Acura Recalling Nearly 1,000 Vehicles Due to Fire Risks
UNITED STATES – September 11, 2018 (cnet.com) Automaker Acura is recalling nearly 1,000 vehicles due to concerns about fire risks, according to an online article from cnet.com.*
The week of September 10, Acura announced a recall of 967 NSX mid-engine, turbocharged all-wheel-drive hybrid-electric vehicles. The recall pertains to a crossover hose between the NSX twin fuel tanks. The hose was reportedly improperly installed at Acura factories and can cause a slow fuel leak. With time, this leak can then increase the risk of vehicle fires.
Acura says that to date, it has received no reports of vehicle fires related to the hoses or resulting fuel leaks. However, the carmaker is proceeding with a recall to make sure no one is injured by the faulty installation of the hoses. Acura will notify all owners of 2017 and 2018 NSX vehicles by phone and by mail, starting in early November. Affected owners can bring their vehicles to a local dealership for repairs, which will involve replacement of both NSX fuel tanks. The repairs will be free of charge to affected owners.
To check whether your vehicle is subject to an active recall right now, you can visit the website for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. By entering your VIN in the website, you will receive information about current recalls and how to proceed to ensure your vehicle’s safety. Owners of Acura NSX models from the years 2017 and 2018 can also check with the Acura Recall website. Entering a VIN on this website will let an owner know whether a vehicle is subject to the recall before the carmaker starts delivering notifications.
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