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NHTSA — Seats Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
333 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.

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2013 Acura RDX Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 082016


  • miles


My trucks headrests are tilted so far forward that it causes significant pain in my neck. They came this way from the factory. I have to turn the headrest around to relieve the pain, which then exposes me to an even higher risk of whiplash. You idiots at NHTSA who changed the regulations so that car manufacturers had to build them this way need to repeal the law.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 302012


  • 500 miles
The brand new car was on fire by itself on October 30, 2012. It was after the hurricane sandy. My family woke up because of smelling gas from downstairs which was the attached garage to the kitchen. When my husband opened the kitchen door to the garage, he couldn't see anything but smokes. We called 911 and found out there was fire inside of the car. The fire started internally and spread out to the garage. There was sign of water that got into the garage. However, when fire fighter opened the garage door, there was no water in the garage. The front of the car was fine. The driver's seat area and the Navigator area was totally melted down. There was no power in our town since October 29, 2012. The car windows(side and the top) were open by itself. I do not understand how the car caused fire by itself. There were thousands of cars but I did not hear the flood caused the fire which was parked inside of the garage. The car was brand new and had a temperate plate. There is no smoker in my family.

- Little Ferry, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 302012

RDX 6-cyl

  • 500 miles
My new 2013 Rdx caught on fire at my garage in the day after hurricane sandy. Acura and auto insurance company(progressive) insists that the car caught on fire by flooding. However, car battery and engine are fine. Only front seat, dashboard, and navigation system were burned and the fire damaged my garage too. Furthermore it does not make sense that flooding caused fire at all. I showed my Rdx to Acura technicians, but silent. Isn't it a defect of new model?

- Little Ferry, NJ, USA

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