Acura Seat Belt Recall for 2014 RLX and 2014-2015 MDX Models
In Canada, Honda Motor Co. has agreed to voluntarily recall 340 of their Acura luxury model RLX vehicles made in 2014 and 3,670 units of their model MDX vehicles made in 2014-2015 so they can replace the front seat belts, free of charge. In the United States, the faulty seat belts have prompted the recall of 43,000 Acura luxury models of the 2014 Acura RLX sedan and the 2014-2015 Acura MDX crossover models.
Acura is recalling these models because in cold weather with below freezing temperatures (0 degrees Fahrenheit or below -10o Celsius), the driver’s and front passenger’s seat belts may not release from the retracted position increasing the risk of injury in an accident. To date, no accidents or injuries have been reported because of this faulty seatbelt issue.
Acura has publicized this recall to urge all owners who purchased one of the affected vehicles to bring it to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Acura. Acura plans to begin mailing notification to customers in early November.
If you are an owner of one of these Acura models and have further questions or want to see if your vehicle needs repair, you can go online at www.acura.ca/recalls. Their website is easy to use and navigate. To find out if your Acura has any outstanding recall or product update notices enter your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number). They show you through diagrams where to locate the VIN on your car.
Simply enter your VIN number and press the SEARCH button. The website only provides information on recalls/product updates issued after January 1, 2000.
If you prefer to talk to someone on the phone, call 1-888-9ACURA9.