Quietly competent if not terribly thrilling, the 2015 Acura TLX has won the hearts and minds of Normals everywhere, proving to be a strong-seller in its first few months on the market. It turns out it's kind of a prankster, too!

Consumer Reports says Acura has halted sales of all TLXs with V6 engines due to a potential safety defect in its nine-speed automatic transmission that could cause the car to roll away when it's supposed to be parked.

What a jokester, that TLX! From the story:

The problem is that transmission components in the TLX might have been damaged during manufacture, according to a technical service bulletin issued by Acura. As a result, the shift indicator could indicate that the transmission is in park when it is not, which could allow the vehicle to roll away.

The four-cylinder models are not affected. The V6 models have buttons for the shift functions instead of a traditional gear lever, and that's the culprit here. Surely, Acura will get the problem fixed soon.

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In the meantime, if you see someone frantically running down the street after their TLX, this is why.

Hat tip to Arpad!