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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
157,563 miles

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2003 Acura MDX fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 112016


  • 120,000 miles


I have had to replace the fuel filler pipe 3 times because it leaked fuel vapors and caused the check engine light to come on. All 3 part replacements were genuine Acura parts. The replacements took place in 2010(metro Acura), 2013(dan's mobile and smog station) and 2016(dan's mobile and smog station). The last failure was caused by the crimping of the metal gas cap fitting to the plastic fuel filler pipe during the part manufacturing process. The crimping went through the plastic and caused the fumes to leak. These fumes are very noticeable in the cabin of the car and create the possibility of explosion. All 3 replacements have cost me about $500. I reported this matter to Acura client services but they were unconcerned.

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 092015


  • 195,126 miles
I can not go pass 25mph the truck will reeve up, then turn off after driving for one mile. The engine mount, shakes. I was told it is a transmission issue. Sometimes the gears don't switch from original position, ex. Park to drive.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

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