Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, 09:54 AM UPDATED 4:40 PMBy Auto Remarketing Canada Staff
MARKHAM, Ontario -
Acura Canada announced two recalls this week that affect more than 3,000 model-year 2014 units in Canada.
First, Acura said it is recalling 3,074 MDX vehicles from the 2014 model year to inspect and, if needed, tighten or replace bolts used to secure the propeller shaft, a component of the all-wheel drive system.
“During assembly, it is possible that one or more of the four bolts that attach a propeller shaft to a universal joint were not tightened properly,” Acura officials said. “A bolt that is not properly fastened could loosen over time and fall out, possibly allowing one end of the propeller shaft to detach.
“A detached propeller shaft could cause excessive noise and possibly damage the vehicle while driving, increasing the risk of a crash,” they continued. “No customer complaints, crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue, which was discovered during vehicle assembly.”
Acura emphasized that it is announcing this recall to encourage owners of all affected MDX vehicles to take them to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from the automaker.
Mailed notification to customers will begin this month.
Acura Canada also announced it will recall 364 RLX vehicles from the 2014 model year in Canada to replace rear suspension bolts that may not have been tightened properly.
“During assembly, it is possible that one or more of the eight bolts that attach several rear suspension components were not tightened properly,” Audi officials explained. “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 accidents or injuries have been reported related to this issue.
Mailed notification to customers will begin in mid-January, 2014.
Canadian customers can go to www.acura.ca/recalls or call (888) 9ACURA9 for more information.