What's Wrong with the Acura ILX?

Owners of this sedan have sent in 19 complaints with an overall PainRank™ of 1.56. That ranks 13th in reliability out of 21 Acura models.

Problems to Expect with the ILX

ILX owners generally have the most trouble with transmission problems, followed by the suspension and AC / heater.

  1. 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). 

    Published in #airbags-seat-belts on

ILX Generations

Generations are groups of model years where the vehicles are continuously produced, using similar engineering and shared features. Generation data isn't always cut-and-dry and is often different for different countries. When in doubt, we use North American generation data.

  1. 1st Generation ILX (2013—2019)

    This generation ranks 20th in reliability out of 35 generations.

Most Common Complaints

Suspension
2 owners have complained about "excessive noise from suspension." This problem is filed under Suspension issues.
Transmission
2 owners have complained about "excessive transmission noise." This problem is filed under Transmission issues.
Suspension
2 owners have complained about "noisy on bumps." This problem is filed under Suspension issues and can cost an average of $150.00 to fix.
Drivetrain
1 owners have complained about "axle disconnected from shaft." This problem is filed under Drivetrain issues.
HVAC
1 owners have complained about "freon odor." This problem is filed under HVAC issues.
HVAC
1 owners have complained about "defrost not working." This problem is filed under HVAC issues.
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Complaints by Topic

Complaints
transmission 6
suspension 4
AC / heater 2
steering 1
fuel system 1
electrical 1
engine 1

Complaints by Year

Complaints
2014 4
2013 4
2016 4
2017 3
2018 2

ILX in the News

2019

2016

  • Acura Among 2.2 Million Recalls for Takata

    When a storm cloud starts dropping rain, you can only dodge the drops for so long. Such is the case for another 2.2 million Honda and Acura vehicles that are now involved in one of the largest and most dangerous recalls in automotive history.

    Published in #recall on

2014

  • Acura ILX Bulbs Are Too Hot for the Headlights to Handle

    The Acura ILX comes with a lot of great features like strengthened calipers for performance braking, and sequential SportShift automatic transmission for a sporty ride. I'm guessing candle-powered headlights, however, didn't make the original marketing brochure.

    Published in #recall on

Recalls, Investigations, and Technical Service Bulletins

ILX Recalls

There are 3 ILX recalls and the following years are involved in the most campaigns.

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Complaints
2013 3
2014 2
2015 1
2016 1

ILX Investigations

There are 0 ILX investigations.

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ILX TSBs

There are 110 ILX TSBs and the following years are involved in the most.

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Complaints
2016 71
2013 57
2015 41
2014 40
2017 28
2018 4