Honda is recalling 19,197 model year 2014 Acura MDX luxury SUVs in the United States due to potential problems with propeller shafts, the company and US government regulators said on Friday (13 December, 2013).

Honda told Reuters up to four bolts that attach a propeller shaft to a universal joint may not have been tightened properly and over time could loosen and fall out, causing the shaft to detach. This could damage the vehicle and cause a crash.

Honda said it had received no consumer complaints on the issue and no reports of crashes or injuries related to it. The company will begin notifying consumers of the recall in mid-December.

The Acura MDX has received mostly positive independent reviews and is one of the finalists for the 2014 North American Truck of the Year to be made at the Detroit show in January.