Acura has made a number of airbag recalls since launching in 1986, which include the 2002 to 2003 Acura 3.2 TL and CL models, the 2003 to 2006 Acura MDX and the 2005 Acura RL. These models were recalled following an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
American Honda Motors Co., the manufacturer of the luxury vehicle brand Acura, has recalled more than 2 million cars in the United States to replace the front bag inflators on select Honda and Acura models. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 6 million vehicles from different auto manufacturers have been recalled because of defective Takata airbags as of October 2014. In a statement released by Honda, the Takata airbags may deploy with too much pressure. Honda is set to replace one or both of air bag inflators to prevent accidental ruptures that may cause injury.
Honda is one of the few manufacturers who communicated with the car owners about the recall. The company sent out letters to its consumers to notify and encourage owners to seek out car repairs. Because it is a safety recall from the manufacturer, the car owners do not have to pay for any fixes or replacements related to the airbag recall.
Aside from airbag recalls, Acura has also recalled other vehicle models for various reasons. These issues have included problems in the automatic shift lever, transmission problems and incorrect gross vehicle weight ratings.