You can’t turn on the evening news these days without hearing about some car maker issuing a new recall. These reports get nerve-wracking, especially when you own a model affected by one. You might expect an ‘exploder’ recall like in the late nineties, or a potential fire hazard from a gas guzzler from decades long past. But in this day and age of advanced manufacturing, you may be taken by surprise when you hear of an Acura recall.
Why is an Acura recall issued in the first place? How safe is it to drive your car when it’s affected by an incomplete recall campaign?
Why an Acura Recall is Issued
First and foremost, Acura recalls are announced proactively. It’s because a potential defect or common premature failure has been detected, usually through Acura’s extensive ongoing testing. It’s out of care and concern for their customers that Acura issues a recall. And, it’s almost always a voluntary recall.
Many recalls can simply require an inspection to verify a component isn’t affected by the concern. Other Acura recalls are just a software upgrade, like Windows updates on your laptop. These updates are usually related to emissions standards, and perform tiny adjustments for cleaner operation.
In some cases, a part manufacturer discovers common failures on parts supplied to Acura. Such is the case of Takata airbag inflators. These can become a safety issue and are our top priority. Because Acura holds their vehicle manufacturing to such a high standard, it’s not often that part failures are the reason for a recall.
What Should You Do When Affected by an Acura Recall?
Extremely few instances are a cause for immediate concern. We’ll let you know if it is, however, Otherwise, continue to be confident driving your Acura. We’ll inform you when a recall has been issued, then we’ll contact you again when the corrective action is available, whether that’s new software or a replacement part.
Just follow the instructions on the Acura recall notice you receive. If you have any questions or concerns about it, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
At Jay Wolfe Acura, we’ll take care of all your Acura recalls. If you want to know if a recall applies to your car, give us a call and we can check for you. It’s just another way Jay Wolfe Acura strives to serve Kansas City better.