RECALL Subject : Trailer Hitch Harness Kit

Report Receipt Date: JUL 22, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13E040000

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected: 652
All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make Model Year(s)

ACURA MDX 2014

Equipment Brand, Name, Part No. or Model No.Production Dates

HONDA TRAILER HARNESS KIT -

Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

SUMMARY:
American Honda Motor Co. is recalling certain Trailer Hitch Harness Kits, Part Number 08L91-TZ5-200. These kits are for use in 2014 model year Acura MDX vehicles. The trailer hitch kit has a subharness that is incorrectly wired such that there may be no power supplied to an accessory trailer brake controller.


CONSEQUENCE:
If the trailer brake controller is not powered, when towing a trailer, longer stopping distances could be required, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Honda will notify owners and Acura dealers will correct the trailer hitch subharness wiring, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on August 23, 2013. Owners may contact Acura Customer Service at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's number for this campaign is JB2.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)