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NHTSA — Suspension Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
178,318 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Acura MDX suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 292015


  • 138,000 miles


Suspension clunk. All speeds. Traveling straight or turning if front wheels traverse a moderate change in road surface or over a small piece of debris there is a loud clunk heard from within the cabin. Sound is also produced when driving forward at low speeds (10-20 mph) and turning the steering wheel side to side in fairly rapid succession (steering wheel direction change in every 0.5-1 second). The front shock absorbers have been replaced without change in symptoms. My concern is that there could be a steering/suspension component that with greater force, e.g. in an accident, or traversing a significant road hazard like a pothole at high speeds, or even a reactive quick turn of the steering wheel to avoid a potential threat to vehicle and passenger safety, could result in a failure of the causative clunking part(s) resulting in loss of control of the vehicle and/or a collision.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #2

Jul 232015


  • 186,953 miles
Both front springs broke simultaneously when backing out of driveway.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #1

May 282015


  • 210,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Acura MDX. While driving at a low speed, the contact heard a loud noise coming from the front driver side of the vehicle. Upon further inspection, the contact noticed that the front coil fractured. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who diagnosed that the front driver side coil and strut needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 05V385000 (suspension), but the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 210,000.

- Clarence, NY, USA

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