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Acura Mdx 2002
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Sept 10, 2003
Location:
Akron, OH

driver and passenger side windows streak after exposure to water or snow reducing driver visibility. the streaking occurs when the mdx is parked in rain/snow or driven in rain/snow. when windows are rolled down then back up both the inside and outside of the window are streaked with water and debris. this will last for days. because of the salt or dirt that sits with the water, visibility is jeopardized and driving is unsafe. the streaks cover 75% of the window moving from front to back leaving the back 25% of the window with some visibility. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 02, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Acura MDX 2002 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Acura MDX 2002 Visibility Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Acura Volvo . Dealer's telephone number: 4404398400 . Dealer's city: Bedford . Dealer's state code: OH. Dealer's zipcode: 44146 .

Acura Tl 2002
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Aug 25, 2007
Location:
Cumming, GA

rear view mirror failure - the mirror failed to hold a toxic fluid and it leaked on the console of the car. the console was damaged by the leaking fluid (might be acidic or similar). *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: 0 mph.

Acura Rdx 2007
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Sept 01, 2007
Location:
Chardon, OH

tl*the contact owns a 2007 acura rdx. when the climate control system is placed on auto and the weather is warm, the recirculation will not shut off. this does not allow fresh air to enter the vehicle, and forces the contact to keep the recirculation on manual. the failure has occurred ever since the vehicle was purchased. acura stated that the vehicle was designed to perform in that manner. the current mileage was 13,000 and failure mileage was 7. updated 07/29/08 *bf updated 08/01/08

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 7 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5J8TB18277A. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 2006. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Acura RDX 2007 Visibility Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Acura Motor Cars . Dealer's city: Clevland . Dealer's state code: OH.

Acura Tl 2000
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
June 18, 2008
Location:
Santa Clara, CA

the rear view mirror in 2000 acura tl failed. when it failed, it leaked some corrosive liquid onto the gear shift of my car. as far as i can tell, this failure was caused by heat as it occurred on a hot day. acura has done nothing to correct the problem and it seems to be happening to quite a few cars (http://tl.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78061&highlight=rear+view+mirror). *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 112000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA5666YA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Tl 2000
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
June 24, 2008
Location:
Smyrna, GA

rear view mirror leak the rear view mirror ruptured and leaked a black corrosive liquid that ate into the console plastic. their seams to be a weird chemical smell in the car now from the leak. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 85000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA5674YA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Cl 2001
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Aug 25, 2008
Location:
Fort Worth, TX

rear view mirror (self dimming) on my 2001 acura cl self destructed and spilt some toxic dark this fluid on to the console and leather seats that ate away the material. manufacturer of these self dimming mirrors is magna donnely and this seems to be a common problem on all acura cl and tl cars from late 90's till 2003. from seeing the number of posts on acurazine blog this is a widespread problem and a safety issue. i am having to drive with a plastic ziplock bag around my rear view mirror and a towel below it. acura usa has refused to accept any responsibility for this issue because of the age of the car. i think there should have been a recall on these vehicles if this was happening so often. please see posts at: http://cl.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=488763. *tr

Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UYA42601A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Cl 2001
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
June 15, 2008
Location:
Roanoke, VA

2001 acura cl type-s rear view mirror (self dimming) is leaking a black tar type substance that is eating through the center console of the car. there is a grey type of film in the mirror and objects in the mirror appear doubled. through research i have been able to locate the manufacturer, magna donnelly and websites indicating the fluid is toxic and can lead to health issues. i think that acura should submit a recall and magna donnelly should pay for replacement mirrors. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 110000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UYA42651A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Tl 2000
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Sept 15, 2008
Location:
Bethesda, MD

came out to my car this a.m. to find that rearview mirror has gone black/dark grey, obstructing rear vision. only small oval area remains clear. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 94500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA5671YA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Tl 2000
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Sept 14, 2008
Location:
Sicklerville, NJ

inside rearview mirror leaked fluid on console and clothing. fluid resembles tar but destroyed the plastic console. *tr

Mileage was 61000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA5666YA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Mdx 2007
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Sept 26, 2007
Location:
North Brusnwick, NJ

passenger rear window scrolls down when ignition is turned on and sometimes when you bring down the window during car run time. it does not come back up. its been fixed twice and problem keeps repeating. *tr

Mileage was 23000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HNYD28397H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Acura Cl 2001
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
July 15, 2008
Location:
Boca Raton, FL

2001 acura cl type s rear view mirror leak. mirror became cloudy and needed to be replaced after black tar like substance leaked from rear view mirror. substance is highly corrosive and damages whatever it comes in contact with. *tr

Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Acura Mdx 2003
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
July 19, 2008
Location:
Falls Church, VA

tl*the contact owns a 2003 acura mdx. the contact noticed that the navigation system along with the defroster was inoperative. in cold weather conditions, ice builds up on the windshield, which causes reduced visibility. the dealer stated that it would cost approximately $3,000 to replace the entire navigation unit. the vehicle has not been repaired. he filed a complaint with the manufacturer. the failure mileage was 75,000 and current mileage was 84,000. updated 12-08-08 *bf updated 12/10/08. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 75000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HNYD18963H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Tl 1999
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Oct 17, 2008
Location:
Austin, TX

there were no special events leading up to failure, the rear view mirror in my acura 99 tl started leaking fluid and no longer works as it should. the liquid could be hazardous and the mirrors no longer up to the same standard as when the vehicle was released. acura is unwilling to replace the mirror free of charge, in fact they are charging exorbitantly for it. magna donnelly the manufacturer of the mirror was replacing these to affected consumers but was instructed by acura/honda to stop - incredible they can do such a thing given their product stopped working and just want to charge more money to customers. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Acura Tl 2009
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
July 28, 2009
Location:
Portland, OR

this problem has not created an accident, but it has the potential to cause accidents. the gunmetal trim inserted into the left and right lower sides of the dash create a blinding glare in the rear view mirrors on sunny days. the glare is so bad, it covers nearly all of the surface of the left hand mirror, so when changing lanes from right to left, the driver will miss seeing a car in the left lane because of the glare. it is even more pronounced for a car that may be in the blind spot. same is true, but not as bad, as the right lane. i had to cover up the trim by covering it with a black cloth taped to the gunmetal trim. *tr

Mileage was 111111 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA96549A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Tsx 2009
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Sept 03, 2009
Location:
Chandler, AZ

as i was driving on the freeway, i glanced over to my passenger and noticed something vibrating outside the front windshield. i pulled over and got out of the car to examine what it was. the molding around the passenger side of the windshield had come loose and was waving in the wind. luckily, it was still partially attached. i drove directly to an acura dealer who said the tape and clips holding the molding on had come loose...probably from the heat in arizona where i live). they ordered a new part and as they were replacing it, noticed the molding on the driver's side was coming off too so they replaced that as well. this was all under warranty so there was no cost. *tr

Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JH4CU26699C. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 75 mph.

Acura Tl 2004
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Sept 11, 2009
Location:
Atlanta, GA

1. recall campaign id# 08v092000 - 2004-2005 acura tl (windshield wiper motor); manufacturer report date: february 25, 2008 2. as per acura, a wiper motor kit was installed june 27, 2008 on my 2004 acura tl. 3. on september 11, 2009 my windshield wipers became inoperable. i contacted the dealership and acura client services immediately. i made an appointment to take my vehicle to the acura dealership and was told that i would have to pay for the repair since the "recall" was complete. although, the wiper motor kit was installed (june 27, 2008) as a preventive measure by the dealership, the wiper motor kit did not prevent my windshield wiper motor from the corrosion as mentioned in the defect notice, owner notification letter (part 577), recall acknowledgement and recall summary. the dealership ruled the repair on september 12, 2009 due to "wiper motor electrical fault". *tr

Mileage was 92355 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA66274A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Acura Mdx 2001
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Nov 01, 2008
Location:
Ballwin, MO

the auto dim feature the rearview mirror on my 2001 acura mdx no longer works. there is a liquid looking stain in the center of the mirror that is very distracting during the day and even more so at night. after more research, this appears to be a common problem. new mirror will be installed to correct the issue. *tr

Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HNYD18801H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Acura Tl 2000
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
July 24, 2009
Location:
Land O Lakes, FL

2000 acura tl mirror leaked fluid on interior of my vehicle's console. not sure what caused the problem but my mirror is now blurry. now for some reason everytime i get in my car and drive my right eye starts to hurting. once i'm out and in fresh air it feels fine. i've noticed on forums online that this seems to be a recurring problem and some have complained of different health issues also. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):19UUA5662YA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Acura Rsx 2005
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 2009
Location:
Peoria, IL

the issue i am having is not a one time problem but seems to be ongoing in the winter months. when it gets cold outside, the windows of my car, including front and back windshields, fog and ice up significantly. i have the defroster going at full blast on highest heat, but i still have this issue. the safety issue with this is that i cannot see out of my windows when i need to change lanes or look for oncoming traffic when making a right/left turn. i need to roll down my windows to ensure that traffic is clear. i wasn't sure if this is the type of complaint that should be submitted but i thought it was better to submit, than not. thank you. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JH4DC54895S. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Acura Mdx 2005
Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Safety incident date:
Jan 08, 2010
Location:
Suwanee, GA

when i tried to open the front passenger side window of my 2005 acura mdx suv, somehow, the window glass pushed the door open too, and damaged the outside door handle. now, i can not open that door from outside, and i can not lower the window glass more than 5 inches otherwise the door would be pushed open by it. that incident almost resulted in a bad accident on the highway. *tr

Mileage was 56000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2HNYD18295H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph.


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