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Recall 15V417000

Air Conditioning Compressor Clutch Bolt Breaks

Recall Details

The bolt that attaches the air conditioning compressor clutch to the compressor nose may fracture and fall from the vehicle. Dealers will replace the bolt and if necessary replace the clutch plate free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The bolt that attaches a portion of the air conditioning compressor called the clutch may fracture, resulting in parts falling from the vehicle and becoming a hazard.

What Should You Do?

Acura began notifying owners of affected vehicles beginning in July 2015. 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 JQ7.

Affected Cars

Heating & Air Conditioning, July 1, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 1, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
106,439
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V417000
Component
EQUIPMENT
Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX and MDX AWD vehicles manufactured April 23,2013, to December 16, 2014. The affected vehicles have air conditioning compressor clutch drive bolts that may not have received the proper anti-corrosion coating.
Consequence
If a bolt was not coated, it may corrode and break as a result. If the bolt breaks, the compressor clutch plate may separate from the vehicle, possibly becoming a road hazard.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air conditioning compressor clutch drive bolt and install a new clutch plate if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 31, 2015. Owners may contact Acura client relations at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's number for this recall is JQ7.
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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