2014 Acura RDX Consumer Review: Brake Safety Issue

2014 Acura RDX - Consumer Review

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Technology Package 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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Brake Safety Issue
By mountainbob on


2014 Acura RDX Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


This problem would not be fixed by Acura. It got so bad I sold the car for a loss, but at least I am safe.
Mine and all 2014 models have a front end metal on metal clang going over bumps.
Diagnosed by two dealers as brake pad metal backing hitting caliper clips.
Acura will not fix, dealer has made a temporary fix. Dealers are frustrated with Acura over issue. Dealer says he does not know if this is a safety issue.
Filed complaint with Federal safety commission. Metal on metal will eventually break down.
Acura will have to fix the problem if more owners complain to dealers. This is a potential dangerous brake issue.
The clang is not something that a so called "high end" SUV should have. Acura calls it, "a Characteristic" of the model. If this is so then lower the price to a low end SUV.

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