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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,967 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 062009


  • 85,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Acura MDX. The contact stated that she parked the vehicle and left it in drive; yet, when she removed the key out of the ignition, the vehicle rolled down the driveway. Honda was contacted and they stated that there was nothing they could do. The vehicle was not repaired. This failure has been present for approximately one month. The failure mileage was approximately 85,000. The current mileage was 95,200. Updated 12/22/10

- N Palm Beach , FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 012010


  • 145,000 miles
I have a 2003 Acura MDX which has a defective ignition switch interlock mechanism. When in drive I can turn the engine off and remove the key. I have had the car roll away momentarily. The problem is exactly the same as described in the Honda recall issued 8/9/10 for 2003 Accord, civic and element vehicles.

- Keasbey, NJ, USA

problem #1

May 302006


  • 42,900 miles
The key can be removed from the ignition while the vehicle is still in gear even though the vehicle is stopped allowing the vehicle to still roll if on an incline or bumped.

- Rochester, NY, USA

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