Takata Airbag Inflator Recall
A large number of Acura vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and counting).
Dual-Clutch Transmission Slips
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What Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
1st Generation ILX Key Numbers
When Honda and Acura recalled 1.1 million Takata airbag inflators for exploding into pieces, they replaced the defective part with a slightly different version from the same company. Now those are exploding too.
The replacement PSDI-5D desiccated inflators were exposed to excess moisture during assembly. This rapidly degrades the propellant and allows pressure to build up over time, turning the inflator into a mini-grenade that explodes during airbag deployment.
Acura plans on mailing recall notifications on April 17th, but parts are already available and affected owners should schedule a replacement as soon as possible. Unlike the dishes, this is one chore you shouldn’t ignore.
Acura is recalling the 2014-2019 ILX because the fuel gauge may tell owners they have plenty of gas, when in reality the tank is running on empty.
The Acura ILX comes with a lot of great features like strengthened calipers for performance braking, and sequential SportShift automatic transmission for a sporty ride.
I'm guessing candle-powered headlights, however, didn't make the original marketing brochure.