Recalls for 2003 Acura MDX

There are currently 3 recalls for your car.


What Should You Do?

Bring your car to a dealer immediately. Recalls are issued because the defect might make the car unsafe in some way. Your nearby service center can help verify if the repairs can be performed free of charge.

Contact a Service Center

NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


Recall Number: 13V412000

Recall Date: 09/19/2013

Component: AIR BAGS

Problem Summary: HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2003 AND 2004 ODYSSEY AND MODEL YEAR 2003 ACURA MDX VEHICLES. DUE TO ELECTRICAL NOISE, A COMPONENT IN THE AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE MAY FAIL CAUSING THE FRONT AIR BAGS, SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS, AND/OR SEATBELT PRETENSIONERS TO DEPLOY INADVERTENTLY WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING OPERATED.

Consequence: INADVERTENT DEPLOYMENT OF THE AIR BAGS MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY AND THE POSSIBILITY OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NOISE SUPPRESSOR UNIT, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON, OR ABOUT, OCTOBER 28, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009. HONDA'S RECALL NUMBERS ARE JC2 (HONDA ODYSSEY) AND JC3 (ACURA MDX).

Next Steps: Contact a Service Center Near You

Recall Number: 12V573000

Recall Date: 12/11/2012

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

Problem Summary: HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2003 AND 2004 PILOT AND ODYSSEY AND 2003 THROUGH 2006 ACURA MDX PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 26, 2001, THROUGH AUGUST 30, 2006. THE INTERLOCK LEVER OF THE IGNITION SWITCH MAY DEFORM, WHICH CAN ALLOW THE INTERLOCK FUNCTION OF A VEHICLE WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION TO BE DEFEATED.

Consequence: REMOVAL OF THE IGNITION KEY WHEN THE GEAR SELECTOR OF A VEHICLE WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION HAS NOT BEEN SHIFTED TO THE PARK POSITION CAN ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO ROLL AWAY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND INSTRUCT THEM TO TAKE THEIR VEHICLE TO A HONDA OR ACURA DEALER. THE DEALER WILL INSTALL AN UPDATED SHIFT INTERLOCK LEVER AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON, OR ABOUT, FEBRUARY 7, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.

Next Steps: Contact a Service Center Near You

Recall Number: 08E013000

Recall Date: 02/05/2008

Component: EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:CARRIER/RACK

Problem Summary: HONDA IS RECALLING 2,032 HITCH STYLE BIKE RACKS SOLD AS AFTERMARKET FOR USE ON MY 2003-2007 AND SOME MY 2008 HONDA PILOT, RIDGELINE, AND ACURA MDX VEHICLES. A PINCH BOLT EXISTS BETWEEN THE BIKE ARM BRACKET AND THE UPRIGHT ASSEMBLY OF THE "HITCH" STYLE BICYCLE RACK.

Consequence: WHEN MOVING THE BIKE ARM BRACKET TO ITS DOWN POSITION, THIS PINCH BOLT HAS THE POTENTIAL OF CAUSING SEVERE LACERATION OR AMPUTATION TO THE USER'S FINGERTIPS OR HAND.

What Owners Should Do: OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT THULE AT 800-THULE91 (800-848-5391) TO OBTAIN A FREE REPAIR KIT ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS OR OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009 OR ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

Next Steps: Contact a Service Center Near You

Certified Service Centers

Certification requires warranty on parts and labor, fair-price* guarantee, certified technicians and high customer satisfaction ratings.

*Fair prices, measured by comparing them to the RepairPal Price Estimator.

Additional terms and conditions apply