Acura Recalls 2014-2015 MDX and RLX Over Brake System Glitch

Jun 11, 2015 01:22 PM EDT | Matt Mercuro

Acura called back two more vehicles on Thursday over faulty automatic emergency braking systems that can malfunction and put occupants in real danger.

The issue:

The problem was discovered in the Collision Mitigation Braking System, which is designed to use radar to scan conditions in front of vehicles. If the system senses an object in front, it automatically applies the brakes to slow a vehicle down.

Acura's parent company, Honda, has received complaints that the system can become "confused" and hit the brakes when it senses a vehicle accelerating in front traveling along a metal guardrail or iron fence, according to The Associated Press.

The cars:

-2014-2015 MDX

-2014-2015 RLX

The Fix:

Acura is telling its dealerships to update all system software, free of charge to owners.

Injuries or Accidents:

Two incidents from overseas have been reported to Honda so far though no injuries or fatalities have been linked yet.

Recall Date:

An official recall date has not been announced yet by Acura. Owners are advised to check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's VIN Lookup Tool daily until a recall date has been announced.

Number of Models Affected:

About 48,000 vehicles are affected by Acura's latest recall.

Who to call?

Owners with more questions can reach Acura's Client Relations line at 1-800-382-2238. 

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