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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 102013


  • miles


The contact owns a 2003 Acura MDX. The contact stated while driving approximately 25 mph the steering wheel seized without warning. The vehicle was turned off and it resumed normally upon restarting. The failure recurred; however, the failure had not been diagnosed nor was the vehicle repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 052003


  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Acura MDX. The contact stated that while driving over a puddle of water, the steering wheel seized. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer for a diagnostic test. The dealer stated the steering wheel occurrence was a normal characteristic of the vehicle. The dealer explained that when water entered the drive line, it would cause the steering to lock and once the water was dry, the steering wheel would correct itself. No repairs were made to the vehicle. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

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