Automatic Braking Acuras Recalled for Stopping When They Shouldn’t
Sometimes a human driver is still the best option.
Just this week, federal safety regulators recommended that all cars be equipped with automatic braking systems that can stop cars when drivers don’t see vehicles or other obstacles in front of them. The National Transportation Safety Board says this could save thousands of lives.
But now these safety systems are hitting the brakes when the cars shouldn’t be stopped.
Acura is recalling about 19,500 of its 2014 and 2015 MDX SUVs and RLX sedans in the U.S. with automatic braking problems and 48,000 vehicles worldwide, including some other models. While Honda notified NHTSA of the problem in May, the agency posted details of the U.S. recall this week.