2008 Acura MDX brakes NHTSA complaints: Service Brakes, Hydraulic

NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems

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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,343 miles

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2008 Acura MDX brakes problems

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2008 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012009


  • 10,000 miles


My brakes have been spongy. The brake pedal has a lot of travel and on a few occasions, it actually when all the way down. The car stops but I feel uncomfortable. It feels like that hydraulic fluid compressed way too much. Brought back to the dealer and they said it was ok. Can I get the Acura to do something about this?

- Arcadia, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 222010


  • 24,000 miles
2008 Acura MDX should be included in the Honda brake recall. I have been experiencing very spongy brake and takes more pressure to stop the vehicle. I quickly had my brake flushed after seeing recalls on other Honda vehicle. We discovered lots of air had entered the brake system and spongy brake freeing was gone after the system flush. My concern is this problem will continue to occur on this model unless the Honda recall get updated to include this model.

- San Bruno, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 012008


  • 30 miles
2008 Acura MDX - took delivery of this new vehicle on July 1, 2008 from sunnyside Acura dealership in nashua nh. Vehicle had 14 miles on it. At approximately 30 miles brakes failed. Took vehicle back to dealership and they determined that there was contaminated brake fluid in reservoir and entire braking system must be replaced. As restitution, Acura replaced my vehicle with a new one. Dealership admitted that other new Acura vehicles on lot contained contaminated brake fluid. Due to Acura's decision to replace vehicle without complaint and there need for this to go away quietly, this may be a larger more macro issue and could potentially impact other innocent victims.

- Bow, NH, USA

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