Acura To Recall 14,078 Vehicles Due To Faulty Headlights

2013_Acura_ILX_CAS 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid photographed at 2012 Chicago Auto Show.

Acura will voluntarily recall 14,078 ILX vehicles from 2013-2014 in the U.S. due to defective headlights, according to a statement released Tuesday.

If one of these models is left with the engine running but idle with the low-beam headlights on for extended periods of time, it can cause smoke and fire because halogen projector beam headlights could melt key plastic components.

Acura, the luxury automobile branch of Japanese automaker Honda Motors Co. Ltd, said that although there have been no crashes or injuries reported, there was at least one fire.

The manufacturer urges anyone who purchased 2013 ILX sedans made between Jan. 12, 2012, and Feb. 7, 2013, and 2014 ILX sedans made between May 2 to May 31 and Oct. 18 to Feb. 19 to bring the vehicles to an authorized dealer to have the lights replaced free of charge.

In addition, Honda announced earlier this week that it would include California to the list of states where the company is recalling cars with faulty Takata-made airbag inflators. Other states include: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas and some regions of Puerto Rico, Florida, Hawaii and the Virgin Islands. 

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