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#1791 of 2052 Steering Wheel- Off Center
Oct 17, 2009 (2:40 pm)
My 2008 Acura MDX Sport/Ent has an issue with the steering wheel being 3 degrees to the left of center on the highway. I have paid for an alignment already but the 3 degrees to the left persists. While not horrible I was wondering if a private alignment shop could tweak it a bit so the steering wheel is dead center when drivng in the center lane. Yes, I realize there is a CROWN to the road; still I am not used to the steering wheel being off to the left and it is annoying. Anyone else notice this issue? The Acura TECH says my car is within SPECS.
#1792 of 2052 Re: Steering Wheel- Off Center [valueguy]
Oct 17, 2009 (5:22 pm)
The Acura guy should be able to get your steering wheel back to center. Wothin specs, he says? Maybe, but the job is a basic one, unless something greater is wrong that he doesn't want to have to deal with. My '09 MDX Sport/Ent had the same problem - fixed in a jiffy, no charge. It is nothing for any decent mechanic (Acura or even a Midas shop) to straighten out. Go back and talk to the service manager. No luck with him? Get the customer relations manager involved. Keep moving up the chain.
#1793 of 2052 paint problem
Oct 23, 2009 (1:10 am)
I have a 2003 MDX midnight blue and I am the original owner. The passenger side door panel has original paint. However, since 2 years ago, I began to notice it has a noticeable haze on it on the entire panel. None of the other body parts have the same problem. Anyone has similar problem? I guess whatever happened to it happened to the entire panel and that is too much coincidence and I cannot help thinking it is the manufacturing process that mess it up. Could they have forgot to put a clear coat on the door panel?
#1794 of 2052 '05 MDX Tranny problem
Oct 24, 2009 (9:02 pm)
Getting rid of my '05 touring MDX. 49,000 miles, garage kept & per the dealer needs a new tranny because the torque converter is slipping. WTF????!!! A four year old vehicle under 50k miles needs a new tranny???!!! Just out of warrenty by 3 months, dealer won't help, ACS won't help. I am DONE with Acura. Will never buy one again! They should own up to the fact they have tranny problems and RECALL the vehicles.
#1795 of 2052 Re: '05 MDX Tranny problem [letdownbymdx]
Oct 25, 2009 (2:11 am)
Reminds me of my days with Volvos so I bought an Acura. But...
I have an 09 MDX with a rear suspension problem that is driving me nuts. Four times in the shop in six months and still the racket from the rear is ever-present. Acura knows it's a problem but does not know the cause. They say it is "commercially acceptable" and they won't try to repair the problem. Another Acura in my future? Fat chance!
#1796 of 2052 Re: '05 MDX Tranny problem [letdownbymdx]
Oct 25, 2009 (2:22 pm)
Call Honda customer support. Generally if the vehicle has l;ess than 100K miles, they will work with you to cover some if not most of the costs of replacing the tranny.
#1797 of 2052 Re: MDX rear suspension problem [stinger3]
Oct 28, 2009 (10:36 am)
I just bought an 09 MDX and have the same rear suspension thud issue. It seems to come from the right rear only. It's not a clank of a bang. It a hollow, boomy thump/thud. Almost like a muffled bass drum. It's not loud. Just loud enough to be annoying. It hear it a lot of city streets where I'm going 20mph over lots of crappy pavement. I took it in along with a service bulletin to my dealer. The service bulletin described the exact issue we are talking about, but only covered VIN numbers prior to mine. The bulletin called for the rear dampers and bushings to be replaced. Since my VIN didn't fall under the bulletin, the dealer didn't do this. They did try applying some extra lube to some of the components, but it doesn't seem to make a difference.
Has anybody actually had their rear dampers and bushings replaced per the bulletin? Curious to know if it actually helped.
#1798 of 2052 MDX rear suspension noise
Oct 28, 2009 (10:51 am)
I had the the dampers and bushings replaced per the bulletin and it made no difference with the respect to the noise you are describing which is the same issue I had. I then test drove another 09 MDX and it had the same exact noise issue. When I drive the car on the highway or out of the city this problem is basically non-existent, it only occurs at lower speeds over sharp bumps. I believe at this point that this is just an unfortunately and annoying characterisitc of this vehicle. Its my biggest issue with the car.
#1799 of 2052 Re: MDX rear suspension noise [smilsom]
Oct 30, 2009 (5:24 am)
This has been an issue since day one and i don't think any of the "fixes" have worked. It's a (annoying) characteristic of the vehicle. I notice it more when our '07 is in sport mode. Do you guys have the sport or base?
#1800 of 2052 Re: MDX rear suspension noise [upstatedoc]
Oct 30, 2009 (7:07 am)
I have an '08 with Tech Package. I had a tapping sound (I would not charatcterize it as thump) at slow speeds. It seemed to occur when the SHAWD was engaging and disengaging. I could be wrong about that, but annyway..... The first time the bushings were changed, the problem returned. They were changed a second time and this time the problem seems to have been resolved. The difference is that I believe in the case of my car, the noise was coming from the front. Now that that has been resolved, I get a buzz that goes through the car when I get above 65 mph. Anybody encountered this??