What's Wrong with the Acura RDX?

RDX owners have reported 115 complaints, mostly about the brakes, on CarComplaints.com. The vehicle's overall PainRank of 5.12 ranks 16th in reliability out of 20 models.

2 Common RDX Problems

Takata Airbag Inflator Recall

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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 c...

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Even crash test dummies don't want to be near a Takata airbag

Infotainment Freezes

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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 ...

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An RDX touch screen interace, currently showing Apple CarPlay

Most Complained About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.


Model Years

RDX Generations

Generations are groups of model years where few, if any, changes were made to the vehicle. They tend to break in very similar ways because they use many of the same parts and manufacturing process.

RDX News

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.

Some Acuras are Detecting Collisions That Aren't There

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