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2014 ACURA RLX HYBRID RECALL (FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: CRASH IMMINENT BRAKING)

Make: Acura
Model Year: 2014
Model: RLX HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V301000
Component: FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: CRASH IMMINENT BRAKING
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 19,502
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 05/20/2015
Record Creation Date: 05/20/2015

2014 Acura RLX HYBRID DEFECT SUMMARY

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX 2WD and AWD, RLX and 2014 Acura RLX Hybrid vehicles. In certain driving conditions, the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) may incorrectly interpret certain roadside objects such as metal fences or metal guardrails as obstacles and unexpectedly apply the brakes.

2014 Acura RLX HYBRID DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

If the CMBS unexpectedly applies emergency braking force while driving, there is an increased risk of a crash.

2014 Acura RLX HYBRID RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the CMBS software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's numbers for this recall is JQ4, JQ5 and JQ6.
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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