Re: Re: Re: Driving Conditions
...So far, most if not all the breakages reported are relative to CA area. ...
My guess is, California has more drivers than any other state, as well as more MDX's.
I'm not a welding expert, but it's obvious when you look at the failed part that the failure is the weld (by the way, I'm not sure it's not a resistance/spot type of weld). Like has been said, bad welds fail. I don't know how it could happen and the driver not hear it, so I don't think it would be a mystery. You'd know it was broken and exactly when it broke -- I sure did (only at the time I didn't know about the sway link problem, so I wasn't sure WHAT was broken).
So far, have we heard of any accidents? I think all we have is a slashed tire (not to belittle it). Have any of the people who've reported the problem also reported any difference in the handling? Don't get me wrong, I don't think the sway bar link does nothing
-- the Acura engineers would cut it out, otherwise. I'm just saying it doesn't effect *normal* driving. It's only the emergency maneuvers that might be effected, and it's not like you wouldn't know if it was broken or not, so you could adjust your driving conservatively until you got it fixed. As if you were driving a regular truck, in other words.
What I'm trying to say is, yeah, it sucks, but it's not panic time.