MARKHAM, ON – Dec. 13, 2013 – Acura will voluntarily recall 3,074 MDX vehicles from the 2014 model-year in Canada to inspect and, if needed, tighten or replace bolts used to secure the propeller shaft, a component of the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system. During assembly, it is possible that one or more bolts that attach the propeller shaft to the transfer assembly and the rear differential were insufficiently tightened. A bolt that is not properly fastened could loosen over time and fall out, possibly allowing one end of the propeller shaft to detach. A detached propeller shaft could cause excessive noise and possibly damage the vehicle while driving, increasing the risk of an accident. No customer complaints, accidents or injuries have been reported related to this issue, which was discovered during vehicle assembly.
Acura is announcing this recall to encourage owners of all affected MDX vehicles to take them to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Acura. Owners of these vehicles can determine if their vehicles require inspection by going on-line at www.acura.ca/recalls or by calling (888) 9ACURA9. Mailed notification to customers is scheduled to begin in December 2013.