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#1952 of 2052 Re: 2009 Acura MDX Tech pckg [usedtoluvmymdx]
Jan 29, 2011 (3:19 pm)
Have 2008 MDX with Tech pckg and grinding always occurs when speeding up just after speed bump since car was new. It seems related to being in sports mode as less likely to occur if in comfort. Definitely related to driving too fast coming off the bump. Mechanic had hard time hearing it until I took him over the bumps on my street. Recommended I drive slower over the bumps. I change to comfort mode; mechanic claims everything is fine.
#1953 of 2052 Dealer recommends expensive maintenance-
Jan 29, 2011 (3:28 pm)
Have 08 MDX with 32k on odometer. Took it to dealer for oil change (A1 service message). Dealer wanted to service differential, transfer case and exchange brake fluid. alone with service D (replacing transmission fluid, coolant flush, change engine and cabin filter as well as the air pollution filter). All I can find in owners manual was to have brake fluid changed after 3 yrs. No mention about changing all the other fluids except under unusual circumstances that I do not have. I told him no; just change the oil. Felt I was being had. Anyone with similar experience.
#1954 of 2052 Re: 2009 Acura MDX Tech pckg [pete2815]
Jan 29, 2011 (4:13 pm)
If this happens on bumps with sharp edges...like steel plates on roads then there is a TSB out on this issue.
Do the web search you might be able to find the TSB number...I will see if I can find it and will post it if I can find the number
#1955 of 2052 Re: Dealer recommends expensive maintenance- [pete2815]
Jan 29, 2011 (7:24 pm)
Yes indeed. I have a 08 RL and at 30k I took it in for changing transmission oil and do their "free check". They "recommended" doing exactly what you posted. I told them to do the work they were supposed to do i.e. tranny oil change.
I always read ahead in my service book of the service requirements at the milleage intervals i.e. 30k, 36, ect....
Oh what happened with my little service job was that when I now come in for the requiste service, they do it and have not so far again tried their "recomendations for those other services.
Good luck to all and stay safe.
#1956 of 2052 Re: Dealer recommends expensive maintenance- [jensad]
Feb 13, 2011 (12:51 pm)
Have U done your scheduled maintenance intervals. If U did , those things would have been done at the scheduled maintenance. I missed my schedule and the collant became clogged. I had to have it flushed at the dealer. Luckily, they didn't make me purchase a new radiator.
I have a problem with my 01 heater, The fuse blows out every 2 days. I took it to the dealer and they change the soilnoid and the the blower. 2 days later the fuse blew again. Anyone had this problem ? any solutions. Tomorrow I'm returning the suv to the dealer. They changed those 2 things 3 days ago. I paid $800.00 for that service
#1957 of 2052 Re: Dealer recommends expensive maintenance- [ahossa1]
Feb 13, 2011 (1:48 pm)
The maintenance manual states that the computer will tell you when they need to be done except that the brake fluid should be replaced every 3 yrs. The computer notified me of the oil change which is what I requested. Service stated that I should change the differential fluid, transaxle fluid, transmission fluid, etc. Could find no reference to changing these in the manuals so I thought that I would post this question here.
#1958 of 2052 Re: Dealer recommends expensive maintenance- [ahossa1]
Feb 14, 2011 (11:19 am)
You are right Pete as to getting the services done on time. I read the manual and check off what is to be done, then after the dealer does the services they still do the check list of things that might need work.
I usually do the easy stuff eg replace air filter, inside car filter ect and let them do the differential/oil stuff. I used to do the oil etc but I am tired of getting under the vehicle and doing it myself. I also have a 100k warranty i purchased when I got the 08 RL. (I have read these web sites over the years and checked out what went wrong before I got the RL.
Our Honda Pilot is the junior of the mdx. So if the mdx has issues then our pilot may also but I made an inference that the RL too might have issues so I got the 100k just in case.
Love my 08 RL, my wife has an 06 Pilot, with (honest) 35k on the speedo ni issues yet. And we keep our vehicles and get our $$ worth. And the "scheduled maintenance" makes her feel better and has kept us out of the shop at least so far.
Good luck to all and take care during this hard winter.
#1959 of 2052 MDX - 2 questions about break replacement
Feb 15, 2011 (5:54 pm)
a couple of questions before I replace break pads on my MDX. I am not sure whether to replace them or not; during last maintenance the dealer mentioned that the front pads are "getting low"...
- Is it possible to measure break pad thickness without removing wheels? There are numerous how-to videos on Youtube, including the one where a set of hex-keys is used to see which one will slide under the caliper so that key size is your remaining break pad thickness.... Does it make sense?
-The dealer said that they would charge $40 dollars to measure break pads wear, on top of the usual tire rotation. So - is there extra work involved in measuring break pads even after wheels are removed, or it's just a hint to change break pads?
#1960 of 2052 Re: MDX - 2 questions about break replacement [maximax]
Feb 16, 2011 (12:02 pm)
Recently I had my aura rl serviced i.e. change oil in tranny and read end. They do without cost a 52 point inspection, (it helps them get more business) and they informed me that my brake shoes had 7 mm left which is great on my 48k miles we have logs on our 08 rl.
Point here is it sounds to me that the dealer you are working with wants to take you to the cleaners by the $ 40 charge. (JMO) That sounds to me like "gravy money" for the dealer.
We live in No. Cal. and competition for the consumer's business is alive and well. I think if you would check out your area you may find a delaer that will not charge for inspecting you brake shoes.
Good luck to all and have wonderful day.
#1961 of 2052 Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
Mar 06, 2011 (6:42 am)
2005 MDX Touring. I have noticed that the interior auto-dimming mirror is not functioning the way it should. Even thought the green light turns on after I push in the button for the auto-dimming function, the glare does not seem to be reduced. Any ideas on what may be going on? Does the mirror have a battery that needs to be replaced?
Thanks in advance.