Acura recalling 14,078 ILX vehicles in US due to faulty headlights

Acura recalling 14,078 ILX vehicles in US due to faulty headlights

In a statement released on Tuesday, Japanese automaker Honda Motors' luxury automobile branch Acura said that it will issue a voluntary recall of 14,078 ILX vehicles in the US because of faulty headlights.

The ILX sedans being recalled by Acura are 2013-2014 models. While the affected 2013 models of the ILX were manufactured between January 12, 2012, and February 7, 2013; the 2014 models being recalled were manufactured between May 2-May 31, 2013 and October 18, 2013 to February 19, 2014.

About the `defective headlights' issue leading to the recall of the ILX vehicles, Acura said that the problem in the recall-affected vehicles comes to the fore when they are left with the engine running but idle, with the low-beam headlights kept on for an extended period of time.

Acura said that the problem can potentially lead to smoke and fire in the affected ILX sedans because key plastic parts of the vehicles can get melted due to the heat of halogen projector beam headlights.

According to Acura, there have thus far been no reports of any crashes or injuries due to the defective headlights of the under-recall ILX sedans, though at least one fire incident linked to the headlights problem has been reported.

With regard to the recall, Acura has asked the owners of 2013-2104 ILX sedans to bring their vehicles to an authorized dealer, so as to have the faulty headlights replaced free of cost.

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