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Acura RDX Recall 06E096000

Optional Trailer Hitch May Separate from Vehicle

Body, Interior & Misc., January 4, 2007

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

Some optional trailer hitches may not have been properly welded during installation. The hitch may separate from the vehicle while in use, which could result in a crash.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall; this would change to high if the trailer hitch is used. Please contact your Acura dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

 

Summary:

Some optional trailer hitches may not have been properly welded during installation. The hitch may separate from the vehicle while in use, which could result in a crash. The recall began November 29, 2006. The Honda recall number is Q29.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2007

Manufacturer's Report Date: January 4, 2007

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E096000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: TRAILER HITCHES

Potential Number of Units Affected: 623

Summary: CERTAIN HONDA ACCESSORY TRAILER HITCHES, P/N 08L92-STK-200, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JUNE 26 AND JULY 8, 2006, AND SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON 2007 MODEL YEAR ACURA RDX VEHICLES. THE HITCHES MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY WELDED DURING INSTALLATION.

Consequence: THE HITCH MAY SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE WHILE IN USE WHICH COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Remedy: HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE HITCH. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 29, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ACURA CLIENT SERVICES AT 800-382-2238.

Notes: HONDA RECALL NO. Q29. CUSTOMERS MAY 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.

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