NHTSA — Unknown Or Other Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,491 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2012 Acura MDX miscellaneous problems

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2012 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 012018


  • miles


This vehicle burns so much oil. I use 5 quarts of oil between oil changes in this vehicle. Unreal! so disappointed in Honda.

- N Baldwin, NY, USA

problem #7

Jun 252022


  • miles
My Sunroof exploded.

- Auburn, WA, USA

problem #6

Jun 292021


  • miles
11/17/2020 Acura battery of our 2012 Acura MDX failed & was replaced under manufacturer warranty, via comp was provided. 6/29/2021 Acura battery failed again. Dealership did not honor warranty claiming manufacturer Acura would not pay for replacement. Dealership said I needed to contact Acura Client Relationship which I did. ACR initially said dealership was at fault & the battery should be replaced under warranty. I asked for a client number & was placed on 10 minute hold. When agent returned she changed her story saying battery was not under warranty even though it had been replaced under warranty in November 2020. Their reason was I -??did not pay for the battery.-?? This is not true as I did pay a prorate portion of the replacement in November & the original battery I purchased with the certified vehicle purchase. The ACR agent declined to provide me a claim number. I talked to the dealer service manager Andrew Jackson & the service tech writer Tevin Jackson. I requested contact information for an Acura Zone or Regional Manager. Andrew stated he would speak to general manager - Cecil Turner. I followed up with Andrew, was told that Acura Client Relations have no record of my call (I have itemized billing & therefore proof of the call including duration) & he asked me to call back to get a claim number. I did this & obtained a claim number which I provided to Mr. Jackson. I followed up again & was told the Regional representative was going to try & obtain an Acura Loyalty Card. Weeks later I checked on this again & was told they were still trying. While the dealership is not at fault & my claim of Fraud is not directed at Acura of Little Rock or Mr. Tevin, Mr. Andrew or Mr. Cecil (even though as a 21 year customer of this dealership he has not bothered to contact me in any way) I am very dismayed that the manufacturer Acura -?" an American Honda com. The repeated battery failures are a real & present safety danger. Acura batteries are garbage.

- North Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #5

Jul 192019


  • 128,300 miles


Moisture gets into the back-up camera casing, causing lack of visibility on backup camera screen, creating an unsafe situation.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #4

Apr 042019


  • 90,000 miles
Takata recal: Perhaps a month ago I attwempted to get information re recalls for this car on your site. The answer was that iot had defective airbags. I contacted a dealer who informed me that I was mistaken. I am asking if you have any evidence of such a defect and could provide me with information to show the dealer if there has been a defect in the past.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

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problem #3

Mar 192019


  • 48,630 miles
Humming, moaning or droning like noise coming from the front of the vehicle while driving. The noise increase as you increase speed. The vehicle drive normal no shaking or jerking.

- Apo, AP, USA

problem #2

Oct 132018


  • 73,000 miles
I was driving down the freeway when my sunroof spontaneously shattered. There were no other vehicles by me and I was not driving under an overpass

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #1

Feb 082018


  • miles
Takata recall - the Acura recall website says there is a takata recall, however, your database says there are not recalls for my vehicle. Thanks

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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