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#281 of 293 Re: 2013 RDX tech or no tech - Need advice [newro]
May 07, 2013 (2:57 am)
I have a 2013 RDX w/o the tech package, have it since Feb. 2013. On the plus side the car is comfortable with a great ride and good in the snow. The negative: that dash board rattle that you have, so do I and its going to get fixed this service. The blue tooth simply is second rate, very un Acura like. I have had 5 TL's before this, the last we traded for the RDX was a 2010 and the blue tooth worked fine, much easier and fluid to operate. Truth be told, I wasnt going to get another Acura but my wife was having trouble with the TL in the snow (first time for an Acura to be bad in the snow) and they made it relatively easy to trade into the RDX. The car is OK, but you to me at least, it seems a bit more cheaply made.
#282 of 293 Re: 2013 RDX tech or no tech - Need advice [newro]
May 09, 2013 (10:56 am)
I've only had my RDX for a week but have been using bluetooth for streaming audio and calls with no issues.
Controls for operating the audio system and bluetooth are way better with tech package than without, thats one thing that swayed me to get the tech package even though I didn't really want the navigation system. Voice commands work well also.
#283 of 293 Re: 2013 RDX tech or no tech - Need advice [alisont]
May 09, 2013 (11:15 am)
The phone Bluetooth system is awful. More steps and limited to 20 voice tag numbers. Pre 2013 allowed 50 voice tag numbers with fewer steps. The navigation system not much better. Even the passenger cannot change destinations while vehicle is in motion.
#284 of 293 Re: 2013 RDX tech or no tech - Need advice [newro]
Jun 07, 2013 (3:46 pm)
wow! I thought that dashboard rattle must be a freak thing on my 2014 RDX; evidently it's a problem to others as well, based on a couple of these posts. Mine's on the passenger side and it's driving me crazy! I only have 200 miles on the thing. Other than that, I love it.
#285 of 293 Re: 2013 RDX tech or no tech - Need advice [ctwv]
Jun 07, 2013 (4:51 pm)
I had a rattle that was annoying me, until I discovered that the locking lug nut key was rolling around loose in the glovebox. Pad that up, and no issues.
though I did get a warning message tonight about checking the gas cap. considering I had not gotten gas for over a week, kind of odd. So I took it off and clicked it back on good, Message stayed on when I fired it backed up and drove off to dinner.
thankfully it was off when we started back up after eating the message was gone. hopefully it was just not put on right last time I got gas. One thing about Jersey, they pump gas for you, but you have to pay attention to how they do it.
#286 of 293 Re: 2013 RDX tech or no tech - Need advice [ctwv]
Jun 08, 2013 (3:00 am)
I am going in for service next week and will point out the rattle. To me it sounds like its coming from the vent on the dashboard, passenger side but it comes and goes. With all the Acura's that I have had, never had this before. Interestingly, my daughter just got a new ILX and she has the same rattle, same place. As you say other than that and the bluetooth, which stinks, I like the car a lot. Great ride and comfortable.
#287 of 293 Re: 2013 RDX tech or no tech - Need advice [newro]
Jun 22, 2013 (8:20 am)
I had the same problem with a 2013 RDX purchased in May. I was unable to tell where the rattle was coming from exactly. From the drivers seat it sounded as if it was coming from the passenger side, but when sitting on the passenger side it sounded like it was on the driver's side. The good news is that I think I found and fixed it. I was fiddling with the sunglasses holder thinking that might be the problem when I noticed the thin plastic cover that runs from the top of the windshield to the rearview mirror. I gave it a light push in towards the windshield and there was a barely audible click. I have not heard the rattle since. Knock on wood.
#288 of 293 Re: 2013 RDX tech or no tech - Need advice [ihowl]
Jun 22, 2013 (8:58 am)
I will give that a try, the funny thing is that the noise comes and goes but it is annoying thats for sure
#289 of 293 High Pitched Whine
Sep 18, 2013 (7:44 am)
Have a 2013 RDX no tech package, app. 6k miles. Notice that when at highway speed, 65mph plus there is a high pitched whine coming from the front. If you let off the gas, it gets lower. Not sure if its the tires on different road surfaces, the plastic where fog lights would go or what. Anyone have a similar experience? Thank
#290 of 293 Seat height from Roadway
Sep 22, 2013 (2:56 pm)
My short 85 year old mother had a wreck yesterday and we are suddenly car shopping. I am interested in a crossover type vehicle that is low enough that she doesn't have to climb up to get into the vehicle but is higher than a regular sedan so that she doesn't have to pull herself to get out of the vehicle. What is the seat height from the roadway on the 2013/2014 RDX?