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Acura Mdx 2006
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
May 27, 2012
Location:
Mission Viejo, CA

on window rollup, rear window slid out of drive mechanism and fell to the base behind door panel. glass did not shatter, and i was able to maneuver it back into position temporarily to take to dealership for replacement of drive mechanism. no weight or obstruction was put on window as it was being electrically closed. this is the third time a rear drive mechanism has failed on this vehicle. both other replacements were handled under warranty and good faith. this unfortunately is going to be an out of pocket fix to the tune of 350 dollars. i believe that this is a flawed design and could have resulted in broken glass, an unsafe situation considering my daughter was in car seat next to window. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 34400 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Rdx 2013
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Oct 30, 2012
Location:
Little Ferry, NJ

the brand new car was on fire by itself on october 30, 2012. it was after the hurricane sandy. my family woke up because of smelling gas from downstairs which was the attached garage to the kitchen. when my husband opened the kitchen door to the garage, he couldn't see anything but smokes. we called 911 and found out there was fire inside of the car. the fire started internally and spread out to the garage. there was sign of water that got into the garage. however, when fire fighter opened the garage door, there was no water in the garage. the front of the car was fine. the driver's seat area and the navigator area was totally melted down. there was no power in our town since october 29, 2012. the car windows(side and the top) were open by itself. i do not understand how the car caused fire by itself. there were thousands of cars but i did not hear the flood caused the fire which was parked inside of the garage. the car was brand new and had a temperate plate. there is no smoker in my family. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 500 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Acura Tl 2004
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Apr 19, 2013
Location:
Gulfport, MS

tl* the contact owns a 2004 acura tl. the contact stated while driving approximately 40 mph, the windshield wipers were activated and then failed to operate. the contact continued to drive with caution. the vehicle was previously repaired under a recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 08v092000 (visibility). the failure recurred a few years later after the repair. the vehicle had not been repaired for most recent failure. the manufacturer was not notified of the defect. the approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 160000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA66204A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Acura Rlx 2014
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
May 28, 2013
Location:
Fairfield, CA

windshield washer pump was defective from the factory. vehicle had no ability to wash windshield. part replaced under warranty but with california sun, this became a serious issue. i had to drive around with a squirt bottle in the car in order to keep windshield clear due to dust. part took some time to arrive to local dealer. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 246 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JH4KC1F56EC. 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 Tl 2010
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
July 07, 2013
Location:
Spring, TX

tl* the contact owns a 2010 acura tl. the contact stated while driving approximately 45 mph, there was a loud popping noise from the top of the vehicle. the contact opened the sunroof cover and noticed that the sunroof glass was shattered. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who stated the sunroof needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the vehicle was repaired. the approximate failure and current mileage was 40,000. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA8F52AA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Acura Tl 2006
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
July 01, 2007
Location:
Corpus Christi, TX

about 3-6 months ago, i noticed a crack on the passenger side of my acura 2006 tl. gradually the crack grew, then over time, i saw two more cracks in the areas where the airbags are located. now these cracks are widening and i can see white in the cracks. my concern is that the manufacturer's defect will compromise proper deployment of the airbags in case of an accident. if so, this can have tragic consequences. i called the acura manufacturer customer service. they informed me that it will cost me $1500-2000 and that the adjustment from them will be minimal because the warranty for such a thing has expired. i researched on the internet and discovered that this is a common problem for acuras. please, please investigate and help others like me who are highly disappointed, discouraged and angry about the poor quality of materials used in the area that encases the airbags that should protect us from injury or death. for your information: my car has 92,000 miles and i have always taken good precautions to protect the dashboard with a windshield cover, used special conditioner and cracked my windows to keep the heat out. i also do proper and timely mechanical and electrical maintenance. i am the only driver and was hoping this would be my last car. now, if i must sell my car, my car has depreciated substantially due to poor workmanship and i will have a car payment i don't need or can't afford. do ru *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 89000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA66276A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph.

Acura Rdx 2007
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Dec 20, 2013
Location:
Blue Island, IL

the windshield wipers do not work properly, irrespective of your speed or timing selection. this is now constant as they will not shut off. the wiper speed is fast and when it does intermittently stop, it stops in the middle of the drivers view and cannot be moved. this presents a safety issue as the driver is distracted trying to fix the wipers as well as the wipers blocking the drivers view. the wipers on this vehicle are long and broad. which obstructs the drivers view head on. in eye range. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 78000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5J8TB18517A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Acura RDX 2007 Drive type:AWD. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Acura Tl 2006
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Jan 14, 2014
Location:
Baltimore, MD

this is a complaint regarding the poor and hazardous design of rain-x latitude wiper blades connector piece. while driving in "normal duty conditions" light non-freezing rain (temp in the mid 50's fahrenheit) at normal city speeds the passenger wiper, a 19" rain-x latitude, properly installed, catastrophically failed causing the wiper blade portion of the part to become completely detached from the vehicles wiper arm with the plastic clip still attached to the vehicle's metal wiper arm. the blade was thrown from the vehicle into the roadway.this caused a sudden total loss of visibility. it is clear that there is a flaw with the integrity of this part as designed by rain-x that could cause a sudden and total loss of visibility in the event of a failure and could cause dangerous debris to be mechanically thrown from a vehicle, endangering the safety of others. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 125000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA662X6A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 15 mph.

Acura Mdx 2006
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Nov 20, 2013
Location:
Orinda, CA

in november 2013 while the mdx was parked overnight, the driver side rear window regulator failed and the window dropped down into the door. two months later, in january 2014, the identical failure occurred on the passenger side rear window regulator and that window fell into the door. in both cases a plastic piece that anchors a cable suddenly broke in the same manner without warning. this failure does not appear to be an improbable event, given these facts. i have retained both broken parts and offered them to acura. however, they are not interested in investigating the incident. when this failure occurs, the window cannot be rolled up. this could be a driving hazard if it occurs in windy, foggy, and/or rainy weather. besides greatly distracting the driver, there is no way to prevent excessive moisture from entering the car. this situation may cause windows to fog or become wet on the interior of the vehicle, impairing visibility. obviously, the security of the vehicle is compromised, as well. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 110000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HNYD18936H. 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 Rdx 2014
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Feb 08, 2014
Location:
Reston, VA

i took my relatively new acura to the pohanka acura dealer in chantilly virginia where the car was purchased to have the passenger - side mirror fixed. it does not rotate to the right enough for me to see cars to my right well enough. the service technician ([xxx]) admitted that it was a defect, but said that it could not be repaired because all the acura rdx's were made that way and could not be changed. this defect is a danger to my driving and really warrants your investigation. thank you for your time. 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.Mileage was 7000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5J8TB3H59EL. 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 Rdx 2007
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Oct 15, 2013
Location:
Arbada, CO

tl* the contact owns a 2014 audi 2.0 (n/a). the contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph on a slight incline, the vehicle lunged forward with hesitation. the failure recurred intermittently. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who was unable to duplicate the problem and informed the contact that the occurrence was a normal characteristics for the vehicle, especially in colder weather. in addition, the front windshield exhibited a glare until the glass was replaced by the dealer. the manufacturer was notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 3,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 3000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5J8TB18557A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 10 mph.

Acura Tl 2005
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Feb 01, 2013
Location:
Plain City, OH

a year ago my side rear view mirrors began to have a "rusty" ring look at the bottom and wrapping around to the sides. now both mirrors are 80% covered in this "rust" getting difficult to use my mirrors! huge safety problem and issue on this car!!! *tr

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

Acura Tl 2004
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
May 28, 2014
Location:
Atlanta, GA

rear view mirror began to discolor, changes colors, and continues to make various formations within the glass. additionally, the mirror has clouded. in researching the issue, internet articles and the dealers indicate that the mirror contains gas and fluids that diminish glare at night, but fails due to heat within the vehicle. if i do not remove and replace the mirror, the mirror supposedly will start to leak corrosive fluids onto the interior portions of the vehicle and the mirror itself has the potential to explode. so, we have a known issue; a non-functioning rear view mirror; and a part that has the potential to injure vehicle occupants... *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 145000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA66214A. 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 Rdx 2007
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Mar 01, 2014
Location:
Worcester, MA

the windshield wipers do not work properly, irrespective of your speed or timing selection. this is now constant as they will not shut off. the wiper speed is fast and when it does intermittently stop, it stops in the middle of the drivers view and cannot be moved. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 64000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.

Acura Tlx 2015
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Aug 07, 2014
Location:
Erie, PA

tl* the contact owns a 2015 acura tlx. the contact stated that the chrome piece on the air vents had an extreme glare that impacted the contact┐s visibility when using the side mirrors. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. the technician verified the failure but was unable to remedy the problem. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the safety concern. the approximate failure mileage was 789.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 789 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUB2F5XFA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Acura Mdx 2015
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Oct 20, 2014
Location:
Hendersonville, TN

first use moving visor to driver- side window, visor broke loose dropping to block road view while dangling from power cord. startled driver while blocked view caused loss of control to median while traffic avoided accident by swerving to shoulder. passenger side visor similarly failed on first use two days later. this defect is going to kill someone if not recalled and corrected. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 2100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5FRYD4H41FB. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Acura MDX 2015 Drive type:AWD. Vehicle Speed: 70 mph.

Acura Tlx 2015
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Sept 29, 2014
Location:
Washington, DC

reflection rear view mirrors ac vent. also abnormal shifts low speed

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUB1F51FA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Tlx 2015
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Dec 05, 2014
Location:
Rocky Hill, CT

i've purchased a 2015 acura tlx approximately 1 week ago and the chrome outline on the air vents has an extreme glare when looking at the side mirrors. on dec 5th 2014, i notified the service technician but he said that's the first he's heard of it and dismissed the complaint as faulty. this appears to be a design flaw and safety concern and needs to be remedied as the mirror should be showing me what is outside the car, not what is inside the car.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 500 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Acura Tlx 2015
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Nov 01, 2014
Location:
Portland, OR

the side view mirrors have an odd reflection from the chrome components on the side or interior of the car. i have a brand new 2015 acura tlx awd.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 10 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Acura Rdx 2015
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 2014
Location:
Gresham, OR

the all-wheel drive vehicle that came with all season tires, was not designed to keep the wipers from icing up during inclement weather. the outside temperature dropped to 26 degrees, and the defrost system could not keep ice from forming on the wiper blades, causing a serious safety issue. acura has other vehicles that have a safety system to keep ice off the wiper blades, so it is obvious their engineers are aware of the probability of ice on wiper blades.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 2084 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5J8TB4H37FL. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.


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