2014 Acura MDX Recalled for Loose Bolts


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    2014 Acura MDX Picture

    American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 19,197 2014 Acura MDX vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive to fix loose driveshaft bolts. | December 13, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 19,197 2014 Acura MDX vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive to fix loose driveshaft bolts.
  • If the driveshaft detaches while driving, it could cause excessive noise and possibly damage the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • The recall is expected to begin in mid-December.

WASHINGTON — American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 19,197 2014 Acura MDX vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive to fix loose driveshaft bolts, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The bolts that attach the driveshaft to the automatic transmission transfer assembly may not have been properly tightened," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "As a result, the bolts could loosen, possibly allowing the shaft to detach.

"If the driveshaft detaches while driving, it could cause excessive noise and possibly damage the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash."

American Honda said no complaints, crashes or injuries have been linked to the recall.
The affected vehicles were built from May 6, 2013 through October 14, 2013.

Honda dealers will inspect and tighten the driveshaft attaching bolts. The recall is expected to begin in mid-December. Owners can contact Honda at 1-800-382-2238.

Edmunds says: This recall will begin shortly, so if you own a 2014 Acura MDX with all-wheel drive, you'll want to schedule an appointment with your dealer.

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