2004-2008 Acura TSX
The Problem: Over time, water and deicing salt from a driver’s shoes can flood the carpet and eventually cause rust on the metal cover for the car’s electronic control unit (ECU). If that corrosion and water intrusion continues, the ECU will eventually fail, potentially causing the car to stall while driving. Acura says no crashes due to this problem have been reported so far.
The Fix: Dealerships will inspect and replace any damaged ECUs. Furthermore, all Acura TSX sedans will receive a special waterproof cover for the ECU compartment, damaged or not. The recall should begin April 11. It only covers vehicles sold or registered in states Acura says are likely to use “corrosive” deicing salts: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 76,253 2004-2008 Acura TSX sedans.
2012-2013 Nissan NV
The Problem: On certain models of the Nissan NV, a locking clip in the column-shifter mechanism may come loose over time due to vibrations. That could allow the shifter to “slip” relative to its position indicator. Eventually, the transmission will show one position even though it is in another position. If a driver believed the van was in Park when it was in another gear, the vehicle to roll away and cause a crash.
The Fix: Nissan plans to repair the transmission shifter lock plate clip for free, starting April 8.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 18,880 2012-2013 Nissan NV vans.