2015 Acura RDX drivetrain NHTSA complaints: Power Train

NHTSA — Power Train Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,000 miles

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2015 Acura RDX drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2015 Acura RDX Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 072016


  • 18,000 miles


When accelerating or braking, the car lurches forward. It occurs when even pressure is applied and is most noticeable when applying brakes and vehicle is at 1000 rpms and around 20mph. Often the driver must press hard on the brakes in order to come to complete stop and avoid hitting vehicle in front. This is a recurring issue. Brakes were replaced at 14,000 miles in 7/2016 by dealership and owner feels brakes may have prematurely worn due to the braking issue.

- Mandeville, LA, USA

problem #1

Dec 012014


  • miles
2015 Acura Rdx the acceleration is very touchy in that slight accelerator pressure generates an unexpected increase in speed. The vehicle also tends to hesitate when accelerating while the transmission is simultaneously shifting gears. Also, when braking and applying slight yet constant pressure to the brake, the brakes often grabbed more abruptly. When coasting/slowing down, the transmission had a noticeable deceleration when the vehicle was down shifting. The feel was similar to down shifting of a manual transmission. It was more noticeable at 20-30 mph. The issues occurred when driving in heavy/congested traffic.

- Plymouth, MN, USA

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