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Recall 14V639000

Seat Belts

Recall Details

Colder temperatures limit the seat belt mechanism from retracting and extending fully. In addition to maintaining ease of operation when extending a seat belt, proper seat belt retraction creates the necessary tension across a seated passenger, and is a critical to restraint and safety in a crash. Dealers will front replace seat belts to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

Safety and function of front seat belts can be limited by colder temperatures.

What Should You Do?

This recall is expected to begin November, 2014, designated repairs will be performed free of charge. If you notice a problem with the seat belts extending or retracting fully in colder temperatures or you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. Honda has two numbers for this recall: JK7 for the MKX, and JK8 for the RLX.

Body, Interior & Misc., October 10, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 10, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
43,481
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V639000
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
American Honda Motor Company (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX vehicles manufactured April 23, 2013, to August 25, 2014, and 2014 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured November 5, 2012, to November 25, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the driver and front passenger seat belt may not extend or retract in low temperatures.
Consequence
A seatbelt that does not function increases the risk of injury in a crash.
Remedy
Honda has notified owners, and dealers will replace the driver and front passenger seat belts, free of charge. The recall began in November 2014. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's number for this recall is JK7 for the MKX, and JK8 for the RLX.
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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