Acura MDX 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

2014

Most reported problem

Suspension

Medium risk

Medium

Shocks/struts and bushings.
Car depreciation

53% 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

51 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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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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Never buy Acura

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

MDX

Had transmission issues at 7000 miles and never got fixed, with hatredness I’m still driving with mileage 26000. Spoke to Acura client relations, worked with two dealerships and still have issues. If there is one good thing you could do it for yourself is don’t buy Acura MDX, enough seen

Review submitted by:NCG

Pros:Interior quality is ok

Cons:Horrible transmission starts breaking down as it a

Ohio made lousy 7 seater. No more quality

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

MDX

9 speed transmission hesitates and pause . Sensing features can not be trusted. Outdated infotainment and dash telematics. Gas guzzler, am averaging 18 mpg. No spare tire!!! Oh please. Acura client relation’s doesn’t care!!! My nightmare car purchase. I should have bought an Infinity or a Lexus or an ugly

Review submitted by:Peter

Pros:Apple car play

Cons:Acura customer care never cares

Please do not waste your money, very disappointed

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

MDX

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Very poor Quality, rattles ,creeks, no power, Drivers manual missleading

Review submitted by:Not Happy

Pros:None

Cons:Very poor Quality

I Would Not Buy it Again

Model Year:

2014

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

MDX

I may be in the minority, but I do not particularly like our MDX. My biggest problem with it is the ridiculously loud suspension and resulting BOOM BOOM BOOM noises that bounce around the cabin over every single bump, hole, expansion joint, or pebble you encounter. I actually dread driving

Review submitted by:BrettMax

Pros:Great Stereo

Cons:Loud

Not the best choice

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

MDX

Operating features are hard to locate, no leg room in front seat for tall person,quality is shabby,rattles etc

Review submitted by:Rich

Pros:Nice looking

Cons:Rattles,not leg room,instruments hard to locate

Dont buy the Navigation Package!

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

MDX

I have owned 3 Acura cars previously. Have loved them all. But the day I drove this home, my navigation system didnt work. Ive had it in five times now over the course of a year, and they still say there is no fix. Its a software issue. Theyre working

Review submitted by:Concerned Consumer

Pros:Its a beautiful car.

Cons:The Navigation system, drops phone sync

MDX 2014, A Disappointing Experience

Model Year:

2014

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

MDX

My 2014 MDX had 37K miles when I started experiencing stuttering when I accelerated from a start, up an incline. Since I had an extended warranty, I took my vehicle in to Acura for service. Unfortunately, when I picked up my vehicle after servicing, the adviser told me that they

Review submitted by:Jim G

Pros:Looks good

Cons:Poor reliability and engine performance

Body shop repairs with no evidence of impact

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

MDX

My passenger door started making a noise when it was opened. I took it the dealership and they said I needed to take it a body shop because "something happened". They continued to say "someone must have hung off the door", you must have gotten snow snow inside your wheel

Review submitted by:Colorado Driver

Pros:Good in snow.

Cons:Poor quality of construction, no dealership suppor

No dealer support.

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

MDX

MDX is underpowered to get better fuel mileage. heating and air conditioning venting are designed poorly. your legs freeze in the winter.cd reader works maybe 50% of time. drives well, advanced sensors great safety feature. dealership will not fix anything, makes tons of excuses. My fifth mdx and my last

Review submitted by:js

Pros:shawd great, comfortable,roomy

Cons:no horsepower,too many problems

Could not stand the car!

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

MDX

The car had two BIG problems for me: 1- It was very hard to enter. Had to lean way back to raise my right foot. 2- The instrument operations required you to be a Rocket Scientist to understand the electronics,

Review submitted by:Steve963

Pros:Nice write-ups, that's it.

Cons:See above. I will NEVER own another!

Luxery Loser

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

MDX

The 2016 MDX with advance package is more than disappointing for the price that I paid for it. I was so foolish to believe the hype about this vehicle. It's not a value for the price, my 2014 Corolla is more enjoyable to drive and much more worth the money.

Review submitted by:BrownClown

Pros:None

Cons:overpriced, under value, insufficient technology..

Too noisy for a "luxury" vehicle

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

MDX

I am not sure why all the reviews I have read mention how quiet the cabin of the MDX is. We have found the cabin noise to be very irritating. The rear suspension sounds like it wants to come thru the floor when going over even minor bumps. The road

Review submitted by:Hoss

Pros:Electronic gadgets, fun to drive

Cons:Very noisy cabin, rough ride

I HATE this car!!!!!

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

MDX

2015 MDX purchased new. It has just 5,000 miles and has been in for service 3 times. The first time was because the passenger window stopped working, the second time was due to a rear swagbar or something like that, that broke and made a terrible noise..... You need to

Review submitted by:BuffsWife

Cons:Steer clear of this vehicle!!!!!

This is the very worst vehicle I ever bought

Model Year:

2014

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

MDX

Too many continuing problems: the whole center console was replaced, bulkhead cover replaced, steering column assembly replaced,rattling noise from engine not resolved,drive line propeller replaced,blower motor fan replaced.I will never purchase another Acura mdx.

Review submitted by:Bula 07

Pros:fun to drive

Cons:too many problems

The 2015 MDX failed as a premium car

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

MDX

I purchased my 2015 MDX all-wheel drive with tech pack in December 2014. Got it in black on black. The car looks really nice with the jewel lights and has really nice curves. The interior appeared well appointed and good quality on first impression. However, after owning the car for

Review submitted by:Klaro

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