Recalls for 2005 Acura MDX

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


Recall Number: 15V320000

Recall Date: 05/28/2015

Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE

Problem Summary: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2001-2007 Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, 2006 Ridgeline, 2003 Acura CL, 2003-2006 Acura MDX, and 2002-2003 Acura TL vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion and other factors, including manufacturing variability that, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence: In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

What Owners Should Do: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on July 1, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238, select option 4. Note: Vehicles that have had their driver frontal air bag replaced previously as part of a recall remedy prior to September 12, 2014 need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well. Vehicles that, on or after September 12, 2014, received a remedy for a prior driver frontal air bag inflator recall already received an inflator of a different design, and therefore are not included in this recall and do not require additional servicing. Note: This recall fully supersedes recalls 08V-593, 09V-259, 10V-041, 11V-260, 14V-351 and 15V-153.

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Recall Number: 14V700000

Recall Date: 11/04/2014

Component: AIR BAGS

Problem Summary: American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2001-2005 Honda Civic, 2003-2004 Civic CNG and Element, 2002-2005 CR-V, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2005 Accord, Pilot, Civic Hybrid, and Acura MDX, 2005 Acura RL and 2006 Honda Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Saipan, Guam, and American Samoa are addressed by this recall. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence: In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passengers frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

What Owners Should Do: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began January 26, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.

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Recall Number: 14V353000

Recall Date: 06/20/2014

Component: AIR BAGS

Problem Summary: American Honda Motor Company, Inc.'s (Honda) is conducting a limited regional recall for certain model year 2003-2005 Accord, Civic, CR-V, Pilot and Acura MDX, model year 2003-2004 Odyssey and Element, and model year 2005 Acura RL, and 2006 Honda Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in California, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence: In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passengers frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

What Owners Should Do: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflators in all affected vehicles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during August 2014. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.

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Recall Number: 14V351000

Recall Date: 06/20/2014

Component: AIR BAGS

Problem Summary: American Honda Motor Company, Inc. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2001-2007 Accord (4-cylinder), 2001-2002 Accord (V6), 2001-2005 Civic, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2007 Pilot, 2006 Ridgeline, 2003-2006 Acura MDX, and 2002-2003 TL/CL vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence: In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

What Owners Should Do: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflators in all affected vehicles, free of charge. Owners of vehicles in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, were notified on or about September 2014. Honda began notifying owners in all other locations in January 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.

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Recall Number: 13V092000

Recall Date: 03/14/2013

Component: TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM

Problem Summary: HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005 PILOT VEHICLES MANUFACTURED JULY 29, 2004, THROUGH AUGUST 29, 2005; MODEL YEAR 2005-2006 ACURA MDX VEHICLES MANUFACTURED SEPTEMBER 16, 2004, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22, 2005; AND MODEL YEAR 2005 ACURA RL VEHICLES MANUFACTURED MARCH 1, 2004, THROUGH JUNE 29, 2005. AN ELECTRICAL CAPACITOR MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING THE MANUFACTURING OF THE VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) CONTROL MODULE CAUSING INTERMITTENT, AUTOMATIC, MINOR BRAKE APPLICATION. HOWEVER, IF THE DRIVER APPLIES THE BRAKES WHILE THE VSA IS MALFUNCTIONING, THE VEHICLE MAY COME TO AN ABRUPT STOP. ADDITIONALLY, DUE TO A LOOSE GROUND CONNECTION, CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005 PILOTS HAVE A VSA SYSTEM THAT MAY APPLY PARTIAL BRAKE FORCE, WITHOUT THE ILLUMINATION OF THE BRAKE LIGHTS, WHETHER OR NOT THE DRIVER IS USING THE BRAKES.

Consequence: SUDDEN INADVERTENT BRAKING, ESPECIALLY WITHOUT ILLUMINATION OF THE BRAKE LIGHTS, MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED AND INSTRUCTED TO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO A DEALER OF THEIR RESPECTIVE BRAND. THE DEALER WILL INSTALL A PARTIAL WIRING HARNESS CONTAINING A CAPACITOR FOR THE VSA MODULATOR, FREE OF CHARGE. THE AFFECTED MODEL YEAR 2005 PILOTS WILL HAVE THEIR GROUND CONNECTION TIGHTENED. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON, OR ABOUT, APRIL 12, 2013. HONDA OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AUTOMOBILE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009, AND SELECT OPTION 4 OR GO TO WWW.RECALLS.HONDA.COM; ACURA OWNERS MAY CONTACT 1-800-382-2238, AND SELECT OPTION 4, OR GO TO WWW.RECALLS.ACURA.COM.

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Recall Number: 13V092000

Recall Date: 03/14/2013

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

Problem Summary: HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005 PILOT VEHICLES MANUFACTURED JULY 29, 2004, THROUGH AUGUST 29, 2005; MODEL YEAR 2005-2006 ACURA MDX VEHICLES MANUFACTURED SEPTEMBER 16, 2004, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22, 2005; AND MODEL YEAR 2005 ACURA RL VEHICLES MANUFACTURED MARCH 1, 2004, THROUGH JUNE 29, 2005. AN ELECTRICAL CAPACITOR MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING THE MANUFACTURING OF THE VEHICLE STABILITY ASSIST (VSA) CONTROL MODULE CAUSING INTERMITTENT, AUTOMATIC, MINOR BRAKE APPLICATION. HOWEVER, IF THE DRIVER APPLIES THE BRAKES WHILE THE VSA IS MALFUNCTIONING, THE VEHICLE MAY COME TO AN ABRUPT STOP. ADDITIONALLY, DUE TO A LOOSE GROUND CONNECTION, CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005 PILOTS HAVE A VSA SYSTEM THAT MAY APPLY PARTIAL BRAKE FORCE, WITHOUT THE ILLUMINATION OF THE BRAKE LIGHTS, WHETHER OR NOT THE DRIVER IS USING THE BRAKES.

Consequence: SUDDEN INADVERTENT BRAKING, ESPECIALLY WITHOUT ILLUMINATION OF THE BRAKE LIGHTS, MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED AND INSTRUCTED TO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO A DEALER OF THEIR RESPECTIVE BRAND. THE DEALER WILL INSTALL A PARTIAL WIRING HARNESS CONTAINING A CAPACITOR FOR THE VSA MODULATOR, FREE OF CHARGE. THE AFFECTED MODEL YEAR 2005 PILOTS WILL HAVE THEIR GROUND CONNECTION TIGHTENED. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON, OR ABOUT, APRIL 12, 2013. HONDA OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AUTOMOBILE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009, AND SELECT OPTION 4 OR GO TO WWW.RECALLS.HONDA.COM; ACURA OWNERS MAY CONTACT 1-800-382-2238, AND SELECT OPTION 4, OR GO TO WWW.RECALLS.ACURA.COM.

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Recall Number: 12V573000

Recall Date: 12/11/2012

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

Problem Summary: HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2003 AND 2004 PILOT AND ODYSSEY AND 2003 THROUGH 2006 ACURA MDX PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 26, 2001, THROUGH AUGUST 30, 2006. THE INTERLOCK LEVER OF THE IGNITION SWITCH MAY DEFORM, WHICH CAN ALLOW THE INTERLOCK FUNCTION OF A VEHICLE WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION TO BE DEFEATED.

Consequence: REMOVAL OF THE IGNITION KEY WHEN THE GEAR SELECTOR OF A VEHICLE WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION HAS NOT BEEN SHIFTED TO THE PARK POSITION CAN ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO ROLL AWAY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND INSTRUCT THEM TO TAKE THEIR VEHICLE TO A HONDA OR ACURA DEALER. THE DEALER WILL INSTALL AN UPDATED SHIFT INTERLOCK LEVER AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON, OR ABOUT, FEBRUARY 7, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.

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Recall Number: 08E013000

Recall Date: 02/05/2008

Component: EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:CARRIER/RACK

Problem Summary: HONDA IS RECALLING 2,032 HITCH STYLE BIKE RACKS SOLD AS AFTERMARKET FOR USE ON MY 2003-2007 AND SOME MY 2008 HONDA PILOT, RIDGELINE, AND ACURA MDX VEHICLES. A PINCH BOLT EXISTS BETWEEN THE BIKE ARM BRACKET AND THE UPRIGHT ASSEMBLY OF THE "HITCH" STYLE BICYCLE RACK.

Consequence: WHEN MOVING THE BIKE ARM BRACKET TO ITS DOWN POSITION, THIS PINCH BOLT HAS THE POTENTIAL OF CAUSING SEVERE LACERATION OR AMPUTATION TO THE USER'S FINGERTIPS OR HAND.

What Owners Should Do: OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT THULE AT 800-THULE91 (800-848-5391) TO OBTAIN A FREE REPAIR KIT ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS OR OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009 OR ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

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Recall Number: 04V541000

Recall Date: 11/18/2004

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Problem Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, SOME FUEL TANKS WERE IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED.

Consequence: IN A CRASH, THE FUEL TANK COULD BE DAMAGED AND LEAK FUEL. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

What Owners Should Do: DEALERS REPLACED THE FUEL TANK. ALL OWNERS WERE NOTIFIED BY TELEPHONE ON NOVEMBER 10, 2004.

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