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My worst nightmare came true, no spare tire and that air kit they give you doesn’t work....took tire off to get fixed and no one will fix it so we can get another 40 miles home....now waiting on roadside to tow it to the dealer, on a Sunday....Acura, I’ll lose 2mpg gladly for a spare tire instead of a “repair kit” that leaves you stranded....
 

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I agree. That "repair kit" is useless from a practical sense; I was in disbelief when I saw it. After I bought my RDX, used 2017, I went to ebay and bought a spare tire. I didn't expect such a cheap design flaw from Acura.
 

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I agree with you on this. I bought a new 2018 RDX w/Technology package, and imagine my surprise and anger when I discovered that this vehicle had no spare tire, but rather the can of "flat fix with air pump." A friggin $43,000 car with no spare - only a $3.99 can of "flat fix." I wound up buying one of the "space saving" spare tires that the vehicle required. I just this last week traded my RDX on a new 2019 MDX -and guess what - no spare tire! I went into this knowing that my new MDX had no spare tire. I suppose that I will have to spend the money to buy a spare for my MDX. (And for the record, the MDX sticker was $51,000!)
 

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My worst nightmare came true, no spare tire and that air kit they give you doesn’t work....took tire off to get fixed and no one will fix it so we can get another 40 miles home....now waiting on roadside to tow it to the dealer, on a Sunday....Acura, I’ll lose 2mpg gladly for a spare tire instead of a “repair kit” that leaves you stranded....
I bought a spare but it does not fit in the space in the hatch! Where does it go!
 

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I think only the 3rd/4th Gen sh-awd MDXs are the only vehicles that still come with a spare tire w/ tools. No spare for 3rd/4th fwd MDX or 3rd Gen hybrid MDX. Everything else gets air compressor and fix-a-flat can. I was able to add a full size spare+tools to my MDX hybrid and donut spare+tools to my RLX hybrid.

The bad thing about the new Acura vehicles are they are even taking away the space to add a spare later (except for the MDX).
 
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