2010 Acura MDX body / paint NHTSA complaints: Structure:Body

NHTSA — Structure: Body Problems

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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,056 miles

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2010 Acura MDX body / paint problems

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2010 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 242014

MDX 4WD 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles


Partially closed drivers door on seat belt. Opened door removed seat belt. Then after driving home I was unable to open the drivers door with or without the automatic door locks nor from the inside or outside or with a key. Had to climb out of the car over the center console or out the window. This seems like something that should not happen and a safety concern if needing to exit the car swiftly.

- Orangevale , CA, USA

problem #2

May 242012

MDX 6-cyl

  • 18,167 miles
On 2 different times my vehicle accelerated on its own resulting in an accident. The first time was on or about May 24, 2011. I was pulling into a parking space of an apartment complex. It was around 5:30 pm. I was driving slowly (between 2-3 mph) as there was a construction crew working directly behind the parking space in which I was going to park. I was making a right hand turn into the parking space. As I proceeded into the parking space my left foot was on the floor and my right foot was on the brake, alternating between braking and idling. I was not using the accelerator, just the brake and the idling engine. As I approached the curb to my final stop, the car suddenly lunged forward over the curb and hit a tree. I reported these details to the Acura dealership when I took the car in for repairs. I told the representative that something was wrong with the car and they needed to check the acceleration. About a month later my car was returned to me and the representative at the dealership said they did not find anything wrong with accelerator. About 10 months later (March 2013) a similar acceleration happened. This time I was pulling into a parking space in a parking lot. I entered the parking space by making a right turn. My left foot was on the floor; my right foot was on the break. There was only 1 other car in the parking lot. It was about 10:30 am. I was alternating between braking and idling. Just before the final stop the car lunged forward hitting a brick wall. The dealership recognized me from my previous visit. I told the representative what happened. I told him that something was wrong with the car it is not suppose to accelerate like it did. Once again the car was repaired and I was told there was nothing wrong with the car. I said this car is a safety hazard; I am not going to drive the car. I left the car there.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 012012


  • 34,000 miles
Exhaust entering cabin while under acceleration or under load. The exhaust entered cabin especially when the HVAC system was in "recirc" the dealer and Acura were unable to find the problem after multiple visits. I documented that carbon monoxide was building up inside to alarming levels using a real-time industrial gas detector levels exceeding 160ppm while pulling a ~3000 lbs boat on the interstate with a slight head wind. (being measured from front seat/ I have video recordings of this and other documentation showing the buildup after normal acceleration entering interstate etc. The actual problem was discovered when I personally was inspecting the vehicle and found both rear body plugs missing. They are at the rear of the vehicle one on each side that leads to the interior or the vehicle. Once pointed out to the dealer they were embarrassed and fixed immediately. The plugs were loose fitting so they glued them in. The issue now seems to be resolved. I have noticed several other internet postings with similar issues. It is a safety issue in my mind because of the co if your driving normally against the wind and the HVAC is in "recirc" the levels will build up >35ppm especially in high winds or higher altitudes and you can't smell it. Clips that illustrate hole youtu.be/srpukaxv83O youtu.be/1I0aun8vt4S parts to replace body plugs grommet, side panel - 2010 Acura MDX (74514-stx-A00) item 9 on the diagram www.acurapartsnow.com/parts-C...per/grommet-rr thread that allowed me to find real problem (beginning and end is the relevant sections) MDX.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?T=867878.

- Mcpherson, KS, USA

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