Acura MDX Recall 10V002000
Bolt Missing from Interior Trim
Body, Interior & Misc., December 23, 2009
RepairPal Expert Overview
Our Quick Take:
Honda has recalled 644 vehicles because they may have been built with a bolt missing from the interior trim on either side of the windshield. If the side air bags were to deploy, front seat occupants could be injured by the loose trim piece.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this as a low priority recall. All vehicles know to have the problem have been repaired. For more information, please contact your Acura dealer. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
A bolt may be missing from the interior trim on either side of the windshield. This trim can come loose if the side air bags were to deploy, possibly injuring front seat occupants. Dealers will inspect the trim and replace missing bolts as necessary. All owners have been notified and all affected vehicles have been repaired.
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 2010
Manufacturer's Report Date: December 23, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V002000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 644
Summary: HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR ACURA 2010 MDX VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN OCTOBER 7, 2009 AND NOVEMBER 14, 2009. A BOLT USED TO ATTACH AN INTERIOR TRIM PIECE TO EITHER THE DRIVER'S OR PASSENGER'S SIDE A-PILLAR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN INSTALLED DURING MANUFACTURING.
Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH RESULTING IN SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, THE TRIM PIECE MAY NOT REMAIN PROPERLY SECURED TO THE A-PILLAR, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE DRIVER AND/OR FRONT SEAT PASSENGER.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE INTERIOR TRIM PIECE OF THE A-PILLAR AND IF A BOLT IS MISSING IT WILL BE INSTALLED FREE OF CHARGE. FOUR VEHICLES WERE PURCHASED BEFORE THE STOP-SALE WAS ISSUED AND ALL THE VEHICLES HAVE BEEN INSPECTED AND REPAIRED IF NECESSARY.
Notes: OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration