Monday, June 15, 2015

Recall Mondays: Acura Flagship Vehicles Affected By Automatic Braking System


BRAND: Acura

NO. OF AFFECTED CONSUMERS: 20,000
SUMMARY:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX 2WD and AWD, RLX and 2014 Acura RLX Hybrid vehicles. In certain driving conditions, the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) may incorrectly interpret certain roadside objects such as metal fences or metal guardrails as obstacles and unexpectedly apply the brakes.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the Collision Mitigation Braking System unexpectedly applies emergency braking force while driving, there is an increased risk of a crash.


REMEDY:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the CMBS software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's numbers for this recall is JQ4, JQ5 and JQ6.

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