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#229 of 293 2013 Acura RDX AWD with Tech -Tailegate Problem
Nov 05, 2012 (2:31 pm)
Got my New 2013 RDX AWD with Tech 2 weeks ago.
Now I am having problem opening the tailgate.
The keyless remote opens the tailegate with a small gap but close right away.
The button inside the car that's suppose to open the tailgate doesn't work.
The only way to open the tailgate is by using the button in the rear of the tailgate.
It does not automatically open I have to pull it up to open it.
Just want to know if anyone is experiencing this problem.
#230 of 293 Re: 2013 Acura RDX AWD with Tech -Tailegate Problem [elle18]
Nov 05, 2012 (3:06 pm)
I ran into this issue. to open from the inside you have to make sure ALL of the doors are unlocked then the inside button will work and the tailgate will open.
#231 of 293 Re: 2013 Acura RDX AWD with Tech -Tailegate Problem [elle18]
Nov 05, 2012 (6:01 pm)
I haven't had the problem; but going in to the system and choosing another open/lock preference might re-set it if bertram's idea doesn't clear it up.
#232 of 293 Acura RDX--No premium gas available in NJ
Nov 06, 2012 (7:16 am)
We are in NJ where there's been a gas shortage due to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. We have always used premium gas on our 2012 RDX. But there doesn't appear to be any premium gas available. Will it damage the car/engine if we use regular gas this one instance?
#233 of 293 Re: Acura RDX--No premium gas available in NJ [june159]
Nov 06, 2012 (8:18 am)
Hope you are making it through the wrath Mother Nature has dispensed on the Garden State.
Here is a press release by Honda that addresses your question - go to the section titled "fuel tank and driving range". In short, regular will not hurt your engine. You may sense a bit less power but that is normal and not a problem.
Also, can you comment on which dealer you got your car from and if you were satisfied? In the market for an RDX and will be a bit delayed due to the storm.
Also - when looking for gas, sign up for Nixle - just Google - where I live, they have sent a few gas alerts - stations that have fuel and those that are out along with some estimated wait times. Similar to the online "Patch" publication.
#234 of 293 RDX - best time to buy
Nov 06, 2012 (8:20 am)
A bit delayed in my pursuit for an RDX due to both the storm and the initial pricing I got from dealers which was unacceptable.
Can you tell me typically what time of the year one would typically get the best price on a car - in my case, a lease? Someone told me Dec 31 is the best day as a dealer may sell well below cost to hit volume goals and collect 6 figure incentive checks from the manufacturer.
If not Dec 31, other times of the year where pricing is typically better?
#236 of 293 Empty space where a/c vent should be
Nov 11, 2012 (5:19 pm)
After looking at every small luxury SUV on the market I had decided on the Acura RDX, that is until someone pointed out the empty slot where it appears a rear a/c vent should be. That is driving me crazy! It makes the car look like it is unfinished. I would like thoughts from those of you who have bought the RDX on that empty slot. Of course I also think Acura will put the a/c vent in the slot for 2014 and that would make matters worse for me if I bought the 2013. What did the dealer tell you that slot was for?
Thanks for the comments. OCD is a terrible thing to have! LOL!
#237 of 293 Re: Empty space where a/c vent should be [djsturn]
Nov 11, 2012 (5:39 pm)
It doesn't bother me in the least. I don't carry backseat passengers often so consider that. However, had many cars over the years that didn't have vents in the back of the console and did carry kids and nobody died or even were that uncomfortable. If it is really something that you have to have then I would say look at something else.
#238 of 293 Re: Empty space where a/c vent should be [djsturn]
Nov 11, 2012 (9:32 pm)
I knew it didn't have the rear vents, so I've not really noticed the 'gap'. Our little Scottie-girl will likely miss the rear A/C when we take a long trip in hot weather. The sloping cargo deck will bother her a bit, as well. She's not spoiled or anything. Can't say we've ever used the rear vents for people...at least not in 40 months in the XC60; but Katie-girl enjoys the cool air on long trips. I'd likely pick a full-time 12v outlet in the cargo area before the rear vents, IF they asked me.