Recall 15V301000

Brakes May Unexpectedly Apply

Recall Details

The Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) may falsely activate the brake system. This can cause loss of vehicle control. Dealers will update the CMBS software free of charge to correct the problem.

Our Quick Take

The electronic system that applies the brakes to avoid collisions in an emergency situations may engage without warning and without cause. This can cause loss of vehicle control.

What Should You Do?

Acura will notify owners of affected vehicles (a timeline of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). 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 numbers are JQ4, JQ5 and JQ6.

Brakes, May 20, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 20, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
19,502
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V301000
Component
FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE
Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX 2WD and AWD, RLX and 2014 Acura RLX Hybrid vehicles. In certain driving conditions, the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) may incorrectly interpret certain roadside objects such as metal fences or metal guardrails as obstacles and unexpectedly apply the brakes.
Consequence
If the CMBS unexpectedly applies emergency braking force while driving, there is an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the CMBS software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's numbers for this recall is JQ4, JQ5 and JQ6.
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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