Quick News About Acura Problems
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An Acura ILX recall for more than 58,000 cars has been ordered to replace right driveshafts and halfshafts so the cars don't roll away.keep reading article "58,000 ILX cars recalled to replace driveshafts and prevent rollaways"
A Honda Takata airbag recall for about 1.6 million Acura and Honda vehicles in the U.S. has been announced six months ahead of a schedule set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).keep reading article "Acura is six months ahead of schedule on the last phase of the Takata recalls"
A proposed Canadian class action lawsuit that could surpass $1 billion
alleges multiple automakers are guilty of using defective and dangerous airbag control units.keep reading article "Canadian airbag control unit class-action lawsuit could top $1 billion"
Water is leaking past a faulty seal and straight into the tail lights of roughly 360,000 Acura SUVs.
From there it meets up with some electrical components and that never tends to go well. In this case, it’s shorting out internal and exterior lights in the 2014-2019 MDX and 2017-2019 MDX Sport Hybrid. Dealerships will replace the light assembly gaskets when the recall begins on April 29, 2019.keep reading article "Acura Recalls 360,000 Leaky Tail Lights in the MDX and MDX Sport Hybrid"
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.keep reading article "Those Replacement PSDI-5D Takata Inflators That Were Supposedly Safe? Now They're Exploding Too."
Acura is part of a recall for over 437,000 vehicles to prevent the engine from suddenly shutting down due to a clogged fuel pump.
Sodium particulates, often found in cheap gas, can cling to the inside of the pump and increase resistance as they heat up.keep reading article "Cheap Gas and Cheaper Fuel Pumps, An Acura Recall Story"
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.keep reading article "ILX Recalled for Misleading Fuel Gauge Readings"
The 4th phase of Acura's Takata airbag recall is set to get underway next month, which means the automaker is actually ahead of schedule.keep reading article "The Next Phase of Honda’s Massive Takata Recall is Ahead of Schedule"
A Puerto Rico man has sued Honda after being severely injured by an exploding Takata airbag.
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff's Acura "lightly bumped" another car in front but the Takata frontal airbag allegedly exploded and sent shrapnel into his face, chest and neck, allegedly causing severe lacerations.
The 2002 TL is on the “high risk” list which has Honda representatives going door-to-door in some areas urging owners to get the necessary repairs. but it’s possible they weren’t doing this in Puerto Rico.
In this case, the plaintiff said he received five recall notices one month after the accident.keep reading article "Puerto Rico Man Sues Honda For Severe Injuries from a Takata Airbag Explosion"
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