Honda recalls some ’14-15 Acura MDX vehicles for faulty compressor clutch bolts


2015 Acura MDX

2015 Acura MDX

NHTSA RECALL NUMBER: AWAITING#

MFR CAMPAIGN ID: JQ7

CAMPAIGN DESCRIPTION: A/C Compressor Clutch Bolt

RECALL DATE: 06/24/2015

RECALL STATUS: 17 Character VIN Required

Summary:

American Honda Motor Co., INC. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX vehicles. During manufacturing of the A/C compressor clutch drive bolts, certain lots failed to receive the proper dielectric topcoat. Without the topcoat, the bolts are susceptible to corrosion and may break during operation. In addition, there were certain lots that did not have sufficient curing of the e-coat applied to the bolts. Insufficient e-coat curing may cause low torque values and low hardness, resulting in the bolt becoming loose or falling off during operation.

Safety Risk:

Either of these conditions can cause the A/C unit to blow warm air, or in severe cases the A/C clutch drive plate may fall off the vehicle during operation.

2015 Acura MDX

2015 Acura MDX

Remedy:

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the clutch drive bolt, and if necessary install a new clutch plate and/or compressor, free of charge. Because the new vehicle warranty on all affected vehicles would have provided a free repair for the problem addressed by this recall, without any payment by the owner, reimbursement for pre-notification repairs will not be offered. Owners may contact Acura client relations at 1-800-382-2238, Option 4. Acura’s campaign number for this recall is JQ7.

For more information, visit Acura’s website here.

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