The driver-interaction system is confusing, but usefully integrates traffic reports into the navigation system. If the seal is damaged, it can result in a brake fluid leak under certain conditions. Virgin Islands, Saipan, Guam, and American Samoa are addressed by this recall. Based on sun position and cabin orientation, the system could automatically send additional cooling air to the sunny side of the car to keep that occupant comfortable, while not freezing out the occupant on the shady side. The resonator served to suppress specific frequencies between 100 and 500 hertz, and in combination with increased floorboard insulation, decreased interior noise by 1.
These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. Consumer Reports obtains its reliability data from a questionnaire that is sent to subscribers. To give the car a more sporty feel, the car featured drive-by-wire throttle control and a five-speed sequential sport shifting with shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel. Honda American Honda Motor Co. The previously standard color-matched mud guards were removed in 2006.
You have to know where the repaired surface is to see it. While critically acclaimed, sales have not met expectations. The suspension dances to the tune of a European sports sedan. For the 2005—2008 models, Acura offered an A-Spec package for the. Rear view In late 1998, the 1999 3.
The system also takes voice commands. American Honda Motor Company, Inc. For 2004, Acura treated its always capable but blandly styled volume-selling sedan to a redesign that had most of our staff wondering if an Italian design house had penned the sheetmetal. The new dual microphone system used real estate in the overhead console that was previously used in the 2005 and 2006 models for OnStar control electronics. This recall also includes vehicles in the specific geographic areas listed above that were included within safety recalls 13V-132 and 14V-349. Archived from on April 10, 2013.
Colors were also added and deleted. Far infrared technology cameras do not require an infrared light source as near infrared technology cameras do, and the software was able to detect human-like figures, surround the image with a red box and give audible caution tones. Light emitting diodes replaced traditional incandescent bulbs in the tail and brake lights, the turn signals integrated in the side mirror housings, and many interior cabin lights. There are several ways in which a savvy car buyer can still research the quality of a car. The dealer-installed package consisted of a body kit, badging, revised suspension and different wheels. The six-speed manual gearbox is notably sweet, smooth and quick. Power folding mirrors had been available in markets other than North America since the 2004 introduction in Japan.
The first vehicle offered as a Type-S variant was the 2002-2003 , and the first vehicle offered as an A-Spec variant was the 2004-2006. The tip-offs for its sporty demeanor start with the name. New shifter and center console arrangements were added, including a Sport mode. The suspension and chassis were stiffened, and new alloy wheels were offered. This resonator was designed to absorb the resonances generated by rough road surfaces such as highway seams.
That throttle is actually a drive-by-wire accelerator. The pop-up hood used a series of sensors that could detect a -like object being thrown onto the hood. Prolonged high under-hood temperatures may cause the power steering hose to deteriorate prematurely and may cause the hose to crack and leak power steering oil. Units Affected 1923 When new car shopping, it can be difficult to balance front-of-the-valet style with working-at-the-valet prices, but it turns out there are plenty of attractive cars that satisfy the emotional and sensible arguments. As the car speeds around a curve, torque vectored to the outside rear wheel will push the rear end around the curve faster, just as paddling the outside oar of a row boat faster than the inside oar will cause the row boat to turn, to minimize the understeer common in front-heavy vehicles.
A typical model has about 200 to 400 samples for each model year. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, U. The front end including the hood, and the rear including the trunkline, were revised, and the headlights and taillights redesigned. Extraneous sounds, such as other voices in the cabin and wind noise, were better distinguished and filtered out by the dual microphone system. Also unique at the time was two-way communication via AcuraLink satellite communication. Archived from on 23 August 2010. Oil leaking onto a hot catalytic converter will generate smoke and possibly lead to an under-hood fire.
Archived from on February 9, 2011. This engine is wonderfully tuned and loves to rev. Acura offers an A-Spec variant on most of their vehicles, which includes sportier styling on both the exterior and interior, and a firmer suspension. And you have to be up close! Touch screen navigation is standard and the suspension has been firmed up. The dealer-installed package consisted of a body kit, badging, revised suspension and different wheels. Depending on the situation, all three stages may blend together as if one. All parts were dealer installable.
The shift knob is right, blending function and style with leather and polished aluminum, without compromising the function. The result is immediate throttle response followed by a rapid acquisition of speed. Those vehicles will continue to be addressed, and a free remedy provided, under that safety recall campaign. The passenger front seat received the same full 10-way power control as the driver's seat. The Type-S included additional features such as sport-tuned suspension, gunmetal painted wheels, 11. In fact, I've ordered more! Magnesium was used in the intake manifold, and the two-piece center drive shaft was made of a carbon reinforced composite. The cabin isn't particularly roomy.