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NHTSA — Traction Control System Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,437 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.

2005 Acura MDX brakes problems

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2005 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 122014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Acura MDX. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V320000 (air bags), 13V092000 (service brakes, hydraulic, traction control system), and 12V573000 (electrical system); however, the parts to do the recall repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- St.Thomas, VI, USA

problem #2

Feb 192013

MDX 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Acura MDX. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, he heard a grinding noise and the vehicle pulled to the passenger's side and decelerated independently. The contact stated that the failure recurred the following day while driving 45 mph. After a third failure, the contact had the vehicle towed to the dealer. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 13V092000 (service brakes, hydraulic, traction control system) was previously done on the vehicle. After the repairs were completed, the TPMS, vsa, and traction control lights illuminated then the failure recurred. The contact had the vehicle towed back to the dealer who revealed a yaw sensor code via the diagnostic test. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The failure mileage was not available.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 162010


  • 70,311 miles
Driving on city street 1 block from entering freeway I felt a strange grabbing and vibration type sensation from my 2005 MDX. A few feet further the car felt like I had stepped on brakes and gas at the same time and literally stopped in the middle of the street. The car behind swerved and barely missed me. I managed to get the vehicle to the side of the road and called Acura roadside assistance. Had I been on the freeway this would have caused a multiple car collision the roadside assistance was wonderful but I feel that since I only have 70,000 miles on this car; this should not have happened and the locking of the wheels at any speed is unacceptable. The repair was a replacement of the modulator assembly ABS/vsa at a cost of $$1653. I just keep wondering what would have happened had I been on the freeway driving 70 miles per hour.

- East Wenatchee, WA, USA

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