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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,000 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.

2004 Acura MDX brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 142009


  • 138,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Acura MDX. The contact stated he was involved in a minor crash due to brake failure. There were no injuries. The brakes were depressed but there was hesitation in engagement of the brakes. The vehicle sustained minor damage to the front bumper. The contact confirmed that the brakes in the vehicle were unusually soft. The dealer could not duplicate the failure in the braking system. The failure mileage was 138,000.

- Western Springs, IL, USA

problem #2

Dec 012005


  • miles
2004 Acura MDX dramatic deterioration in the braking. The consumer stated the noise has manifested into a grinding metal to metal sound. The dealer told the consumer the noise was a result of heat build up in the brakes when they get low. The right rear speaker vibrated.

- Blue Bell, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 062005


  • miles
Intermittent, random pulling to the right while braking - frequently slight and occasionally significant. On rare occasion, significant pulling to the left. Acura dealer technician and service manager claim that this in "normal."

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

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