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2015 Acura RDX repairs by problem area

Engine (8%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (23%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (38%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 13 repairs.
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2015 Acura RDX repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (8%)

< $100 (92%)

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Chart based on 12 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Acura RDX 4dr SUV

273-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Acura RDX in Florida, United States
Jan 2017 - Apr 2018
Apr 2017

4000 mi
both rear shock absorbers. 
Acura RDX in California, United States
Jul 2014 - Jul 2018
Jun 2016

20000 mi
AC made gurgling sounds periodically but dealer was unable to replicate. They did notice freon was low so they refilled it. 
Acura RDX in California, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

51000 mi
Oil and filter change from non-dealer repair facility caused engine malfunctioning with loss of power. Dealer changed filter and oil to genuine Acura which fixed the problem. Rear shocks make noise going over bumps and rough roads. Dealer acknowledged shocks and/or spacers are bad and repair costs estimated from $200.00 to $1200.00. Car out of warranty by 1000 miles so dealer refused to warranty repair. 
Acura RDX in Virginia, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2015
Aug 2014 brake line leaked 

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2015 Acura RDX 4dr SUV

273-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Acura RDX in Minnesota, United States
May 2014 - Dec 2017
Feb 2017

29300 mi
Battery weak - turns over very slow. Replaced battery which was still in warranty. 
Acura RDX in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2015 - Oct 2017
Feb 2017

18000 mi
Torque converter shudder (TSB 16-043) developed recently. Dealer performed TSB - fluid replacement, SW update. 
Acura RDX in Georgia, United States
Sep 2014 - Dec 2015
Apr 2015

16300 mi
CV Boot was replaced 
Acura RDX in New York, United States
Mar 2015 - Sep 2017
Jun 2017

33000 mi
Rear shocks replaced under warranty due to loud banging over small bumps. 
Acura RDX in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2017
Oct 2015

8000 mi
Rear window tracks and regulator making awful screeching. Replaced window regulator. 
Dec 2015

12000 mi
Rear seat rattling over bumps 
Acura RDX in Ohio, United States
Aug 2017 - Dec 2019
May 2018

37000 mi
quick recharge covered under warranty 
Acura RDX in Virginia, United States
Jan 2017 - Apr 2018
Jun 2017

39000 mi
Front passenger's window regulator was replaced under warranty. Window would open and stop with a metallic clink when it stopped. Karen-Radley Acura always does a great job and the window was fixed in no time. 

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2014 Acura RDX 4dr SUV

273-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Acura RDX in California, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

12300 mi
Added Freon Replaced 1 rear shock 
Acura RDX in Arkansas, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

22000 mi
Passenger mirror oscillator quit working. 

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2014 Acura RDX 4dr SUV

273-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Acura RDX in New York, United States
Oct 2013 - Apr 2015
Dec 2013

3000 mi
Vibration at low rpm cruise. Diagnosed as prop shaft issue. Not fixed yet, Acura aware of problem and working on a fix with supplier 
Mar 2014

9000 mi
Dealer replaced the Propeller shaft as per Acura TSB. Vibration is cured 
Feb 2015

27000 mi
Blown center speaker 
Acura RDX in Illinois, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2020
Mar 2017

31000 mi
Replaced left rear strut to cure a clunking noise heard when going over bumps 
Acura RDX in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

21700 mi
Drivers side mirror developed "chattering" when it lowered to allow rear view while in reverse gear. New mechanism installed in one day at no charge. 
Acura RDX in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2013 - Jul 2017
May 2014

9920 mi
rear shocks replaced 
Acura RDX in South Carolina, United States
Nov 2013 - Jul 2015
Mar 2014

6000 mi
Bluetooth unit failed 
Acura RDX in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2013 - Jul 2015
Jan 2014 Replaced drive shaft per TSB14-001 
Acura RDX in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2015
Jun 2014

14000 mi
Car developed a "thumping" noise when driven over uneven pavement. Sway bar was replaced at no charge. 
Acura RDX in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

24000 mi
Light controller died and headlight had to be changed. All under warranty 

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2013 Acura RDX

Engine not specified

Acura RDX in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2016
Jan 2016 Oil leak deep inside engine 

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2013 Acura RDX 4dr SUV

273-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Acura RDX in Florida, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2018
Apr 2013

15000 mi
TSB on loose under-body fairing; would be corrected under warranty. Dealer did not have parts, said would call me in later. 
Jul 2013

20800 mi
Developed moaning sound at speeds above 20 mph, around July 10. Today, dealer diagnosed problem as bad rear wheel bearing. Had to order part, will call me in next day or two for replacement work; to be under warranty. Parts arrived, took to dealer and they replaced rear wheel bearing and hub assembly. 2.5 hours. No charge, under warranty. 
Sep 2013

25000 mi
Wind noise above 50 mph, reported in my June 2013 entry. This trip, dealer completed TSB repair to underbody fairing. 
Oct 2015

57800 mi

US $187
Engine started running very rough, check engine light came on. Took to nearest dealer who cleaned fuel injectors and other parts, and gas tank. 
Acura RDX in Georgia, United States
Jun 2014 - Jul 2017
Aug 2014

9400 mi
Rear dampener leaking 
Jul 2017

49000 mi

US $40
AC was a little warm. Recharged with one can and it was perfect. 
Acura RDX in Colorado, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2017
Jan 2016

17300 mi
mechanic listened for blower motor noise but said it was ok when he listend. Told to come back when noise is present. 
Acura RDX in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

52000 mi

US $500
Replaced brake pads 
Acura RDX in Florida, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

58000 mi

US $70
Check emission control system light lit when gas level below one-fourth tank. Light went off shortly after gas fill. OBD reader showed codes P0497 and P145c. Replaced purge valve solenoid and problem fixed. 
Acura RDX in New York, United States
Mar 2015 - Jan 2018
Jan 2018

82000 mi
Rocker arm [actually control arm?] 
Acura RDX in Utah, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2018

65000 mi

US $400
CV axle boot was leaking lubricant onto the wheels. Replaced CV Axle. This is on the side of the car that was involved in a collision prior to us purchasing the car [2.5 years ago]. 
Acura RDX in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2016
Oct 2015

31200 mi
Exterior Black Plastic discoloration 
Acura RDX in California, United States
Jan 2015 - Mar 2016
Aug 2015

41000 mi
change air vent. 
Acura RDX in Alabama, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

37000 mi
struts on both front wheels were "faulty", replaced under warranty 
Acura RDX in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2012 - May 2016
Mar 2015

45000 mi
There was a metal clunking sound from the left rear; Acura replaced the shock absorber under warranty. 
Acura RDX in California, United States
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

44000 mi

US $70
Inspected and cleaned dirt from rear calipers. 
Acura RDX in California, United States
Apr 2013 - Dec 2017
Dec 2015

31000 mi

US $30
Replaced left front fog light bulb 
Sep 2016

48000 mi

US $350
Driver sun visor broke. Battery would not hold charge, fog lights bulb burned out. 
Acura RDX in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2016
Oct 2013

20300 mi
Cable reel was bad, clicking noise in steering column 
Feb 2015

63000 mi

US $250
Blower motor making squealing noise, new blower motor installed 
Mar 2016

94000 mi

US $200
Rear brakes, left rear caliper had froze 
Acura RDX in Florida, United States
Nov 2012 - Apr 2019
Jun 2013

7000 mi
Dash against windshield has a dip, is not continuous in appearance 
Dec 2013

17000 mi
Navigation system kept directing me to areas 500+ miles form current location. Had to reset navigation to local area. Will be taking back again as this held for just two weeks and again lost its location. 
Jun 2014

23000 mi
Again, navigation system kept taking me to locations 1200 miles away. Enter a local business (national chain) and it leads me to Wisconsin although I am in Florida. 
Sep 2014

26000 mi
Navigation is set to NE Florida, I entered national restaurant chain it returned "South St. Philadelphia." Entered another national retailer, returned "Chihuahua Mexico." Never gives me the local establishment. Repair unsuccessful. 
Jun 2015

46000 mi
Paint over the rear hatch began flaking. Dealer repaired for no cost after contacting Acura. 
Dec 2015

59000 mi

US $130
Battery at the 35 month point failed. Not covered under warranty. 
Jun 2017

102000 mi

US $135
Dealer replaced battery in Jan 2016 with a battery manufacture date of 12/15. At the 17 month point the Acura brand battery dies and when tested had a bad cell. Tow the car to the dealer? No. Take the battery to the dealer? No. I spent the money to buy a new battery and am now trying to obtain a prorated refund for the replacement from dealer. Dealer stated I should have brought he battery to them for replacement. The drive is 50 minutes each way, local auto parts store 5 minutes. You make the choice. Time is money. 
Apr 2019

140000 mi

US $230
Replaced ventilation fan. 
Acura RDX in South Carolina, United States
Oct 2012 - Aug 2013
Feb 2013

2100 mi
Left front strut was replaced because of faulty bearings. Was replaced under warranty. 

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2013 Acura RDX 4dr SUV

273-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Acura RDX in Colorado, United States
Mar 2016 - Jul 2018
Jul 2017

945 mi

US $132
Replaced original battery. 
Acura RDX in Iowa, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

59000 mi

US $350
Transmission fluid change. Transfer case, differential oil change. Tires rotated 
Acura RDX in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2016 - Apr 2018
Jan 2018

55800 mi

C $300
Noisy rear shocks 
Acura RDX in Oregon, United States
Dec 2017 - Mar 2018
Jan 2018

61000 mi
Rear suspension was clunking loudly. First they replaced all bushings and worn control arms. That didn't do it, so they replaced the shocks. Problem solved. 
Acura RDX in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
Oct 2015

40500 mi
Check Engine Emission Control Light. Loose Gas Cap continual problem 
Acura RDX in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2012 - Mar 2016
Jan 2013

8060 mi
Missing OEM fog lights. Dealership ordered in a set of fog lights and accessories. Honda / Acura Canada did not know why this particular model didn't have them from the factory, although it had all the tech package options. 
Nov 2015

29000 mi
Leather seat surface for driver's seat was replaced. The left-most cushion on the seat wasn't supportive any longer. 
Acura RDX in Virginia, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2014
Jun 2014

20000 mi
rear light bulb went out 
Acura RDX in Maryland, United States
Jan 2013 - Oct 2017
Jul 2015

25000 mi
Some pressure plate 
Sep 2015

28000 mi
And sensor 
Acura RDX in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

39000 mi
Moon roof would not close without holding down the wind deflector 
Sep 2015

40000 mi
moon roof would not close with out holding down the deflector. 
Acura RDX in Mississippi, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

60000 mi

US $35
Rubber piece (seal) lining right rear passenger door broke and came off, paid for part only. It was put on by dealer. 
Nov 2017

103000 mi

US $150
The alarm system that detected air pressure in tires was erroneously alarming. It was repaired 
Jun 2018

113000 mi

US $175
Power steering sensor quit working and all system sensors were set off. I called the dealer and they said to bring it in immediately. They replaced the sensor and the car now works normally. 
Acura RDX in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2013 - Jul 2018
Sep 2014

13640 mi
Fuel filler cap sensor went off (sensor is bad, but Honda/Acura say to ignore it). During high heat (105 deg F) sunroof would not close. 
Aug 2015

23560 mi
Thunk reported from left rear wheel. Shock replaced under warranty 
Jun 2016

27280 mi
Stuttering side mirrors. 
Acura RDX in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2012 - Jan 2015
Jan 2013

11160 mi
Excessive vibration while driving at many different speeds. Dealer balanced tires. It haven't fixed the problem. 
Jan 2015

3720 mi
Rear suspension started to do some noise at 40 000 km. Got repaired and was good for about 20 000 km, then it started again. 
Acura RDX in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2013 - Jan 2017
Jun 2013

26040 mi
Vibration at Highway Speed 
Oct 2013

37200 mi
Plastic splash panel became loose. Dealer order new clips, apparently a common problem as they knew exactly what to order based on my description of noise and where it was coming from. Minor issue. 
Jan 2014

40300 mi
Strut noise. Dealer is putting in a new Strut Damper. Item was back ordered, took about a week and a half to source. 
Feb 2014

41300 mi
Driveshaft replaced with new design. Problem with car since new. New driveshaft has resolved issue. Drivers Strut replaced with complete new assembly. Noise is gone now. 
Acura RDX in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2012 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

4960 mi
Dashboard rattle behind audio display. Confirmed in road test and fixed. 
Acura RDX in Virginia, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2015
Oct 2012

4000 mi
rear release handle for 2nd row stopped working 
Jan 2013

6000 mi
idle felt rough@start&@stop lights. Also felt vibration@25mph, &@45-55. Shop couldn't duplicate but Acura HQ recommended remove driveshaft & repack, & rebalance wheels. Seems to be better in short 3 mi trip home. idle felt rough@start&@stop lights. Also felt vibration@25mph, &@45-55. Shop couldn't duplicate but Acura HQ recommended remove driveshaft & repack, & rebalance wheels. Seems to be better in short 3 mi trip home. 
Aug 2014

22000 mi
Rear seat drivers side was squeaking on occasion especially over bumps. Replaced seat latch and solved the problem 
Acura RDX in Illinois, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2016
Feb 2013

5000 mi
TSB 12-0034 performed to correct voice tag distortion on playback and Bluetooth randomly disconnecting. Rear shocks clunk over expansion joints in road. 
Aug 2013

13000 mi
Noisy rear shock previously reported finally replaced under warranty. Drivers side rear wheel bearing failed. This is the same position where a shock was replaced for locking up. I suspect one caused the other. 
Acura RDX in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2016
Apr 2016

35200 mi
Right side mirror getting stuck when tilting down during reverse/backup. 
Acura RDX in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2012 - Nov 2015
Dec 2013

13000 mi
Gas cap detached from cable. USB not working. Display only showed bad device. 
Acura RDX in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2013 - Jul 2018
May 2017

40300 mi
trunk latch was noisy, it became loose 
Jul 2018

49600 mi

C $300
Check all wheel drive system 
Acura RDX in Illinois, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2015
Jun 2013

11000 mi
Significant vibration when driving at any speed, reversing, and parking. Dealer informed this is a known flaw. Acura corporate said they are working on it but it may be months before they fix it. Car rattles like a piece of junk. 
Jun 2014

23000 mi
Car continues to rattle like it has something in its throat. Acura corporate said they are aware of the problem and are working on a fix. That was 2 years ago. Still no fix. Very annoying to have car constantly vibrate and rattle. 
Acura RDX in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

36000 mi
Rear stabilizer link was replaced. This did not cure the problem, though. TrueDelta suggested that the real problem was the rear shocks. These were ordered, and are at the dealer now, awaiting our return from vacation. 
Jan 2016 Rear shocks installed. It was the left rear shock, problem fixed. 
Acura RDX in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2013

34000 mi
Vibration from drive train at aprox. 14-1500rpm as I back off accelerator. Seems like transmission is lagging or bogging down. Dealership replaced differential oil with no effect. They are checking with Acura. Standby. 
Mar 2013

9000 mi
My complaints about vibration (shutter) from drive train at aprox. 14-1500rpm was again substantiated by the tech doing a road test. Acura Techline was contacted and instructed dealer to perform a 'Neutralization' of all mounts. 
Jun 2014

24000 mi
Vibration in transmission when coasting predominately between 1300-1500 rpm. This was not the first time I had this vehicle in for the same issue. A software update was performed and the problem has improved but is not completely solved. 
Feb 2015

30400 mi
Replaced propeller shaft. 
Acura RDX in Colorado, United States
Dec 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

40000 mi
Broken front left strut 
Acura RDX in California, United States
Jul 2016 - Aug 2016
Aug 2016

47000 mi
There were a subtle cranking noise like something is loose when going to uneven road from the driver side rear back. Took it to the dealership since it was still under warranty and they changed the shock on the back 
Acura RDX in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2012 - Sep 2018
Mar 2017

23000 mi

US $75
Alignment 
May 2018

32000 mi

US $150
Aging Battery Needed Replacement After 6 years Of Faithful Service 
Acura RDX in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2015 - Nov 2017
Jan 2017

70000 mi
rear shocks failed; replaced 
Feb 2017

74000 mi
After car sat outside in extreme cold (-15 degrees F.) overnight and was driven on highway the next day, there was significant vibration from the drive train. This appears to be a routine issue with the 2013 RDX. Shop could not replicate the issue. No repair done. 
Acura RDX in New Mexico, United States
Aug 2015 - Mar 2016
Sep 2015

45000 mi
Moon roof was not closing. Updated part released by Acura, installed. 
Acura RDX in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2017
Sep 2015

28000 mi

US $250
vibration from brake rotors started at 16000mi . The dealer resurfaced the discs with the 28000mi service 
Acura RDX in Georgia, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2014

19000 mi
Replaced right front wheel bearing. 
Acura RDX in Illinois, United States
Jul 2014 - Apr 2018
Dec 2014

15000 mi
Battery had a bad cell. Dealer checked electrical system and replaced the battery. 
Sep 2016

26000 mi
clunking sound when I hit a bump. Dealer shook suspension joints said they were good and smiled. Clunk is still there. 
Dec 2016

27000 mi
I took the vehicle to McGrath in Morton Grove, il they replaced a swayer bushing which fixed the problem. After Leta in St. Louis failed to fix it. 
Dec 2017

36000 mi
Loose gas cap light, check engine light on. Replaced gas cap Light stayed on so took it to a independent shop and he turned the lights off. 
Apr 2018

37000 mi
About 2,000 miles later the engine light came back on. I then took it to a dealer he updated the computor and turned the lights off. After about 100 miles the lights came back on. Vacuum leak created check emissions and check engine light. Returned it to the dealer he did a smoke test found a hole in gas filler pipe return? he replaced the whole pipe assembly 
Acura RDX in Indiana, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

23400 mi
Felt vibration in the car at low speeds. Vehicle subject to a service bulletin--drive shaft was warped. Replaced under warranty. 
Acura RDX in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2014 - Oct 2017
Jan 2015

19300 mi
The valve cover gasket was leaking oil. Gasket was replaced. On going vibration felt through the steering column and steering wheel and at times vibration felt though the seat. Vibration is more pronounced after the car warms up and is only felt at idle or when stopped. Dealer denies feeling it. 
Apr 2015

21300 mi
Excess vibration in the car when stopped at a light. When shifted into neutral while the engine is running the vibration is reduced significantly but is still in excess for a normal idle. Acura dealer denies that there is a problem. 
Jul 2015

23300 mi
Acura dealer did full testing on the car to try to find the cause of the excess vibration at idle. Shop manage did agree that there was an excess vibration and ordered the tests. They could not find the cause of the excess vibration. 
Acura RDX in Saskatchewan, Canada
Aug 2013 - Mar 2016
Aug 2013

29140 mi
Wind whistling through loose exterior floor panel under right side passenger seat. 
Nov 2013

33480 mi
Clunky rear shock. Wet seal on front drive shaft. 
Dec 2013

37200 mi
Oil seal replaced on left front axle. 
Feb 2014

40600 mi
Replaced rear struts for the 4th time. One was leaking badly, other was starting to. Also regular oil change. 
Dec 2014

63240 mi

C $1400
Replaced clunking rear shocks again. I am now on my 5th set. 
Feb 2015

66960 mi

C $1000
Replaced front end pieces (not struts) tie rod ends etc. Plus wheel alignment. Trying to fix clunking noises. Didn't really fix it though. Have figured since that it is a combination of cold temperatures and packed snow that causes clunk. 
Mar 2015

68820 mi

C $35
Front bumper passenger side unclipped. They just put a screw in there and made a comment on the work order that it might hold or might not. This was the 2nd time I had them try to fix it. 
Mar 2016

86180 mi
I was told that the shaft from the engine to wheel was slipping. It was making a clicking sound. Part alone was $2,100 Cdn. I traded this 2013 for a 2016 RDX. 

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2013 Acura RDX 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Acura RDX in Virginia, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

3000 mi
Front doors not closing properly. Wind noise at driver's side window 

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