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Acura Rl 1997
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Apr 21, 2012
Location:
Monterry Park, CA

on-board diagnostic (obd) system is detecting 5 codes p1304-p1305-p1306-p1300-p1399 and i dont think they are the right codes. *tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 155000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JH4KA9659VC. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Acura RL 1997 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Acura Rdx 2012
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Apr 16, 2012
Location:
Littleton, CO

1. noticed vehicle leaking oil at front of engine block. dealer inspected and after several attempts identified a casting/manufacturing defect in right front top of engine block (notch) that was causing oil leak. 2. several days later on may 21st for no apparent reason, moonroof imploded. *tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 6500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5J8TB1H55CA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Acura RDX 2012 Drive type:AWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Mdx 2004
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
June 02, 2012
Location:
Hudson, MA

i was told my radiator bladder exploded causing all fluids to mix, thus i now need a new radiator and a new transmission, cost of repair is $4600. my 04 mdx has 137k this should not happen, there are numerous cases of this same issue all over the internet acura forums, why has there not been a recall on this issue, there is clearly an issue with the radiators. i need to have the radiator replaced, all fluids drained and then flushed 5-8 times to ensure all the contamination is gone, then new fluids put back in along with a replacement transmission. there has to be numerous complaints about this, please help! *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 137000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HNYD18884H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.

Acura Tl 2005
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
June 27, 2012
Location:
Woodstock, GA

tl* the contact owns a 2005 acura tl. the contact stated that while driving 3 mph, the vehicle stopped moving although the engine was still running. the traction control lights illuminated at the time of the failure. the vehicle then reset and was able to be driven. the vehicle was taken to a personal mechanic for diagnosis and the contact was told that the vehicle had initiated in open loop mode, causing the vehicle not to respond to the throttle. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure and current mileages were 136,800.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 136800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA66225A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 3 mph.

Acura Tsx 2004
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
June 20, 2012
Location:
Sunset Beach, NC

the air conditioning compressor stopped working. acura will not discuss the problem with me since there is a class action suit for this ongoing problem for this year and model.we understand that we can get 60%. back if we fix it a acura or honda dealership.if they are aware of this malfunction for this year and model they should pay the whole cost. we have had 5 honda cars and have been very loyal customers. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JH4CL96834C. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Rl 2005
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Feb 26, 2010
Location:
Monterey Park, CA

the right-side engine mount had to be replaced because it was broken. subsequent to this problem being resolved, i was informed, on 6/12/12, by the acura dealership during a routine inspection, that the same engine mount on the right-side had to again be replaced, so, this means that the same engine mount has had to be replaced twice within approximately a 2 to 2 1/2 year time span. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 56139 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JH4KB16525C. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Acura Mdx 2007
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Aug 19, 2012
Location:
Lawton, OK

only after 30k the car started acting up and started showing engine lights, sometimes stalling for a sec when accelerating. the car has been kept in a great shape, on time oil change, atf changed before 30k and engine flushed at 30k. the car is only 5 years old. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 31000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HNYD28537H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Mdx 2005
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Oct 12, 2010
Location:
Staten Island, NY

hello, i am a very unhappy frustrated 2005 acura mdx owner. my car 2005acura mdx at 82k miles, i noticed car shifting gear was not shifting smoothly. having difficulty while shifting gear & which went worse & very stiff. also, a grinding noise coming, while accelerating at low speeds ( 25-40mph). it started to happen almost every time i accelerate the car or holding this speed on a slight incline level. i have had my mechanic to look at it & was told this noise is a transmission/torque converter problem. it's common to acura mdxs. & also, advised to take it to acura dealer. on oct-2009 car was placed for service @ authorized acura dealer. where dealer state that it's out of company warranty. the gear shift cable as well as transmission was replaced with 3-year warranty acura dealer at my (owner) expense 5k. again, in june-2012 @ 89k mileages, same problem started. my car shift gear was not shifting smoothly. my car needed excessive force in order to shift gears. again, car was taken to an authorized acura dealer and the gear shift cable was replaced. dealer state that the gear shift cable was covered with rust. which i believe the failure was a acura design flaw. the vehicle was repaired second time at my expense($400.00) for the same problem or cause. recently, again (sept-2012) same strange vibration/grinding noise started. it sounds identical to the issue i was having previously. however, this types of failure recurring every few months later. unfortunately, i found the same problem still exists. it is very frustrating and feel very nervous while driving with my family. i even get scared to drive this acura suv in case it will stop on the middle of the way, while driving. i'm requesting you( nhtsa) to take this serious and possible life threatening matter with acura and make them accountable and responsible for it. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 82197 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HNYD18725H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Acura Mdx 2003
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Sept 18, 2012
Location:
Dewitt, MI

tl* the contact owns a 2003 acura mdx. while driving approximately 30 mph, the contact noticed fluid leaking continuously onto the road. once the contact reached their destination, it was determined that a large quantity of transmission fluid had leaked from the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who advised the contact that the failure was contributed to a faulty part within the radiator causing coolant to leak into the transmission. as a result, the transmission was damaged. the manufacturer was notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 163,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 163000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HNYD18613H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Acura Mdx 2010
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Feb 01, 2012
Location:
Mcpherson, KS

exhaust entering cabin while under acceleration or under load. the exhaust entered cabin especially when the hvac system was in "recirc" the dealer and acura were unable to find the problem after multiple visits. i documented that carbon monoxide was building up inside to alarming levels using a real-time industrial gas detector levels exceeding 160ppm while pulling a ~3000 lbs boat on the interstate with a slight head wind. (being measured from front seat/ i have video recordings of this and other documentation showing the buildup after normal acceleration entering interstate etc. the actual problem was discovered when i personally was inspecting the vehicle and found both rear body plugs missing. they are at the rear of the vehicle one on each side that leads to the interior or the vehicle. once pointed out to the dealer they were embarrassed and fixed immediately. the plugs were loose fitting so they glued them in. the issue now seems to be resolved. i have noticed several other internet postings with similar issues. it is a safety issue in my mind because of the co if your driving normally against the wind and the hvac is in "recirc" the levels will build up >35ppm especially in high winds or higher altitudes and you can't smell it. clips that illustrate hole http://youtu.be/srpukaxv83o http://youtu.be/1i0aun8vt4s parts to replace body plugs grommet, side panel - 2010 acura mdx (74514-stx-a00) item 9 on the diagram http://www.acurapartsnow.com/parts-c...per/grommet-rr thread that allowed me to find real problem (beginning and end is the relevant sections) http://mdx.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=867878. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 34000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Acura Tl 2000
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Sept 15, 2012
Location:
Alexandria, VA

tl* the contact owns a 2000 acura tl. the contact stated she shifted into the reverse position and pressed the gas pedal. the vehicle then accelerated forward crashing into a brick wall causing the air bags to deploy. the vehicle was completely destroyed. the contact sustained brain injuries. the failure and current mileage was 138,000. the manufacturer was not contacted. updated 01/09/13*lj the consumer stated owner remains in phsyical therapy due to class ii concussion. acura has declined interest in this case despite the reaserch. updated 1/11/2013 *js

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 138000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA5677YA. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 26, 2002. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Acura TL 2000 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Dealer's name: Faulkner Toyota . Dealer's telephone number: 1-888-517-4203 . Dealer's city: Trevose . Dealer's state code: PA. Dealer's zipcode: 19053 .

Acura Cl 1998
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Oct 01, 2012
Location:
Southern Pines, NC

the car, while driving shut down and lost all power while being driven at 55 mph, i checked the internet for anyone else having that issue and found the recall on my car for ignition switch, i called the dealer and they said that my car already had the recall performed but would look at it and confirm the problem. i drove the car over, while doing so it died on me again. the dealer confirmed that they thought it was the switch and since it was already been recalled i would have to pay the $500.00 to replace it. ( i would think that since it appeared that the "fix" did not work that it should be replaced again.) the dealer then told me that since they did not have the part in stock that i would have to make another appointment and gave me my car to drive home. (now there's a real safety issue.) since i am currently not working i decided to replace the switch myself and upon opening up the steering column i found that the 2 bolts holding the key lock to the column are a safety type " pan head " that cant be removed easily. the funny thing is i really find it hard to believe that the dealership would use this type of bolt to replace a recall item. there are no easy ways to get at the spot to re-install them. if the manufacturer recalled the item for this issue it shouldn't happen again with the recall switch in it. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 344000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UYA2240WL. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Acura Mdx 2009
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Nov 15, 2011
Location:
Cortlandt Manor, NY

i brought the car into the dealer because i was having transmission problems or power steering problems. i indicated that the car makes a whine at about 1500 rpm. the dealer chose to treat it as a power steering problem. the power steering pump was replaced. there was still a whine although less. the car rpm hangs up on deceleration to a stop. some times when going down hill the car does not upshift until the car is accelerated even though the road slope is zero. the dealer never informed me when i brought the vehicle in for the original concern that there were some problems with the transmission or torque converter hanging up. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 34095 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HNYD28279H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Acura Mdx 2010
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Aug 27, 2012
Location:
Greenwich, CT

i am writing with respect to a defect in a 2010 acura mdx (vehicle id #: [xxx]) that i previously leased. on august 27, 2012, my wife was driving said vehicle on the merritt parkway in ct. the electrical system and engine of the vehicle completely shut down while the car was in motion and my wife lost control of the car and could not bring the car to a stop and eventually the car rolled to a stop. my wife was terrified by the incident and called 9-1-1. after waiting a while, the car was able to be restarted and we brought it to the dealer where we had leased the automobile. the dealer ran a series of tests but could not identify a reason for what happened, and drove the car for several minutes, but told us they could not replicate the problem. we were, of course, no longer comfortable driving the vehicle and immediately terminated the lease. i subsequently had a series of communications with acura client relations at 1919 torrance blvd. m/s 500-2n7e, torrance, ca 90501-2746 (800-382-2238) during which i ultimately learned that there were additional tests that acura could have performed to determine the cause of the problem. i inquired as to what those tests were, whether those tests were performed on the car and, if so, what the test results showed, and if the car was ultimately repaired. however, i did not receive any response from acura. accordingly, i am writing to advise the nhtsa of the above, and to seek the assistance of the nhtsa in obtaining answers to the questions that i have asked acura. information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6).*tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HNYD2H25AH. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Acura Mdx 2001
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Dec 06, 2012
Location:
Lake Worth, FL

tl* the contact owns a 2001 acura mdx. the contact stated that while driving approximately 15 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled without warning. the vehicle was towed to an auto repair shop but was not diagnosed for the failure, or repaired. the contact was not aware of what caused the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HNYD182218. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 15 mph.

Acura Tl 2012
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Apr 02, 2012
Location:
Atlanta, GA

purchased my new 2012 sh-awd acura tl advance in march of 2012. the car had less than 100 miles when purchased and currently has 5k miles (january 2013). the car vibrates when driving at speeds between 40 and 80 mph. it feels like the tires are flat spotted or wheels are out of balance. the wheels and tires have been checked and confirmed by the dealer on 2 separate occasions as ok. the dealer classified this vibration as a "vehicle characteristic." i'm worried it is the sign of a major issue they don't want to deal with. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA9F70CA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 70 mph.

Acura Cl 1999
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Feb 20, 2013
Location:
Cupertino, CA

tl* the contact owns a 1999 acura cl. the contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. the contact had the vehicle towed to a dealer and the dealer performed a diagnostic test, but was unable to determine the cause of the failure. the contact called the manufacturer and the manufacturer advised that they would assign a service advisor to the vehicle. the failure mileage was 120,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UYA2259XL. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 70 mph.

Acura Rl 2006
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Oct 08, 2012
Location:
Cherry Hill, NJ

tl* the contact owns a 2006 acura rl. the contact stated that the vehicle would sporadically stall without warning. the vehicle was taken to three separate dealers for inspection however, not one dealer was able to diagnose a failure. the failure mileage was 43,000 and the current mileage was 45,000. *tr updated 04/30/13*lj

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 43000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JH4KB165X6C. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Acura RL 2006 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Acura Mdx 2003
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Feb 27, 2013
Location:
Laurel, MD

torque converter shudder or vibration between 35 and 40 mph. ****also transmission slipped while driving on the highway. the suv acted as if it was in neutral and wouldn't move even though i was pushing the gas and the rpms went up. i was almost rear-ended by the driver behind me but he was able to quickly switch into another lane, then miraculously my suv started to go again. it also happened again in the middle of an intersection while i was driving. luckily the oncoming traffic was far enough away and the transmission picked back up in time and i was able to get out of the way. i had my children in the suv, a 6 month old baby girl and a 6 yr old boy. its a seven passenger vehicle so it should be expected that children may be in the suv. i don't think honda/acura should wait until someone is killed or seriously injured to issue a recall. its not even just about the cost of repairs, what about the value of people's lives? does it need to be on the news first for a change to occur? owners of the 2003 acura mdx need to know that there is a potentially deadly safety defect with this vehicle and repairs need to be made asap! *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 149000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HNYD18723H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Acura Mdx 2003
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Mar 20, 2013
Location:
Omaha, NE

went to dealer and they said vehicle has bad engine mounts, and need to be replaced. note that we also have a 2004 honda pilot, and the dealer also told us that some engine mounts needs replacement. we checked some blogs for acura mdx and honda pilot owners, and found a lot of owners with same issues. some are being replaced every two years. we onwed a v6 toyota for 15 years, never had this issue. we hope nhtsa will check this, because it is a known issue to owners and acura/honda will never admit. i'm sure if nhtsa will get repair records for this "engine mount" issues, it will be a lot. from what i read, this affects drive shafts due to excessive movement of the engine. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HNYD18273H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.


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