2014-2015 Acura MDX, 2014 Acura RLX Recalled For Seatbelt Flaw

October 13, 2014

Honda has issued a recall for the 2014-2015 Acura MDX and 2014 Acura RLX. According to Detroit News, the recall stems from a problem with the driver's and front passenger's side seatbelts, which, under certain conditions, may not deploy.

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Though Honda hasn't provided details about the underlying problem with the seatbelts on the MDX and RLX, it seems only to affect vehicles when outside temperatures dip below freezing. In such instances, Acura says that the seatbelts may not release, dramatically increasing the risk of injury during a collision.

That said, a cursory survey of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website reveals no complaints related to the problem, and Acura says that no injuries have been linked to it.

The recall affects roughly 43,000 vehicles registered in the U.S.: 7,000 RLX models and 36,000 being MDX vehicles.

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Honda hasn't issued details about the fix, but the automaker expects to send out recall notices to owners before the end of the month. At that time, owners will be able to take their vehicles to an Acura dealer for repairs. Honda encourages owners to act quickly, before chilly winter temperatures set in.

For additional details, you're encouraged to contact Acura customer service at 800-382-2238 or visit Recalls.Acura.com


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