Acura ILX Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Model year with the most reported issues

2016

Most reported problem

Suspension

Medium risk

Medium

Shocks/struts and bushings.
Car depreciation

54% after 5 years

While different cars depreciate at different rates, it's a good rule of thumb to assume that a new car will lose approximately 20 percent of its value in the first year. In five years, the average depreciation rate is 50% of their initial value.
Recalls

23 Recalls

A recall is issued when a manufacturer or NHTSA determines that a vehicle, equipment, car seat, or tire creates an unreasonable safety risk or fails to meet minimum safety standards. Manufacturers are required to fix the problem by repairing it, replacing it, offering a refund, or in rare cases repurchasing the vehicle.
Investigation for defects
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myCarVoice Severity Level™ Legend

Low Severity Level

Problems marked low typically are not a safety issue, and more of a minor defect or annoyance.

Medium Severity Level

Problems marked medium may be a potential mechanical and safety issue.

High Severity Level

Problems marked high are potential mechanical and safety issues.

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Problem with Vibrating Car and Bumpy Ride

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

ILX

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Experienced very bumpy ride and car vibrates first time when driving from dealership and continues all the time when driving on freeways due to trimlines. Test drove other acura models less bumpy but still vibrates and more expensive. Dealer and manufacturers are aware of this defect but will not do

Review submitted by:Kim C

Pros:Looks great.

Cons:Car rides bumpy and vibrates on freeway

So so value. Sluggish performance.

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

ILX

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I bought this car used with only 5000 miles on it and it was only 4 months old. Previous owner traded it in for a brand new 2016 Nissan Maxima, told by a mechanic at desk. The reason I bought it because of the price. I saved over 6000 comparing

Review submitted by:Tahari M

Pros:Great looking style

Cons:Sluggish performance, lazy 8 spd poor fuel economy

Nice features, but BAD suspension.

Model Year:

2013

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

ILX

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

This car has all the nice features like other expensive Acura cars. The only 2 complaints I have, however, are what I consider regarding safety and comfort. For safety: It's a very light car - probably the lightest car I've ever driven, and having been driving for other Acura cars

Review submitted by:CC

Pros:Great price, nice highend features.

Cons:Too light (car's weight), BAD BAD suspension.

Stay away from the base model

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

ILX

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

The base model is garbage; no matter how good the engine and transmission are, they don't make up for the cheapness of the interior. The driving dynamics just aren't that good--the steering is too light and vague, and the driver's seat does not hold you in place. It's like trying

Review submitted by:Bob

Pros:Engine, transmission

Cons:Everything else, including price.

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