2013 Dodge Challenger and 250,000 Honda and Acura Vehicles Recalled on March 25, 2013

In addition to our earlier post regarding Toyota FJ cruisers and Nissan vans, other recalls of note that occurred in the last week of March 2013 are the following:

On March 25, 2013, Dodge Challengers from 2013 manufactured from December 3, 2012 and January 24, 2013 equipped with a V6 engine were recalled due to battery positive cables at the starter motor that may short-circuit and start a fire.

Click here to read about the recall: 2013 Dodge Challenger

On March 25, 2013, 183,576 Honda and Acura vehicles from 2005-2006 including Pilots and MDXs were recalled for an electrical capacitor that may have been damaged during manufacturing of the Vehicle Assist module, causing inadvertent braking. Owners will be notified and instructed to take their vehicles to a dealer of their respective brand. The dealer will install a partial wiring harness containing a capacitor for the VSA modulator, free of charge. The affected model year 2005 Pilots will have their ground connection tightened. The recall is expected to begin on, or about, April 12, 2013. Honda owners may contact Honda Automobile Customer Service at 1-800-999-1009, and select option 4 or go to http://owners.honda.com/service-maintenance/recalls; Acura owners may contact 1-800-382-2238, and select option 4, or go to http://owners.acura.com/service-maintenance/recalls.

Click here to read about the Honda & Acura service break recall: Honda Pilot/Acura MDX/Acura RL

On March 25, 2013, 76,253 Acura TSX vehicles from 2004 to 2008 “originally sold in, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. In states that use corrosive materials for deicing, driver’s footwear may bring in materials that saturate the vehicle’s carpeting, which is in contact with the vehicle’s engine Electronic Control Unit (ECU). As a result, the ECU case may experience rust or corrosion. This damage may potentially cause the engine to stall.”

Click here to read about this recall: Acura TSX

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