Statement by Acura Regarding Headlight Recall: 2013-2014 Acura ILX
- 14,078 model-year 2013-2014 ILX vehicles affected in the U.S.
- Halogen projector beam headlights will be replaced, free of charge
- One fire was reported after car was parked with engine idling and lights on for several hours
- No related crashes or injuries have been reported
Acura will voluntarily recall 14,078 model-year 2013-2014 ILX vehicles in the United States to replace both halogen projector beam headlight assemblies free of charge. When a vehicle is parked with the engine running and the low-beam headlights on for an extremely long period of time, the original headlight design may not allow sufficient heat to escape. Excessive heat buildup in the headlight assembly can cause deformation and melting of plastic components which could affect headlight operation and, eventually, result in a fire. One fire was reported after the ILX had been parked with the headlights on and engine idling for several hours. No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue.
Acura is announcing this recall to encourage all owners who purchased an affected vehicle to take it to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Acura. Mailed notification to customers will begin in late-July. In addition to contacting customers by mail, at that time, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require repair by going to www.recalls.acura.com or by calling (800) 382-2238 and selecting option 4.
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