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Old 01-14-2019, 07:45 PM
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OTA updates are ONLY for the "audio system".

The ECM, TCM, or other modules CANNOT be updated via OTA.
this! I would demand they run updates on these systems even if they donít need it. Reprogram them! It would be a place to start anyway. And replace whatever sensor is sending faulty info. Seems logical.
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The dealership is being made to return the car to me. No one knows what is causing it. They (not dealership) refuse to test drive the car at a extended time period for the issue to be replicated. They moved the coil from the cylinder that misfired to another cylinder, so if that particular cylinder misfires it can be determined it was a coil. Client relations I feel is giving me a run around, Iím honestly not wanting to lawyer up, but itís getting towards that point. I might pick it tomorrow (if time allows) , hopefully the car will get me home in with no issues.
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Old 01-16-2019, 05:16 PM
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Checked safercar.gov today and AHM has not yet responded to my issue. The government shutdown might be effecting NHSTA from updating the complaints as AHM usually responds in 2 weeks, more or less, from reviewing previous complaints.
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The dealership is being made to return the car to me. No one knows what is causing it. They (not dealership) refuse to test drive the car at a extended time period for the issue to be replicated. They moved the coil from the cylinder that misfired to another cylinder, so if that particular cylinder misfires it can be determined it was a coil. Client relations I feel is giving me a run around, Iím honestly not wanting to lawyer up, but itís getting towards that point. I might pick it tomorrow (if time allows) , hopefully the car will get me home in with no issues.
So, no one mentioned at your dealership a possible fix forthcoming from Acura and/or an acknowledgement that more RDXs are experiencing the issue?
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Old 01-16-2019, 05:28 PM
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This is OT, but Acura on their owners site has posted a new warning about modifying their vehicles with aftermarket parts and accessories, or modifying any components unless OEM Acura parts/components are used. Otherwise, Acura will not honor payment for repairs under the warranty. Seems strange since that has been SOP that I know of across the board for years.
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:31 PM
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Checked safercar.gov today and AHM has not yet responded to my issue. The government shutdown might be effecting NHSTA from updating the complaints as AHM usually responds in 2 weeks, more or less, from reviewing previous complaints.
Manufacturers respond to complaints filed with the NHTSA? That's news to me. I've filed a few complaints over the years and never received any type of response other than "your complaint has been posted". No manufacturer has ever responded. Where does it say anything about a manufacturer response?
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Old 01-17-2019, 06:48 AM
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So, no one mentioned at your dealership a possible fix forthcoming from Acura and/or an acknowledgement that more RDXs are experiencing the issue?
No, If I were to believe them and the way they sound my car is the one and only with these problems. I was told the Acura rep spoke with his higher up about the issue and if it happened again we would move to the next step (whatever that means)
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:38 AM
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Manufacturers respond to complaints filed with the NHTSA? That's news to me. I've filed a few complaints over the years and never received any type of response other than "your complaint has been posted". No manufacturer has ever responded. Where does it say anything about a manufacturer response?
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When you look at the list of complaints there is a number of responses from the manufacturer. For the 2019 RDX there has been 9 Complaints and 30 responses from AHM. You have to click on the particular response(s). This is on the safer car.gov site; not NHSTA site. I hope that helps.
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:59 AM
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No, If I were to believe them and the way they sound my car is the one and only with these problems. I was told the Acura rep spoke with his higher up about the issue and if it happened again we would move to the next step (whatever that means)
Members need to file their real complaints on the NHSTA site, or AHM will play dumb as long as possible. Even if itís an isolated incident it needs to be reported, especially since this is a very serious issue. 2019aspec had his issue in July, but so far Iím the only one who has reported the issue with NHSTA. You canít assume AHM or NHSTA monitors this site, which they donít that I know of.
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:00 AM
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Dealer message - American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (AHM) is investigating certain 2019 RDXs with a client complaint of leak from the timing chain case cover. To fully understand the cause of this condition, AHM would like to collect specific parts from the vehicle prior to you attempting a repair of any kind.
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:37 AM
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My new RDX Aspec did this same thing this week. Check engine light and limp mode. I was able to restart it, and got it to the dealer. They kept it over night and told me there was a Cylinder 1 misfire and one of the computers had a software crash. They flashed the computer and had to reset the cam sensor. I am really not pleased that my new RDX with 1800 miles on it has been in the shop already. Also, I don't think it's fixed. I'm betting it will come back. With all the paint issues on mine and audio system being so buggy, I really regret buying this car.
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:51 AM
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Dizzyg12, when did you become the gas pedal police? You don't get to tell people how to drive. My new RDX just did this limp mode while trying to merge onto the freeway. It wasn't "floored" but that shouldn't even matter. 4k rpm and it faulted out. Unacceptable!
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:56 AM
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Has the problem returned since the first repair?
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:56 AM
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My new RDX Aspec did this same thing this week. Check engine light and limp mode. I was able to restart it, and got it to the dealer. They kept it over night and told me there was a Cylinder 1 misfire and one of the computers had a software crash. They flashed the computer and had to reset the cam sensor. I am really not pleased that my new RDX with 1800 miles on it has been in the shop already. Also, I don't think it's fixed. I'm betting it will come back. With all the paint issues on mine and audio system being so buggy, I really regret buying this car.
Sorry to hear this happened to you.

What color do you have and what paint issues? My Lunar Silver has blotchy paint.
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:03 AM
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I have the Apex Blue Pearl. There are three large dirt pieces under the paint on the front fender. Looks like rust. There is dirt in the passenger a pillar. There is dry spray and dirt on the tailgate. All 4 wheels are missing paint on them. I'm ready to ask them to take it back or just trade it already. 1 month. I think I will see if I can find a Tahoe with a large discount to bury the trade difference. I'm very disappointing in Honda. So much for American quality being it was made in Ohio.
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Old 01-19-2019, 03:25 PM
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I frequently drive 70 mph and over to pass/merge on the highway in my A-Spec and this has never happened. Hell I still have a lead foot with the way traffic is here. I frequently push this cars limit and she performs like a champ when I need the speed!
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Old 01-20-2019, 04:40 PM
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I frequently drive 70 mph and over to pass/merge on the highway in my A-Spec and this has never happened. Hell I still have a lead foot with the way traffic is here. I frequently push this cars limit and she performs like a champ when I need the speed!
You have a beautiful RDX. Iím glad you havenít experienced your RDX going into limp mode at any speed, but if it does just hope itís not going over 70 on a crowded highway.
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Old 01-20-2019, 04:48 PM
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I frequently drive 70 mph and over to pass/merge on the highway in my A-Spec and this has never happened. Hell I still have a lead foot with the way traffic is here. I frequently push this cars limit and she performs like a champ when I need the speed!
I hope it never happens to you... but the only time it has occurred with me is continuous highway driving for several hours without pulling over for anything. I am the same way... around town that car will do anything it is asked to do... but with the above criteria it starts to refuse 😂
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Originally Posted by Damion Goodrich View Post
My new RDX Aspec did this same thing this week. Check engine light and limp mode. I was able to restart it, and got it to the dealer. They kept it over night and told me there was a Cylinder 1 misfire and one of the computers had a software crash. They flashed the computer and had to reset the cam sensor. I am really not pleased that my new RDX with 1800 miles on it has been in the shop already. Also, I don't think it's fixed. I'm betting it will come back. With all the paint issues on mine and audio system being so buggy, I really regret buying this car.
huh... now thatís something I havenít heard yet. Do you know how they came to that conclusion? Was it the shop techs or was it the tech line?
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Old 01-21-2019, 01:54 AM
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I have the Apex Blue Pearl. There are three large dirt pieces under the paint on the front fender. Looks like rust. There is dirt in the passenger a pillar. There is dry spray and dirt on the tailgate. All 4 wheels are missing paint on them. I'm ready to ask them to take it back or just trade it already. 1 month. I think I will see if I can find a Tahoe with a large discount to bury the trade difference. I'm very disappointing in Honda. So much for American quality being it was made in Ohio.
have any pics? Curious what this looks like
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Old 01-24-2019, 09:48 AM
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I spoke to a lawyer about lemon law and gave them my repair paperwork and my sales contract. They told me today they will take the case and I talk to the lawyer tomorrow about retaining fees and my options
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I spoke to a lawyer about lemon law and gave them my repair paperwork and my sales contract. They told me today they will take the case and I talk to the lawyer tomorrow about retaining fees and my options
Good luck, but your odds of prevailing are pretty low. Each state has different lemon laws and in most cases you don’t need a lawyer to proceed. You should have a booklet from Acura about the lemon laws outlining what you need to do. There is always a possibility that RDX owners can file a class act suit if AHM does not fix the problem with the vehicle going into limp mode and endangering lives. Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, but I do stay at Holiday Inn Express.
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Good luck, but your odds of prevailing are pretty low. Each state has different lemon laws and in most cases you donít need a lawyer to proceed. You should have a booklet from Acura about the lemon laws outlining what you need to do. There is always a possibility that RDX owners can file a class act suit if AHM does not fix the problem with the vehicle going into limp mode and endangering lives. Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, but I do stay at Holiday Inn Express.
Not sure what you mean by holiday express, but I do not have the time to deal with this myself. I am more than happy to pay someone else to take care it for me, to an extent. If this doesnít work out I know I have the opportunity to file a thing with the NCDS which is in my lemon law pamphlet. My case manager at Acura has been unhelpful to say the least.
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:17 AM
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Another owner has reported their ‘19 RDX going into limp mode to NHSTA. Their incident occurred on 30 December. You can review it on safercar.gov. Hopefully, with the government shutdown over for awhile there will be a reply from AHM posted soon about a remedy. I still urge members here who have experienced the limp mode issue to file a complaint with NHSTA.
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Spoke with the lawyer and we are continuing with a lawsuit. I am being sent papers and I will go from there. I will update as I go along
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Another complaint has been filed with NHSTA about our common problem. It’s still wait and see as to how AHM is going to handle this. I’m still on the fence as to whether I should get rid of my RDX even if AHM comes up with a fix.
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:38 AM
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Another complaint has been filed with NHSTA about our common problem. Itís still wait and see as to how AHM is going to handle this. Iím still on the fence as to whether I should get rid of my RDX even if AHM comes up with a fix.
I got traded my 2019 RDX for a 2019 Ridgeline then three weeks later the Ridgeline gets recalled for a leaky fuel pump.
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I got traded my 2019 RDX for a 2019 Ridgeline then three weeks later the Ridgeline gets recalled for a leaky fuel pump.
thatís the thing about cars, nothing is perfect, no company is perfect, no model is perfect, every car can have unique problems because of the person who specifically built your car on the assembly line, maybe the guy installing seats was hung over, and maybe the robot for tightening head bolts was out of calibration for torque, some cars are worse then others overall, but sometimes itís just luck of the draw sadly :/
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that’s the thing about cars, nothing is perfect, no company is perfect, no model is perfect, every car can have unique problems because of the person who specifically built your car on the assembly line, maybe the guy installing seats was hung over, and maybe the robot for tightening head bolts was out of calibration for torque, some cars are worse then others overall, but sometimes it’s just luck of the draw sadly :/
“Parts is parts”, but this is about a possible design flaw in the RDX that can seriously injure or kill people and I don’t want anyone to die.
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Lemon Laws in every state say that the manufacturer has to pay the attorney fees. No lawyer should be taking a percentage of your Lemon Law claim. That money is meant to pay for your damages and not your lawyer.

If you have a case that is winnable, I would think a lawyer can take the case with the assumption they are paid by Acura, not you. Losers shouldn't get paid lol
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In my state the manufacturer is not required to pay attorney fees FYI. I live in Florida
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In my state the manufacturer is not required to pay attorney fees FYI. I live in Florida
I think you might be wrong in that.

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Extracted from: https://www.floridabar.org/public/consumer/tip007/
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I got traded my 2019 RDX for a 2019 Ridgeline then three weeks later the Ridgeline gets recalled for a leaky fuel pump.


Have you considered a Jeep or Land Rover?
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I think you might be wrong in that.



Extracted from: https://www.floridabar.org/public/consumer/tip007/
hmm. Now Iím not sure either. The three lawyers I spoke to wanted me to pay a upfront fee because Florida law didnít require manufacturers to reimburse attorney fees. Ranging from $2500-$3500

Oh well, already have the lawsuit moving along now
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Have you considered a Jeep or Land Rover?
those are two brands I could never buy at least in their current state. I had a 1997 Jeep XJ that was super reliable, but todayís jeeps are owned by Fiat and as far as I am concerned they build garbage. They have some awesome styling but I donít think the reliability is there. Same with Land Rover, expensive to buy, expensive to maintain, nice cars yea, awesome long term quality I donít think so
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Have you considered a Jeep or Land Rover?
I don't think I could ever experience so many problems with a Honda that I would consider an FCA or Land Rover.

Nissan, Toyota, Subaru, or Mazda or maybe even M-B or BMW, but I doubt I could buy another Ford or GM and certainly neither an FC or LR.
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I don't think I could ever experience so many problems with a Honda that I would consider an FCA or Land Rover.

Nissan, Toyota, Subaru, or Mazda or maybe even M-B or BMW, but I doubt I could buy another Ford or GM and certainly neither an FC or LR.
Just checking.
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Roll the dice and get a Range Rover...make sure you get that BUMPER TO BUMPER WARRANTY though...lol

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Roll the dice and get a Range Rover...make sure you get that BUMPER TO BUMPER WARRANTY though...lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3jA55TJboA
some of the comments I was reading on that video were hilarious 😂😂😂
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