fluctuations.

Acura Rocker Switch

This bulletin applies to 2007-2012 Acura RDX and 2002-2006 RSX models. The MIL may be on with one of the following DTCs:

Acura Hands-Free Issues

This bulletin applies to 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid, RDX and ILX vehicles. When using the HandsFreeLink (HFL), one or more of the following problems may occur:

Repair, Don’t Replace

This bulletin applies to 2001-1012 Acura MDX, 2007-2012 RDX, 2005-1012 RL, 2009-2012 TL and 2010-2012 ZDX models. If the threads for the rear differential drain or filler plugs are stripped, there’s no need to replace the pricey rear differential case...simply repair the threads.