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NHTSA — Electrical System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,167 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.

2008 Acura RDX electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Acura RDX Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 022015


  • 97,500 miles


While driving at about 35 mph, an electrical warning light came on. I was braking for a red light. After stopping at the light I took my foot off the gas. The car hestitated about 3 seconds before it was able to move forward, warning came on to shut down unecessary power.. I was barely able to pull car off the road. It would not move more than two feet after I got it off the road. An hour later the car would be able to drive to the tow truck, but the electrical system then shut down totally. Restarted the car again to move to tow truck. It is in shop for service now. The car had just been checked for A1 service and Acura and passed inspection as well.

- West Chester , PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 012013

RDX 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Acura Rdx. The contact stated that while exiting the vehicle, the driver's side seat belt failed to retract properly after being unbuckled. In addition, the speedometer failed to properly display an accurate speed rate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis but they were unable to duplicate the problem. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 10/29/13 the consumer stated the dealer and manufacturer were unwilling to test the vehicle. Some advised only Acura could test/repair the vehicle. The consumer also was advised the tools needed where too expensive for the vehicle to be tested for the odometer failure.

- Newport Beach , CA, USA

problem #1

May 062013

RDX 4-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Acura Rdx turbo. The contact stated that the speedometer and odometer were providing inaccurate readings. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the technician refused to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 56,000.

- Newport Beach, CA, USA

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