Acura RDX Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Acura RDX

Acura RDX Problems

Acura has issued a recall on a small number of these vehicles because the tow hitch was not welded properly and could break off. (Campaign Number: 06E096000)

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Acura RDX Questions

So my rdx is a champ and love it but for some reason it is now having a bit of trouble in response time, I am noticing that I have to push my foot down on the gas a bit more than usual. What is the meaning to this?
I was thinking it might be because it is due for a good oil change, but is there ...

The transmission cooler fitting disintegrated which led to a busted radiator. Acura took some off the bill but the new radiator, etc... still came to 700 dollars. I'm a consumer advocate and a family member came to me to fight this; after all the car only has 42,000 miles on it.

First I...

Acura says bulb must be replaced from behind instrument
panel. How is this replacement accomplished. Is it easy
enough to be done by me?

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Acura RDX Recalls

The shift interlock system is designed to prevent the shifter from being moved out of the park position unless the brake pedal is depressed. These vehicles are being recalled because during sub-freezing temperatures, the interlock mechanism may be slow to operate. The could allow the shifter to be moved from the park position when it should not be allowed to do so. As a result the vehicle could roll unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install an updated shift interlocking mechanism to correct this concern.

The inappropriate certification label may be present at the driver's door jam area. This will provide improper tire and wheel information. Dealers will remove the incorrect label and install the proper label. The Acura recall number is Q54. This recall began on August 20, 2007.

Some optional trailer hitches may not have been properly welded during installation. The hitch may separate from the vehicle while in use, which could result in a crash. The recall began November 29, 2006. The Honda recall number is Q29.

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Acura RDX Reviews

Overall a great car....but, the engine management system creates a very annoying vibration when the car reaches "cruising speed" whether it's 25 or 30 or 70 mph. If they don't fix it my next buy will be Lexus.

Overall the car is very reliable but the turbo charged engine delivers uneven power and gets terrible gas mileage (19 miles to the gallon overall). The suspension is tight which makes for an unsettling riding. The seats are also a bit hard. The road noise is pronounced especially on highways. Additionally, the car is a bit small for a suv.

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