Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2003 RSX 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

    • TSB #011202

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10001965

      ADJUST FRONT CAMBER BY USING ADJUSTING BOLTS. ON '02-03 RSX MODELS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #1102

      Date Announced:
      NOV 16, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014058

      FRONT CAMBER ADJUSTMENT. *NM Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

    • TSB #03037

      Date Announced:
      JAN 30, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008535

      FRONT BRAKE SQUEAL. *TT THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES 03-037, DATED 12/12/2003. *TT 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 »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP

    • TSB #1102

      Date Announced:
      NOV 16, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014061

      TROUBLESHOOTING ABS OR TCS DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE 51 AND/OR 53. *NM Read More »

    • TSB #1002

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009253

      CLEARING ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #090105

      Date Announced:
      SEP 16, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10018108

      A LOOSE TIMING CHAIN, A DEFECTIVE AUTO TENSIONER, A LOOSE TIMING CHAIN SPROCKET, LOW ENGINE OIL PRESSURE OR A MOMENTARILY SEIZED CAMSHAFT CAN CAUSE AN INTERMITTENT DTC. *JB Read More »

    • TSB #505

      Date Announced:
      MAY 16, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10016260

      CRANKS WON'T START, IMMOBILIZER LIGHT FLASHES. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #04014

      Date Announced:
      JUN 11, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008520

      ENGINE HESITATES WHEN ACCELERATING FROM A STOP. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #04014

      Date Announced:
      MAY 04, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008707

      ENGINE HESITATES WHEN ACCELERATING FROM A STOP. *MJ Read More »

    • TSB #1203

      Date Announced:
      DEC 16, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014160

      UPDATING REPLACEMENT ECM/PCM SOFTWARE. *NM Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

    • TSB #04018

      Date Announced:
      JUN 18, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008522

      EXHAUST NOISE DURING HARD ACCELERATION. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #092203

      Date Announced:
      SEP 22, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004687

      HONDA IS INVESTIGATING AN EXHAUST LEAK AT THE HEADER FLEX JOINT TO THE CONVERTER WITH CUSTOMER'S CONTENTION AS A RATTLE OR EXHAUST NOISE. WARRANTY PARTS INSPECTION ADDRESS INCLUDED. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #071403

      Date Announced:
      JUL 14, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002981

      HONDA IS INVESTIGATING AN EXHAUST LEAK AT THE HEADER FLEX JOINT TO THE CONVERTER WITH CUSTOMER'S CONTENTION AS A RATTLE OR EXHAUST NOISE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #100102

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10005945

      INSTALL INTAKE MANIFOLD RUNNER CONTROL (IMRC) VALVE CORRECTLY. ACURA SERVICENEWS. *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, OTHER

    • TSB #110102

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10005864

      HOW TO GET ADAPTERS FOR THE FUEL PRESSURE GAUGE SET. *TT Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICES

    • TSB #1002

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009249

      SPECIAL TOOL FOR FUEL PRESSURE MEASUREMENT. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #12012004

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10018335

      HARSH OR NOISY DOWNSHIFTS WHEN SLOWING DOWN. ACURA SERVICENEWS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #012012003

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014344

      ATF (AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID) LEAKS FROM COOLER LINE BANJO BOLT. *SC Read More »

    • TSB #1002

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009250

      POPS OUT OF 2ND GEAR AFTER CRANKSHAFT REPLACEMENT. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #903

      Date Announced:
      SEP 16, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10005013

      HARD TO ENGAGE 1ST GEAR, GRINDS INTO REVERSE. TECH LINE SUMMARY. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #08-018

      Date Announced:
      JUL 18, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10026204

      ACURA: 6 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION GRINDS WHEN SHIFTING INTO 3RD GEAR, POPS OUT OF 3RD GEAR, OR IS HARD TO SHIFT INTO 3RD GEAR. TRANSMISSION HAS A FAULTY 3RD GEAR SYNCHRONIZER OR 3-4 SHIFT SLEEVE. Read More »

    • TSB #1205

      Date Announced:
      DEC 16, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10018865

      TRANSMISSION GRINDS AT SHIFTS, SKIP SHIFTING. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #04011

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012660

      SQUEAK AT THE CLUTCH PEDAL. *EH Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #11162004

      Date Announced:
      NOV 16, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014549

      HARSH 3-2 AND OR 2-1 DOWNSHIFT. *EH Read More »

    • TSB #10012004

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10013911

      A/T SOLENOID REPLACEMENT CRITERIA. *NM Read More »

    • TSB #904

      Date Announced:
      SEP 16, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10013745

      AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SOLENOID REPLACEMENT CRITERIA. ACURA TECH LINE SUMMARY FOR DEALER DISTRIBUTION. *TT Read More »

    • 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 »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • 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 #604

      Date Announced:
      JUN 16, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014045

      DASH LIGHTS INOPERATIVE WITH AFTERMARKET RADIO. *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 #01012004

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009087

      ALWAYS UPDATE SOFTWARE IN REPLACEMENT ENGINE CONTROL MODULES/POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULES. ACURA. SERVICENEWS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #603

      Date Announced:
      JUN 16, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10003195

      A FAULTY AFT TEMPERATURE SENSOR OR A PROBLEM WITH THE ATF TEMPERATURE SENSOR CIRCUIT CAN CAUSE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0710. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #060103

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002698

      DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0710 (AFT TEMPERATURE SENSOR) SET - TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #040103

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002785

      CONDITION WHERE THE KEY-IN BEEPER, HEADLIGHTS CHIME AND CEILING LIGHT INOPERATIVE. *TT 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 »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

    • TSB #603

      Date Announced:
      JUN 16, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10003197

      THE KEY INTERLOCK SOLENOID IN THE IGNITION SWITCH IS ENERGIZED ANTYTIME THE SHIFT LEVER IS NOT IN THE PARK POSITION. THIS SOLENOID PRODUCES HEAT THAT IS TRANSFERRED TO THE KEY AND FELT BY THE CUSTOMER WHEN HE/SHE TOUCHES THE METAL KEY. 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:REAR WINDOW WIPER/WASHER

    • TSB #05048

      Date Announced:
      NOV 29, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10018241

      REAR WINDOW WIPER IS NOISY OR DOES NOT WORK. *TS Read More »

    VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:ELECTRICAL HEATING ELEMENT

    • TSB #1003

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004960

      HEATER BLOWER MOTOR OVERHEATS OR BLOWS FUSE. *TT Read More »

    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 #062503

      Date Announced:
      JUN 25, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002162

      INVESTIGATING OCCURRENCES OF THE SRS LIGHT BEING ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE 15-3. VARIOUS MODELS INCLUDING THE 2002-2003 3.5RL. *TT Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY

    • TSB #04040

      Date Announced:
      NOV 23, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10013628

      WIND NOISE AT THE TOP OF THE WINDSHIELD. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #03031

      Date Announced:
      JUL 13, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008366

      SULFUR SMELL IN THE INTERIOR. *MJ SUPERSEDES 03-031, DATED NOVEMBER 14, 2003. *TT Read More »

    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

    • TSB #09012005

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10018046

      POWER DOOR LOCKS WON'T LOCK OR UNLOCK. ACURA. SERVICENEWS. *TT Read More »

    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

    • TSB #04010

      Date Announced:
      MAY 17, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008370

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) COMES ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0122. *MJ 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 #05012004

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009005

      USE THE HONDA DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM TO READ SRS DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES. ACURA SERVICENEWS. MAY 2004. *TT 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: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 #903

      Date Announced:
      SEP 16, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10005016

      UNEQUAL DASH VENT AIR CONDITIONER TEMPERATURE. TECH LINE SUMMARY. *TT Read More »

    • 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 #1202

      Date Announced:
      DEC 12, 2011
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002582

      SEARCHING ISIS FOR DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE INFORMATION. 1996 - 2003 MODELS. *TT UPDATED 12/12/11. *PE Read More »

    • TSB #06050

      Date Announced:
      MAY 09, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10021971

      WARRANTY EXTENSION: VEHICLE WARRANTY MILEAGE. *KB AFFECTS 2002 THROUGH 2006 ACURA MODELS. UPDATED 8/15/08. *PE Read More »

    • 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 »