really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,153 miles

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2005 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #9

Sep 122014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Acura MDX. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V320000 (air bags), 13V092000 (service brakes, hydraulic, traction control system), and 12V573000 (electrical system); however, the parts to do the recall repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- St.Thomas, VI, USA

problem #8

Mar 142016


  • miles
I financed a car from a dealer in 3-2016 car was not able to start so the dealer informed me what was the problem and it was that I was using the wrong key. Dealer also said that I can take the car to a mechanic to see if there are any issues with the car took it to pep boys and over 20 issues showed from lack of oil to control arm shaking I had road safety issues and I informed the dealer and he told me to take it to his mechanic and he will give me a discount that's when I started looking at the dealer with suspension I did a car fax and the dealer had an inspection sticker on the car from March the day if financed the car but on car fax it shown that they inspected the car in December of 2015 2 weeks later the air bag sensor shows I called the dealer and he told me not to call no more or he will call the police. I sent him a letter to fix the problems and he just ignored me.. so now im at my last steps... I only had the car for 2 months and all of these safety issues are showing what can I do now......

- Far Rockaway, NY, USA

problem #7

Sep 072011


  • 108,000 miles
The issue at hand regarding the vsa (vehicle stability) for which a recall had already been issued. My vehicle was taken in and received the recall. This however did not resolve the issue which is a serious issue many others I have spoken with face. The "yaw rate sensor" malfunctions causing similar but more dangerous situations than the "wiring harness" Acura claims to have resolved the vsa issue. There is a loud grinding noise, the left front tire seems to brake very hard pulling my vehicle into oncoming traffic and nearly flipping the vehicle the on 7/28/15 at 65 mph. The situation is extreme as others are experiencing. It is not a brief and non drastic pull. If both hands are not on the wheel at the time of malfunction the vehicle may very well flip over. I took my vehicle into the dealership explaining the issue figuring the issue was linked to the recall; however, it is not. The yaw rate sensor is causing my car to think I'm spinning out which immediately stops sending power to the front left tire causing my car to veer hard to the left. They wanted $75 for an inspection as well as $1200 to resolve the issue. This seems like an extremely dangerous issue for there not to be a recall. Please look into other who have experienced the issue.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #6

Mar 242015


  • 120,374 miles


I, along with my wife, pulled out of the parking slot with seat belts securely fastened and started driving. After a few seconds the car went into sudden acceleration. I had no control on brakes or accelerator. I had to find a way to stop the car. I steer the car on to middle curb of the parking lot. First I hit the gate, which was flexible and did not stop the car. Next thing I hit was a light pole. The car stopped with both air bags deployed, lot of damage to car (completely totaled) and causing personal injury to me and my wife who was in the passenger seat. Due to the speed of the car, the concrete base was lifted from the ground and the pole fell in front away from the car. We both checked into the hospital immediately after the crash. This was caused by manufacturing defect in the car. The reason I say this is because: A) I just left the prayer hall, where I go frequently and am familiar with the surrounding where other cars are parked and moving, people are walking to and from their cars, and had no reason to accelerate; B) I have been driving accident free for past 39 years, my driving record speaks for itself; C) driving is required in the profession I am in, where I have to visit clients few times a week; D) I am familiar with the car because I have been driving this car for over 4 years. E) I am a family man and not a reckless driver. I care too much for my family, and especially my grandson, to take a chance like this; F) I am perfectly healthy and conscious about my surroundings. It has been six weeks and we are still experiencing pain from the injury. I believe something needs to be done to avoid such incidents in future. This crash could have been fatal.

- Northbrook, IL, USA

problem #5

Sep 202012

MDX 6-cyl

  • 106,000 miles
The driver side front brake randomly applies even if you don't touch the brakes. It pulls into oncoming traffic. The vsa! light comes on every time signaling an issue with the traffic control. There was recall that was supposed to fix the issue however it did not. It can occur at 70 mph or 5 mph, there is no rhyme to why it occurs however I fear for my wife and my children when it is driven.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #4

Mar 012013


  • 123,000 miles
Well when I did a sudden emergency stop because a car in front of me slammed their brakes I noticed that my brakes didn't lock up to cause the ABS system to trigger in case I had to do some maneuvering. Honda evidently recalled brake boosters in some of their other model cars but not this one. This maybe the problem not sure. But it's awfully dangerous. I am on a Acura MDX forum and there are others who've complained about it.

- Lackawanna, NY, USA

problem #3

Feb 192013

MDX 6-cyl

  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Acura MDX. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, he heard a grinding noise and the vehicle pulled to the passenger's side and decelerated independently. The contact stated that the failure recurred the following day while driving 45 mph. After a third failure, the contact had the vehicle towed to the dealer. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 13V092000 (service brakes, hydraulic, traction control system) was previously done on the vehicle. After the repairs were completed, the TPMS, vsa, and traction control lights illuminated then the failure recurred. The contact had the vehicle towed back to the dealer who revealed a yaw sensor code via the diagnostic test. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The failure mileage was not available.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #2

Feb 072013


  • 184,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Acura MDX. The contact stated that driving 55 mph, the vehicle would veer to the right and then the brake would engage independently. In addition, the vehicle stability assist (vsa) warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was previously repaired under a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 13V092000 (service brakes, hydraulic, traction control system). The same day the recall remedy was performed, the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for the most recent defect. The technician stated the failure was contributed to the yaw sensor. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 184,000. The VIN was not available.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 102010

MDX 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
The brake will apply on its own and the brake lights will not come on because you don't press the pedal which would trigger the brake switch to turn the brake lights on. This is a very serious issue as it has happened to me numerous times at high speed. Note I sent to Acura during the uncommanded brake issue, it describes the issue etc.. this is , I had brought my 2005 MDX which I bought new from you back in 2005 in for the uncommanded brake application issue on Feb 10th 2010. As you know when this issue happens the brake applies itself when my foot is on the gas pedal and sometimes the vsa and ! light come on and sometimes they do not. On the 10th I drove the car with you mechanic and we had a brief experience of the issue but because of traffic I had to apply the brake and when my foot was off of the brake it still applied itself and then released and then applied again without me touching the pedal. The most serious of the issues is when my foot is on the gas and the brake applies itself. On that day your mechanic did a bunch of tests from the service manual for dtc 66 & 68 including: -- "the jiggle" test to see if something was loose and would trigger a code -- battery test for voltage -- ground connection to body clean and reset -- vsa connector was taken off and put back on -- codes were reset there is more but the length is greater than allowable maximum of '1,901'.

- Hopewell Junction, NY, USA

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