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Acura RDX Problems and Repair Histories

293 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Acura RDX. 57 of these members (19.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 133 repairs to Acura RDXs--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Acura RDX problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Acura RDX problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Acura RDX problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Acura RDX repairs by problem area

8% of the Acura RDX repairs were to the engine, 14% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 17% to the suspension, 31% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 17% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 133 repairs.

Acura RDX repair cost distribution

Of the Acura RDX repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 21% cost less than $100, 58% between $100 and $499, 11% between $500 and $999, and 11% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 19 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Acura RDX 4dr SUV

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

Acura RDX in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 30000    
32000 80 Rattle in the dash near the windshield.  Caliper froze and wore out rr pads. Acura would not fix under warranty so dealer offered to split cost. Amazingly bad customer service by Acura; dealer was great. 
33000 0 Same rattle in dash area. Dealer could not fix on 2 tries 
50000 0 firewall structure not sound causing rattle 
73000 0 battery suddenly died 
121000 200 replaced rear pads 
122500 400 AC clutch replaced, recharge of system 
124000 323 AC quit. needed replacement. Acura helped even though way out of warranty 
140000  
Acura RDX in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 16000    
17000 150 B1 service, and misc. rattles/thump from steering when cold 
38000 120 Navigation system rebooting. Also, would not route to destination outside of the tri-county area. Brake groan noise/feedback on moderate braking. Usually found when brakes are warm. Dealer "could not duplicate problem", of course. They suggested I was feeling the ABS system! 
40000 0 Transmission shudders periodically during low-speed acceleration. 
43500 0 Vehicle shudders at low speed during light acceleration. Typically 30-45mph. Feels like torque converter. Passenger seat squeaks (only when someone is in it). When warm, brakes groan when coming to a stop. Sometimes, it's accompanied with a squeal, and at its worse, you have to brake harder than usual to get the car to stop. Leather loose/ ripples on center armrest. 
44000 0 Replaced defective console lid. Reported transmission shuddering again. Again, could not duplicate. 
47000 200 Transmission shudder when accelerating in traffic (25-45mph). Heavy brake groan during moderate braking (only when vehicle is warm, and only after being in stop/go traffic for a while). Passenger seat squeaks when someone is sitting in it. Loud "thump" sound when AC system switches from recirculate to fresh air. 
57000 0 Gurgling sound behind dash when AC is on. Driver's seat lumbar unit pops and thumps when in operation. Requires moving into full extension before it will retract. 
58000 0 Hissing sound from lower radiator area after engine is up to temp. Coolant smell in cabin. 
66300 0 Drivers door armrest leather rippling and worn *Refused repair, dealer claims Acura extended warranty, nor add-on "Interior Protection" warranty (purchased when new) does not cover this Right-front wheel bearing failed. Repaired under warranty 
68000  
Acura RDX in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 21000    
28000 0 Broken strut Strut broken 
84000  

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2007 Acura RDX 4dr SUV

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

Acura RDX in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 31000    
38000 0 Replaced winshield wiper motor. 
47000 0 air conditioning line leaking and needed replaced 
66000 1000 Power steering line was leaking, needed to be replaced. 
66300 300 Replaced power steering line 
67000 0 Air conditioner condenser is leaking and needs replaced, condenser ordered from dealer and will be installed in 2 weeks. Condenser under warranty and no charge for repairs. 
67700 0 Air conditioner condenser is leaking and needs replaced, condenser ordered from dealer and will be installed in 2 weeks. Condenser under warranty and no charge for repairs. July air conditioner condenser was replaced by dealer at no charge. 
85000  
Acura RDX in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 3000    
9000 0 Loud squeal when starting cold engine. Dealer could not replicate. 
15000 94 Air compressor clutch noise when turning on/off 
19000 76 RR passenger door rattled 
 
Acura RDX in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 14000    
16000 0 Spring-loaded cup holder door on console broke, new door ordered and replaced New cupholder installed. 
127000 0 SHAWD light went on reason was low oil 
129000  

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2007 Acura RDX 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic AWD

Acura in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 0    
3000 0 backfired twice while on the throttle.Dealer could not find problem.  
6000 0 The RDX backfires at low rpm as your giving it less then full throttle.This happens only after it has been sitting for a while.I can`t make it happen at will and neither can the dealer. There is a loud noise and I lose power for a few seconds. 
7000 0 Backfiring problem again; dealer can't replicate. 
9000 0 Backfiring problem again; dealer can't replicate. 
10000 130 RDX has been intermitently been back-firing since I bought the suv. I can't make it happen at will and neither can the dealer. It's happened 12 times. They say they can`t fix what they can`t duplicate. I do not believe this has only been happening to mine 
 

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2007 Acura RDX 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

Acura RDX in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2006 6000    
12000 0 Sunroof rattle, repair failed. Second trip for rattle, again unsuccessful. Rattle later went away on its own. 
 

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