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Old 03-19-2007, 05:01 PM
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Acura: Recall News

Monday, March 19, 2007

Honda recalls 165,000 units for engine problems

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WASHINGTON -- Honda Motor Corp. said Monday that it was recalling about 165,000 vehicles from the 2005-06 model years in the United States to deal with potential engine problems.

Honda said the recall affected 2005 models of the Acura RL, TL and TSX sedans, 2005 Honda Accord coupes, sedans and hybrids, 2005 Odyssey minivans and 2006 Ridgeline trucks.

The move is part of a global recall because of similar problems, said Honda spokesman Chris Martin. Details on the total number of vehicles and the number of countries where the vehicles were sold were not immediately available, he said.

Martin said the automaker discovered that sealer material leaked onto a coil wire inside the fuel pump relay on some of the vehicles. The wire can become brittle and snap, causing the engine to stall or fail to start.

Honda has received "multiple complaints" of vehicles stalling or failing to start, Martin said. There have been no injuries or crashes linked to the defect.

Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pump relay free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early April.

Owners can contact Honda at (800) 999-1009.
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if it involves all those models, wouldn't it be more than 165,000 vehicles effected?
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finally not having XM or heated mirrors gets me somewhere...
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I first heard about this in the TL section and then I posted it in the TSX section earlier today.
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So a 2004 TL is ok?
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if it involves all those models, wouldn't it be more than 165,000 vehicles effected?
So far, it's only a specific VIN range within those models.
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For those of you that have moved or purchased your Acura/Honda from another owner, you can register here for information on recalls, service bulletins, etc:
https://www.ahm-ownerlink.com/login.asp?brand=acura
https://www.ahm-ownerlink.com/login.asp?brand=honda
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Originally Posted by SG81
if it involves all those models, wouldn't it be more than 165,000 vehicles effected?
It depends on what parts were used during production runs. Sometimes in the middle of production they change/upgrade a part because they find there could be a problem or maybe they just wanted to change it for some other reason.

hence why they go by VIN #'s so they know which car has which parts.

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2007-2008 Acura TL recalls

Statement by Acura Regarding Power Steering Hose Recall: 2007-2008 Acura TL

05/17/2012 - TORRANCE, Calif.

Acura will voluntarily recall 52,615 model-year 2007-2008 TL sedans in the United States to replace the power steering hose. Over time, the power steering hose may deteriorate and develop a fluid leak. Leaking power steering fluid could lead to loss of power steering assistance or, if it leaks onto a catalytic converter it may result in smoke, or in the worst case, fire. No crashes, injuries or fires have been reported related to this issue.

Acura is announcing this recall to encourage owners of all affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Acura. Mailed notification to customers will begin in mid-June 2012. In addition to contacting customers by mail, in mid-June, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require repair by going on-line to www.recalls.acura.com or by calling (800) 382-2238, and selecting option 4.
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Honda is recalling 172,200 small SUVs and cars in the U.S. because the doors may not close.

The recall affects 166,000 CR-V SUVs from the 2012 model year and 6,200 Acura ILX small luxury cars from the 2013 model year.

Honda says that if the inside driver or passenger door handles are used at the same time as the power or manual door locks, the inner door latch may not work. This means a door may not latch, or it could latch and open when the locks are used.

The company says no crashes injuries have been reported because of the problem.

Honda says dealers will inspect the cars and fix them if needed. Owners should get letters from the company starting in mid-August.

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Honda is recalling more than 870,000 minivans and SUVs worldwide because they can roll away even though drivers have removed the keys from the ignition.

The recall announced Wednesday affects older-model vehicles sold mainly in the United States. They were big sellers with families because of their ample space and reputation for quality.

Here are details of the recall:

MODELS AFFECTED: 347,000 Honda Odyssey minivans and 277,000 Pilot SUVs from the 2003 and 2004 model years. Also 247,000 Acura MDX SUVs from the 2003 through 2006 period. All have automatic transmissions. More than 807,000 were sold in the U.S.

THE PROBLEM: The mechanism that locks the key in the ignition while the vehicles are in gear can wear out. When that happens, drivers of the vans and SUVs are able to remove keys without shifting into park. Some have left the vehicles, which have rolled off unexpectedly while in gear. The U.S. safety regulators began investigating the problem in October after owners filed 43 complaints with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Owners reported 16 crashes due to the problem.

INJURIES:

2 people were hurt in the crashes, according to NHTSA's database. In the most serious case, the driver reported a broken leg after being run over by a 2003 Odyssey. The driver parked the van in a sloped driveway and after leaving the Honda, the van started to roll backward. The driver tripped while trying to stop the van. "I had an open fracture of my fibula (lower leg bone) and crush injuries on my shin area," the driver reported. NHTSA does not identify drivers who file complaints.

THE FIX: Dealers will repair the ignition interlock system free of charge. Owners will get notices starting in February.

OTHER PROBLEMS: NHTSA also is investigating brake problems with the 2005 Pilot. The probe covers nearly 88,000 SUVs. The brakes can come on without drivers stepping on the pedal. There's no fix yet, but investigators are looking at problems with a computer-controlled system that stops the vehicle as fast as possible in emergency situations. Honda says it's cooperating. Investigators will determine if the problem is bad enough for Honda to recall the SUVs.

The 2003 Pilot was recalled in March because the low-beam headlights can fail.
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^ Maybe this will speed up the adoption of push button start?
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Honda Motor Co Ltd will recall nearly 250,000 vehicles globally, including some Acura MDX crossover SUVs, due to braking problems, the automaker said on Thursday.

The stability assist system in the vehicles being recalled may malfunction and the brake could operate even when the driver is not pressing the pedal, said spokeswoman Tomoko Takemori.

The vehicle could also brake more strongly than intended when the system malfunctions, she added.

Honda is recalling about 183,500 vehicles in the United States, and around 57,000 vehicles in Japan. Cars in Canada, Mexico, Germany, Australia and New Zealand will also be recalled.

The models affected include the Odyssey, Acura RL sedan, Acura MDX, and the Honda Pilot SUV, all made between 2004-2005.

No accidents or injuries have been reported from the problem, Takemori said.

Honda declined to say how much this recall will cost or where it had sourced the problematic parts.

Shares in Honda fell 0.4% to 3,725 yen on Thursday, underperforming the Nikkei 225 index that rose 1.2%.
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Honda is recalling about 18,000 vehicles including the Acura RSX sedan and the Honda S2000 sports car sold in the U.S. because of a brake problem.

The automaker said a manufacturing error in the power brake system components may cause it to decrease the assistance it provides in braking, a factor that increases the risk of a crash.

However, no crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue, which was discovered through an analysis of warranty claims.

The recall includes 5,239 Honda S2000 vehicles from the 2006-2007 model years and 13,113 Acura RSX vehicles from the 2006 model year. Honda said it will inspect and, if needed, replace the brake booster in these vehicles.
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Acura to recall 19,197 2014 MDX for loose drive shaft bolts.

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Statement by Acura Regarding Headlight Recall: 2013-2014 Acura ILX

07/08/2014 - TORRANCE, Calif.
  • 14,078 model-year 2013-2014 ILX vehicles affected in the U.S.
  • Halogen projector beam headlights will be replaced, free of charge
  • One fire was reported after car was parked with engine idling and lights on for several hours
  • No related crashes or injuries have been reported

Acura will voluntarily recall 14,078 model-year 2013-2014 ILX vehicles in the United States to replace both halogen projector beam headlight assemblies free of charge. When a vehicle is parked with the engine running and the low-beam headlights on for an extremely long period of time, the original headlight design may not allow sufficient heat to escape. Excessive heat buildup in the headlight assembly can cause deformation and melting of plastic components which could affect headlight operation and, eventually, result in a fire. One fire was reported after the ILX had been parked with the headlights on and engine idling for several hours. No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue.

Acura is announcing this recall to encourage all owners who purchased an affected vehicle to take it to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Acura. Mailed notification to customers will begin in late-July. In addition to contacting customers by mail, at that time, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require repair by going to www.recalls.acura.com or by calling (800) 382-2238 and selecting option 4.

# # #

RECALL Subject : Headlight Temperatures Causing Fires/FMVSS 108

Report Receipt Date: JUN 13, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V323000

Component(s):
Potential Number of Units Affected: 14,078
All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
ACURA ILX 2013-2014

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Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

SUMMARY:
American Honda Motor Co., Inc (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2013 Acura ILX vehicles manufactured January 16, 2012 to March 1, 2013, ILX Hybrid vehicles manufactured January 12, 2012 to February 7, 2013, and certain model year 2014 ILX vehicles manufactured May 2, 2013, to May 31, 2014, and ILX Hybrid vehicles manufactured October 18, 2013 to February 19, 2014. Excessive heat temperatures around the headlight bulb and reflector unit may diminish the output of the headlight and cause smoke, melting, and fire. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

CONSEQUENCE:
The diminished light output may decrease the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Additonally, the excessive heat coming from around the bulb and reflector could cause the headlights to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.

REMEDY:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headlights, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 28, 2014. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-862-2872. Honda's number for this recall is JE9.

NOTES:
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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Honda recalls 43,000 2014-2015 Acuras in U.S. to fix front belts

Honda Motor said Monday it is recalling 43,000 Acura luxury models in the United States to fix faulty seat belts.

Honda said front seat belts may not release from the retracted position in very low temperatures below 0 degrees Fahrenheit (-17.7 Celsius).

Affected models include the 2014 Acura RLX sedan and 2014-2015 Acura MDX crossover, the company said.

Honda said it has no reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue.
Source: Honda recalls 43,000 2014-2015 Acuras in U.S. to fix front belts
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not Acura specific but Acura is on the list

UPDATE: Airbag recall expands to 7.8 million cars - newsnet5.com Cleveland
DETROIT - The U.S. government is now urging the owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of a potential hazard.

Click here to enter your car's VIN into the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website and see if it's affected. Note that the website has dealt with a large volume of traffic in recent days and may not always work correctly.

The government's auto safety agency says inflator mechanisms can rupture when the bags are deployed, causing metal fragments to fly out.

But car owners might have difficulty determining if their vehicle is equipped with the potentially dangerous air bags.

Most of the 7.8 million vehicles are subject to existing recalls. But manufacturers have limited the recalls to high-humidity areas -- excluding cars and trucks in states to the North.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says motorists who should pay special attention to the warning include those in Florida, Hawaii and "limited areas near the Gulf of Mexico in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Louisiana."

The agency urged people to use its website to see if their cars are affected. But a feature allowing people to check for recalls by vehicle identification number malfunctioned Monday night, and still wasn't operational today.

Affected models, according to the NHSTA:

BMW: 627,615 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2000 – 2005 3 Series Sedan
2000 – 2006 3 Series Coupe
2000 – 2005 3 Series Sports Wagon
2000 – 2006 3 Series Convertible
2001 – 2006 M3 Coupe
2001 – 2006 M3 Convertible

Chrysler: 371,309 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2008 Dodge Ram 1500
2005 – 2008 Dodge Ram 2500
2006 – 2008 Dodge Ram 3500
2006 – 2008 Dodge Ram 4500
2008 – Dodge Ram 5500
2005 – 2008 Dodge Durango
2005 – 2008 Dodge Dakota
2005 – 2008 Chrysler 300
2007 – 2008 Chrysler Aspen

Ford: 58,669 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2004 – Ranger
2005 – 2006 GT
2005 – 2007 Mustang

General Motors: undetermined total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2005 Pontiac Vibe
2005 – Saab 9-2X

Honda: 5,051,364 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2001 – 2007 Honda Accord)
2001 – 2002 Honda Accord
2001 – 2005 Honda Civic
2002 – 2006 Honda CR-V
2003 – 2011 Honda Element
2002 – 2004 Honda Odyssey
2003 – 2007 Honda Pilot
2006 – Honda Ridgeline
2003 – 2006 Acura MDX
2002 – 2003 Acura TL/CL
2005 – Acura RL

Mazda: 64,872 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2007 Mazda6
2006 – 2007 MazdaSpeed6
2004 – 2008 Mazda RX-8
2004 – 2005 MPV
2004 – B-Series Truck

Mitsubishi: 11,985 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2004 – 2005 Lancer
2006 – 2007 Raider

Nissan: 694,626 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2001 – 2003 Nissan Maxima
2001 – 2004 Nissan Pathfinder
2002 – 2004 Nissan Sentra
2001 – 2004 Infiniti I30/I35
2002 – 2003 Infiniti QX4
2003 – 2005 Infiniti FX35/FX45

Subaru: 17,516 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2005 Baja
2003 – 2005 Legacy
2003 – 2005 Outback
2004 – 2005 Impreza

Toyota: 877,000 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2002 – 2005 Lexus SC
2002 – 2005 Toyota Corolla
2003 – 2005 Toyota Corolla Matrix
2002 – 2005 Toyota Sequoia
2003 – 2005 Toyota Tundra

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Honda = 5 millions+ vehicles !?
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WOW! They cant switch out the parts fast enough. They don't have enough repair parts for all the cars that need them!
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Hot off the press. Another HUGE recall.

Statement by American Honda Regarding Nationwide Recall of Certain Takata PSDI-5 Driver Front Airbag Inflators - Recalls - Honda News

Statement by American Honda Regarding Nationwide Recall of Certain Takata PSDI-5 Driver Front Airbag Inflators

Feb 3, 2016 - TORRANCE, Calif.
  • Approximately 2.23 million Takata PSDI-5 driver front airbag inflators will require replacement in Honda and Acura vehicles in the U.S.
  • No PSDI-5 inflator ruptures have been reported in Honda or Acura vehicles
  • Takata inflators will be replaced with parts from an alternative supplier with repairs beginning in the Summer of 2016

Based on a recent Defect Information Report (16E-005) from the airbag inflator supplier, Takata, Honda will conduct a national recall (16V-061) of approximately 2.23 million Honda and Acura vehicles in the United States to replace, free of charge to vehicle owners, the PSDI-5 Takata driver front airbag inflators installed in those vehicles. Honda has received no reports of Takata PSDI-5 inflator ruptures in Honda or Acura vehicles worldwide.

Honda plans to replace all of these recalled inflators with new parts from an alternative supplier at no cost to owners of Honda and Acura vehicles. Due to the large volume of new inflators needed to repair vehicles, the necessary replacement parts will not become available until Summer 2016. As a result, owners of affected vehicles will be informed of the recall in an initial notification letter within 60 days. Once replacement parts become available, Honda will send a second notification letter to owners with instructions to pursue repair at their local authorized dealer. The second round of notifications will prioritize older model year vehicles located in certain High Absolute Humidity regions1 and will expand to other areas of the country as more replacement parts become available.

The most up-to-date available consumer information about this action can be obtained at Recall Information for Safety & Defects | Honda Owners Site and Recall Information for Safety & Defects | Acura Owners Site or by calling (888) 234-2138. The list of specific vehicle identification numbers (VIN) to be included in this recall has not yet been determined. Therefore, a VIN search at our websites or NTHSA’s recall site is not possible yet for this action. We anticipate that concerned owners of the affected models will be able to accurately search their vehicles’ recall status on these sites beginning on February 15, 2016.

With this new action, a total of approximately 8.51 million Honda and Acura vehicles have been or now are subject to replacement of a Takata driver and/or passenger front airbag inflator in the United States.

Models included in the PSDI-5 driver front inflator recall in the United States (certain specific vehicles only):
  • 2005-2012 Acura RL
  • 2007-2011 Honda CR-V
  • 2007-2016 Acura RDX (early production MY 2016 vehicles only)
  • 2007-2014 Honda Ridgeline
  • 2009-2014 Honda Fit
  • 2009-2014 Acura TL
  • 2010-2014 Honda FCX Clarity
  • 2010-2014 Honda Insight
  • 2010-2013 Acura ZDX
  • 2011-2015 Honda CR-Z
  • 2013-2016 Acura ILX (early production MY 2016 vehicles only)

1 Fourteen U.S. states and territories designated by Honda as High Absolute Humidity regions: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Saipan, Guam and American Samoa.
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Statement by American Honda Regarding SRS Electronic Control Unit Recall: 2008-2010 Honda Accord Sedan - Recalls - Honda News

Statement by American Honda Regarding SRS Electronic Control Unit Recall: 2008-2010 Honda Accord Sedan

Feb 3, 2016 - TORRANCE, Calif.
  • Approximately 341,000 Accord Sedans affected in the United States
  • The SRS electronic control unit will be replaced, free of charge
  • Two injuries have been confirmed related to this issue

American Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 341,000 Honda Accord Sedans from the 2008-2010 model years in the U.S. to replace the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) electronic control unit. Manufacturing process issues may allow moisture to enter the circuitry within the SRS electronic control unit, which, over time, can cause corrosion and eventual malfunction of the unit. If the SRS control unit fails from this scenario, the SRS indicator will illuminate on the vehicle’s dashboard, and, in the event of a vehicle crash, the airbags may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury. Honda has confirmed two injuries related to this issue.

A new SRS control unit will be installed in affected vehicles, free of charge. However, due to the large volume of new parts needed to repair affected units, the necessary parts will not be available until fall 2016. As a result, owners of affected vehicles will be informed of the recall in an initial mailed notification letter in mid-March 2016. A second notification letter will be sent to inform owners when parts become available.

In the interim, if a vehicle included in this action displays the SRS indicator on the instrument panel in front of the driver (not to be confused with the “Passenger Airbag Off” indicator located in the central dashboard area), vehicle owners are advised to visit an authorized Honda dealer for a diagnostic check. If the check indicates the safety defect is present, the SRS electronic control unit will be replaced free of charge using a limited supply of updated replacement parts.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage all owners of affected vehicles to take them to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification from Honda that replacement parts are available for their vehicles. In addition, owners of these vehicles can determine now if their vehicles will require repair by going to Recall Information for Safety & Defects | Honda Owners Site or by calling (888) 234-2138.
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any news on the VTC actuator fix that is rumored to be addressed this month for us TSX guys with grinding noises on cold starts? lol
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Owners of Honda Acura vehicles featuring the HandsFreeLink Bluetooth phone-pairing system are suing the automaker for a battery-draining defect that has plagued owners since at least 2005 despite Honda knowing about the issue, according to Hagens Berman.

The class-action lawsuit states that Honda’s HandsFreeLink feature will get stuck on even if not in use and even after the car is turned off. Once stuck, the unit creates a constant “parasitic” drain on the electric system, leading to drained and dead batteries, recurring battery replacement and premature failure of other essential electric components such as alternators.

The lawsuit cites complaints to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration detailing the defect’s safety hazard to drivers, including accounts of vehicles unexpectedly stalling during high speeds, and sudden, complete electrical failure.

If you own or lease a Honda Acura with the HandsFreeLink system, you may be entitled to compensation. Find out more about the lawsuit.

“Honda has chosen to turn its back on consumers and leave them with 2 losing options – either continue to use the HandsFreeLink system and risk being stranded with a dead battery or losing power while driving, or replace it and eat the $1000 expense of doing so with no guarantee that the replacement will function,” said Steve Berman, managing partner of Hagens Berman. “Honda would rather ignore the problem that has plagued Acura owners since 2005 than do the right thing and issue a remedy."

Acura owners are not only out the cost of potential replacement, the suit states. According to the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, owners find themselves with cars that are less valuable than comparable cars with properly functioning hands-free phone-pairing systems.

“Acura owners are faced with the choice of expensive replacement of the HandsFreeLink™ unit (in excess of $1000.00), with no promise that the replacement also will not get stuck ‘on,’ or disabling the HandsFreeLink™ system by disconnecting the HandsFreeLink™ unit from the car,”
the complaint states. “Despite knowing about the issue with its HandsFreeLink™ since at least 2005, Honda has merely issued internal Service Bulletins to its dealers over the years, notifying only the dealers about the problem, but offering no meaningful solution, warranty coverage or recall.”

The complaint states that in its rush to become the 1st automaker to offer hands-free calling with its HandsFreeLink system starting with 2004 model year Acura vehicles, Honda failed to ensure the unit would reliably switch off, and also failed to adequately notify owners of the issue or remedy the problem.

“Hand-free phone calls in the car may be commonplace technology now, but when Honda 1st introduced this concept, it was novel and a luxury – something used to make its Acura model more appealing to consumers,” Berman said. “But for more than a decade, Honda has actively ignored this defect that has the potential to leave Acura owners shelling out hundreds of dollars for replacements or new batteries."

The lawsuit seeks reimbursement for vehicle owners related to the defect and an injunctive order to end Honda’s concealment of the defect and denial of warranty coverage for repairs related to the HandsFreeLink defect.

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^^I have never heard of this happening. Has anyone had this happen?
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I thought this only was an issue on the 3G TL... so 2004-2008.

Anyway, what a dumb lawsuit. $1000 to replace the HFL? I bought an OEM unit and I believe I paid around $250 for it. And that included exchange rate and shipping to Canada. Beyond that, it takes one screw driver and about 8 minutes of time to replace.

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So that's why my battery needs replacing every 3 years. Is there a hack to disable to Hands Free portion of the system?
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NHTSA: New test data on particular subset of Takata air bag inflators shows substantially higher risk | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

NHTSA: New test data on particular subset of Takata air bag inflators shows substantially higher risk

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

NHTSA calls on news media and public to assist in finding unrepaired high-risk vehicles

WASHINGTON – New test data on a particular subset of defective Takata air bag inflators in certain model-year 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles show a far higher risk of ruptures during air bag deployment, prompting an urgent call from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to ensure that unrepaired vehicles in this population are found and fixed before they cause further injuries or fatalities.

“With as high as a 50 percent chance of a dangerous air bag inflator rupture in a crash, these vehicles are unsafe and need to be repaired immediately,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “Folks should not drive these vehicles unless they are going straight to a dealer to have them repaired immediately, free of charge.”

The higher-risk inflators are in certain 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles:
  • 2001-2002 Honda Civic
  • 2001-2002 Honda Accord
  • 2002-2003 Acura TL
  • 2002 Honda CR-V
  • 2002 Honda Odyssey
  • 2003 Acura CL
  • 2003 Honda Pilot

The air bag inflators in these particular vehicles contain a manufacturing defect which greatly increases the potential for dangerous rupture when a crash causes the air bag to deploy. Ruptures are far more likely in inflators in vehicles that have spent significant periods of time in areas of high absolute humidity—particularly Florida, Texas, other parts of the Gulf Coast, and Southern California. Testing of the inflators from these vehicles show rupture rates as high as 50 percent in a laboratory setting.

The vehicles in question were recalled between 2008 and 2011. Honda has reported that more than 70 percent of this higher-risk population of vehicles has already been repaired, but approximately 313,000 vehicles with this very dangerous defect remain unrepaired. The risk posed by the airbag inflators in these vehicles is grave, and it is critical they be repaired now to avoid more deaths and serious injuries.

NHTSA and Honda are asking for the news media and public’s assistance to find the remaining unrepaired vehicles. Drivers of these vehicles should immediately visit SaferCar.gov to check whether their vehicle has any outstanding safety recalls. Those that do should contact their nearest dealer to schedule a no-cost immediate repair. Replacement parts for these vehicles are available immediately.

“The air bag inflators in this particular group of vehicles pose a grave danger to drivers and passengers that must be fixed right away,” said NHTSA Administrator Dr. Mark Rosekind. "Drivers should visit SaferCar.gov or contact their local dealer to check whether their vehicle is affected. If it is, they should have the vehicle repaired immediately for free at an authorized dealer. We commend Honda for taking additional actions to get these vehicles repaired.”

Though the vehicles are already under recall, NHTSA ordered Takata to perform additional ballistic testing following recent reports of ruptures. Eight of the 10 confirmed U.S. fatalities due to Takata ruptures — including the most recent in Fort Bend County, Texas — were in this population of vehicles.

Honda has committed to immediately taking additional actions to enhance their efforts to find and fix recalled vehicles. Honda will provide additional information about their efforts. NHTSA has also directed Honda to report weekly on the progress of vehicle repairs.

NHTSA is also expanding its own direct consumer outreach, including a paid media campaign and a series of outreach events in high-risk areas this summer. NHTSA has also engaged the vehicle insurance industry to help locate the unremedied vehicles.

Background on the Takata recalls: Nearly 70 million Takata air bag inflators are or will be under recall by 2019, in the largest and most complex auto safety recall in U.S. history. A combination of time, environmental moisture and fluctuating high temperatures contributes to the degradation of the ammonium nitrate propellant in the inflators. Such degradation can cause the propellant to burn too quickly, rupturing the inflator module and sending shrapnel through the air bag and into the vehicle occupants. More information can be found here: NHTSA | Recalls Spotlight: Takata Air Bags Recalls
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I'm just waiting for it to hit my 2013 TSX. Really scary stuff.
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Statement by American Honda Regarding Fuel Tank Weld Recall: 2015-2016 Acura MDX, 2015-2016 Honda Odyssey and 2016 Honda Pilot - Honda News

Statement by American Honda Regarding Fuel Tank Weld Recall: 2015-2016 Acura MDX, 2015-2016 Honda Odyssey and 2016 Honda Pilot

Jul 6, 2016 - TORRANCE, Calif.
  • 39 vehicles will be recalled in the United States to replace the fuel tanks
  • Insufficient welds on the fuel tank could lead to fuel leakage, which, in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of a fire
  • No fires or injuries have been reported related to this issue

American Honda will voluntarily recall a combined total of 39 Honda and Acura vehicles in the United States to replace the vehicles’ fuel tanks, free of charge. Certain 2015-2016 Acura MDX, 2015-2016 Honda Odyssey and 2016 Honda Pilot vehicles will require free repair as a result of this action. Manufacturing errors during the welding process used to manufacture the fuel tanks may have resulted in insufficient welds on the fuel tank components. Over time, the insufficient welds may separate and allow for fuel leakage. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of a fire. American Honda has received no reports of fires or injuries related to this condition.

Honda and Acura are announcing this recall to encourage each owner of an affected vehicle to take it to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda or Acura. Mailed notification to customers will begin in early-July 2016. The most up-to-date available consumer information about this action can also be obtained at Recall Information for Safety & Defects | Honda Owners Site and Recall Information for Safety & Defects | Acura Owners Site or by calling (888) 234-2138.
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Honda Accord, Acura recall: 437K vehicles recalled for fuel-pump issue

The recall covers model-year 2016-2018 Acura MDXs, 2015-2019 Acura TLX V6s and 2015-2017 Honda Accord V6s.

The automaker says the vehicles' software needs to be updated, and in some cases, have their fuel pumps replaced.

That's because sodium particulates in some U.S. gasoline can stick to internal components in the fuel pumps, reducing the pumps' performance. In hot weather, this could limit the vehicle's acceleration or cause its engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Owners will be notified by letter in late March, after which they are advised to take the vehicles to authorized dealers.
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https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/a...llight-recall/






Acura MDX recalled due to possible taillight malfunction

Some 360,000 crossovers are affected globally.






April 8, 2019 4:18 PM PDTThis recall affects the MDX crossover's taillights.

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Acura is recalling more than 323,000 MDX crossovers in the United States due to the potential of leaky taillight assemblies. Vehicles from model years 2014 through 2019 are affected, according to the automaker's official statement Monday.

In addition to the 323,000 affected vehicles in the United States,
The Washington Post reports an additional 37,000 or so are located in other markets. That brings the total number to more than 360,000 worldwide.

"Due to a body variation in tailgate manufacturing, the rear tailgate lid light seals may deform and allow water to leak into the light assemblies," Acura said in a statement. Should this happen, the water can find its way to electrical components, and cause the taillights to malfunction.

Acura says its dealers will replace the gasket seals on the affected vehicles, and if necessary, replace the faulty light assemblies and their associated wiring subharnesses. As with all recalls, the repair work will be performed free of charge.

The automaker says MDX owners will be notified by mail beginning early next month. To see if your car is affected by this -- or any other -- recall, head over to our
how-to guide on checking for a car recall to find out (don't worry, it's a breeze).


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