Most of us keep a spare tire or two, emergency food and water, and blankets handy for an unfortunate occurrence that almost all of us experience at one point or another in our lives: the breakdown. It doesn’t always happen in the middle of nowhere, but when it does the result can be catastrophic. How do we best stay prepared aside from the usual emergency kit? We stay informed. If you’re not aware of your car manufacturer’s recent recalls, then you should be. Here are a few common Acura recalls and defects that you should know about if you’ve bought one recently.
If you have an Acura, then the most likely problem you’ll run into is an issue with the transmission (or airbags if you own a vehicle affected by the Takata recall).
The Acura ILX and ILX Hybrid models from 2013 and 2014 were recalled due to a fire risk from dangerous temperatures from headlights. This recall affected just over 14,000 vehicles.
19,500 Acura MDX SUVs and Acura RLX sedans from 2014 and 2015 were recalled after a braking system put into place to reduce the chances of an accident activated unexpectedly. Automatic braking is certainly a blessing–but only when they activate at the right time. The brake system in these vehicles would sometimes misinterpret data from sensors, and activate when the car in front of the vehicle did not actually pose any risk.
A lemon is certainly annoying. If you have a car that you’ve had repaired several times to no avail, then it might be time to call it what it is: a lemon. You’ve had it for less than a year, you’ve driven it for less than 12,000 miles, and you haven’t had any accidents. The defect is obviously not your fault, and you shouldn’t be held responsible for any potential financial burden that could develop as a result.
The Takata airbag recall that led to millions of vehicles requiring repair led to consumer outrage. How could such a defect go unnoticed in the time it took for millions upon millions of airbags to be manufactured and installed in the same number of vehicles? Well, the answer isn’t always easy. What is easy is finding information about problems as they develop, if you know how. In order to know for sure whether your vehicle is a lemon, or if its repair is the result of a common manufacturing blunder, you should contact a lemon lawyer as soon as possible. With the right information, you’ll see the compensation you deserve soon enough.