Approximately 4,400 model-year 2014-19 Acura ILX sedans are being recalled due to issues with the fuel tanks. An improper manufacturing process led to deformities in the bottom of certain fuel tanks that can raise the height of the fuel pump and reduce the clearance between the fuel float and the tank’s inner wall. Fuel movement within the tank can cause the fuel float to stick along the inner wall, resulting in inaccurate fuel gauge measurements that could lead to running out of fuel and stalling, increasing the risk of a crash.
Acura said it has received no reports of crashes or injuries related to this issue.
Acura manufacturer Honda will begin notifying owners in early March. Owners can call the automaker at 888-234-2138 or the National Highway Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will inspect and replace the fuel tank if necessary.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.