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#1755 of 2052 Acura MDX quality SUCKS
Jul 27, 2009 (12:59 pm)
I own an Acura MDX 2006. I bought it because of its reputation of quality and reliability. I guess it's no more.
Last week, the car suddenly lost its steering power when my wife picked up my 17 mo old boy. My wife had to do an emergent stop on the side of road and had to call the roadside service. Fortunately it happened on local road. I cannot imagine what would happen to my wife and kid if it were on highway. The tow truck driver came and found the crank pulley sitting on the ground when he checked the car. I was shocked to see the actual crank pulley piece of medal laying on the ground. This MDX is only 26k.
Obviously the vehical is not under heavy use. But still over the past 3 years of ownership, it has given us problem after problem. First it's the air conditioning system failure within one year. Then it's the wind shield fluid dispense system failure. Now it's the life threatening incident.
I would never buy Acura anymore.
#1756 of 2052 Re: High pitched whirring noise or whistling noise [jyao888]
Aug 02, 2009 (7:19 pm)
I just bought a low mileage 06 MDX - same problem same speed etc. taking to dealer tomorrow (front bearings sound rough, also)
Aug 06, 2009 (11:03 am)
I, like previous posters, have an undiagnosable right rear thumping noise on my (2009) MDX with Sport suspension. It is a mild thumping, not cracking, clanking,or clunking. Noise is heard even on the most mild pavement variations. Been to the dealer twice. They claim that all is normal. They can't hear it/findit/fix it. I drove an '09 MDX dealer loaner car and it makes the same noise. It seems to me to be an inherent flaw. I am bummed as I love the car but the noise is wicked obnoxious. How long can I last with it? I am not sure, but I know I will be back at the dealer again for another go at it.
#1758 of 2052 Re: MDX Thumping [stinger3]
Aug 06, 2009 (11:10 am)
I really cant believe that no one else notices this either. I had the bushings replaced or tightened and it didnt do anything. I also took out another MDX and it had the same noise characteristic. Just a really annoying thud type noise going over sharper bumps. If you find a solution Please let me know!!!
#1759 of 2052 Contolling AC out of Center Vent
Aug 06, 2009 (11:13 am)
I have an 09 MDX and I cant seem to control the airflow out of the center dashboard vent - even when the fan is low it still shoots out. The only way to reduce it seems to be to change the Mode so no air comes through the front dashboard vents but thats really not an option. Anyone else have this issue? There should be a damper on this vent.
#1760 of 2052 Re: MDX Thumping [smilsom]
Aug 06, 2009 (3:34 pm)
I can't characterize what I had as a thumping, but my '08 MDX madde cliccking or tapping sounds that I belieeve were coming when the car was switching from 2-wheel to all-wheel and vice versa. I had the bushings changed twice. The ddealer referred to them as "compliaance bushings". The sound has gone away, but now I have a high frequencyy vibration, more llike a buzz, when I get to 70 mph.
#1761 of 2052 Re: MDX Thumping [smilsom]
Aug 09, 2009 (7:19 pm)
Picked the car up again and it still makes the same noise - but still only on the right rear wheel/shock. Seems as if it is the damper but Acura dudes say everything is tight and shocks are not leaking. I am going to test a new 09 MDX and compare. No matter what, it is a terrible racket and not something that should be found on a car of this caliber. If this noise continues it is going to drive me nuts. Best of luck to you to solve your issue.
#1762 of 2052 Re: High pitched whirring noise or whistling noise [jyao888]
Aug 09, 2009 (7:21 pm)
I don't think it is normal. My 09 MDX produces very quiet wind noise. Hope you can find a cure.
#1763 of 2052 Re: MDX Thumping [stinger3]
Aug 10, 2009 (6:14 am)
Thanks. I take it in next week for an oil change. Will have it checked out for the buzz. I agree that a car of this caliber should not have all the issues I have experienced. Very disappointing. I have had it in the shop about six times for various minor problems.
#1764 of 2052 locked shifter
Aug 16, 2009 (4:52 pm)
cannot shift gears stuck between park and reverse