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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,100 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.

2012 Acura MDX engine problems

engine problem

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2012 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 192012


  • 200 miles


When driving using acc, the vehicle brakes (not consistently) when approaching a large truck in the lane next to lane I am driving in. This has happened since new and has been reported at least 10 times to dealer and they say they can't reproduce the issue. Gas mileage is 12mpg in town and 19mpg on freeway, sticker was 16/23. I have complained about this since new and they drive the car and say they are getting correct mileage, then they told me the brakes needed to be replaced and the rotors needed grinding. I was assured by the service writer that my mileage would be much better, with a wink of an eye. I left the next day for 600 mile drive and my mileage was 20mgp in town and 27mpg on freeway, this lasted for about two months. Temperature guage for outside temp has never worked. On hot days it will read 64 when it is 105 outside. I am told I have to drive at least 20mph for thirty seconds for the temp to increase each degree. Absurd, however, even this tactic does not work.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 062012


  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Acura MDX. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle rpms suddenly increased as the vehicle lunged forward. The contact also stated that the vehicle experienced an unintentional acceleration and failed to shift properly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on multiple occasions but the cause of the failure was not determined and the contact was informed that the vehicle was operating normally. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 2,000.

- Long Beach, NY, USA

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