really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,877 miles

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problem #6

May 212019


  • miles
Hands free link causes battery to drain and this issue is with lots of Honda and Acura different models and Honda knows about this problem and still choose to ignore it.class action lawsuit filed in California about this issue.

- Peachtree City, GA, USA

problem #5

Mar 092019


  • 32,000 miles
The tale lights, park lights have discontinue to work, the brake light above truck door is not working. There is not blown fuse or bulb. Did not realize until March 9th, when my daughter pulled me over to turn on my lights at night. I had head lights but no rear lights at all.

- Natchez, MS, USA

problem #4

Mar 172017


  • miles
My car had 9100 on Rdx I needed to have my pads and rotor replaced on from brakes. I had problems with brakes at 5000 miles. When I pick up car I heard noice when pumping breaks when I was picking up vehicle and mechanic could not find anything wrong. I have talk to Acura customer service which were not helpful. I spoke to jim brown GM at ron tonkin. He stated he would talk to his manager of repairs and Acura rep about car. I have already had the radio and board replaced. Lane keep assist warning light come on 2 times and reset my software reset. The microphone replaced. I have had terrible case mile I have never gone above 19.6 mpg per gas tank refill. Darrel said that is epa suggestion. My navigation keeps alarming 4 blocks away from my home. Siri does not work properly. I will tell it to call someone sometimes it does sometimes it doesnt even with new microphone. I have had the car in the shop 4 times close to 4 weeks. I have a lemon and would never tell anyone to by an Acura.

- Tualatin, OR, USA

problem #3

Mar 172016


  • 5,018 miles
My navigation system starts alarming 3-4 blocks from home stating I home when I am not on my street. Also systems says I am at an exit in seattle but it is incorrect. I spoke with Acura and they stated the maps are 5 years old when I bought the car I would think maps were up to date. Also my radio would erase stations that were preset and show zzzzz on stations. They needed to update software and replace computer boards and radio. Also when on a call it would drop the sound when on phone. I also have static while on phone. Acura stated that the software would correct this but it continues the error. Also the car would brake when on its own when I am a 100 ft away from the other car. They upated software on 9/27/2016

- Tualatin, OR, USA

problem #2

Aug 022016


  • 9,995 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Acura Rdx. While driving 55 mph, the odometer gauges failed. Within a five mile drive, the odometer reading jumped from 9,995 miles to 10,231 miles. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed by the mechanic that the reading on the odometer and reading on the internal memory were the same. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 9,995.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #1

May 272016


  • 250 miles
The 2016 Acura Rdx newly purchased on 4/25/2016 from fresno Acura had a spontaneous fire and subsequent immediate electrical system failure during a trip from fresno (California) to monterey (California). The vehicle had an estimated 250 miles on the odometer at the time of the engine and electrical failure. The vehicle was nonoperational and was towed to los gatos Acura and with unclear cause as to the electrical and engine failure and initial inspection suggested a "residue" around the engine compartment and a subsequent factory service representative inspected the vehicle and reported, "no factory defect." However, this is without the benefit of removing and inspecting any components other than the opening of the hood of the vehicle and removal of the engine compartment under panel that protects objects from being drawn into the engine compartment. Vehicle has been towed to the original dealership of purchase, fresno Acura, for repair. Acura has failed to provide an inspection report for the basis of the denial for warranty repair on a new vehicle with low miles, an inadequate inspection, and a high safety hazard if a manufacturer defect allows for spontaneous fire within a protected engine compartment.

- Clovis, CA, USA