The RDX doesn't push the envelope in styling, handling or interior quality, but it's benign, comfortable, and easy to live with. One high point is its smooth, powerful V6, which, combined with its six-speed automatic transmission, manages a very respectable 22 mpg overall. Handling is sound but not especially agile and the ride is a little stiff.
Alerts
There is 1 recall on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Emissions
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard. FCW and AEB standard from 2019.
Road Test

The RDX doesn't push the envelope in styling, handling or interior quality, but it's benign, comfortable, and easy to live with. One high point is its smooth, powerful V6, which, combined with its six-speed automatic transmission, manages a very respectable 22 mpg overall. Handling is sound but not especially agile and the ride is a little stiff. Controls are unusually simple but interior ambiance is rather plain-Jane for a supposedly luxury-class vehicle and not many upscale comfort and technology features are available. Nevertheless, the RDX proved competent all around, and it comes well equipped for the money.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 (279 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2017 Acura RDX owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen freezes up

"Acuralink is not very reliable either. It works half the time when I try to send directions to my phone."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"GPS map screen dimmed, then went completely blank during a trip routing over unfamiliar roads, very far from home. Fortunately, I shut the vehicle off to refuel, and it started working again. This has happened only once, but was very disconcerting."

Anonymous, NM (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Message "Can't retrieve history of calls" appears every time turn on the engine"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Interface slow to respond to touch commands,"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Any music on either of our iPhones overrides GPS instructions. Music comes on when not called for."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"all of the channels programed into the radio were lost, reprogramed and lost again."

Anonymous, RI (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The GPS would not sync with the navigation map. It did not give an accurate position. I could not use the driving navigation system. They found that the antenna was not working properly"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"The navigation system could not accurately determine the location of the car. The problem was corrected by installing a new navigation system"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Navigation system is not up to date and is not user friendly. System still does not have my street area and no update is in site even though my area has been here for four years. Do not understand why they just do not buy a system from either Garmin, Google or Tom Tom as they are much more accurate!"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Our 1st RDX had issues with the navigation being miscalibrated by about 4KM. The headliner and dashboard were removed during the investigation and before the vehicle was repaired we advised the we would not accept the vehicle. Admirably, Honda Canada replaced the vehicle and we have had no issues with the new one"

Brian S., ON (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"NAV system did not function right"

Anonymous, WV (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Data entered such as destinations disappeared from the memory"

Julian K., ON (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Inaccurate audio driving instructions - incorrect turn guidance. No help from dealer, no help from GPS developer, no update available. (Version installed is latest release.)"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"It is far to complicated to use and does not give reliable driving directions"

Anonymous, GA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"worst nav system I have ever attempted to used very outdated data, voice commands are terrible, data display on screen very poor. i have gone back to using my smartphone or my old garmin unit."

Anonymous, IN (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Wildly inaccurate map tracking and oral directions"

Anonymous, VT (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"GPS is missing a lot of roads on it. My smartphone’s googls maos provides much better navigation. In general the system is slow and outdated. Very disappointed."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"antenna needs a replacement."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"It has the worst user interface of any device I have ever seen in my lifetime. (I am old) It takes about 5 minutes to put in an address. Then if it hears you right, it will repeat back to you line by line in the slowest possible manner what you put in. On my cheap android phone, all I have to do is say Navigate to the nearest McDonalds and off I go.With this system, it is a very long and frustrating process. And chances are, you will never find what you want. And when you put in an address, it will not be in there data base. I had to go to Comcast which had been in the same location for years, first it would not find anything Comcast and then when I put the address in, it said the street number did not exist. My house is 15 years old and according to Accura, It does not exist. It is a street with about 50 houses on it. It is also a slug and it takes about 2 minutes after you start the car for it to respond to input. I absolutely hate the navigation system in this car and I will get rid of the car later this year because of it. The rest of the car is pretty good."

J B., FL (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"It sucks. It is really hard to use. Extremely frustrating."

Anonymous, NV (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"there information in highly outdated. one request took me to a place that was closed for ten years. also very costly to update, $ 150 plus 4 hours of gas while idling the car while it update via a cd which is the slowest possible method in a supposed tech vechicle."

Anonymous, IN (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"There is a common problem for the Acura navigation system that shuts down the top panel with the following error message,HDD Access Error - Please contact your dealer"

Kevin M., NJ (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"amplifier for voice went out"

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"The navigation system antenna failed and it could not find the vehicle on the map. It was replaced under warranty and the problems was resolved."

Anonymous, MO (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"numerous problems. Nav system lost all of the programed destination, windshield wipers come on in dry weather. Remote keys fail to open doors and need to use mechanical unlock. 75% of time will need to hold touch start button with keyfob to start RDX."

Anonymous, RI (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Phone contact names no longer available.... only numbers. Glitches like slow acceptance of touch and voice commands."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Acura iPhone siri integration specifically. Sometimes just stops working. Sometimes completely freezes entire Bluetooth phone interface. Freezes infotainment screen. You need to completely reboot , meaning while you drive you cannot use phone till you stop and turn your car off."

Vadim S., IL (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Problem was apple related and after about a year it resolved itself. Would not hold phone book."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Apple iPhone update seven months ago did not allow me to download phone book. Quite annoying. Apple and Honda Corp were aware but it took seven months to correct it. Bluetooth did work but could not pull up hone contacts."

Elise Y., FL (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"After I installed IOS 11 on my IPhone the phone book will not download. The dealer told me it was a problem with Apple. But, my 2011 BMW phone book still works."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"When I first got the vehicle the Bluetooth worked fine. After a few months it stopped working occasionally. Now it doesn't work at all. The screen asks you if you want to pair a phone but it keeps saying connection failure, try again."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Could not use phonebook. We think this is an Apple problem with their updates. All of a sudden it worked properly, but the problem persists off and on. Right now it isn't working."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"It started on day one of ownership. It was not resolved as dealer considered auto play as something that couldn't be changed."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"This car comes with an High definition radio with all the various options for sources. AM,FM,Sirrus,etc. The FM HD reception is very sporadic. Works for some stations, sometimes and the radio will not pick up some stations at all. Example is METV Radio in Chicago. The new VW Tiguan licks it up right away."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Routine software updates

"Expensive map updates, but still missing new roads. Slow to update - 5 hours!!"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

"sensors give us faulty warning signs about the engine"

Bruce F., CA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

"Very confusing interface. Very slow to respond to any command. System is complicated and is a big negative in this model."

Elise Y., FL (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"There seems to be layers of voice commands that are not intuitive and overly complex. For instance, I ask for the radio to turn on, and instead it dials a random number on my cell phone contact list. This has happened repeatedly."

Anonymous, NM (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"I have a cell phone I picked up on ebay that has better voice command performance than the one in this car. It is absolutely horrible. Could be a combination of it not understanding what I say or that some places are not in the data base, such as the 15 year old street I live on"

J B., FL (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"The system is brain dead."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Voice control often did not respond correctly, requiring multiple attempts."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Too difficult to use. You have to be very careful and precise as to when and what you say."

Anonymous, NV (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"It barely works!"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Normal routine brake wear

"Preventative maintenance"

Anonymous, (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"I didn't even know I had a problem but the dealer said there was a service bulletin when I was in for an oil change and they replaced the rotors and pads under warranty on the front wheels."

Robert N., TX (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Rear brakes seized with pads and rotors having to br replaced."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Issue was apparently related to warped brake rotors and was a problem on my particular model."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"The roters were replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"We have replaced brakes 2 times since owning the car. Car is not driven hard. We do not live in a hilly neighborhood."

Anonymous, (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"Just replaced the front disc and caliper brakes at 23000. Brake squeal and pulsations felt during light and normal braking."

Pj S., WA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"See my previous comments."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"stone got caught in the brake/rotor assembly"

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"noisy, replaced twice"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"They were warped when the vehicle was delivered, they turned them, they were fine but i was not happy with the solution and requested new rotors which they gave me."

Susan R., NY (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Problem started about a year after purchase. Brakes would periodically make a grinding/grating noise on application. Problem became worse over time. I mentioned to service personnel on my second maintenance visit but got little response. Was told they just needed to break in. Between then and next visit problem got worse. On next visit I presented issue again and told them something needed to be done. This time they told me there was a known issue with my model that was probably the issue. They replaced the rotors and front brake pads and the issue was solved. All of this occurred with less than 7000 miles on the car."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"First, let me say that my RDX has more effective braking than any car I have ever owned. The problem I had wasn't the typical pulsation problem. It was only a year old. It was rapid - even at slow speeds. It turns out that the rotors were faulty and needed replacement with new "coated" ones. They have been fine since. At no time was it "dangerous" nor did it impede being safely drivable. It was only a concern that I wanted addressed."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Purchased this vehicle as a CPO with 25000 miles. Noticed pulsing in the brakes immediately. Returned it to the dealer who turned the rotors and corrected the problem at no cost."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Rusted prematurely and needed replacing"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"When braking I often hear squeaking. Very annoying. So far dealership not helpful"

Frank G., TX (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes needed to be fixed. No further problems."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Cold air enters vehicle from dashboard"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Sunglass holder had rattle. Dealer fix it"

Anonymous, OR (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Steering wheel crunches when we turn it. Been to the dealer twice"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"There was a REALLY annoying squeak coming from what I thought was the passenger rear suspension. The dealer determined it was that the spare tire was not secured tightly. Noise stopped."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Drivers seat would not go back as it should and track had to be replaced. Rear seat rattled and bracket/lock had to be replaced. Multiple visits to dealership with poor service and no follow up."

Anonymous, SC (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"rattles on the dash board and side mirror adjustment."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"The rear seats really rattle, makes it sound like a old NYC, Taxicab"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"After about 12000 miles buzzing and squeaking of interior component(s) presented itself while driving. Replaced sunglass holder and it helped reduce the noise. New un-identifiable buzzing in the interior presents itself under certain road conditions. Exterior frame squeaking is a new noise that just started occurring at 22000 total miles."

Pj S., WA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"purchased new. for the first 3 to 4 thousand miles all was fine. Then various squeaks and rattles started to occur. None of which could be found by the dealer. Most seem to come from the cargo area and inside the doors."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"The turning the car, I would notice a squeaky noise of which the problem was resolved. The problem was due to excess material on the steering column which was removed. Also, one of the tension bars in the front of the vehicle was not properly set which caused noise, especially when driving over bumps."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"Ton of wind noise from the roof ...mostly when closed"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Slight whistle near driver's window at highway speeds. Corrected by dealer."

Michael A., PA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Significant wind noise even at 45MPH. Dealer replaced all window/door seals, but still loud."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"The back passenger window had a lot of wind noise. The dealer repaired the seals and that solved the problem."

Jane W., TX (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Shocks or struts

"Defective shock absorber"

William W., OH (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"one shock leaked."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"1 rear strut failed"

Anonymous, SK (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Rattling noise. Dealer Replaced without cha he."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Popping in wheel well. Strut on left replaced. Solved problem."

Anonymous, KY (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Already mention the detail in my previous comment."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Wheel balance

"Maybe the suspension was so taunt that every balance nuance was felt."

Anonymous, TN (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Unusual to replace a wheel bearing after 111K kms."

Anonymous, NB (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"After going thru a very heavy downpour we lost air conditioning. Took it to the dealer with the next oil change and it was repaired under warranty"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"I really love the ride . However, heat will come on only sometimes and sometimes not. Acura Tech could not find the problem. told me to bring it in when its cold and I have no heat"

William E., NY (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Condenser

"On May 17, 2018, I drove a friend to the doctor in the 2017 Acura RDX because it was easier for her to get in and out of the vehicle. Upon leaving the doctor’s office, the weather was very warm. I turned on the air conditioner and noticed that it was blowing hot air. I called the Westmont Acura dealership, thinking that I did not know how to operate the air conditioner buttons (because I never used the air conditioner before). I was told to bring the car into the dealership the next day, Friday, May 18, 2018. When I brought the 2017 Acura RDX (4,400 miles) in to the service department on Friday, May 18, 2018, I was later told that a rock hit the condenser and caused all the freon to run out. They said that because it was caused by an outside event, it would not be covered under the warranty. The cost would be almost $800, to repair the air condenser. I told them that I rarely drove the 2017 Acura RDX, and that the car was not involved in any situation that would have caused that type of damage to happen to the car. They suggested that I put in a claim to my auto insurance company. I again told them that the car was not involved in any accident or situation that would have caused the damage. The service manager told me that there was nothing that he could do, and I would have to pay the $800 to repair the car."

Carol D., IL (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Heater system

"The heat door actuator sometimes will stick and rattle. However, when it sticks in the open position you will not get any heat."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"The A/C system stopped blowing cold air after the first year and need to take back to the dealer to fix a Freon leak."

Kevin M., NJ (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"while driving thru a heavy downpour the air conditioning stopped working. Took to dealer who initially said nothing wrong with air. took back 2 months later and they recharged system and fixed leak"

Rich F., OH (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"The drivers side dash vent air was warmer than the passenger side. The dealer recharged the coolant. Not sure if this fixed it or not. Will see this summer as it was recharged late last summer."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

12V power plug

"12 V outlet stopped working and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"theft alarm going off intermittently for no reason."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Clock

"At some random interval, usually several weeks, the clock displays a message to the effect, please push the Select button to reset the wqllpaper Resetting the display settings gets rid of the message. I haven't asked the dealer to fix the problem, because it is simple for me to do so."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"Car gave indication there was a problem with the lights. Left front Headlight stopped working. Took it to dealer who reset the relay for the light. No problems since"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Interior lights

"The interior lights shorted out and had to be fixed by the dealer."

William M., TX (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Car would not recognize the transponder when pressing the red start button on the dashboard or said that the 3 volt battery inside needed replacement."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"It stops working intermittently and key fob battery dies very quickly i.e. roughly about every 6 months"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"when cold,it slips"

Terry S., OH (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"The car shifted very roughly at low gears, causing the car to lurch and jerk."

Karen T., CA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Transmission computer

"when cold,acts like it's slipping"

Terry S., OH (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"The car started shifting very rough in low gears causing the car to lurch. It made driving uncomfortable."

Karen T., CA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Transmission Sensor went out and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, MO (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Between 20-25 mph, the car would start shaking and transmission would slip. Finally the dealership had mechanic ride with me to experience the problem. Since car was still under warranty, the transmission sensor was replaced."

Anonymous, (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Exhaust manifold

"In June, 2017, I notice that the exhaust system under the car was rusty. I had the car parked in the garage from the time of leasing it. The Dealer claimed that this was normal."

Carol D., IL (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Other/unsure

"Operation became intermittent and unreliable for a period of five or six weeks, then self corrected."

James B., (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"I would not depend on it for detecting cross traffic or pedestrians, as its operation is hit or hiss. The backup camera makes objects appear much farther away then they are."

James B., (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Car will slow when passing another vehicle and pace with it. Slow to accelerate when passing a car you’ve been following."

Anonymous, CT (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Blind spot need to pick vehicles sooner."

Anonymous, CT (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"One of the cargo racks on the roof was unscrewed. It could have swung around at any time underway and hit something"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"loose trim along bottom of rear driver's door window and poorly fitting gas tank body door."

George F., TX (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"The front moldings under the doors on both sides became unglued so since my SVU was still under waranty, I brought it back to the dealership and they swaped the defective parts for new ones at no cost."

Anonymous, (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Rattle of dashboard from improper installation."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The touch up paint that I purchased from the dealer did not totally match my car's color!!"

Anonymous, (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Car started having issues at less than 10,000 km and transmission has issues slipping, grinding gears, and randomly stalling while driving(IN AN AUTOMATIC)"

Andrew R., AB (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission was making noise. Upon inspection dealer informed us that transmission required complet replacement"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission would not shift properly. It was drivable but just barely. Dealer had to replace something associated with 3rd gear."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"All wheel drive constantly overheats, does not actually put power to the back until forced, cannot dig itself out of 5 centimetres of snow. Absolutely useless and dangerous to drive in snow, ice, or anything below 0 degrees Celsius"

Andrew R., AB (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

"Acura/Honda coats wires with soy based product. Rodents or squirrels got under my hood and chewed wires causing car to stop while being drive. Repair costs were over $2.000 which I had to fight for company to absorb the cost based upon their bad decision."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Engine light came on with a P2652 code. Engine immediately started stuttering. I pulled over and called Acura roadside assistance. Car was towed to dealer. Oil pressure switch was stuck in on position. Car was repaired under warranty. at same time had other scheduled maintenance done."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"There is some type of oil leak on the right front passenger side. The major problem was rodents of sort getting into the engine and chewing on soy coated wires used in installing engine and parts. Class Action suit against Honda. My car stopped close to midnight in a Chicago suburb with my sleeping grandchildren in the back seat. Getting rid of this car!"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Acura RDX None 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

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