NHTSA — Seats: Front Assembly: Seat Heater/Cooler Problems

1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
105,000 miles

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2005 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 222012

MDX 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles

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

It was a cold night in January and I was using the seat heater. My wife was with me. We smelled smoke as my driver's seat got very warm. We never saw flames, but there was smoke. We immediately pulled over and turned the seat off. It left a hole about the size of dime in my leather seats. I have contacted Acura corporate to no avail. My car is out of warranty and they refuse to admit any issue. Based on their assessment, I should have allowed the car to go up in flames, which would have happen had I not shut off the heater.

- Dothan, AL, USA

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