2016 Acura MDX engine NHTSA complaints: Vehicle Speed Control

NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,400 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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2016 Acura MDX engine problems

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2016 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 212016


  • 6,000 miles


We bought a brand new 2016 Acura MDX model and within few months, started having transmission problems. The car would start stalling in the middle of the road and could not accelerate to pick up speed. This happened in a major highway when it suddenly stalled and could not pick up speed. Felt like having no control of car speed. The D letter on dashboard started flashing and also showed blind spot monitor report failures. Took the car to dealer first time and they could not find anything and said it should not happen again. The second time happened in a short period of time. Took it to dealer and he said its fixed and kept car for few days. Within very few days the problem happened again. Apart from this, the car when put in drive from park would start going backwards with little uphill which almost got me in an accident on the highway. I felt very unsafe to drive the car on a highway due to these safety concerns as there was a potential for accidents and injury to some one. We demonstrated this to dealer the third time. We called client services of Acura manufacturer and opened a case. The regional manager mentioned they will look into the issues. We had a long road trip planned and we were dependent on this car as it was a family car but felt very unsafe. The client services of Acura had complete lack of empathy and was unwilling to do anything. He kept stressing that we need to pick up the car and return the loaner car although we highlighted the safety concerns. We are completely disappointed with Acura and still feel unsafe with the car not knowing what will happen next.

- West Chester, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 292015


  • 2,800 miles
Forward/front collision mitigation braking system didn't engage enough to reduce or avoid impact of the collision. My vehicle took a right turn at about 20-25 mph and travelled less than 2-2.5 car length before getting onto the curb and hitting an iron pillar about 2 feet high on side walk. It was a side frontal collision and the passenger side front wheel directly hit the iron pillar. The vehicle speed wasn't reduced to mitigate impact/damage from the collision and vehicle took full impact of the collision. The forward/front collision mitigation braking system must be evaluated to assess suitability to avoid collision with objects of low height.

- Taylorsville, UT, USA

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