2008 Acura RDX Acura RDX 2008

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2008 Acura RDX repairs by problem area

Engine (8%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (42%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (17%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 98 repairs.

2008 Acura RDX 4dr SUV

turbocharged 240hp 2.3L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

57040 mi Overheating suddenly. Took it into dealership. Diagnostics and testing done. Could not find problem. Told to drive it for a couple of weeks and bring it back. Overheating the next day. Took it back. Now I need a new engine for $10,000. 
49400 mi Turbocharger was leaking and replaced under about-to-expire warranty. Service guy said he'd never seen this. 
80000 mi

US $4000
Turbo went out at 80,000 took a long time to diagnose 
100000 mi

US $100
Vaccum hose bad 
58000 mi Hissing sound from lower radiator area after engine is up to temp. Coolant smell in cabin. 
22000 mi Car will stutter on occasion (2-3 times per year) when under heavy acceleration load. Loses power momentarily with banging noise then catches with jerking sensation. Dealer unable to replicate, no engine codes, always run 93 octane + mobil1 
11000 mi engine bolt came loose 

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