Statement by Acura Regarding Propeller Shaft Recall: 2014 Acura MDX with AWD

12/13/2013 11:00:00 AM

  • 19,197 Acura MDX vehicles equipped with all-wheel-drive (AWD) are being recalled in the United States.
  • Propeller shaft (driveshaft) bolts will be inspected and, if needed, tightened or replaced, at no charge
  • No customer complaints, crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue

Acura will voluntarily recall 19,197 MDX vehicles equipped with all-wheel-drive (AWD) from the 2014 model-year in the U.S. to inspect and, if needed, tighten or replace bolts used to secure the propeller shaft, a component of the AWD 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. 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. No customer complaints, crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue, which was discovered during vehicle assembly.

Acura 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 Acura. Mailed notification to customers will begin in mid-December 2013. Owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require inspection by going on-line at www.recalls.acura.com or by calling (800) 382-2238, and selecting option 4.

 

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