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Recall 14V323000

Headlights Overheat And Become Weak

Recall Details

The headlights may overheat and weaken in brightness. This can cause a loss of visibility and a fire hazard. Dealers will replace the headlights free of charge to resolve the problem.

Our Quick Take

The headlights may overheat and become weak, resulting in a loss of visibility and a fire risk.

What Should You Do?

Acura notified owners of affected vehicles starting in July 2014. 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 JE9.

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, June 13, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 13, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
14,078
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V323000
Component
Summary
American 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
The 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.
Remedy
Honda 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.
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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