Acura has recently announced a recall for the 2014 RLX models because of a problem with the rear suspension bolts which could come loose.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is saying that a total of 7, 387 units of the Acura RLX sedans will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the rear suspension bolts fixed. According to the NHTSA, the rear suspension bolts may come loose, for being improperly tightened, and if this happens, the risk of a crash will be severely increased.
“During assembly, it is possible that one or more of the eight bolts that attach several rear suspension components were not tightened properly. A bolt that is not properly fastened could loosen over time and fall out, possibly allowing a portion of the rear suspension to move out of proper alignment, increasing the risk of a crash”, as Acura says in its official press release.
All Acura RLX models, which have been affected by this recall, hare from the 2014 model year. The recall will begin next month (January) and the company’s dealerships will inspect every model and do the necessary repairs / replacements free of charge. No reports of injuries or crashes, related to this issue, have been reported for the moment. If you want to find out more on the subject you can contact the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 or Acura at 1-800-382-2238.