2013 Acura RDX drivetrain NHTSA complaints: Power Train

NHTSA — Power Train Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,933 miles

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2013 Acura RDX drivetrain problems

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2013 Acura RDX Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 032013


  • 100 miles


When vehicle is between 2nd and 3rd gear going at a consistent speed there is a vibration. Vibration goes away upon acceleration. It does this as well between 4th & 5th gear. After 55mph it doesn't happen. Called crest Acura and was told that it is the "deactivation of cylinders and that is what it is supposed to do." I then took the vehicle to my mechanic who stated it should not do that. Took vehicle to crest Acura on 2/13/14 to address the blue tooth that is awful and had a technician ride with me to feel the vibration. The tech said there have been other complaints regarding the vibration but Acura has not come up with a fix for it. He stated he had a call into Acura. I was told once again that it is normal for the vehicle to do that by the service manager. The bluetooth complaint is: I can hear fine with it but people cant hear me. They replaced the bluetooth microphone on 2/21/14 but it did not fix the problem. I would like Acura to address these 2 issues as I am not the only Acura Rdx customer to have these issues. A vehicle of this caliber should not vibrate!

- Cicero, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 272013


  • 10,400 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Acura Rdx. The contact stated that after securing the vehicle into park and exiting, the vehicle suddenly began to roll away at a speed of approximately 10 mph. The vehicle crashed into another parked vehicle before traveling across an intersection and crashing into a hot dog stand. There were no injuries. A police report was not filed of the incident. The manufacture was not made aware of the failure and the vehicle was not inspected to determine the cause of the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number 13V143000 (power train) but did not confirm with the manufacturer if the vehicle was included in the recall campaign. The failure mileage was 10,400.

- Amityville , NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 072013


  • 1,300 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Acura MDX. The contact stated that he attempted to check the transmission fluid but burned himself in the process. The contact notified the dealer and they stated that the vehicle was manufactured that way and there was nothing that they could do. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 1,300.

- Fairview, OR, USA

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