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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Exhaust System: Emission Control: Catalytic Convertor Problems

9.5

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,024 miles

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2003 Acura MDX exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2003 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 312003

MDX 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,573 miles

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

Noxious odor inside and outside of vehicle. Acura has refused to repair vehicle, insisting odor is normal. Catalytic converter has been replaced twice, problem still persists. Hydrogen sulfide is proven to cause damage to the respiratory system. Smell has not subsided. Acura refuses to repair to customer satisfaction. Dealership has tried to help but Acura Corp. Will not allow them to go any further. Car now has 15, 000 miles and still has persistent odor coming from catalytic converter. Acura has advised us to pursue litigious means.

- No. Woodmere, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 162003

MDX 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
Noxious sulfur odor inside and outside the vehicle which is likely related to the catalytic converter. I was first advised that Acura knew of this problem which was related to a new pellet inside of the converter. Acura now says that there is no problem. I am being advised that this terrible odor is normal on this vehicle.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 172003

MDX 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Noxious odor inside and outside vehicle due to catalytic converter over working Acura insists this is normal and has advised us to continue driving car while causing my family to become nauseous from the odor. Manufacturer has advised us to pursue litigious means.

- No. Woodmere, NY, USA

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