Acura has announced a recall for the ILX and ILX Hybrid models because of a possible fire problem related to the headlights.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 14, 078 units of the Acura ILX and ILX Hybrid are the subject of a recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the headlights solved. The campaign is covering the models with halogen projector headlights and it seems that after several hours of sitting with them on, the heat will lead to a meltdown and it can cause a fire.
Acura is aware of a case where an ILX has caught fire because of this problem after it was sitting with its headlights on, for a few hours, and with the engine idling. Happily, no one was injured in the incident and no reports of crashes related to this problem have been announced yet. The recall is affecting the ILX produced between January 16, 2012 and March 1, 2013 and the ILX Hybrid assembled between January 12, 2012 and February 7, 2013. Certain ILX made between May 2, 2013 and May 31, 2014, along with ILX Hybrids made between October 18, 2013 and February 19, 2014, will also be affected by this problem. For extra details on the subject owners can contact Acura at 1-800-862-2872 or the NTHSA at 1-888-327-4236.