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Recall 14V792000

Headlights

Recall Details

The headlight assembly has an aluminum film applied to the inner reflector. This film my not stick to the reflector as intended causing the film to delaminate. Headlight output can diminish as a result, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace both headlight assemblies on affected vehicles to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

One or both headlights may not provide the lighting they were designed to deliver.

What Should You Do?

Honda will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning January 30, 2015. If 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. The Honda recall number is JN2.

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, December 16, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 16, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
9,751
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V792000
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Summary
American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured November 22, 2012, to January 30, 2014, 2015 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured June 4, 2014, to November 18, 2014, and 2014 Acura RLX Hybrid vehicles manufactured November 5, 2013, to July 25, 2014. An aluminum film applied to the inner reflector of the headlight may experience adhesion issues causing the film to delaminate. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."
Consequence
Delamination of the aluminum film may diminish output of the headlight, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace both of the headlights, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 30, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-310-783-2000. Honda's number for this recall is JN2.
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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