Acura reports that some 2007-08 RDX trucks may leak fluid from the windshield washer reservoir. The car maker attributes the condition to a poorly designed washer reservoir filler neck, which causes the grommet at the end of the neck to form an incomplete seal with the reservoir.
Installing a new-design filler neck and grommet (part No.76805-STK-A01 and 76808-STK-A01, respectively) should eliminate the leakage issue in short order.
"Factory Fixes" is written by Jim DePalma, a 30-year veteran of the auto repair business who has served stints as a service manager, parts manager and ASE-certified technician. His column provides vehicle manufacturers' authentic factory technical service bulletins (TSBs) that have been condensed for easier reading. Mr. DePalma advises that techs always check with a dealer or repair information system for the latest revisions before starting to work on a vehicle. He can be reached via e-mail at [email protected].