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#6449 of 6477 Screwed by a dealer on 2007 MDX
Nov 14, 2008 (11:34 am)
I bought an acura mdx on 08/14/07 and it was a 2007 w/nav and ent. I found out after I had possession that they slipped me a model made in Sept 2006. It has a window sticker marked "DEMO PROGRAM DO NOT SELL" in big black letters. Also where the crash test ratings are. It says "Not Yet Rated" and all stars are light gray, not dark like current MDX stickers.
Besides many problems with the vehicle I am very unhappy.
The build quality is bad, seams coming apart, rattles, squeaks, noises, banging underneath front end, etc,
After taking it from the dealer I drove away for a 21/2 week vacation. Nothing but greif. Always pulling to the right, shaking wheel after 55 mph. When I brought it in for service one month after I got it they changed right wheel bearings. Now out the dealer it still has issues. Right back in. Now left front struts , then they send me a card in mail that says I have a torn boot and must come back in??. I do then back out and back in again. They say nothing wrong. I take to another dealer. They find problem right away and show me a TSB dated while in possession of the last service with my dealer. While fixing they call me with another needed repair. I fax them invoice that my dealer did that already. not true! They then did the repair.
I have more gripes but have asked dealer and acura to take it back and give me another one. What do you think?? I have lemon law attorney who says I am close to that process now but the fact remains. They screwed me. They gave me a car they had in stock from Nov 2006 until me at August 2007. Where has this car been? In the sun? outside? Is this 'new". Is this a"demo".
? Either way this car did NOT QUALIFY for the 5 star crash test rating. This has been admitted to me buy Acura. They can't retrofit either. Didn't they then provide me a car other than what was advertised?/
No matter what I have had 2 prior MDX vehicles, 2001 and 2004 and 2 other Acuras. I have had more repairs on this 2007 MDX than I did with all the others put together. Even Acura knows this. They checked and could see all of my services for the past 13 years. Perfect score with NO problems, Nothing broken,
Please feed me some more juice so I can get Acura to settle this already and give me another vehicle.
Thank you for reading and any advice or info you can provide me.
MDX owner in Scarsdale, NY
#6450 of 6477 Re: Radio controls [upstatedoc]
Nov 30, 2008 (12:25 pm)
I know my reply to this post is somewhat out of date, but I just read it. My 04 MDX does EXACTLY the same thing. It only happens occasionally, and I've never mentioned it to the dealer (it's out of warranty and I don't want to pay out of pocket). But it IS odd!!
#6451 of 6477 Re: Radio controls [lkns]
Dec 01, 2008 (10:18 am)
Same here, out of warranty and even if it still was covered, it happens so infrequently that I doubt I would bring it in. It hasn't been "possessed" since the original post!
BTW, how's the tranny on your '04? Mine is approaching 60k miles and OK so far. I've heard that Acura will extend the warranty for a shoddy tranny in the MDX's
#6452 of 6477 Re: Radio controls [upstatedoc]
Dec 10, 2008 (7:15 pm)
I had the same exact problem with my 2003 MDX--it is defintely fixable. The problem is a wire that runs down the steering column and , as I recall has a bad ground or something. My dealer said it was fairly common. I had it fixed under warranty, dealer said it would have been about $200 because its labor intensive.
#6453 of 6477 Re: Radio controls [gotribe]
Dec 17, 2008 (9:59 am)
#6454 of 6477 Regular gas in my'04
Dec 17, 2008 (10:06 am)
After carefully reading the owners manual regarding fuel recommendations, I decided to try 87 octane after spoiling it for the last 5 years with 93 oct.(no 91 around here). I can report after the 3rd tank of 87 ($1.79/ gal) that the mileage hasn't changed and I can feel no appreciable difference in performance. The manual says I may notice "knocking" and/or decrease in performance but does not say anything about harming the engine. Still, I am reluctant to make a total switch.
#6455 of 6477 Re: 2005 MDX Navi/RES key fob questions [jsb16]
Dec 17, 2008 (10:52 am)
You can only program up to 3 remotes per car... two of them are linkable to the driver seat position and the third can only be used for locking/unlocking.
#6456 of 6477 Re: Programming remote entry key unit [wilsongk]
Dec 17, 2008 (11:19 am)
You should be able to buy a key from the Acura parts department (w/ a T5 on the key shank), get it cut and programmed from them for about $20. If your replacement key does not have a T5 on the shank, the service dept would have to program your key at the cost of approx $100 (might as well buy a new one from the parts dept.) You can buy a key fob from ebay (used or generic, but guaranteed to work), and program it yourself for free:
1. Insert the key in the ignition
2. Perform steps A, B, C below 3 consecutive times, performing each cycle within a 5-second timeframe.
A. Turn the ignition switch to the ON prosition (where instrument panel lights are on, without starting engine)
B. Press the UNLOCK button on the transmitter and release.
C. Turn the ignition switch back to LOCK, leaving key in ignition.
3. Within 5 seconds, turn the ignition to ON.
4. Press the UNLOCK button on the same transmitter and release. The power door locks should cycle (locks then unlocks) to confirm
system is in programming mode.
5. Within 10 seconds press the UNLOCK button on the same transmitter again and release. The power door locks will cycle to confirm
the system accepted the transmitter codes.
6. Repeat step 5 for your second and third transmitters, if applicable.
7. Turn the key back to LCOK and remove key to exit programming mode.
8. Test the remotes.
#6457 of 6477 2005 Certified Acura MDX Touring NAV and RES
Dec 23, 2008 (1:11 pm)
Will I didn't really need the NAV and RES but I just bought one for $19800 last week with 56K miles, and went with the Honda Financing incentive as well. I don't really like dvd base navigation, but I ordered the latest dvd anyway to give it a try. I do like the back up camera and the memory seats! I would have got a Honda Pilot, but the Acura dealer really wanted to be competitive. I didn't really want black, but the carfax was clean so I went ahead and will put up with the color.
#6458 of 6477 2006 MDX Touring w/NAV and RES for $20,985
Feb 11, 2009 (12:16 pm)
Just wanted to know if this is a good price for an '06 Touring w/NAV and RES. 35K miles. One owner, carfax certified. No visible problems, car appears to be have been well cared for.