really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

The NHTSA is the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints can be spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem. See the Back button — blue bar at the very top of the page — to explore more.

Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2007 Acura MDX:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

problem #11

Mar 312020


  • 133,000 miles
The radio and navigation intermittently go on and off while driving.my ABS, check emission system, shaw-D will go off. Car will shut down while im driving and I lose all power. I lose power to locks, windows and back hatch. Some days when starting the car it wont turn over and start up. Somedays after driving and I turn the car off, I lose all power. While driving the car will jump into gear as I am accelerating.

- Lenexa, KS, USA

problem #10

Nov 212019


  • 115,000 miles
Engine shuts off in the middle of drive on the road regardless of the speed. When this happens car lost total electrical power resulting in blackout, not able to turn on hazard light also, steering wheel is tight unable to turn the vehicle.. need to reset navigation code, and audio codes to restart gps navigation respectively. I was

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #9

Aug 122019


  • 131,000 miles
While driving, the car will frequently lose electrical power. Dash indicator lights come on, the radio shuts off and sometime I'll have to reset the radio and navigation codes. While at a stop light, sometimes depressing the gas pedal does nothing and then suddenly it will begin to move. I'm very concern the unpredictable nature of the problem will cause a wreck if I lose engine power, especially in a curve.

- Brush Prairie, WA, USA

problem #8

Jan 232019


  • 130,000 miles
I own a 2007 Acura MDX which has had a number of intermittent electrical problems over the years. I had to replace the handsfree link module a few years ago at the dealer. The yellow check oil level light has come on for no reason for years. It goes on for a second then off. A few months ago the entire electrical system ┐fried┐ and I had to buy a new battery and new alternator. Recently I hear a buzzing sound when I use the turn signals and the hazards do not work at all. Last night the car died on the interstate- the instrument panel went dark, the engine would not accelerate, and I was lucky to be able to get onto the shoulder. I turned off the car and then started it again. When it works there is no problem with the operation but this car is now unreliable and dangerous. I see there have been over 40 complaints for the same thing noted on carcomplaints.com referring to the NHTSA website, about the car dying for no reason while in motion and that no Acura dealer seems able to fix it and Acura refuses to acknowledge the problem or do a recall the car is now at my mechanic to see if he can find out what is wrong but all the comments I saw on carcomplaints.com indicate there has not yet been a definitive diagnosis made by Acura or anyone else, and there is no active recall either this is extremely dangerous as the other complaints also indicate that the doors and windows do not operate when the car stalls out and occupants can be trapped inside the car

- East Hanover, NJ, USA

problem #7

May 012018


  • 10 miles
While driving some lights in panel start lighting up, gps turns off, engine running but wont accelerate and after few seconds will go back to normal. Took to Acura they ran diagnostictest but can't find no issue. This is life threatening. Need Acura to act on this.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #6

Jun 062017


  • 121,953 miles
The vehicle will randomly shut off and restart while in motion at various speeds whether on the highway or surface streets. There does not appear to be any rhyme or reason as to why.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #5

Jan 242017


  • miles
Acura MDX 2007, vehicle engine and electrical system stopped while car is motion on freeway on my way to work on January 24, 2017 about 6:35 am on 610 loop passed the stella link exit. I had to merge over to the edge of fwy to restart the car. The dash board lights and car turned off completely while in driving mode, going about 60 mph. Very scary and unusual. This is a life treating incident and needs an immediate recall. There are numerous online complaints about this issue, so why isn't there a recall. Are they waiting for someone to get fatally injured or worst? this problem demands immediate attention!

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 182015


  • 93,000 miles
Driver noticed smoke coming from engine area while driving, electrical systems started shutting down. Driver was able to pull to side of road, within 1 minute engine was in flames.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 122013


  • 68,700 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Acura MDX. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled and became inoperable. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was unable to be replicated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 68,700, and the current mileage was 71,500.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #2

Nov 082012


  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Acura MDX. The contact stated that after numerous attempts the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the battery was replaced. The failure recurred three times and the battery was replaced each time. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 82,000.

- Suwanee, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 192012

MDX 6-cyl

  • 31,000 miles
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.

- Lawton, OK, USA