GCW Damaged Tire Bead – 2022 Acura TLX

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December 22, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V950000

Damaged Tire Bead

Damaged tires can lead to a sudden loss of air pressure and loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V950

Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Components TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected 19

 

Summary

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2022 Acura TLX vehicles. The tires may have sustained cuts and tears during the sorting process, which can result in tire damage.

 

Remedy

Dealers will inspect and replace the tires as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed January 30, 2023. Owners may contact Honda’s customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s number for this recall is GCW.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

 

Check if your Acura has a Recall

 


B22-026
June 29, 2023
Version 3

Safety Recall: 2022 TLX Bridgestone Tire Inspection

Supersedes 22-026 dated January 11, 2023, to revise the information highlighted in yellow.

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Year Model Trim VIN Range
2022 TLX Base Check the iN VIN Status for Eligibility

 

BACKGROUND

Bridgestone has determined that a small quantity of tires may have sustained cuts/tears to the inner liner rubber in the bead area during the tire sorting and loading process. These cuts/tears could expose body ply cords or bead wires, which could cause the tire to lose air or lead to damage within the tire.

 

CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION

Owners of the affected vehicles will be sent a notification of this campaign Do an iN VIN status inquiry to make sure the vehicle is shown as eligible.

Some vehicles affected by this campaign may be in your new or used vehicle inventory.

Failure to repair a vehicle subject to a recall or campaign may subject your dealership to claims or lawsuits from the client or anyone else harmed as a result of such failure. To verify if a vehicle in inventory is affected, do a VIN status inquiry before selling it.

 

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Inspect the vehicle VIN, tire type/size, the DOT date code number on all four tires. Then, replace the tire(s) if needed.

 

PARTS INFORMATION

Part Name Size Part Number Quantity
Bridgestone Turanza EL440 235/50R18 42751-BRI-128 1

NOTE: New tires must be purchased through Tire Rack when replacing a tire using this bulletin.

 

INSPECTION PROCEDURE

Inspect the last four digits of the DOT number on all four tires. The tire must display the DOT number listed below:

  • DOT date code number 2521
  • DOT date code number 2621

If the last four digits of the DOT number correspond with one listed above, go to Repair Procedure.

If the number does not correspond, this bulletin does not apply.

NOTE:

  • Above the DOT of each tire, mark its location on the vehicle. For example: Left Front (LF), Left Rear (LR), Right Front (RF), Right Rear (RR).
  • Clear photos of the door jamb VIN sticker, and the DOT date code of all four tires must be submitted with the warranty claim.

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE

  1. Replace any tire(s) that have the affected DOT date code.
  2. Once the tire is removed, drill a 1 inch hole in the sidewall above the serial number. Rotate the tire approximately 180 degrees and drill a second hole through the sidewall.

NOTE: Please do NOT alter the DOT Tire Identification Number in any way.

  1. Please contact Bridgestone directly for an authorized return tag:

Bridgestone (800) 847-3272

Monday-Friday, 8 am – 6 pm CST

  • Provide Dealer Name, Contact, Phone Number, Address, and Email.
  • Confirm tire(s) DOT Tire Identification Number(s) and condition per step 2.
  1. Replaced tires are to be sent to Bridgestone BATO for destruction.
  2. Ship the tire(s) to this address:

NOTE: Clear photos of the complete DOT CODE (including the DOT date code) on all four tires, taken as part of the inspection procedure, must be submitted with the warranty claim.

END

 

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Chronology :

August – October 2022
BATO discovered tire damage occurred in their warehouse and had 1,051 tires for the Acura TLX returned from a subassembly vendor to investigate the issue. Only one of the returned tires was found to have damage.

November 1, 2022
Honda was informed by BATO certain tires for the 2022 Acura TLX may have damage to the bead area caused by the shipping/loading process and BATO intends to conduct a recall with NHTSA.

November 3, 2022
BATO notifies NHTSA of a potential tire defect involving Honda vehicles (22T-021).

November 28, 2022
Honda met with NHTSA to discuss defect notification 22T-021 and Honda’s intent to file a Part 573 DIR on the issue.

December 2, 2022
Honda confirmed the VIN range of 2022 TLX vehicles which may have been equipped with the recalled tires.

December 15, 2022
Honda determined that a defect related to motor vehicle safety existed and decided to conduct a safety recall.

As of December 15, 2022, Honda has not received any warranty claims, field reports, nor reports of injuries or crashes related to this issue.

 


1 Affected Product

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
ACURA TLX 2022

 


9 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V950-6240.pdf 645.122KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V950-4634.PDF 214.584KB

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Safety Bulletin

RCSB-22V950-9181.PDF 180.014KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-22V950-9747.pdf 98.006KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-22V950-5931.pdf 40.094KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2023-1

RCLQRT-22V950-8021.PDF 211.128KB

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Safety Bulletin

RCSB-22V950-5929.PDF 209.752KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2023-2

RCLQRT-22V950-4569.PDF 211.23KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2023-3

RCLQRT-22V950-4291.PDF 211.45KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V950&docType=RCL

 


 

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