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Recall 16V640000

Transmission Shifts To Neutral Unexpectedly

Recall Details

The transmission may slip into neutral while driving due to a problem with the crimps of the wiring harness connections. Dealers will update transmission software to prevent the transmission from shifting into neutral due to a faulty crimp free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The transmission may shift to the neutral position unexpectedly while driving. This would result in a loss of the ability to accelerate and move the vehicle, increasing risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Acura must be performed by an Acura dealership. Acura notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in January, 2017. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Acura dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, September 6, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 6, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
8,354
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V640000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2015 Acura TLX 2WD and 4WD vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the transmission wire harness connections may have insufficient crimps, and, as a result, the transmission may unexpectedly shift to neutral.
Consequence
If the vehicle unexpectedly shifts to neutral, there is an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy
Acura has notified owners, and dealers will, based on the automatic transmission serial number, update the transmission software to prevent the transmission from shifting into neutral due to a faulty crimp, free of charge. The recall began January 13, 2017. Owners may contact Acura Client Relations at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is KC2.
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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