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NHTSA — Structure: Body Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
116,333 miles

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2004 Acura MDX body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 112013


  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Acura MDX. During inclement weather, there was a leak on both front floorboards and underneath the front driver's seat. As a result, there was an accumulation of moisture and mold. In addition, while driving at 20 mph and attempting to come to a halt, the contact's foot slipped from the brake pedal onto the accelerator pedal due to the moisture. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- St Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 132016


  • 90,000 miles
My Acura MDX 2004 has had the window regulators replaced three times and now both windows are broken again. When the window slams down into the door frame it makes a terrifying noise which has caused me to nearly wreck twice. The worst incident was when a regulator failed and I caught a piece of plastic road debris in the face (couldn't close the window) going approx 70mph on the freeway. I have a scar on my forehead and was covered in blood. I thought that I had bad luck for a while, but have researched it, and this is not just me. Thousands of Honda and Acura drivers have the same problem. Most have replaced regulators many times in the same vehicle. Please please do something to make Acura/Honda provide a free and reliable solution to this massive problem. I can't pay another bill for this and am using cardboard and a garbage bag over the windows now.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #1

Jun 122013

MDX 6-cyl

  • 139,000 miles
I was pulling into drive way when I shut off truck took keys out, shut door, as garage door was opening. Car started rolling back... I opened door tried to press on emerg. Brake with hand as im running with vehicle as it is rolling back, wouldn't stop. I realized the gear wasn't in park, it was in reverse, but with no keys I tried to put gear into park, wouldn't move without keys, I hopped in, put keys in ignition and turned car on, as I was putting the gear in park, the vehicle reared forward and I pressed on breaks but it wouldn't stop. The car was moving forward as I was pressing on the breaks, needless to say, it did not stop until I ran into the garage door as it was coming back down, and both myself were half way into my son's garage door, wall, and shelving, items, all damaged by my rolling backward Acura......because the car was in a fast speed, I tried to avoid going straight into the garage, to avoid going into the bedroom, so I swerved inward toward the wall... the garage door would not lift up off the truck, so I asked my grandson to push on the switch on wall while I lift on the garage door, as we worked together with no keys in ignition, motor off, on the count of 5,4,3,2,1.....I lift, he pushes, and guess what......there goes M car.....starts rolling back...right into my son's [parked...vehicle....damage...3 claims in one day.....3 deductibles in one day......when I called insur...I was asked if vehicle was drivable?... when I started it. It made a loud roaring sound and would not go into reverse.......then I found out a recall was out on my vehicle.... and I hate to think that all the times I drove in the vehicle with my grandson.....I just had 2 back surgeries and 2 knee replacements, ... as I was running with my vehicle, I injured my back and knee and I cannot work for a while.. all thanks to Acura...

- Maricopa, AZ, USA

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