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#924 of 2050 Re: Should I buy mdx? - [nmp]
Nov 02, 2005 (8:17 pm)
When Acura introduced the 2003 MDX, they announced that they had redesigned the transmission with a newer, "compact" model.
On another forum a couple of years back, someone got a hold of images from the mechanics manuals and it confirmed the transmission was a new design. The schematics werre much different.
The 2001-2002 MDX transmission was an offshoot of the same design that had problems in other Honda/Acura vehicles. I wouldn't buy a used 2002 over a used 2003 for this reason.
#925 of 2050 Re: 01/02 MDX TRANSMISSION PROBLEM [nong29]
Nov 05, 2005 (6:10 pm)
Acura has agreed to replace our failed transmission as well. We have a 2002 MDX with 64000 miles. Just had to show we had done all the scheduled maintenence work.
#926 of 2050 Re: Rattling Sub-woofer on 05 MDX [dean7]
Nov 07, 2005 (5:27 am)
I took mine back to the dealer. The standard warranty covers rattles for a year. Anyway, the tech who worked on the car told me this is a common issue. One of the drain tubes for the sunroof runs behind that panel and the fluid feed for the rear wiper is routed directly above the sub. He pulled the panel and zip tied the drain hose and the fluid feed and placed insulation around the whole thing. I don't have any problems any more.
#927 of 2050 Re: Check Engine Light [inemer]
Nov 16, 2005 (1:53 pm)
I had this same problem with my 2003 MDX at around 21011 miles. The 1st time the dealer told me the same thing, but that did not solve the problem. 2nd time they reset the computer interface control and that help for a couple of week. 3rd time they replace a part(which I can't remember what it was called. Need to lookup my report). That seem to solve the problem for about 3 months. Now it is back again and the same dealer are having difficulty figuring what is causing this problem.
#928 of 2050 remote starter
Nov 18, 2005 (12:50 pm)
My wife's 05 MDX had new remote starter installed when car was new. Worked fine for a year then starter quit working. Soon after she started with battery going dead. Acura said 99% it was the remote starter. Sure enough. Starter dealer put brand new remote starter in and battery still running dead. Starter dealer says problem may be with car. Anyone with any info on this? Is the remote starter doomed in this car?
#929 of 2050 High Pitched noice
Nov 19, 2005 (9:35 am)
I have a 2003 MDX Touring and Navigation and am experiencing a high pitch whistle too. It happens at about 60 MPH and can here it on the highway. My dealer couldn't find it but I plan on having the service rep ride with me to here it. Never heard it while at a complete stop. It goes away at low speeds. Did you find anything?
#930 of 2050 02 Transmission ????
Nov 20, 2005 (6:25 am)
I have an 02 with 53000 miles, had the tran recall done around 30,000. Mostly highway miles on this vehicle. I now hear a "grind" type noise going up small hills between 30 and 40 mph. Is this a transmission problem? I am nervous about this. I took to the dealer once and was told they could not duplicate the problem.
#931 of 2050 Re: Check Engine Light [yippie3]
Nov 20, 2005 (4:53 pm)
They change "goos neck" for gas tank in my MDX - never had this problem again.
#932 of 2050 Cleaning/Waxing
Nov 21, 2005 (6:24 pm)
Hi all, My MDX - NightHawk is 3 weeks young. wondering whats good for cleaning / waxing . How do MDX owners clean their vehicles.
#933 of 2050 Re: 02 Transmission ???? [desertkev]
Nov 26, 2005 (9:00 pm)
I don't know how the Acura transmission problems play out, but I have driven a few that have gone bad. I say loss of drive power, whether higher rpms to get similar power or overall resistance would be a better indicator. I have heard of them stopping shifting altogeher. Grind could be a lot of things. I have gotten grinding from struts in car before.
At 53K maybe you could negotiate for a 70 or 100K mile extended warranty due to "known transmission problems"? If your lucky the dealer might go to Acura and plead your case...there is a good chance with the right negotiation you could easily get your warranty extended. You can call the regional customer support rep. If you really think there is an issue fight it. It isn't that hard and you can get a fair trade, extended warranty and they let a potential problem ride to see if it causes an issue.
I wouldn't take word of mouth though...if they say OK then ask for it in writing.
I understand from a co-worker with a TL that disconnecting the battery "resets" the transimission if it stops shifting long enough to get to a dealer.