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Recall 13V571000

Drive Shaft Detaches From Drive Train

Recall Details

The drive shaft bolts may be loose, and they may come out, resulting in the drive shaft detaching from the transmission and transfer unit. Dealers will inspect and tighten the drive shaft attaching bolts as necessary free of charge to resolve the problem.

Our Quick Take

The drive shaft may detach from the transmission and transfer assembly, which can result in the risk of vehicle damage or an accident.

What Should You Do?

Acura notified owners of affected vehicles starting in December 2013. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Acura recall number is JC8.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, November 14, 2013

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 14, 2013
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
19,197
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
13V571000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014 Acura MDX AWD vehicles manufactured May 6, 2013, through October 14, 2013. The bolts that attach the drive shaft to the automatic transmission transfer assembly may not have been properly tightened. As a result, the bolts could loosen possibly allowing the shaft to detach.
Consequence
If the drive shaft detaches while driving it could cause excessive noise and possibly damage the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the drive shaft attaching bolts as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2013. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009 or visit their website at www.recalls.honda.com. Honda's recall number is JC8.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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