Lost Acceleration "Limp Mode"
2019 Acura RDX
This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Acura dealer.
- Typical Repair Cost:
- No data
- Average Mileage:
- 15,650 miles
- Total Complaints:
- 7 complaints
Most Common Solutions:
- not sure (7 reports)
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A D V E R T I S E M E N T S
My wife purchased this car about one month prior to this incident. It was presented as a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle.
While traveling on the PA turnpike, the car suddenly went into "limp mode", with only enough power available to maintain about 20 mph. The "check engine" light came on, and we continued at about 20 mph on the shoulder, hoping to come to an exit. After a few minutes and no exit in sight, we stopped and turned off the engine while considering what to do next. When the air inside of the car became uncomfortably warm, I turned on the engine so we would have a/c. Immediately, it became apparent that the engine was working normally: no "check engine" light, plus other positive indications. We resumed our trip, arriving home safely.
Anyone who has traveled on the PA turnpike knows that the shoulders are narrow, and that trailer trucks are often two abreast in the two travel lanes. This was an extremely scary and unpleasant event. We were fortunate that we happened to not be in a stream of fast-moving traffic when this incident occurred.
From other comments on this site, it's evident that this problem is fairly common. We plan to take the car to the selling dealer, but expect that we will effectively be blown off with the explanation that they were unable to reproduce the problem. I'll re-post after we get the car back from the dealer.
- Dick M., Ellicott City, US