JN2 – Headlight LED Lens Film Delaminates – 2014-2015 Acura RLX

NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V792
Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected 9,751

 

Delamination of Headlight Aluminum Film/FMVSS 108

Delamination of the aluminum film may diminish output of the headlight, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

 

Summary

American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured November 22, 2012, to January 30, 2014, 2015 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured June 4, 2014, to November 18, 2014, and 2014 Acura RLX Hybrid vehicles manufactured November 5, 2013, to July 25, 2014.

An aluminum film applied to the inner reflector of the headlight may experience adhesion issues causing the film to delaminate.

Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, “Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.”

 

Remedy

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace both of the headlights, free of charge.

The recall began February 2, 2015.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-310-783-2000.

Honda’s number for this recall is JN2.

 

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.safercar.gov.

 

Check if your Acura has a Recall

 

B14-051
May 5, 2015
01261-01904 Version 3

Safety Recall: Headlight LED Lens Film Delaminates

Supersedes 14-051, dated January 22, 2015, to revise the information highlighted in yellow

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Year Model Trim VIN Range
2014–15 RLX ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility
2014 RLX Sport Hybrid ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility

 

REVISION SUMMARY

Under REPAIR PROCEDURE, a note was added to step 10.

 

BACKGROUND

The reflective film backing material inside the headlights may delaminate, which may result in the vehicle no longer conforming to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108.

 

CLIENT NOTIFICATION

Owners of 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. These vehicles must be repaired before they are sold.

Should your dealership sell an unrepaired vehicle that subsequently causes injury or damage because of the recalled item, the dealership will be solely responsible to the damaged party, and will be required to defend and indemnify American Honda for any resulting claims. To see if a vehicle in inventory is affected by this recall, do a VIN status inquiry before selling it.

 

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Replace both the left and right headlight assemblies.

 

PARTS INFORMATION

Part Name Part Number Quantity
RLX Headlight Kit (includes both left and right headlight assemblies) 06331-TY2-305 1

 

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION

Operation Number Description Flat Rate Time Defect Code Symptom Code Template ID Failed Part Number
7121K0 Replace both the left and right headlight assemblies (includes headlight adjustment). 1.2 hrs 5UH00 JN200 14-051N 33150-TY2-A02

Skill Level: Repair Technician

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE

  1. Remove the front grille cover.
  2. Remove the front bumper.
  3. Remove the headlights with the corner upper beam and disconnect the four connectors.

headlight

 

  1. Remove the corner upper beams from the headlights.

corner upper beams

 

  1. Install the new headlights onto the corner upper beam and tighten the bolts to 4 N·m (6.9 lb-ft).

NOTE: To differentiate the original head light assemblies from the improved ones, the improved assemblies have the letter “O” in front of the ID code.

letter “O” in front of the ID code

 

  1. Install the headlights in the reverse order of removal.
  2. Install the front bumper.
  3. Install the front grille cover.
  4. Drill a ½-inch hole on the outside lens of the original headlight assemblies so they cannot be reused.

Drill a ½-inch hole on the outside lens

 

  1. Do the Headlight Initial Position Learning Procedure. Refer to the electronic service manual.

NOTE: Check that both headlights move during the learning procedure by shining the headlights against a wall and watch for movement.

  1. Adjust the headlights. Refer to the electronic service manual.

END

 

February 2015

NHTSA Recall 14V-792

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE

 

Dear Acura RLX Owner:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

 

What is the reason for this notice?

Acura has decided that certain 2014-2015 model year RLX vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108 “Lamps, Reflective Devices and associated equipment.” The headlight reflector material may not be properly adhered allowing it to peel off of the reflector, affecting headlight performance and your ability to see at night, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

What should you do?

Parts needed to complete this repair will become available in Spring 2015. Honda will send you another letter when those parts become available.

If you have questions:

If you have any questions about this notice, or need assistance with locating an Acura dealer, please call Acura Client Relations at 1-800-382-2238, and select option 4. U.S. clients can also locate a dealer online at www.myAcura.com. Clients in U.S. territories, please contact your local dealer/distributor.

Owners may also contact:

Administrator
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590

You can also call the toll free Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

 

What to do if you feel this notice is in error?

Registration records indicate that you are the current owner or lessee of a 2014-2015 Acura RLX involved in this campaign. If this is not the case, or the name/address information is not correct, please complete and siqn the Information Change Card and return it in the enclosed postage-paid envelope. We will then update our records.

 

Lessor Information:

Federal law requires that any vehicle lessor receiving this recall notice must forward a copy of this notice to the lessee within 10 days.

We apologize for any inconvenience this campaign may cause you.

Sincerely,

AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC
 Acura Automobile Division

Campaign #JN2 / Service Bulletin #14-051

 

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2014/RCRIT-14V792-9167.pdf

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https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2014/RCONL-14V792-1075.pdf

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https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2014/RMISC-14V792-1298.pdf

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https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2014/RMISC-14V792-4555.pdf

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https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2014/RMISC-14V792-2795.pdf

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