Honda Recalls 19,500 Acuras for Braking System Defect that Increases Crash Risk

Honda Recalls 19,500 Acuras for Braking System Defect that Increases Crash Risk
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June 10, 2015

Honda is recalling about 19,500 Acura vehicles due to a Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) problem that causes the car to brake unexpectedly.

In certain driving conditions, the CMBS may interpret certain roadside objects, like metal fences or guardrails, as obstacles and unexpectedly apply the brakes. Doing so increases the risk of a crash.

The recall affects certain model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX 2WD and AWD, RLX, and 2014 Acura RLX Hybrid vehicles.

Honda will notify affected owners, but the company has not yet provided a notification schedule. Dealers will update the CMBS software free of charge.

For more information owners can may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238.