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Thursday 21 September 2017
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Recall Roundup: Chevy Malibu, Acura MDX, RLX

Recall Roundup: Chevy Malibu, Acura MDX, RLX

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 19,500 model-year 2014-15 Acura MDX crossovers and RLX sedans equipped with the brand’s collision mitigation braking system.

The Problem: According to the automaker, if a vehicle detected ahead is traveling near a metallic structure, the system could incorrectly determine that a forward collision is imminent and unexpectedly apply the brakes. This increases the risk of a crash.

“No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue in the United States, but one crash was reported in Japan related to this issue,” Acura said in a statement.

The Fix: Dealers will update the software for free.

What Owners Should Do: Acura will begin notifying owners in June. Owners can call Acura at 800-382-2238 for more information.

Chevrolet

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 437,000 model-year 2011-12 Chevrolet Malibu sedans.

The Problem: The flexible steel cable that connects the safety belt to the vehicle can separate over time. This increases the risk of an injury during an accident.

“GM knows of 36 claims, no crashes or fatalities and one minor injury reportedly related to the condition,” the automaker said in a statement.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the outboard lap mounting bracket for free. They will also inspect the cable and, if necessary, replace the lap pretensioner for free.

What Owners Should Do: General Motors has not yet announced an owner notification schedule. Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020 for more information.

Photo Credit: Acura