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NHTSA — Electronic Stability Control Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,000 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.

2003 Acura MDX brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 252009


  • 61,000 miles


While driving the vehicle the vsa light came on and vehicle started to make weird noise (by the gas and brake pedal) and then the vehicle would stop by itself. Call the dealer and they say it was due to the tire being in a puddle of water for a long period. It rained today and my vehicle was parked outside but the puddle of water was no deeper than 1 in. I was very fortunate that they were not any vehicles following behind me when the car stopped all of a sudden. Please advise and check the issue with the vsa system since there are a lot of threads on google and yahoo search engine in regards to problems with Acura's vsa system. This is not the first time this incident had occurred.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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