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NHTSA — Electrical System: Battery Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,992 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.

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2005 Acura MDX electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 122009


  • 49,900 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Acura MDX. While driving approximately 65 mph she heard a loud noise outside of the vehicle. The "vsa" and "exclamation mark" warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel, and then the vehicle began to jerk violently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician detected a power surge in the battery, but no repairs were made. There was a separate occasion when an identical failure occurred accompanied by a loss of vehicle control. However, the driver was able to gain control. The failure mileage was 49,900. The current mileage was 49,950.

- Bellbrook, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 212006

MDX 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,085 miles
: the contact stated while driving 20mph the airbag light illuminated without warning and the engine stalled. The engine would not restart and the battery was discharged. Afterwards, the airbag and tire mounting light illuminated. The vehicle was seen by the dealer and the battery was replaced. The dealer determined the navigation unit was draining the battery. The engine stalling persisted and the vehicle lost all power. The engine was restarted but continued to stall. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who determined there was a short within the airbag SRS module wiring. Although the airbag problem was corrected, the stalling continued. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for further inspection, but the dealer was unable to duplicate the stalling problem.

- Asbury, NJ, USA

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