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2018 Acura MDX Hybrid Reliability Ratings

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2018 Acura MDX Hybrid Recalls

There have been 5 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS Recall Date: 04/11/2019
  • Summary: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Acura MDX and Honda Pilot vehicles and 2019 Acura RLX, RLX Sport Hybrid, TLX and Honda Odyssey and Ridgeline vehicles. The timing belt teeth may separate from the belt.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 93946
  • Consequence: Teeth separation from the timing belt may result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of crash.
  • Remedy: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle and replace any affected timing belt free of charge. Vehicles receiving a replacement timing belt will also have the engine inspected and any damaged components will be replaced for free. The recall began June 7, 2019. Honda owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is L4M. Acura owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura's number for this recall is Z4L.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUL 09, 2018 to AUG 01, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: L4M, Z4L
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V298000
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS Recall Date: 03/27/2019
  • Summary: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2014-2019 Acura MDX and 2017-2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid vehicles. Moisture may enter the tailgate lid lights, possibly causing a loss of the tailgate lid lights and the taillights.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 322897
  • Consequence: Loss of the taillights reduces the vehicle's visibility, increasing the risk of crash.
  • Remedy: Acura will notify owners, and dealers will modify the tailgate lid lights and install updated gaskets and a wiring sub-harness or will replace both tailgate lid lights. The repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began May 7, 2019. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura's number for this recall is M49.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUN 20, 2017 to AUG 01, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: M49
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V256000
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP Recall Date: 01/28/2019
  • Summary: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Acura MDX, 2015-2019 Acura TLX and 2015-2017 Honda Accord vehicles, equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine. Particulates in fuel may adhere to the internal components of the fuel pump, reducing its performance.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 437032
  • Consequence: Reduced fuel pump performance can result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of crash.
  • Remedy: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the fuel injection engine control unit (FI-ECU) software and, if necessary, replace the fuel pump, free of charge. The recall began March 25, 2019. Owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura's recall number for this recall is P3W. Honda's recall number for this recall is N3X.
  • Dates of Manufacture: APR 25, 2017 to AUG 01, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: N3X, P3W
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V060000
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER Recall Date: 10/31/2018
  • Summary: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Acura MDX, 2017-2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid, 2018-2019 Honda HR-V and Honda Odyssey, and 2016 Honda HR-V vehicles. The rear brake caliper pistons may have an insufficient coating, causing gas pockets to form, reducing brake performance. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 64785
  • Consequence: A reduction of braking performance increases the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Owners will be notified, and Honda or Acura dealers will bleed the brakes, free of charge. The recall began December 11, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are C31 and L30.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAR 21, 2018 to AUG 01, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: C31, L30
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V777000
SEATS Recall Date: 04/04/2018
  • Summary: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018 Honda Pilot and Ridgeline vehicles and 2018 Acura MDX vehicles. The front driver and passenger powered seats in the Honda vehicles and the driver powered seats in the Acura vehicles may have been assembled with improperly manufactured rivets. In the event of a crash, the rivets can break causing the seats not to be secured to the floor. As such, these vehicles may fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seating Systems," and 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 5810
  • Consequence: In the event of a crash, if the seat does not remain secured to the floor, the seat occupant has an increased risk of injury.
  • Remedy: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver seat frame assembly in Acura MDX vehicles, and replace the driver and front passenger seat slide rail frames in Honda Pilot and Ridgeline vehicles, free of charge. The recall began May 30, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall is D0S, and T0T.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JAN 09, 2018 to JAN 09, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: D0S, T0T
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V221000

2018 Acura MDX Hybrid Warranty

The Acura MDX Hybrid is covered by a four-year/50,000-mile limited warranty and a six-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Warranty information last updated: 6/28/19

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