Recalls for 2005 Acura MDX

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


Recall Number: 13V092000

Recall Date: 03/14/2013

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.

Recall Number: 13V092000

Recall Date: 03/14/2013

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.

Recall Number: 12V573000

Recall Date: 12/11/2012

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.

Recall Number: 08E013000

Recall Date: 02/05/2008

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.

Recall Number: 04V541000

Recall Date: 11/18/2004

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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