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#988 of 1262 Re: Green light under dashboard? [luvmy07mdx]
Jan 10, 2007 (9:37 pm)
We have a 2002 MDX which we love - and are looking at the 2007 - which is pretty cool. I was reading the forum and saw your note. Couple of comments. I don't believe the kill switch story. You should speak directly with the dealer that installed the light to get some paperwork verification - that will straighten out the story quickly. And you purchased the car NEW, so the dealer that you purchased it from is responsible to make it as new - including removing the light and all the wires and replacing the panel with the holes. Used cars are a different story, but new is new - and the item was not on the accessory list so it needs to go away - by law. Next step id to Acura corporate. Believe me, you can have it all takencare of, you just need to be firm. Good luck! Great cars - and for the most part - good dealers.
#989 of 1262 Re: Green light under dashboard? [rnoble]
Jan 12, 2007 (9:10 am)
Great points rnoble. I couldn't have stood to something like this. I'd push it the whole way, till I get either a discount or get it removed.
#990 of 1262 Re: Weird swishing noise coming from the fuel tank? [bumbie]
Jan 13, 2007 (9:00 am)
bumbie, this has been reported by numerous 07 MDX owners, something that you have to contact the dealer with. I have not gotten a chance to do so but would do it when I have time.
See similar postings on this site -> http://www.acuramdx.org/kb_item.php?id=21
Jan 25, 2007 (2:12 pm)
Hey all. I've had the 2007 MDX for a few months and really only have one complaint....It frequently pulls (in both directions), so much so it's almost dangerous.
I've had it into the dealership multiple times, they've checked the alignment, tire pressure etc but can't seem to find an answer. One possibility offered was that since I upgraded to the 19 inch wheels, the tires are more aggressive and the walls are smaller, making bumps and imperfections in the road more of an issue. However, I find if there is even the slightest imperfection in the road the steering wheel is almost jumping out of my hands. Anyone else experiencing this, especially with the 19" wheels? Any suggestions or ideas?
#992 of 1262 Re: Pulling [kentbrockman37]
Jan 25, 2007 (3:19 pm)
With 2,000 miles on my 07 MDX I also have this problem. The dealer was able to stop the car from pulling to the left or right but as you pointed out...the steering at highway speeds is dangerous and a ton of work to drive. I just drove from Chicago to Milwaukee at night with no wind and I am so bummed at how hard I had to work to keep the car going straight without constant correction. The steering reminds me of the power steering on the early 1970's american cars. I have no complaints about the MDX steering at the lower speeds around town. I think I am learning about what happens when you buy a "first year" release.
#993 of 1262 Re: Pulling [koho955]
Jan 25, 2007 (11:16 pm)
I don't own a MDX (but I am interested in it).
I would like to offer two guesses:
1) aggressive tires: some tires have more tendency to follow gaps and seams on the road. This is especially true for tires with wide center channels.
2) the new MDX might need a bit of toe-in to follow straight-line better. Usually 1 degree is normal and sufficient. Ask your dealer for the recommended setting from Acura.
#994 of 1262 Re: Pulling [koho955]
Jan 26, 2007 (3:48 am)
Must be an alignment issue.. I have around 5000 miles on my 07', including about 2000 on the highway. Car is a joy to drive.
#995 of 1262 Re: Pulling [selborne]
Jan 26, 2007 (7:19 am)
I have already put on 6,500 miles on mine and still find it a joy to drive!
#996 of 1262 Re: Pulling [my3rdrx]
Jan 26, 2007 (7:39 am)
I guess I need to bring mine in for service to see if they can "tighten up" the steering at highway speeds. I hope it can be solved because it is a ton of work to drive at highway speeds and I have a 3 year lease.
Jan 27, 2007 (11:49 am)
I also initially assumed it was an alignment issue, but after repeated visits to the dealership and checking the alignment each time, they've concluded "the alignment is fine". Still wondering if the 19" wheels could be an issue. I've also heard that the tires on the 19's are pretty terrible in the snow and rain because they're of the summer/performance nature and an all-season is not currently available through acura. I think I'm going to try to switch tires to a less aggresive, all-season (recommended by acura or not )and see if that makes a difference. Thanks for the ideas, if anyone else has a solution I'd be happy to hear some thoughts!