TRW Crash Sensor Defect
There's growing concern that some sort of electrical overstress is messing with airbag control units (ACU) in certain Acura vehicles. And that's a problem since it's the sensor that senses when a crash occurs and tells the airbags to deploy…Continue reading article "TRW Crash Sensor Defect"
HandsFreeLink Drains Battery
Acura's parent company Honda was one of the first to offer a hands-free system called HandsFreeLink. In their rush to beat the competition, however, they missed a defect that allows the system to stay on at all times. Yes, even after the ca…Continue reading article "HandsFreeLink Drains Battery"
Excessive Oil Consumption
Changed your oil recently? I'm guessing you think you’re good to go for another 3,000 to 5,000 miles depending on the oil you’re using. Acura owners with V6 J-Series engines better think again.Continue reading article "Excessive Oil Consumption"
What Owners Complain About the Most
Sorting out which topics, problems, and model years have the most overall complaints from owners on CarComplaints.com.
Worst Issues view all problems
- jerks between gears in the 2015 TLX
- transmission failure in the 2003 TL
- cracked dashboard in the 2006 TL
- transmission jerkiness in stop and go traffic in the 2015 TLX
- excessive oil consumption in the 2010 TL
- battery drains in the 2006 TL
- cracked dashboard in the 2005 TL
What Breaks the Most view all topics
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"
Acura's parent company, Honda, wants to settle up a decade-old lawsuit about downshifting transmissions
with an offer so low it's borderline insulting. A 2009 lawsuit says 5-speed automatic transmissions in some 2002-2004 Honda and Acura vehicles have a defect in the 3rd clutch. That defect can cause the transmission to suddenly downshift from 5th to 2nd gear. That's one way to reach your heart rate goal on your FitBit.…keep reading article "5-Speed Transmission Settlement for Some California Acura Owners"
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"
Any hope of a proposed class-action lawsuit for faulty window regulators in certain Acure vehicles has fizzled after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals shot down the proposal in a 2-to-1 ruling.
The plaintiff argued that Honda, parent company of Acura, installed window regulators that are insufficiently strong and insufficiently durable to withstand the forces required to perform [their] intended function. Functions like making sure the dang window doesn't fall into the door, for example.
The lawsuit originally included the 2000-2011 Acura MDX, Acura TSX, Acura RL and Acura CL but those vehicles were dropped in a last-ditch effort to save the suit.
It didn't work.keep reading article "Window Regulator Class-Action Lawsuit Stopped in Appeals Court"
The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.