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


Most reported problem


Medium risk


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.

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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Nice features, but BAD suspension.

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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

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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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