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NHTSA — Structure: Frame And Members Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Acura MDX body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 222008

MDX

  • 61,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2002 Acura MDX. The contact noticed that whenever the speed reached between 20-35 mph, the gears would stick. In addition, the check engine indicator began illuminating on the instrument panel. The dealer stated that the transmission was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. Immediately following the repair, the gears became even more difficult to shift than before the repair was performed. The vehicle was driven back to the dealer, but they could not duplicate the failure. The following day, while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle began smoking from the rear and all of the warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle stalled and was towed to the nearest Acura dealer. The contact was informed that the intermediate bracket failed, which caused the transmission to fail. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer stated that they would issue a new transmission, but were not liable for the repairs for the intermediate bracket. The current mileage was 61,900 and failure mileage was 61,000.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #4

Apr 032007

MDX 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
Two motor mounts have been identified as broken (1) or cracked (1). These are the right and front motor mounts on an Acura MDX 2002. The vehicle has only 61,000 miles on it. Based on an internet search and check of the consumer reports web site, this appears to be a common problem for the Acura MDX.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 262005

MDX

  • 39,000 miles
Consumer concerned about potential design problem with Honda & Acura vehicles re towing vehicle behind a motorhome, 2002 Acura MDX broke loose fm motorhome at the unibody frame.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #2

Apr 262005

MDX

  • 39,000 miles
Consumer concerned about potential design problem with Honda & Acura vehicles re towing vehicle behind a motorhome, 2002 Acura MDX broke loose fm motorhome at the unibody frame.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #1

Apr 262005

MDX

  • miles
Concern regarding towing Honda automobiles behind a motor home. The consumer stated the vehicle broke away from the motor home at the unibody frame at 89-9 mph and T-boned a light standard and rolled into the desert. The vehicle had a break away system on the vehicle with a regular brake system that operates from the motor home brake system, but neither of them worked.

- Henderson, NV, USA

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