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Acura Recalls TLX Because a Robot May Have Slashed its Tires

Yellow 2023 Acura TLX.

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Acura’s latest recall is just 19 TLX sedan. Normally it’s not worth mentioning in an article, but it’s absolutely worth noting why the car is being recalled. National Highway Transport Safety Bureau Tire supplier Bridgestone Acura TLX Vehicles may have cuts/tears in the bead area during the tire sorting and loading process. ”

tire manufacturer plastic “shoes” robotic A tire depalletizer, used to destack and “rotate out of position” tires, may have accidentally exposed a sharp edge and cut the tire en route to the affected TLX.

According to NHTSA, “If a cut or tear remains in the tire bead area, air and moisture can damage the tire belt and bead wire over time.” “This can result in rapid tire deflation, loss of vehicle control, and increased risk of collision and injury.”

NHTSA estimates that 18 of the 19 cars affected had damaged tires. All affected TLXs were manufactured on September 1, 2022.

Acura has said it is not aware of any crashes, injuries or warranty claims resulting from this issue. You will be asked to bring your TLX to the dealer for inspection. T.ires that fall within the affected date range of 1 September 2022, intention be exchanged – not dependent on whether The inspecting technician will verify the actual damage.

To avoid problems like this from reoccurring too soon, Bridgestone has placed robo-an stackers in pastures and humans in their place for now.