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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems

8.3

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,200 miles

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2012 Acura MDX lights problems

lights problem

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2012 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 222013

MDX 6-cyl

  • 7,400 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Honda Acura MDX, the vehicle provides a backup camera to display the rear view when the vehicle backs up. However the camera system does not work at night under street light. The driver barely sees anything at rear through the video display even it is set at night mode and it is turned to max. Bright level. I almost hit a child when I tried to backup the car with the rear view though the camera and I thought it was clear but it is not. It is a very dangerous and it could kill a child. Acura should never install such poor quality cameras on its high end vehicles. Or Acura should put a clear warning mark beside the display which warns driver never use it at night. Comparing to the other brand rear view cameras I never heard such stories that they are not be able to work at night. There are complaints on the web and many people are experiencing this problem. I hope Acura will replace the camera and prevent it from an accident really happened.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 052012

MDX 6-cyl

  • 1,000 miles
The rear back up camera does not provide adequate brightness at night. With the screen brightness set to max, I am unable to discern objects behind on the screen at night especially in rain. The camera lens is clean. This is significantly worse compared to my prior 2008 Acura MDX, and compared to other vehicles that I own and have driven with similar cameras. The dealer says that it is a frequent complaint.

- Solon, OH, USA

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