2014-2015 Acura MDX, RLX Recalled for Radar Braking Issue
Software Could Inadvertently Apply Brakes
Acura is issuing a voluntary recall for 2014 and 2015 MDX and RLX models equipped with the optional Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS). In certain conditions, such as when driving near a metallic guardrail or fence, the system could inadvertently apply the brakes, resulting in an unanticipated panic stop. No injuries or accidents have been reported in the U.S., but there was one accident related to the issue has been reported in Japan. A total of 19,500 2014 and 2015 MDX SUVs and RLX sedans are affected by this recall in the U.S. market. The 2014 MDX was also recalled in late 2013 for loose driveshaft bolts.
The CMBS system uses millimeter-wave radar technology to determine traffic conditions ahead of the vehicle. The presence of metallic objects around the vehicle could cause the system to mistakenly determine a collision is imminent. Dealers will update the system software as part of the recall campaign at no charge.
Acura encourages all affected owners to contact their dealership as soon as they receive a notice in the mail. Mailed notices are scheduled to be sent out in June. To check if your vehicle is affected by this recall, visit recalls.acura.com and enter your vehicle identification number (VIN) or call 800-382-2238.