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NHTSA — Power Train: Driveline: Differential Unit Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

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2011 Acura MDX drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2011 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 012012

MDX 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles


While driving on highway the car the began shaking followed by a booming sound- similar to a tire explosion - and eventually tires locked up causing vehicle to skid. Dealer repair shop diagnosed as a "rear differential failure" and repaired. However, two days after the repair, the problem manifested again, this time there was no "shaking" and wheels seemed to lock up while driving at 40 mph causing driver to lose control and car to skid.

- Fairfax Station, VA, USA

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