Does the 2017 Acura RDX have transmission problems?

I was going down a slight grade the other day in my 2017 Acura RDX, and when I took my foot off the gas, the RPMs almost went down to zero. This seems like a symptom of a faulty transmission, but my RDX has only 45,000 miles. Are there any known transmission problems on the 2017 Acura RDX?

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Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on Jul 06, 2022
Although the luxury SUV has no official recalls, the 2017 Acura RDX has known transmission problems that can affect acceleration, shifting, and deceleration. More specifically, complaints made to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding transmission issues include:
  • Total loss of power
  • Jerky shifting
  • Acceleration without warning
  • Hesitation without warning
If your transmission indeed fails, don’t stress out. Since you have less than 70,000 miles and your RDX is less than six years old, Acura should fix your transmission for free under its 70,000-mile, six-year powertrain warranty.
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