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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
A proposed Canadian class action lawsuit that could surpass $1 billion
alleges multiple automakers are guilty of using defective and dangerous airbag control units.keep reading article "Canadian airbag control unit class-action lawsuit could top $1 billion"
A Puerto Rico man has sued Honda after being severely injured by an exploding Takata airbag.
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff's Acura "lightly bumped" another car in front but the Takata frontal airbag allegedly exploded and sent shrapnel into his face, chest and neck, allegedly causing severe lacerations.
The 2002 TL is on the “high risk” list which has Honda representatives going door-to-door in some areas urging owners to get the necessary repairs. but it’s possible they weren’t doing this in Puerto Rico.
In this case, the plaintiff said he received five recall notices one month after the accident.keep reading article "Puerto Rico Man Sues Honda For Severe Injuries from a Takata Airbag Explosion"
2015 Acura TLX owners want to know why their transmissions jerk and hesitate so much. It's a fair question.
When you spend $35k+ on a car, you usually do so with the assumption that the transmission will be able to make it's way from 1st to 4th gear without acting like a washing machine filled with bricks.keep reading article "Transmission Problem Sparks Lawsuit"