2014 Acura ILX Exterior Lighting Headlights Recall

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2014 Acura ILX Exterior Lighting Headlights Recall

 NHTSA Recall #104490
NHTSA Compaign #14V323000
MFG Compaign #JE9
 ManufacturerHonda (American Honda Motor Co.)
 Model Year2014
 Date of notification14/07/14
 Begin date of manufacuring02/05/13
 End date of manufacturing31/05/14
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received13/06/14
 Report created13/06/14
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number108
Estimated number of affected units14078
 Defect summaryAmerican honda motor co., inc (honda) is recalling certain model year 2013 acura ilx vehicles manufactured january 16, 2012 to march 1, 2013, ilx hybrid vehicles manufactured january 12, 2012 to february 7, 2013, and certain model year 2014 ilx vehicles manufactured may 2, 2013, to may 31, 2014, and ilx hybrid vehicles manufactured october 18, 2013 to february 19, 2014. Excessive heat temperatures around the headlight bulb and reflector unit 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."
 Consequence summaryThe diminished light output may decrease the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Additonally, the excessive heat coming from around the bulb and reflector could cause the headlights to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.
 Corrective actionHonda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headlights, free of charge. The recall began in july 2014. Owners may contact acura customer service at 1-800-862-2872. Honda's number for this recall is je9.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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