Acura RDX 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

2019

Most reported problem

Drivetrain

High risk

High

Group of components of a motor vehicle that deliver power to the driving wheels, such as the transmission, fuel system, flywheel, driveshaft, differential and axles. This excludes the engine or motor that generates the power.
Car depreciation

48% 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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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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Good SUV, Crummy Electronics

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

RDX

This is my 3rd Acura, 2nd RDX. I love the new styling and the drivability and performance are what I expect; however, the computer system is a huge disappointment. Response to voice switch, crisp on my other two Acturas, can take several seconds. The display panel is set high on

Review submitted by:Fairfield_Ken

Pros:Style, performance, comfort

Cons:Pathetic computer system.

30 days old, major repairs already

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

RDX

At 30 days old and after three trips to the dealer, today the lower control arm bushings were replaced to rectify a known problem. There remain two other problems to be resolved. One month, three problems. Not very Honda/Acura? Or is it? In January we purchased a 2020 RDX Tech.

Review submitted by:Buyers Remorse

Pros:Good Looking

Cons:Road and tire noise, poor manufacturing quality

Avoid, vehicle defective manufacturer wont fix

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

RDX

Cars infotainment system died, no radio, no hands free calling, no gps etc. I've called Acura 7 total times now, finally heard they know it's a problem and don't have a fix or eta on a fix so in the mean time I'll just have to deal with it (their

Review submitted by:richieau

Pros:Nice looking car

Cons:vehicle defective manufacturer wont fix

Would like to love this car, but I don't

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

RDX

Car is exceptionally fine driver, but the infotainment system is a constant source of irritation due to several issues (30-45 seconds to first music after starting car) and freezing of the USB device every few days (have tried 3 different USB drives). Should have read more user reviews before buying.

Review submitted by:MNRDXBUYER

Pros:Engine is potent, interior finish is nice

Cons:Infotainment is really buggy

Was hoping for more.

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

RDX

I've owned two RDXs in a row and was really excited to test drive the 2019 with the all new SH-AWD. While the handling is greatly improved, the transmission is not. The old six speed was significantly quicker. What good is the increased torque if you're not shifting gears in

Review submitted by:noclist

Pros:Better handling and interior than the previous mod

Cons:Sloppy transmission

DO NOT GET 2019 RDX if you care about Navigation

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

RDX

DO NOT GET THE 2019 RDX if you care about navigation. I told them number 1 priority was an effective navigation. The navigation froze, stopped working altogether. The technology package stopped working. I was unable to even turn off radio. Even after car was off radio kept playing. Lost and

Review submitted by:AdrienneF

Pros:none

Cons:Navigation broken, radio broken, NO SOLUTION

A lot of features for the price

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Acura

Model:

RDX

We shopped for what seemed like forever comparing the new RDX vs the Mercedes GLC300, Lexus and BMW X3. The Acura was the most comfortable seating wise, second nicest riding and had a ton of features built in that were all upgrades on the others. It really came down to

Review submitted by:sdied80

Pros:Features, price point, great ride, comfortable

Cons:infotainment system, transmission sucks

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