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Recall Roundup: Honda and Nissan are Recalling SUVs

Recall Roundup: Honda and Nissan are Recalling SUVs

By Jeff Youngs, April 22, 2013
In the past week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued two new recalls. Below, please find a list of affected vehicles, the problems, the solutions, and when the recalls are set to begin.

2013 Acura RDX
During sub-freezing temperatures, the 2013 Acura RDX's brake-shift interlock mechanism may operate slowly, allowing the gearshift selector to be moved from Park without the driver pressing down on the brake pedal. As a result, the vehicle could roll away if the gear selector is moved, increasing the risk of a crash.

To resolve the problem, Acura dealers will install a new brake-shift interlock mechanism, free of charge. The recall begins May 13. Owners can contact Acura with questions by calling 1-800-999-1009 and referencing recall numbers S96, S97 and S98. The NHTSA campaign ID number is 13V143000.

2013 Acura RDX Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Acura RDX Quality Ratings

2012-2013 Honda CR-V
The 2012 and 2013 Honda CR-V is being recalled for the same problem as the 2013 Acura RDX (see details above). A total of 204,169 Acura RDX and Honda CR-V vehicles are affected.

2013 Honda CR-V Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Honda CR-V Quality Ratings

2013 Infiniti JX35
Infiniti dealers want to see all JX35 models built between December 3, 2012, and January 29, 2013. A structural weakness has been found in the front brake torque members, which can result in premature cracking and failure. If a member fails, the brake caliper may move out of place, resulting in reduced braking response.

Dealers will inspect the manufacturing date of the front brake torque members and, if necessary, replace them free of charge. The recall begins in early May of 2013. Owners with questions may contact Infiniti by calling 1-800-647-7261. The NHTSA recall campaign ID number is 13V139000.

2013 Infiniti JX35 Summary, Photos & Specs

2013 Nissan Pathfinder
The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is being recalled for the same problem as the 2013 Infiniti JX35 (see details above). A total of 19,258 Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti JX35 vehicles are affected by the recall.

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Nissan Pathfinder Quality Ratings

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