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#2010 of 2052 Check Starter System Problem
Nov 22, 2011 (4:10 am)
My 2011 Acura MDX with Advance package and Entertainment System keeps having a problem. We bought the car in May and within 2 weeks we started having the problem where the car would not start. If you keep trying the car will eventually start. Sometimes it can take up to an hour before the car would start again. We have taken it to the dealer at least once every month since we bought for this problem to no avail. Their first solution was to change the relay switch. The problem still exist. We never know when the car might decide not to start. It is very inconvenient. Dealership can't fix the problem. They say they can't find anything wrong with the car. We involved Honda Corporation and all they did was get the car evaluated for a problem which the local dealer still could not find. We have started the Lemon law process available to us in Florida but this takes a long time to resolve. We are so disappointed because we really liked the vehicle but we feel let down by Acura for not resolving this issue. This is the top of the line of the MDX and management disregarded our request for another vehicle to replace this one.
#2011 of 2052 Re: Check Starter System Problem [maestro65]
Nov 23, 2011 (10:22 pm)
maestro65, sorry to hear about Acura not being able to fix your starting issue. That's got to be really frustrating! I have a 2010 Advance, and at 20,000 miles it's been flawless so far. I have to believe your's is a unique problem. I would keep pressing them on it until it's resolved to your satisfaction. Also, smart move to get the Lemon Law process started, just in case.
#2013 of 2052 Acura MDX Hood popped open while driving
Nov 28, 2011 (10:21 am)
So I took my 2011 MDX for its first road trip. On the way back, I was driving at 75mph, when I had to overtake a car, I pushed it to 90+ and took the right lane and saw my hood had popped open. Luckily the safety latch held it down or I would had a major accident. I stopped immediately and closed the hood but it was a scary feeling. Will be taking it in to the dealer to check it out.
#2014 of 2052 Re: Check Starter System Problem [maestro65]
Feb 01, 2012 (8:49 pm)
I have a 2011 MDX with Tech package and i started having the same problem 3 weeks ago. I've had the car for a little over a year and all of the sudden this issue started to happen. I took it to Acura and they replaced the relay switch, but that did not fix the problem.
They are now saying it's the harness and they think it may have been damaged when my car was involved in an accident last October. I find this very hard to beleive for two reasons:
1) The car has been running fine for months after it was repaired from the accident with no problems.
2) We took the car back to the mechanic who fixed the car after the accident and he couldn't find anything wrong with the harness.
It is really frustrating to be stuck in this position.
Question: does your car have remote start installed?
#2015 of 2052 Re: Check Starter System Problem [maestro65]
Feb 02, 2012 (9:42 am)
Second car key, transponder type key, on the same keyring...?
#2016 of 2052 2012 MDX w/ 370 Miles
Feb 23, 2012 (11:22 am)
As you can tell from the title I recently purchased a MDX. Now, I keep hearing a humming noise whenever I take my foot off the accelerator between 40 and 20 MPH. Also, whenever I make a U-turn I hear a humming coming from back of the MDX. Does anyone know what hell is going on? Should this be happening with a luxury vehicle? Hold on. Let me rephrase that. Should this be happening to a BRAND new vehicle?
#2017 of 2052 Re: 2012 MDX w/ 370 Miles [sunny52]
Feb 23, 2012 (11:29 am)
What does the dealer/service think about your problem?
Feb 25, 2012 (10:50 am)
There is a recall on 2011 Acura MDX for issues with the battery management system. We did not receive a notice from Acura but were having low battery warnings constantly. When we called the dealership we were informed that there is a recall. Just wanted to let you know that some of your problems may be resolved when the dealership fixes that. Our car is having no problems whatsoever now and we love our Acura!!!!