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Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Problem Summary: American Honda Motor Co., Inc (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2013 Acura ILX vehicles manufactured January 16, 2012 to March 1, 2013, ILX Hybrid vehicles manufactured January 12, 2012 to February 7, 2013, and certain model year 2014 ILX vehicles manufactured May 2, 2013, to May 31, 2014, and ILX Hybrid vehicles manufactured October 18, 2013 to February 19, 2014. Excessive heat temperatures around the headlight bulb and reflector unit may diminish the output of the headlight and cause smoke, melting, and fire. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequence: The diminished light output may decrease the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Additonally, the excessive heat coming from around the bulb and reflector could cause the headlights to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.
What Owners Should Do: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headlights, free of charge. The recall began in July 2014. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-862-2872. Honda's number for this recall is JE9.
Problem Summary: HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 HONDA CR-V AND MODEL YEAR 2013 ACURA ILX VEHICLES. IF THE MANUAL OR POWER DOOR LOCK IS ACTIVATED WHILE AN INTERIOR FRONT DOOR HANDLE IS BEING OPERATED BY AN OCCUPANT, THE CABLE CONNECTING THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE TO THE DOOR LATCH MECHANISM MAY BECOME LOOSE AND MOVE OUT OF POSITION. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE CABLE CAN MOVE FAR ENOUGH OUT OF POSITION TO PREVENT THE DOOR FROM PROPERLY LATCHING.
Consequence: IF THE DOOR IS NOT FULLY LATCHED, THE DOOR MAY OPEN WHILE DRIVING OR IN A CRASH, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY TO THE VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.
What Owners Should Do: HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT DOOR LATCH ASSEMBLIES IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, FREE OF CHARGE. ADDITIONALLY, THE INTERIOR FRONT DOOR HANDLES IN CERTAIN HONDA CR-VS WILL ALSO BE REPLACED, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON, OR ABOUT, AUGUST 16, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.