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Acura RLX Recalls

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Recall Date Problem Area Recall Text
07/06/15 Honda (american honda motor co.) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 acura mdx 2wd and awd, rlx and 2014 acura rlx hybrid vehicles. in certain driving conditions, the collision mitigation braking system (cmbs) may incorrectly interpret certain roadside objects such as metal fences or metal guardrails as obstacles and unexpectedly apply the brakes.

If the cmbs unexpectedly applies emergency braking force while driving, there is an increased risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the cmbs software, free of charge. the recall began on july 6, 2015. owners may contact acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238. honda's numbers for this recall is jq4, jq5 and jq6.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/31/69 Suspension and Steering American honda motor company (honda) is recalling certain model year 2014 acura rlx vehicles manufactured august 7, 2012, through november 5, 2013. the bolts that attach the rear lower control arms to the sub-frame of the vehicle may have loosened during transport to dealerships.

Loose rear lower control arm bolts may reduce steering ability, increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear suspension lower control arm bolts, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin in early january 2014. customers may contact honda at 1-800-999-1009. honda's number for this recall is jd0.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
02/02/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning American honda motor co. (honda) is recalling certain model year 2014 acura rlx vehicles manufactured november 22, 2012, to january 30, 2014, 2015 acura rlx vehicles manufactured june 4, 2014, to november 18, 2014, and 2014 acura rlx hybrid vehicles manufactured november 5, 2013, to july 25, 2014. an aluminum film applied to the inner reflector of the headlight may experience adhesion issues causing the film to delaminate. thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

Delamination of the aluminum film may diminish output of the headlight, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace both of the headlights, free of charge. the recall began february 2, 2015. owners may contact honda customer service at 1-310-783-2000. honda's number for this recall is jn2.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/29/14 Other American honda motor company (honda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 acura mdx vehicles manufactured april 23, 2013, to august 25, 2014, and 2014 acura rlx vehicles manufactured november 5, 2012, to november 25, 2013. in the affected vehicles, the driver and front passenger seat belt may not extend or retract in low temperatures.

A seatbelt that does not function increases the risk of injury in a crash.

Honda has notified owners, and dealers will replace the driver and front passenger seat belts, free of charge. the recall began in november 2014. owners may contact acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238. honda's number for this recall is jk7 for the mkx, and jk8 for the rlx.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Acura RLX Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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