Acura is recalling about 1,850 of its 2010 ZDXs because the passenger-side air bag might not deploy properly in a crash.
Acura told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the dashboard cover “may not have been properly laser scored” and would not allow the air bag to inflate properly.
The company says it is not aware of any consumers having a problem and learned of the defect from a supplier. The ZDX, which Acura calls a four-door sports coupe, is assembled in Alliston, Canada.
In other action:
• Toyota is recalling about 600,000 of its two-wheel drive 1998–2010 Sienna minivans to fix a corrosion problem involving the spare tire. The automaker says the carrier cable, which secures the tire, may rust, allowing the tire to fall to the road and create “a road hazard for following vehicles that increases the likelihood of a crash.”
Vehicles are being recalled in states that use a lot of salt. Those are: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Toyota says owners in other states may also take their vehicles to the dealerships for an inspection and, if necessary, a repair.
• About 10,000 high-intensity-discharge conversion kits are being recalled by their importer, Xenon-Vision of El Monte, Calif., because they generate so much glare that they violate a federal safety standard “increasing the risk of a crash.”
The company told the safety agency it concluded that the lights violate the standard after receiving “comments” from the safety agency. An official with Xenon-Vision told N.H.T.S.A. that the lights were being discontinued.
The agency says starting this month Xenon-Vision promised it “will notify owners of record and offer a full refund.” The agency says owners may call (888) 327-4236 if they have problems.
• The Braun Corporation, which converts vehicles to allow for wheelchair access, is recalling about 5,375 vans because a defective weld could allow the rear axle to come loose. The conversions were performed on the 2005–8 Buick Terraza Entervan, Chevrolet Uplander Entervan and Pontaic Montana Entervan.
For more information or to report a safety problem go to the government Web site.