2nd Generation RDX (2013—2018)

Owners of the 2nd generation RDX have sent in 57 complaints over 6 model years. The overall PainRank™ of 4.15 ranks 27th in reliability out of 35 Acura generations.

Problems to Expect with the 2013—2018 RDX

RDX owners generally have the most trouble with brakes problems, followed by the accessories - interior and suspension.

  1. RDX Squealing Brakes

    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  

    Published in #brakes on

  2. 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

Complaints by Topic

brakes 17
accessories - interior 13
suspension 10
electrical 5
engine 3
transmission 3
lights 2
steering 2

Complaints by Year

2013 12
2014 7
2015 9
2016 15
2017 12
2018 2

This Generation in the News



  • 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.

    Published in #recall on