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Vehicles affected: About 7,387 model-year 2014 Acura RLX sedans manufactured between Aug. 7, 2012, and Nov. 5, 2013.
The problem: The bolts that attach the rear lower control arms to the subframe of the vehicle may have loosened during transport to dealerships. This could reduce steering ability, increasing the risk of a crash.
The fix: The brand's parent, Honda, will begin notifying owners this month, and dealers will replace the rear suspension lower control arm bolts for free.
What owners should do: Call Honda at 800-999-1009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

What I think owners should do: bring the car to the dealership....
 

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It doesn't sound like the worst recall ever, but any recall is bad news. Poor Acura... Is anyone on our little RLX forum here affected by said recall?
 

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It doesn't sound like the worst recall ever, but any recall is bad news. Poor Acura... Is anyone on our little RLX forum here affected by said recall?
It's still really bad, it's a safety issue from how I see it. One of the last things you want to happen when on the highway is some unexpected steering problem. They should be happy no one got into a reported accident because of this
 

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It doesn't sound like the worst recall ever, but any recall is bad news. Poor Acura... Is anyone on our little RLX forum here affected by said recall?
I bought my car on a Friday in December, and on the following Monday they asked me to come in and have one of the kits installed with the new bolts.

This was Karen Radley Acura in Woodbridge VA, and I was impressed that they took care of it so quickly, before most people even knew the problem existed.

To this day, I have heard of only one case where the P-AWS actuator's tie rod fell off the car, but I've heard of many cases of mechanics saying that they were glad they'd caught the cars when they did because the bolts were loosening.
 

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I don't hear of many recalls that are due to problems that have actually caused accidents. it is always the possibility and companies catch it early enough. I think that defects and problems can't be entirely avoided. They should be avoided as much as possible and when they happen companies need to catch them before they do any damage.
 

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at least there aren't thousands of these on the road already, they only recently started showing up on roads so the effect isn't that bad, still sucks to have a recall on this level.
 

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I don't hear of many recalls that are due to problems that have actually caused accidents. it is always the possibility and companies catch it early enough. I think that defects and problems can't be entirely avoided. They should be avoided as much as possible and when they happen companies need to catch them before they do any damage.
toyota brake recall? toyota accelerator glitch?
 

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I just hope this is the last of any major recall. They did retweak the SH-AWD system quite a bit so I hope with that we wont have any problems stemming from it.
 
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