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#1073 of 2052 Re: Perforated seats in the MDX [scottm123]
Jul 07, 2006 (9:22 pm)
Unfortunately it's a relatively "common" problem on the newer vehicles. I've seen complaints on this since the original 2001 MDX (and other Acura vehicles with perforated leather, too).
In a short amount of time, the friction of sitting in the seat will yank those excess fibers out. I recall some owners trying to remove them quicker, using a clothes shaver or tape -- with varying degrees of success.
Congratulations on your new MDX.
#1074 of 2052 Re: Touch up paint [maddbank]
Jul 09, 2006 (8:11 am)
I am all for autoparts stores for everything EXCEPT touchup paint. Go directly to the Acura parts counter. I have never had a problem with their touch up paint. Tape around the spot to be touched up, and DON'T use the brush that comes with it....get a smaller brush, b/c the brush that comes with it leaves a blob of paint.
#1075 of 2052 Re: Leather quality in MDX [oren1]
Jul 09, 2006 (3:20 pm)
I have an 05 with 21,000 miles and the seat bolsters look worse than my 2000 Chrysler 300M with 160,000 miles on it. All you have to do is look at used MDX's, they are all the same. Otherwise a great car.
#1076 of 2052 I thought this was a luxury vehicle.
Jul 10, 2006 (11:21 am)
Like the guy at message 1059, I too am disappointed with the leg room. The telescoping wheel would be the thing. They have it in the TL & RL. The Volvo XC90 has it. And while they're at it, a little more tilt to the wheel would be nice. But this is what really gets me: As I drove away from the dealer at 7:45PM on my day of purchase, I had to keep turning on the interior lights to see what the buttons on the steering wheel did. Is there not an engineer at Acura that can figure out how to illuminate the buttons on the steering wheel? My '97 Ford pickup has illuminated steering wheel lights! I traded in an '03 Chevy Trailblazer LTZ. In it, I had much better illuminated steering wheel buttons that did way more things, I was able to control the backs and bottoms of the seat heaters in BOTH front seats independently, I was able to have power lumbar adjustment in BOTH front seats, my 2nd row passengers were able to plug in 2 separate sets of head phones to access the audio system up front, and they were able to plug in a 12v item right there at the back of the center console instead of having to fish it into the bottom of the console armrest compartment or climb over to the cargo area. If you want REAL comfort in a seat, sit in the leather seat of my '03 Chevy Tahoe. It also has independent seat heaters for both seats. The Acura dealer told me something to the effect that the passenger seat could not have a seat back heater because it would interfere with the air bag override. Again, I would think an Acura engineer could figure that out - Chevy did. If this is real luxury, I'm going back to Chevy. Thankfully, this is my wife's car, and I still have my Tahoe.
#1077 of 2052 Re: I thought this was a luxury vehicle. [rdecker10]
Jul 10, 2006 (11:47 am)
Glad to see that someone else also agrees.
I completely agree with the illuminated steering wheel buttons.
It's available on the TL for $10,000 less and not available on the MDX?
And yes, the seats are absolutely horrible. I came from a Jeep Grand Cherokee, and although I was not happy with Jeep's seat warmers scorching some parts while only luke warming others, I loved the seats themselves. I just took the MDX on a 2,500 mile road trip and was my backside barking when that trip came to an end. And what is up with the little white fibers that are always comeing out of the seats?
Why cant we have dual zone front climate control???
The wife is always cold, and I'm always too warm.
Anyway, I still like driving it around, and just like you... this is the wife's car. (as soon as I buy myself something new)
Was looking at the TL, but I'm having second thoughts.
I don't like rattles, surface dyed cement like leather seats and enormous torque steer.
I guess most people do though, Acura is selling tons of them.
#1078 of 2052 Jerking while accelerating
Jul 12, 2006 (10:55 am)
My Acura MDX 2003 started giving jerks when I accelerate at speeds above 60mph, more so while going uphill. It has 45100 miles on it. Any thoughts what could be the problem.
#1079 of 2052 Re: Jerking while accelerating [rsingare]
Jul 12, 2006 (2:36 pm)
Sounds similar to problem I had (I call it stuttering, at low speeds) on my 2002. Dealer replaced the EGR valve under warranty and problem was solved.
#1080 of 2052 Re: Jerking while accelerating [rsingare]
Jul 13, 2006 (4:47 am)
Most likely the EGR...
Could also be something as simple as a speed sensor in the transmission, also an inexpensive fix.
#1081 of 2052 Re: Jerking while accelerating [rsingare]
Jul 13, 2006 (4:29 pm)
My 01 MDX had 128k mi. and began a rough idle and mild jerking around 50 mph. Then, the check engine light and VTM-4 light came on repeatedly, always the check engine, then sometimes accompanied by the VTM-4 light, then both regularly. When the VTM-4 light was on, the 4-wheel drive did not work (tires spun on wet roads). Thought it was the trans, but saw similar problems posted by others mentioning the EGR valve. Not wanting to pay the dealer $100 to put it on the computer, I bought an EGR valve and gasket on-line for about $70. Replacement was very easy (used PB Blaster on the rusted nuts) and the problem was fixed. Lights reset after 3 quick trips. Not sure why the VTM-4 was affected, but MDX is running great now. Good luck.
#1082 of 2052 Minor Engine Miss at Idle Speed
Jul 13, 2006 (4:35 pm)
I bought my 01 MDX with 118k miles and no service history. It generally runs great, but there is a minor, but noticeable miss when the engine is idling. New timing belt, plugs and wires didn't help. Any chance fuel delivery could be causing this? Thanks for any suggestions.