2012 Acura MDX brakes NHTSA complaints: Service Brakes

NHTSA — Service Brakes Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,500 miles

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2012 Acura MDX brakes problems

brakes problem

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2012 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 192012


  • 200 miles


When driving using acc, the vehicle brakes (not consistently) when approaching a large truck in the lane next to lane I am driving in. This has happened since new and has been reported at least 10 times to dealer and they say they can't reproduce the issue. Gas mileage is 12mpg in town and 19mpg on freeway, sticker was 16/23. I have complained about this since new and they drive the car and say they are getting correct mileage, then they told me the brakes needed to be replaced and the rotors needed grinding. I was assured by the service writer that my mileage would be much better, with a wink of an eye. I left the next day for 600 mile drive and my mileage was 20mgp in town and 27mpg on freeway, this lasted for about two months. Temperature guage for outside temp has never worked. On hot days it will read 64 when it is 105 outside. I am told I have to drive at least 20mph for thirty seconds for the temp to increase each degree. Absurd, however, even this tactic does not work.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 162015

MDX 6-cyl

  • 46,800 miles
Collision mitigation braking system engaged as car was driven on city street at approximately 30 mph. Street was downhill then transitioned to uphill, which is the point at which the braking system engaged ("brake" warning displayed, seatbelt tugged, and car slowed). There was no actual obstruction in front of the car. It was noted that there were two metal construction covers on the street in front of car. After car slowed warning stopped and car functioned normally.

- Leawood, KS, USA

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