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
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.
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).
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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.
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.
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.