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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems Seal Of


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,084 miles

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2010 Acura MDX lights problems

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2010 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 152011

MDX 6-cyl

  • 2,000 miles


Acura's MDX has insufficient back-up lighting, which makes it impossible to safely back up at night. It also renders the back-up camera useless. The Acura service department was unable to advice on a solution; as they tell you to move the navigation dial to brighten the light, but that did not solve the problem. It is important to note that this problem only exists if there is no additional street lighting that could assist with illuminating the area behind the vehicle. Therefore, drivers who live in a well-lit community (city) may not notice the problem. But backing up on a country road, or somewhere with no other artificial (street) lighting, there's no safe way to back up my Acura. The backup lighting is simply insufficient and does not offer a way to safely back-up the vehicle.

- Athens, OH, USA

problem #1

May 242012

MDX 6-cyl

  • 18,167 miles
On 2 different times my vehicle accelerated on its own resulting in an accident. The first time was on or about May 24, 2011. I was pulling into a parking space of an apartment complex. It was around 5:30 pm. I was driving slowly (between 2-3 mph) as there was a construction crew working directly behind the parking space in which I was going to park. I was making a right hand turn into the parking space. As I proceeded into the parking space my left foot was on the floor and my right foot was on the brake, alternating between braking and idling. I was not using the accelerator, just the brake and the idling engine. As I approached the curb to my final stop, the car suddenly lunged forward over the curb and hit a tree. I reported these details to the Acura dealership when I took the car in for repairs. I told the representative that something was wrong with the car and they needed to check the acceleration. About a month later my car was returned to me and the representative at the dealership said they did not find anything wrong with accelerator. About 10 months later (March 2013) a similar acceleration happened. This time I was pulling into a parking space in a parking lot. I entered the parking space by making a right turn. My left foot was on the floor; my right foot was on the break. There was only 1 other car in the parking lot. It was about 10:30 am. I was alternating between braking and idling. Just before the final stop the car lunged forward hitting a brick wall. The dealership recognized me from my previous visit. I told the representative what happened. I told him that something was wrong with the car it is not suppose to accelerate like it did. Once again the car was repaired and I was told there was nothing wrong with the car. I said this car is a safety hazard; I am not going to drive the car. I left the car there.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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