Due for Two: Acura Recalls NSX in Separate Recalls

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We dubbed the second-generation Acura NSX a supercar that “leans more toward being an exotic street car than a track-day terror” on its model-year 2017 debut, which meant everyday drivability and comfort put at a premium in a “surprisingly seamless technical package.” Unfortunately for current owners, it also means the NSX is susceptible to everyday woes courtesy of that very same technical acumen. If you own one, you may have two recalls coming your way soon.

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The first applies strictly to the 2017 NSX. Some 800 cars will need to have their center high-mount brakelight replaced. A short circuit may occur in these lights, causing a blown fuse and deactivation of all brakelights. Anyone following you is likely to be paying pretty close attention to what’s in front of them anyway, but it’s better (and safer) for everyone if you get this one fixed ASAP.

The second is for both model-year 2017 and 2018 versions of the NSX. Because the Acura is equipped with two separate fuel tanks, a crossover pipe connects them — but in some of these cars, the crossover pipe was installed incorrectly. That could result in a fuel leak over time, and where there’s an uncontained fire source, well, you can probably figure out the urgency to this one yourself.

Acura says it will attempt to contact owners by phone, but in case you get to us before the automaker gets to you, here are the details:

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 800 model-year 2017 NSXs for the brakelight recall and approximately 1,000 NSXs for the fuel tank recall

The Problem: With the brakelight recall, a short circuit may occur in the center high-mount brakelight, causing a blown fuse and deactivation of all brakelights. When this condition occurs, warning lights illuminate on the dashboard, and the engine will not restart after the ignition is turned off, increasing the risk of a crash. 

For the fuel tanks, in certain vehicles, the crossover pipe was installed incorrectly, which could result in a fuel leak over time that, in the presence of outside combustion sources, could increase the risk of a fire.

Acura said it has received no reports of fires, crashes or injuries related to either issue.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the center high-mount brakelight and replace the left and right fuel tanks for free.

What Owners Should Do: Where possible, Acura will attempt to contact owners by phone to schedule repairs; mailed notification of any remaining unrepaired cars will occur in early November. Owners can call the automaker at 844-682-2872, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Acura NSX

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