Owners of 2000-02 3.5RL models built through VIN JH4KA9…2C009442 may complain of a hesitation or stall on light throttle tip-in from a standing start.
If the check engine light is off and there are no trouble codes stored, the problem is most likely due to software anomalies in the PCM, Acura said.
Replacing the module with a revised unit with updated calibration files is the only remedy. Order Part No. 37820-P5A-308 for 2000-01 models or Part No. 37820-P5A-A37 for 2002 models.
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