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2014 Acura RLX Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

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Recall Notices

2014 Acura RLX (5/20/2015)

Campaign Number: 15V301000
Component Name: FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: CRASH IMMINENT BRAKING
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Description: 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.
Defect: If the CMBS unexpectedly applies emergency braking force while driving, there is an increased risk of a crash.
Corrective Action: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the CMBS software, free of charge. The recall began on July 6, 2015. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's numbers for this recall is JQ4, JQ5 and JQ6.

2014 Acura RLX (12/16/2014)

Campaign Number: 14V792000
Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Description: American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured November 22, 2012, to January 30, 2014, 2015 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured June 4, 2014, to November 18, 2014, and 2014 Acura RLX Hybrid vehicles manufactured November 5, 2013, to July 25, 2014. An aluminum film applied to the inner reflector of the headlight may experience adhesion issues causing the film to delaminate. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."
Defect: Delamination of the aluminum film may diminish output of the headlight, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Corrective Action: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace both of the headlights, free of charge. The recall began February 2, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-310-783-2000. Honda's number for this recall is JN2.

2014 Acura RLX (10/10/2014)

Campaign Number: 14V639000
Component Name: SEAT BELTS
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Description: American Honda Motor Company (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX vehicles manufactured April 23, 2013, to August 25, 2014, and 2014 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured November 5, 2012, to November 25, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the driver and front passenger seat belt may not extend or retract in low temperatures.
Defect: A seatbelt that does not function increases the risk of injury in a crash.
Corrective Action: Honda has notified owners, and dealers will replace the driver and front passenger seat belts, free of charge. The recall began in November 2014. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's number for this recall is JK7 for the MKX, and JK8 for the RLX.

2014 Acura RLX (12/16/2013)

Campaign Number: 13V622000
Component Name: SUSPENSION:REAR
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Description: American Honda Motor Company (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured August 7, 2012, through November 5, 2013. The bolts that attach the rear lower control arms to the sub-frame of the vehicle may have loosened during transport to dealerships.
Defect: Loose rear lower control arm bolts may reduce steering ability, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Action: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear suspension lower control arm bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early January 2014. Customers may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's number for this recall is JD0.