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NHTSA — Steering Problems Seal Of


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,633 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.

2010 Acura MDX steering problems

steering problem

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2010 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 042015


  • 63,500 miles


While making left turn into a road at a signal traveling at 30 mph - 35 mph in motion, engine running - all of a sudden vehicle steering locked and couldn't straighten again. My wife ended up crashing into a road divider luckily it was around 10:30 pm in the night and didn't have vehicles either oncoming or behind. She turned off the vehicle and restarted again, vehicle acted normal. She pulled over to the curb for safety. Dealers reported they couldn't reproduce this issue. But dealer said control arm was visibly bent and need to be replaced without linking reason for the main issue. I spoke to Acura client relations to hear they cannot do much either since dealer cannot reproduce. It seems like there may be a manufacturing defect with this vehicle and no one at home wants to drive this vehicle after this incident.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #2

Mar 192014


  • 78,000 miles
Began leaking fluid, the Acura dealership said it is the steering rack and pinion. Repair cost $1800!!! this is after having the power steering pump replaced X3. I am not impressed with Acura at all and will probably trade this money pit in :( I do not know how Acura has such a reputation for being a well made vehicle.

- Strafford, MO, USA

problem #1

Jul 162011

MDX 6-cyl

  • 7,400 miles
In the middle of my roadtrip from tampa to buffalo, in one of the rest areas close to florence, SC on I-95 my steering wheel was hard to turn, realized that the power steering reservoir was empty due to a leak in my new Acura MDX 2011( ~7000 miles). Filled it up with power steering fluid and drove to an Acura dealer, who could not diagnose/fix the problem since he did not have a technician on Saturday, drove to the Acura dealer falls church, va ( since he was open on Sunday) and they diagnosed that the leak was from the power steering rack and it had to be replaced. The dealer replaced the rack and it has not leaked ever since. This is for an Acura MDX 2011 advanced package ( cannot find Acura 2011 information on vehicle tab).

- Tampa, FL, USA

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