2014 Acura RLX Recalled for Rear Suspension Problem


  • 2014 Acura RLX Picture

    2014 Acura RLX Picture

    American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 7,387 2014 Acura RLX vehicles to replace rear suspension bolts that may not have been tightened properly. | December 16, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 7,387 2014 Acura RLX vehicles to replace rear suspension bolts that may not have been tightened properly.
  • If the bolts loosen and fall out, a portion of the rear suspension could move out of proper alignment, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • The recall will begin in early January.

TORRANCE, California — American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 7,387 2014 Acura RLX vehicles to replace rear suspension bolts that may not have been tightened properly, the company said in a statement on Sunday.

"It is possible that one or more of the eight bolts that attach several rear suspension components were not tightened properly," according to the automaker. "A bolt that is not properly fastened could loosen over time and fall out, possibly allowing a portion of the rear suspension to move out of proper alignment, increasing the risk of a crash."

No customer crashes or injuries have been reported related to the recall, American Honda said.

No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S.

The Acura RLX recall will begin in early January.

Acura dealers will inspect the vehicles and tighten the bolts. Owners can contact Honda at 1-800-382-2238.

Edmunds says: The recall kicks off in a couple of weeks, but if you are experiencing a problem with your 2014 Acura RLX, get it into the dealership immediately.

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