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Recall Roundup: Half a Million Vehicles are Going Back to Acura, BMW, and Honda

9/24/2013
This past week, two substantial vehicle recalls were issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The biggest one pertains to an air bag problem for Acura SUVs and Honda minivans, while the smaller one affects the BMW 5 Series.


2003 Acura MDX
2003-2004 Honda Odyssey
Acura and Honda are recalling 374,618 units of the 2003 Acura MDX, and the 2003-2004 Honda Odyssey because an air bag module component could fail, causing inadvertent air bag deployment and/or seat belt pre-tensioner engagement while the vehicle is being driven. The sudden air bag deployment could cause injury to vehicle occupants, and could increase the risk of a crash.

To resolve the problem, Acura and Honda dealers will install an electrical noise suppressor unit in the affected vehicles, at no cost to the owner. The recall is expected to start at the end of October 2013. Owners with questions can contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009, referencing NHTSA recall campaign ID number 13V412. Acura's recall number is JC3, and Honda's recall number is JC2.

Acura Car & Truck Quality, Dependability & Performance Ratings
Honda Car & Truck Quality, Dependability & Performance Ratings


2008-2010 BMW 5 Series
BMW is recalling 134,100 units of the 2008, 2009, and 2010 BMW 5 Series models built from March 1, 2007, to December 31, 2009. The specific models impacted by this recall include the 528i, 535i, 550i, and M5.

In these vehicles, an electrical problem could cause the rear lighting to intermittently or permanently fail, including the taillight, brake light, turn signal indicator, or reversing light. To resolve the problem, BMW dealers will replace the rear lamp bulb carriers at no cost to the vehicle owner.

BMW plans to start repairing vehicles in October 2013. Owners with questions can contact BMW by calling 1-800-525-7417, or by emailing CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com. The NHTSA recall campaign ID number is 13V407.

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