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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
131,000 miles

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2001 Acura MDX fuel system problems

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2001 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 082009


  • 131,000 miles


I have a 2001 Acura MDX that I purchased new. In July, I noticed small drips of oil under the vehicle. Upon getting it examined at a local mechanic, I discovered that the gas tank had developed a leak along its seam! I contacted the dealership(Acura of tempe) and they said this would not be covered under warranty. I also contacted my insurance company (ameriprise) and they said this would not be covered under comprehensive coverage and to them it appeared to be a manufacturing defect. Since the Acura dealership had quoted me a cost of repair that was more than 30% higher than my auto shop, I chose to go with the latter. I feel this defect is a manufacturing defect, and could have been a very serious hazard if left untreated. Acura should have paid for this repair. I would appreciate your suggestions / feedback: Do you know of other complaints along the same lines? note: I have 2 pictures of the gas tank showing the leaks that I can send you if you like.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

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