Acura Complaints

  • 972 Complaints
  • 49 Crashes
  • 12 Fires
  • 42 Injuries
  • 0 Fatalities
  • A total of 972 complaints have been filed with NHTSA for vehicles that are model year 2015 or newer. 4.3%, or 42 of those complaints have caused some degree of injury. 5.0%, or 49 were crash related, and 1.2%, or 12 complaints describe fire-related incidents.

Recent Complaints

Parts: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEMENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Nov-25, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 14:19 Nov-27, 2020

I was driving on a freeway at 4:30am when i suddenly lost all power from the engine and it went into limp mode. The check engine light was flashing and fortunately there was no traffic so i was able to pull off the road. I shut off the car and sat for a few minutes and when i restarted the car everything was working fine. I had a 12 hour drive ahead of me and i never stopped thinking of how that could have ended up so badly. Later that day as i was driving through atlanta i shuddered to think what could have happened if this lack of propulsion had occurred. My guess, quite bluntly, is that i probably would have been killed. I have read online of this problem happening to a significant number of other people. Acura needs to be held accountable before someone is killed!

Parts: SERVICE BRAKES
  • Date of Incident: Nov-01, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 19:38 Nov-24, 2020

The front and/or rear brakes make a high-pitched squeal when lightly applied at 15 mph or less. My vin didn't make it on the published list below, but i am experiencing the same issues. Please update the service bulletin to include my vin: https://static. Nhtsa. Gov/odi/tsbs/2019/mc-10168081-0002. Pdf

Parts: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROLENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Nov-22, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 09:21 Nov-24, 2020

NOVEMBER 22, 2020 10:15 PM ROUTE 287 (IN ROUTE TO EDISON RTE 1 EXIT). 2020 Acura RDX A-SPEC - A FEW MINUTES AFTER ACCELERATING SAFELY ONTO A MERGING LANE (WITH TRUCKS) THE ENGINE PERFORMANCE LIGHT STARTS BLINKING AND CAR STARTED TO SLOW DOWN ALMOST TO A ROLL. AS THE TRUCK'S HEADLIGHTS GOT CLOSER, IT MANAGED ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHER CARS TO SWITCH LANES AS I TURNED HAZARD LIGHTS ON AND STEERED THE CAR INTO THE SHOULDER. I TURNED THE CAR OFF (HAZARD LIGHTS STILL ON) WAITED A FEW MINUTES AND WHEN I TURNED IT BACK ON THE ENGINE PERFORMANCE LIGHT WAS OFF AND I WAS ABLE TO DRIVE HOME. ACURA NEEDS TO ADDRESS THIS BEFORE SOMETHING TRAGIC HAPPENS. CAR WAS PURCHASED IN JUNE AND WAS UNDER 6700 MILES WHEN THIS HAPPENED. IT WAS ALSO SERVICED WITH MAINTENANCE B A WEEK PRIOR TO MY TRIP.

Parts: SERVICE BRAKESENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Nov-02, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 18:10 Nov-23, 2020

Issue with break hold feature. When brake hold button is on car will keep the brake on even when driver releases the petal. In addition the vehicle is defaulted so the engine automatically will shut off when brake petal is pressed all the way down. But often when the hvac system needs to run it will start the engine while stopped. When this happens the auto brake releases and car starts moving forward. This has happened many times. Vehicle is stationary, brake hold is on, engine auto off is on and sitting at a traffic light. Engine is off but car is turned on. Ac starts which makes engine start, engine starting causes brake to release. The vehicle moves forward. It could crash into another car or run someone over. It happens a lot. Do i need to report each time it happens?

Parts: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
  • Date of Incident: Nov-01, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 10:37 Nov-20, 2020

: THIS IS MY FOURTH ACURA VEHICLE. (98 INTEGRA/2010 RDX/2010 TSX) AND NOW A CPO 2015 RDX. THE VEHICLE IN THE DAYLIGHT, IS EXCELLENT. HOWEVER, THE AMOUNT OF LIGHT THAT THE HEAD LIGHTS ILLUMINATES IS EXTREMELY POOR, ALMOST DANGEROUS. THE DEALER IS VERY GOOD AND THEY HAVE STATED THEY KNOW ITS AN ISSUE, AS THE FOIL IS NOT REFLECTIVE ENOUGH. THE LENS' ARE CRYSTAL CLEAR, SO THAT IS NOT THE ISSUE. I AM CONCERNED FOR MY DAUGHTER, WHO IS A NEW DRIVER, AND TRIED TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE AT NIGHT AND CAME BACK TERRIFIED THAT SHE WAS UNABLE TO SEE WELL AT VS. OUR 2017 OUTBACK. THERE SHOULD BE A RECALL ON THIS AS IT CLEARLY A SAFETY ISSUE.

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