There's something funky with the brakes in the 2013-2019 RDX. Owners complain early and often that the brakes squeal and squeak so much that they often duck down when stopp
What's Wrong with the Acura RDX?
Owners of this CUV have sent in 114 complaints with an overall PainRank™ of 5.15. That ranks 17th in reliability out of 21 Acura models.
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).
An Acura RDX infotainment lawsuit alleges the systems suffer from problems with the radios, backup cameras and the audio and navigation systems. The 2019-2020 RDX SUVs are allegedly a danger to drive because of the distractions caused by th...
3rd Generation RDX (2019—2020)
This generation ranks 26th in reliability out of 35 generations.
2nd Generation RDX (2013—2018)
This generation ranks 27th in reliability out of 35 generations.
1st Generation RDX (2007—2012)
This generation ranks 24th in reliability out of 35 generations.
- 10 owners have complained about "brake squealing." This problem is filed under Brakes issues and can cost an average of $350.00 to fix.
- 5 owners have complained about "brakes squeak." This problem is filed under Brakes issues.
- 5 owners have complained about "navigation system not working properly." This problem is filed under Interior issues.
- 5 owners have complained about "infotainment not working." This problem is filed under Interior issues.
- 3 owners have complained about "lost acceleration "limp mode"." This problem is filed under Engine issues.
- 3 owners have complained about "battery keeps going dead." This problem is filed under Electrical issues.
Complaints by Topic
|accessories - interior||22|
|AC / heater||4|
|windows / windshield||4|
|body / paint||3|
|seat belts / air bags||2|
|accessories - exterior||2|
RDX in the News
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.
An Acura RDX infotainment lawsuit alleges the systems suffer from problems with the radios, backup cameras and the audio and navigation systems.
When Honda and Acura recalled 1.1 million Takata airbag inflators for exploding into pieces, they replaced the defective part with a slightly different version from the same company. Now those are exploding too.
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.
The 2014–15 Acura MDX and RLX have a 'collision mitigation braking system' that watches the road and hits the brakes if you’re about to crash. And that’s great when you’re about to slam into somebody’s bumper, less so when the system gets confused by a shiny guardrail that’s 100 feet away.
There are 5 RDX recalls and the following years are involved in the most campaigns.Skip this section
There are 0 RDX investigations.Skip this section