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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50 miles

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2009 Acura RDX transmission problems

transmission problem

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2009 Acura RDX Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 192009


  • 50 miles


Vehicle fails to shift and hits rev limiter stoping all forward momentum. Merging into traffic, this almost caused an accident. This vehicle is marketed as an automatic, but when the car is put in "S", you have to use the shifters to shift, however if you are in even a slight turn, you cannot access the shifters as they turn with the steering wheel. There are no warnings of this huge safety issue. Acura has been contacted an refuses to look at my vehicle.

- Plainfield, IL, USA

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