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NHTSA — Steering Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
106,349 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 072011


  • 108,000 miles


The issue at hand regarding the vsa (vehicle stability) for which a recall had already been issued. My vehicle was taken in and received the recall. This however did not resolve the issue which is a serious issue many others I have spoken with face. The "yaw rate sensor" malfunctions causing similar but more dangerous situations than the "wiring harness" Acura claims to have resolved the vsa issue. There is a loud grinding noise, the left front tire seems to brake very hard pulling my vehicle into oncoming traffic and nearly flipping the vehicle the on 7/28/15 at 65 mph. The situation is extreme as others are experiencing. It is not a brief and non drastic pull. If both hands are not on the wheel at the time of malfunction the vehicle may very well flip over. I took my vehicle into the dealership explaining the issue figuring the issue was linked to the recall; however, it is not. The yaw rate sensor is causing my car to think I'm spinning out which immediately stops sending power to the front left tire causing my car to veer hard to the left. They wanted $75 for an inspection as well as $1200 to resolve the issue. This seems like an extremely dangerous issue for there not to be a recall. Please look into other who have experienced the issue.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #3

Dec 132014


  • 186,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Acura MDX. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 20 mph, the steering wheel seized and the vehicle stalled without warning. As a result, the contact crashed into another vehicle. A police report was not filed. The driver sustained a head injury that did not require medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 186,000.

- Garfield, NJ, USA

problem #2

Sep 202012

MDX 6-cyl

  • 106,000 miles
The driver side front brake randomly applies even if you don't touch the brakes. It pulls into oncoming traffic. The vsa! light comes on every time signaling an issue with the traffic control. There was recall that was supposed to fix the issue however it did not. It can occur at 70 mph or 5 mph, there is no rhyme to why it occurs however I fear for my wife and my children when it is driven.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #1

Nov 012007

MDX 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,395 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Acura MDX. While driving 55-60 mph and when the brake pedal is depressed, the steering wheel shakes and vibrates. The dealer has had the vehicle five out of the eight weeks that the contact has owned the vehicle. After being diagnosed several different times, she was finally informed that the brand new tires were cupping and causing the failure. The current mileage was 31,000 and failure mileage was 25,395.

- High Point, NC, USA

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