Acura MDX Recall: Your Next Steps

April 12, 2019

Honda has issued a recall for its luxury brand, Acura, affecting 32,880 MDX SUV vehicles in Canada from model years 2014-19. The automaker released a statement citing a manufacturing problem that exposed tail lights to water, causing them to not function properly.

On March 28, 2019, Honda Canada issued a recall for all 2014-19 Acura MDX vehicles.

The automaker released a statement explaining that deformed lid light seals could allow moisture and water to enter the taillights mounted on the tailgate. If it were to make contact with the electrical components inside, the rear taillights could burn out, with the potential of knocking out other lights, too. The resulting short-circuit would trip up the fuse and possibly deactivate other exterior and interior lights.

Who’s Affected?

Honda Canada states there have been no reported crashes or injuries related to this issue, but cautions that losing the functionality of the taillights will make affected vehicles less visible.

The recall affects 360,000 MDX SUVs worldwide, with a majority of those in North America. Of that total, approximately 32,880 are in Canada.

What Should You Do?

Acura is encouraging affected vehicle owners to go to an authorized Acura dealer to service the defect free of charge. Dealers will use updated parts to replace the gasket seals in both rear tailgate lid lights. In the event a light isn’t working because of moisture or water damage, they will replace the lid light assembly and, if necessary, the associated wiring sub harness. Acura says it has adequate replacement parts on hand to complete the recall service.

Enter your VIN at this link to learn more about this recall and find out if there are other Service Actions related to your vehicle.


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