More Than 14,000 Acura ILX Vehicles Recalled

More Than 14,000 Acura ILX Vehicles Recalled
July 8, 2014

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling more than 14,000 model year 2013 and 2014 Acura ILX and ILX Hybrid vehicles.

Excessive heat temperatures around the headlight bulb and reflector unit on the recalled vehicles may diminish the output of the headlight and cause smoke, melting and fire. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, 'Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.'

The diminished light output may decrease the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the excessive heat coming from around the bulb and reflector could cause the headlights to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.

Owners of the recalled Acura ILX vehicles will be notified by Honda, and Acura dealers will make all necessary repairs, including replacing the defective headlights, free of charge.

For more information on this recall, contact Acura Customer Service toll-free at (800) 862-2872. Honda's reference number for this recall is JE9.