Recall roundup: Acura MDX, RLX and RLX Hybrid image

Acura has issued a recall recently for some of its models because of some CMBS problems.

The Acura MDX, the RLX and the RLX Hybrid are the subject of a recall which has been recently announced by the car manufacturer. According to the NHTSA, the affected vehicles have an issue with the CMBS (Collision Mitigation Braking System) which might interpret some roadside objects like the metal fences as obstacles and apply the brakes, increasing the risk of a crash.

“In certain driving conditions, the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) may incorrectly interpret certain roadside objects such as metal fences or metal guardrails as obstacles and unexpectedly apply the brakes. If the CMBS unexpectedly applies emergency braking force while driving, there is an increased risk of a crash”, says the NHTSA in its Summary and Consequence of the problem.

The affected Acura MDX are from the 2014 and 2015 model years, along with the Acura RLX, while the Acura RLX Hybrid I from the 2014 model year. The recall campaign is including a number of 19,502 vehicles and it should begin soon, although no exact date has been made public at this time. Owners of these cars will be notified by Honda and dealers will be updating the CMBS software free of charge. A notification schedule hasn’t been provided either. For any extra details on the topic, owners can contact Acura customer service at 1 800 382 2238 and the NHTSA vehicle safety hotline at 1 888 327 4236.