Recall roundup: Acura ILX and ILX Hybrid for fire risk image

Acura has recently issued a new recall, this time for the ILX and ILX Hybrid, because of a possible fire risk.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 14,078 units of the new ILX and ILX Hybrid will be affected by this recall. Owners of the 2013 – 2014 model year units will have to take their rides back to the dealers because of a problem with the Halogen projector beam headlights, which could overheat and lead to a fire.

“When a vehicle is parked with the engine running and the low-beam headlights on for an extremely long period of time, the original headlight design may not allow sufficient heat to escape. Excessive heat buildup in the headlight assembly can cause deformation and melting of plastic components which could affect headlight operation and, eventually, result in a fire”, says the company in its official press release.

The affected Acura ILX models have been produced between January 2, 2012, to March 1, 2013, and the ILX Hybrids between January 12, 2012, to February 7, ,2013. Certain ILX, assembled between May 2, 2013, and May 31, 2014, and ILX Hybrids, made between October 18, 2013, and February 19, 2014, will also be affected. Owners will be notified by Acura and the recall will begin on the 28th of July. The replacement of the headlights will be made free of charge. For any extra details on the subject you can contact Acura at 1-800-862-2872 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.