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2014 ACURA MDX RECALL (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM)

Make: Acura
Model Year: 2014
Model: MDX
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13E040000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 652
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 07/22/2013
Record Creation Date: 07/23/2013

2014 Acura MDX DEFECT SUMMARY

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling certain Trailer Hitch Harness Kits, Part Number 08L91-TZ5-200. These kits are for use in 2014 model year Acura MDX vehicles. The trailer hitch kit has a subharness that is incorrectly wired such that there may be no power supplied to an accessory trailer brake controller.

2014 Acura MDX DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

If the trailer brake controller is not powered, when towing a trailer, longer stopping distances could be required, increasing the risk of a crash.

2014 Acura MDX RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Honda will notify owners and Acura dealers will correct the trailer hitch subharness wiring, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on August 23, 2013. Owners may contact Acura Customer Service at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's number for this campaign is JB2.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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