2014 Acura RLX, 2014-'15 Acura MDX Recalled To Fix Seatbelts | Edmunds

2014 Acura RLX, 2014-'15 Acura MDX Recalled To Fix Seatbelts


Just the Facts:
  • American Honda Motor Co. is recalling approximately 43,000 2014 Acura RLX sedans and 2014-'15 Acura MDX SUVs to replace the front seatbelts.
  • In very low temperatures, the driver's and front passenger's seatbelts may not release from the retracted position.
  • The recall begins in late October.

TORRANCE, California American Honda Motor Co. is recalling approximately 43,000 2014 Acura RLX sedans and 2014-'15 Acura MDX SUVs to replace the front seatbelts, the automaker said on Saturday.

"In very low temperatures, the driver's and front passenger's seatbelts may not release from the retracted position," Honda said in a statement. "A seatbelt that cannot be used by the seat occupant increases the risk of injury in a crash."

No crashes or injuries have been linked to the recall.

The recall includes about 7,000 RLX sedans and about 36,000 MDX SUVs.

Acura dealers will replace the front seatbelts. The recall begins in late October. Owners can contact Acura at 1-800-382-2238.

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

Edmunds says: This is something that owners of the affected Acura RLX and MDX vehicles will want to take care of before the cold weather begins.

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