Takata Airbag Inflator Recall
A large number of Acura vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and counting).Continue reading article "Takata Airbag Inflator Recall"
Denso Fuel Pump Failure
The impellers inside of Denso branded fuel pumps may have been excessively exposed to a drying agent during manufacturing. This leads to them cracking, absorbing fuel, and deforming so badly that they stop sending fuel to the engine. Honda …Continue reading article "Denso Fuel Pump Failure"
An Acura RDX infotainment lawsuit alleges the systems suffer from problems with the radios, backup cameras and the Acura and navigation systems. The 2019-2020 RDX SUVs are allegedly a danger to drive because of the distractions caused by th…Continue reading article "Infotainment Freezes"
What RDX Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- brake squealing in the 2016 RDX
- brakes squeak in the 2019 RDX
- infotainment not working in the 2019 RDX
- navigation system not working properly in the 2017 RDX
- lost acceleration "limp mode" in the 2019 RDX
What Breaks the Most
RDX Key Numbers
A fuel pump recall allegedly didn't include all the affected New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania Honda and Acura vehicles equipped with DENSO low-pressure fuel pumps and fuel pump assemblies, including pumps that begin with part number 17045-T.
Judge R. Gary Klausner ruled too many involved states have different applicable laws, and will only allow the case to move forward for California residents.
An Acura RDX infotainment lawsuit alleges the systems suffer from problems with the radios, backup cameras and the audio and navigation systems.
According to this Acura class action lawsuit, the 2016-2020 MDX and 2019-2020 RDX SUVs allegedly experience miscommunications between the computers and the software that controls the engines, throttles and transmissions.
Over 708,000 Honda and Acura vehicles are being recalled to replace their DENSO fuel pumps.
The pumps have a defect that'll cause them to stop pumping fuel to the engine. You don't need to be a mechanic to see why that's a problem.…keep reading article "Acura Recalls More DENSO Fuel Pumps That Are Really Bad at Pumping Fuel"
A lawsuit says Acura is ignoring a significant and immediate safety threat with the 3rd generation MDX and RDX transmissions.
The 9-speed ZF transmission has numerous acceleration defects and can even throw itself into neutral if the throttle malfunctions while interpreting messages from various input modules.
The lawsuit points to TSB #PU-15-34 where Acura says a driver may not be able to select any other gears until the vehicle is restarted due to an open circuit in the actuator supply. Acura said a simple software update would fix the problem.
But according to the plaintiffs it didn't work.keep reading article "MDX and RDX Owners Sue Acura Because Their Transmissions Keep Shifting into Neutral"
The fuel pump suppliers say the propellers can crack and deform, partly because they absorb too much fuel and also because of the solvent drying process used during manufacturing.
Once deformed, the impellers can disable the pumps and cause a sudden shut down of the engine. The recall is expected to begin at the end of July 2020.keep reading article "Recall Announced for Acura Vehicles with Denso Fuel Pumps"
A lawsuit filed in California says newer MDX and RDX SUVs have issues with rapid deceleration, stalled engines, hesitation while accelerating, and transmissions that shift themselves into neutral randomly.
The alleged problems are caused by miscommunications among the computers and software which control the engines, throttles and transmissions.
Sounds like a joy to drive.keep reading article "MDX and RDX SUVs Suffer From a Number of Acceleration Issues, According to Lawsuit"
A lawsuit alleges that the 2016-2020 MDX and RDX continue to randomly lose engine power, nearly a year after a possibly related fuel pump recall.
And proving it to a mechanic is nearly impossible as the power almost always comes back on and the vehicle acts like nothing ever happened.
The plaintiffs believe Acura should expand the scope of previous fuel injection engine control unit software updates.keep reading article "MDX and RDX Lawsuit Says SUVs Can Suddenly Lose Power"
An Acura RDX infotainment lawsuit alleges the systems suffer from problems with the radios, backup cameras and the Acurao and navigation systems.keep reading article "Lawsuit says RDX's infotainment freezes and fails"
When Honda and Acura recalled 1.1 million Takata airbag inflators for exploding into pieces, they replaced the defective part with a slightly different version from the same company. Now those are exploding too.
The replacement PSDI-5D desiccated inflators were exposed to excess moisture during assembly. This rapidly degrades the propellant and allows pressure to build up over time, turning the inflator into a mini-grenade that explodes during airbag deployment.
Acura plans on mailing recall notifications on April 17th, but parts are already available and affected owners should schedule a replacement as soon as possible. Unlike the dishes, this is one chore you shouldn’t ignore.keep reading article "Those Replacement PSDI-5D Takata Inflators That Were Supposedly Safe? Now They're Exploding Too."