really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
138,741 miles

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2006 Acura MDX brakes problems

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2006 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 192020


  • 148,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Acura MDX. The contact stated while driving at 40 mph, the accelerator pedal was released and the vehicle stopped independently. The contact stated that the vehicle stability assist (vsa) warning light was illuminated. The contact associated the failure with NHTSA campaign number: 13V092000 (service brakes, hydraulic) with the failure. The vehicle was taken to los gatos Acura located at 16151 los gatos blvd, los gatos, ca 95032, and the dealer was informed of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not informed of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 148,000.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 122019


  • 147,000 miles
IżM looking over recalls on kelley blue book site

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

problem #5

May 012016


  • 98,000 miles
As I was driving in a parking lot, I went to apply my brakes as I am turning my car. The brakes felt hard all of a sudden even though I barely applied pressure. The break petal had a grinding sound and applied extreme pressure to break my car by itself. It felt as if my car was being thrown from side to side. This happened several times in parking lots. This has also happened about 3 times on the highway. While driving and going down a small hill on the highway I barely applied the break but the car break felt hard and weird as I barely pressed it. It felt and sounded like a grinding loud noise and cause my car to pull very hard to the right as if it was going to throw me off the highway. Thankfully each of those few times I was driving around 30 mph. Each occasion the vsa light came on and/or started blinking. I have taken my car to the gary force Acura dealership in brentwood, tn on August 9, 2019. They proceeded to do breakdown of my car and told me I needed a new wiring harness and capacitor that would cost over $1500. They told me my car wasnżT included in the recall that was issued on March 13, 2013. My vsa light continues to stay on and I still am experiencing these problems. I can not afford these parts for my car and feel that Acura should include my vehicle in this recall. I fear for the safety of myself, my husband, and my 17 year old daughter as she has started driving and using our Acura MDX 2006. NHTSA recall 13V-092 mfr campaign id S89 recall date 3/13/2013

- Dickson, TN, USA

problem #4

Mar 092019


  • 170,000 miles


On 3/9, I was parking my 2006 MDX in an indoor parking garage. About 15 feet from a wall, it took off real fast. I pressed harder on the brakes, but it slammed into the wall so hard. The air bag deployed, smoke came out & the alarm went off until a passerby disconnected the battery. I couldn't stand up for a few minutes. My insurance co. Decided it was totalled & had it towed to our house instead of a body shop, then only gave me its book value. I still have many bruises all over my body and my nose bled for a while and was swollen for a week. The seat belt cut into my neck and its impact left severe bruises on my chest. The impact made both my replaced knees bruise and hurt. I had lower back for many days. Pohanka Acura dealership told me this is an Acura company issue. Google didn't show any recalls on Acura MDX accelerators. But, many people have had the same problem I had with their MDX. While braking, the car goes faster instead. On 3/11, and after many left messages to Acura, Acura finally called. I requested that someone will check the accelerator, B4 it was towed away. He said I needed to fix the car and bring it back to its original new state. After that, Acura will then look at it and determine if the accelerator had issues. I'm very relieved I didn't die. I'm still not sure if I might develop any permanent physical problems from this accident. The shock, trauma and injuries were unnecessary. I'm also very glad I didnżT kill anyone. I would never have been able to live with myself. I wasn't prepared to buy another car now. I was planning on keeping it for at least 2 more years. Besides losing my car, I was exposed to extreme danger, stress, fear and physical harm, because of the the negligence on Acura's part. I hope this matter will be taken seriously and Acura will stand behind its reputable name and fix the problem.

- Chantilly, VA, USA

problem #3

Dec 242018


  • 202,185 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Acura MDX. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle failed to come to a complete stop while the brake pedal was depressed. The contact stated that the vehicle started to jerk and, as a result, rear ended another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. There were no injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The dealer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 202,185.

- Johnson City, TN, USA

problem #2

May 152015


  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Acura MDX. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vsa and the ECU warning lights illuminated. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was undetermined. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V092000 (service brakes, hydraulic, traction control system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000.

- Fort Plains, IN, USA

problem #1

Aug 242015

MDX 6-cyl

  • 101,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Acura MDX. While attempting to park in a residential garage, an abnormal noise emitted from the engine. The brakes were engaged and the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into the garage door. The vehicle then accelerated independently in reverse, made a turn, and crashed into a parked vehicle before stopping in a neighbor's front yard. The front driver side curtain air bag deployed. The contact mentioned that the vehicle spun around approximately four times in the middle of the street before coming to a complete stop. A police report was filed. The contact and passenger sustained minor injuries and both required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 101,000....updated 09/28/15

- Rancho Cordav, CA, USA

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