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NHTSA — Fuel/Propulsion System Problems

1.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
111,938 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #11

Nov 112016

MDX

  • 123,034 miles

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

Transmission failed today 123K. Called customer service what a joke. Emissions light on and air bags are faulty. What a lemon. Nevet buy Acura. On a city street car just down shifted and stopped. Needless to say it was 20 degree's outside. Acura doesnt see thus as a safety hazard? confused and mad really mad. I cant believe they are still getting away with this. I've had my fill with foreign junk. I froze walking home think I have frost bite on my fingers.

- Decatur, IN, USA

problem #10

Oct 022016

MDX

  • 105,000 miles
The fuel gauge indicated that the tank was half empty. As soon as I began to fuel the car, the fuel overflowed spilling on the vehicle. I suspect that the fuel vapor recovery system might be defective.

- Waukegan, IL, USA

problem #9

Jul 252015

MDX

  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Acura MDX. While in park, the vehicle's RPM gauge idled high when started. While driving 10 mph, the RPM gauge displayed high rpms even when the accelerator pedal was not depressed. The fuel gauge was also not displaying the correct readings. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 94,000.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #8

Sep 212011

MDX 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles

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

I am the sole owner of my 2004 Acura MDX touring package. It just turned 200,000 miles but this gas pumping problem has been occurring for several years. When attempting to pump gas, fuel repeatedly backs up in the neck and trips off the gas pump, making a routine stop at the gas station a nightmare. You can only pump at the lowest speed and even then the gas pump still trips off because fuel backs up to the top of the neck. From on line research, I suspect the issue to be a faulty anti siphoning device (asd) which closes off in the neck and prevents fuel from passing, thereby backing up and tripping off the gas pump. It can take 30 minutes or more to fill the tank with gas...that is if you have enough patience to stand there that long. This is simply not reasonable and Honda should recall this model and make the necessary repairs. With the other multiple complaint entries for the same issue there is clearly a problem with this make/model. I have been told the only solution to repair the asd is to replace the entire gas tank, which is roughly $1000. I respectfully request this issue be addressed for everyone experiencing this problem.

- Hilliard, OH, USA

problem #7

Jul 012014

MDX

  • 187,000 miles
While trying to fill the gasoline tank recently, I could only add.2 to.3 gallon at time. The gasoline cuts off intermittently. I took the SUV to my local repair shop, where I was told it was a common problem with this model. They recommended I take it to the dealer. The local repair shop recommendation was as follows: 1) replace the filler neck, 2) replace the orvr vaper valve and 3) possibly replace the gasoline tank. This SUV has been maintained, looks and drives great. It is one owner, has 187,000 miles and I would like to keep until 250,000 miles.

- Baton Rouge , LA, USA

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problem #6

Dec 212013

MDX

  • 110,500 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Acura MDX. The contact stated that she could smell fuel and exhaust fumes coming from under the hood. In addition, the check engine light remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the evap system purge control valve had a circuit shortage. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 110,500.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #5

Jul 022012

MDX

  • 87,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Acura MDX. The contact stated that gasoline spilled to the ground while refueling. The failure was experienced numerous times. The dealer was contacted and advised that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04V541000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 87,000 and the current mileage 88,050.

- Willingboro , NJ, USA

problem #4

Jan 182013

MDX 6-cyl

  • 84,500 miles
As I was attempting to put gasoline into my vehicle (it still had 1/4 of a tank), with the nozzle on automatic (as opposed to manual), after about five seconds, the pump shut off and gasoline spewed out of the car at the intake location. I was splashed with gasoline. Thinking that I had placed the nozzle incorrectly, I tried it again with the same result. I was again splashed with gasoline. I then wondered if there was something wrong with the gas pump and I moved to a different pump at the same station. Again, I had the same result, but I was splashed less as I had anticipated what ultimately happened. I told my husband what had happened, and the next day, he went to the station with me. He was able to dribble some gasoline into the tank with the nozzle on manual. I looked up the problem on the internet and discovered the same issue with several vehicles of the same year, make and model. On 12/21/13, I called the dealership and informed them of the issue, and I called Acura customer care to report it. It was seen at the dealership on 12/22/13. Two parts were replaced -- "canister assy" and "mod. Canister D" (not the gas tank) on 12/23/13, as the parts had failed functional testing. I picked up the vehicle at approximately 2:45 pm on 12/23/13, drove to a gas station, put the nozzle in the intake location and had the exact same result as before. Gasoline spewed out and sprayed me again. I have safety concerns on a couple of levels: The spilled/spewed gasoline poses a fire hazard for me, the vehicle, the gas station, and those people around me who are also filling up, and having gasoline spilled on me is an obvious health hazard.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #3

Nov 282012

MDX 6-cyl

  • 91,285 miles
Through out this year I have attempted to fill my gas tank several times and the hose keeps tripping off after a couple seconds. I can't put more than two or three gallons in my car and it takes forever to do that. Gas runs out of the tank on to the side of the car and the tires. This past summer I had the Acura dealer repair the problem. They could not determine a solution. I paid about $150.

- Lewis Center, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 012011

MDX

  • 70,000 miles
My car makes a grinding noise and vibrates when I am accelerating and hit 30-35 mph.

- Oak Park, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 132011

MDX 6-cyl

  • 149,000 miles
When ever we try to fill our car we get about 1/2 of a gallon of gas and the gas pump stops and gas goes down the side of the car.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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