Acura ILX recall involves the 2019 Acura ILX

Acura is recalling 49,898 of its 2016-2019 ILX cars because the driveshaft could separate from another part, causing the car to lose power while in motion, or to roll away even if it’s been left in Park, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The driveshaft is a component that takes the power generated by the engine and routes it to the drive axle, which then turns the wheels of a vehicle.

Honda, the parent company for Acura, says it is not aware of any reports of injuries or crashes because of this issue.

The Details

Vehicles involved: 49,898 of the 2016-2019 ILX cars, built from Aug. 11, 2014, through June 20, 2018.

The problem: Excessive grease applied to the right driveshaft could lead it to separate from another part. If that happens while the car is in motion, the car could lose its power. If it happens while the car is stopped, the car could roll away, even if it has been left in Park.

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The fix: Dealers will inspect the car and, if necessary, replace parts at no charge to owners.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may contact Acura customer service at 888-234-2138. The recall is expected to begin July 29, 2019. Acura's number for this recall is G54.

NHTSA campaign number: 19V424

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