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Acura Recalls 48,000 for Braking Technology Glitch

Collision mitigation braking system causes stops for no reason.

by on Jun.11, 2015

Acura's 2014 MDX is part of a recall involving the brand's collision mitigation braking technology.

As the drumbeat for adding collision avoidance technology as standard equipment on new vehicles gets louder, Acura’s recall of two models due to a problem with similar technology shows it is not infallible.

The brand recalled nearly 48,000 MDX and RLX models from 2014 and 2015 because the automatic emergency braking systems can malfunction. Acura’s “Collision Mitigation Braking System” can misinterpret the data it receives causing the vehicle to brake unnecessarily causing a rear-end collision.

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The problem came to light in Japan in 2013 and after testing, Honda – Acura’s parent company – was able discover the problem. The system can become confused and step on the brakes when it detects another vehicle accelerating in front while simultaneously driving along an iron fence or metal guardrail, according to Honda. (more…)

Acura Puts Stop-Sale on New TLX

Cars can roll away after being shifted into park.

by on Dec.10, 2014

The 2015 Acura TLX has helped turn around Acura's sales year.

Acura dealers have been instructed by Honda to stop selling some versions of the 2015 TLX because the vehicles may roll away they cars have been shifted into park.

The nine-speed V6 version of the TLX is on a stop-sale order from the automaker after it informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the problem. Notification of owners will begin on Jan. 6.

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Some of the transmission components in the TLX may have been damaged when they were being produced, according to a technical service bulletin issued by Acura. Due to the problem, the shift indicator could indicate that the transmission is in park when it is not, allowing the vehicle to roll away.

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Honda Recalls 172,000 CR-Vs, Acura ILXs.

Faulty door latches latest in series of problems for maker.

by on Jul.19, 2012

The 2012 CR-V is the target of Honda's latest recall, along with the new Acura ILX.

Honda is recalling 172,000 crossovers and luxury sedans due to a problem with the vehicles’ door latches that could cause a door to come flying open while driving.

The recall impacts two of the maker’s newest models, the redesigned 2012 CR-V crossover-utility vehicle and the all-new Acura ILX entry-luxury sedan.  It’s the latest in a series of problems that Honda has had to deal with in recent months after the maker led the list in terms of individual recalls in 2011.

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According to a statement from the company, “Simultaneous operation of the driver’s or passenger’s inner door handle and either the manual or power door lock may result in the inner door handle release cable becoming partially disengaged. When this occurs the door may not latch when closed and/or the door may latch and close, but then open when the door locks are operated; either case may result in the affected door opening unexpectedly.”

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Honda Stops Sale of New Acura ZDX

NHTSA documents reveal defect interferes with airbag.

by on Apr.19, 2010

A simple error with potentially deadly consequences for a passenger.

American Honda Motor Company is alerting owners of new 2010 Acura ZDX models to bring the large crossover vehicle into a dealership for an instrument panel inspection.

The unspecified supplier of the dashboard has told Honda that a laser-cut scoring on the underside of the dashboard surface material is missing.

As a result, the passenger side airbag of the 2010 ZDX will not deploy properly, according to Honda documents revealed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

About 1,850 Acura ZDX vehicles are affected covering five months of production.

Honda says the dashboard inspection is a simple visual check. After the dealer inspection, if a ZDX is determined to have a dashboard without the proper scoring, the dashboard will be replaced.

Honda also has told Acura dealers to stop selling ZDX models, pending the inspection.

Owners of affected vehicles will be informed by mail starting April 21. ZDX owners can go to http://owners.acura.com/recalls, or owners may call (800) 382-2238 for more information. NHTSA recall number 10V-145. (more…)