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NHTSA — Service Brakes Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,443 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.

2016 Acura MDX brakes problems

brakes problem

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2016 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012016


  • 30 miles


Brakes are too soft. Main brake pump has been changed in few days after delivery. Still brakes are soft and have long range for pedal to go down. Kind of do not feel the resistance. Very uncomfortable and do not feel safe.

- Chestnut Hill, MA, USA

problem #2

Dec 172015


  • 4,500 miles
The vehicle was in motion on a city street. While approaching braking and stopping traffic, the vehicle was coasting at about 20-25 mph when the brakes were applied. The brake pedal would not depress and the car continued to approach stopped traffic with no change in speed. The vehicle was maneuvered into snow along the side of the road to slow to avoid a collision, when the speed dropped down to <10 mph, it was maneuvered back onto the drive pavement and braking was effective. There were no obstructions on or near the brake pedal. The pavement was dry and clear. There was no skidding. The weather was cold (approx. 22 deg F) and the car had been sitting out overnight. The car had been running for approximately 10 minutes and driven for 5 miles before the incident occurred. The brake pedal felt occasionally "stiff" for the next couple of miles. It was then taken to a dealer for inspection, resulting in no visible or discoverable findings or defects. There were no warning lights or indications and no faults indicated in the computer.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #1

Aug 292015


  • 2,800 miles
Forward/front collision mitigation braking system didn't engage enough to reduce or avoid impact of the collision. My vehicle took a right turn at about 20-25 mph and travelled less than 2-2.5 car length before getting onto the curb and hitting an iron pillar about 2 feet high on side walk. It was a side frontal collision and the passenger side front wheel directly hit the iron pillar. The vehicle speed wasn't reduced to mitigate impact/damage from the collision and vehicle took full impact of the collision. The forward/front collision mitigation braking system must be evaluated to assess suitability to avoid collision with objects of low height.

- Taylorsville, UT, USA

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