MDX and RDX Owners Sue Acura Because Their Transmissions Keep Shifting into Neutral

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Scott McCracken
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carcomplaints.com
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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.

More information on carcomplaints.com

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  1. 3rd Generation MDX

    Years
    2014–2020
    Reliability
    24th out of 30
    PainRank
    4.98
    Complaints
    110
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  2. 3rd Generation RDX

    Years
    2019–2020
    Reliability
    28th out of 30
    PainRank
    5.92
    Complaints
    29
    Continue Front 3/4 view of a RDX