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).Continue reading article "Takata Airbag Inflator Recall"
Denso Fuel Pump Failure
The impellers inside of Denso branded fuel pumps may have been excessively exposed to a drying agent during manufacturing. This leads to them cracking, absorbing fuel, and deforming so badly that they stop sending fuel to the engine. Honda …Continue reading article "Denso Fuel Pump Failure"
Dual-Clutch Transmission Slips
According to owners, all the shifting benefits of Acura's 8-speed dual-clutch transmission are nullified by a defective torque converter. While Acura has issued recalls for 2015 TLX owners, it didn't fix the problem and didn't cover all the…Continue reading article "Dual-Clutch Transmission Slips"
Over 708,000 Honda and Acura vehicles are being recalled to replace their DENSO fuel pumps.
The pumps have a defect that'll cause them to stop pumping fuel to the engine. You don't need to be a mechanic to see why that's a problem.…keep reading article "Acura Recalls More DENSO Fuel Pumps That Are Really Bad at Pumping Fuel"
The fuel pump suppliers say the propellers can crack and deform, partly because they absorb too much fuel and also because of the solvent drying process used during manufacturing.
Once deformed, the impellers can disable the pumps and cause a sudden shut down of the engine. The recall is expected to begin at the end of July 2020.keep reading article "Recall Announced for Acura Vehicles with Denso Fuel Pumps"
Over 2.4 million Honda and Acura vehicles are being recalled to replace the Takata non-azide driver-side inflators (NADI) found in certain 1997–2003 models.
NADI inflators are similar, but somehow even more dangerous to previously recalled Takata products. Both may explode on deployment due to excess moisture build-up, but non-azide inflators can also fail to fully inflate the airbags in a crash.
It’s a worst-of-both worlds situation and you’ll want to get them out of your vehicle as soon as possible. According to the recall that’ll be sometime in March of 2020.keep reading article "Acura CL Part of Larger Recall to Replace Dangerous NADI Airbags"
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"
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"
The Acura NSX has a couple of new recalls involving the brake light fuses and gas tank crossover pipes.keep reading article "Acura NSX Recalls Issued For Gas Tanks and Brake Lights"
Acura's transmission supplier, ZF, has filed a warning about how insufficient crimps in the transmission's wire harness can send the unit into failsafe mode.keep reading article "TLX Transmission Recall Will Only Give You a Warning Light Before Your Transmission Shuts Down"
When a storm cloud starts dropping rain, you can only dodge the drops for so long.
Such is the case for another 2.2 million Honda and Acura vehicles that are now involved in one of the largest and most dangerous recalls in automotive history.keep reading article "Acura Among 2.2 Million Recalls for Takata"
You've barely cracked 4 digits on your TLX's odometer, but your car might already need a new transmission.
Acura says something happened during manufacturing that can cause the 9-speed automatic transmission to fail to properly shift into the 'park' position. Yeah, I'd say "something happened." Something like "you guys messed up."
A transmission that can't go into park means your car could easily roll away and hurt someone. So until the problem is fixed, the parking brake should always be set.
The recall begins in January 2015.keep reading article "TLX Transmissions Already Need Replacing"
The 2014–15 Acura MDX and RLX have a 'collision mitigation braking system' that watches the road and hits the brakes if you’re about to crash.
And that’s great when you’re about to slam into somebody’s bumper, less so when the system gets confused by a shiny guardrail that’s 100 feet awaykeep reading article "Some Acuras are Detecting Collisions That Aren't There"
I'll admit it, the first time I see frost on my windshield I get a bit cranky. But it's nothing compared to the tantrum some Acura seat belts are throwing.
They simply refuse to move when the temperature gets frosty. They are freezing in place and prompting a safety recall.keep reading article "Acura's Frozen Seatbelts"
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.keep reading article "Acura ILX Bulbs Are Too Hot for the Headlights to Handle"