hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
119,733 miles

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2001 Acura MDX steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 112015


  • 221,200 miles


A bolt fell out of my rack in pinion steering. It caused me to lose a lot of control of the steering while driving (just before getting on a highway). I still had some steering, but I had to drive slow and the direction of the steering wheel had no relation to my direction. (I.e. the steering wheel was at 90 degrees and I was proceeding straight.) eventually, I completely lost the ability to turn left. Note: I am reporting this, because Acura failed to include me in a recall of a shock, because they did a regional recall. I bought and drove the car for 4 years in cleveland, oh (included). But I moved to Colorado (excluded) and I was not covered. My shock broke Dec 24th on a highway and the tire shreded at 55mph. Acura took tons of info from me, but took no responsibility.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #2

Nov 292015


  • 138,000 miles
Suspension clunk. All speeds. Traveling straight or turning if front wheels traverse a moderate change in road surface or over a small piece of debris there is a loud clunk heard from within the cabin. Sound is also produced when driving forward at low speeds (10-20 mph) and turning the steering wheel side to side in fairly rapid succession (steering wheel direction change in every 0.5-1 second). The front shock absorbers have been replaced without change in symptoms. My concern is that there could be a steering/suspension component that with greater force, e.g. in an accident, or traversing a significant road hazard like a pothole at high speeds, or even a reactive quick turn of the steering wheel to avoid a potential threat to vehicle and passenger safety, could result in a failure of the causative clunking part(s) resulting in loss of control of the vehicle and/or a collision.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #1

May 312010


  • miles
I have a 2001 Acura MDX. When driven through large puddles, the car loses power. There's no power steering or power breaks. This car is an SUV, it shouldbe able to handle standing water (up to the curb). It occurred twice within a matter of minutes, going through two puddles.

- Naperville, IL, USA

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