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#1 of 60 MDX steering wheel vibration at highway speed
Jun 05, 2007 (6:15 pm)
I have noticed steering wheel vibration when going over 70 mph with my 2007 MDX after first few weeks of driving it.
I got wheel balancing done but the problem remains.
Will be going back to the dealer later this week for further diagnosis.
I have researched other MDX and Pilot forums regarding this issue and there are multiple cases of folks experiencing problem with 2006 Pilot and 2007 MDX.
Anyone else experiencing this problem?
#2 of 60 Re: MDX steering wheel vibration at highway speed [vdoshi]
Aug 17, 2007 (6:43 pm)
Any update on this? I have found that I have the same issue. I have had the tires balanced, but that has been no help.
#3 of 60 Re: MDX steering wheel vibration at highway speed [kat101]
Aug 17, 2007 (8:06 pm)
Dealer replaced all 4 rims and wheels with new ones from another car on the lot. This solved the issue.
#4 of 60 Re: MDX steering wheel vibration at highway speed [vdoshi]
Dec 22, 2007 (9:24 pm)
I've noticed a slight vibration on my 07 MDX, but not enough to be concerned about. I attributed the problem to the quality of the roads. I'll have this checked out at the dealer on 12/27. Sounds like the dealer passed the bad wheel/tires on to some other customer by switching with another vehicle on the lot.
My last suv was a pilot, I seem to recall a similar issue. I have the same issue with my 05 Accord. Likely a bad rim, since the new tires didn't help.
#5 of 60 Re: MDX steering wheel vibration at highway speed [vdoshi]
Apr 02, 2008 (12:34 pm)
hey guys, my fiancee bought a 2007 acura mdx sport/ent.
car has only close to 11000mileages and we have visited atleast 10+ times
steering wheel vibration
enought is enough, we are filing for lemon law
advise to all mdx new owners... dont get fooled by the dealership
saying that these problems are normal... they are just filling you in
make sure you keep all records... your car may be a lemon car...
read about it... yahoo it, consumer's affair guide...
before it is too late...
by the way... i dont know what acura manufacturer is thinking about because
these vibration is not normal... i wouldn't be surprise if they are getting
a massive recall on the 07+ mdx...
#6 of 60 Re: MDX steering wheel vibration at highway speed [yeetnduner]
Apr 03, 2008 (11:42 am)
I wouldn't be surprised if you are getting a massive recall on your common sense. It's too bad that you have had this problem but as you can see here very few people have had the issue.
You will find people report issues like this with ANY car due to possible problems with bent rims, etc.
And I have read virtually every magazine, internet, etc, review of the MDX and never seen any reviewer mention vibration and other such problems.
#7 of 60 Re: MDX steering wheel vibration at highway speed [jmpage2]
Apr 03, 2008 (2:53 pm)
This discussion was started in June 2007 and all posts are from owners (hope so) who have spent enough time with the vehicle rather than a reviewer who might have spent couple of hours or may be a day. There might be defects with few vehicles as they are with other vehicles and some are unlucky to get those.
Please read "Acura MDX Maintenance and Repair" discussion for more owner reviews on vibration.
#8 of 60 Re: MDX steering wheel vibration at highway speed [yeetnduner]
Apr 04, 2008 (5:50 am)
Never had a problem with vibration until I had tires rotated / balanced at dealership. Have 07' MDX w/ tech/ent now with 40k miles. Brought back to dealership and they claimed that one tire was slightly out of balance. Vibration continued. Went back to dealership and they thought there was water (moisture) in the tire. Paid $60 to have them take apart each tire. No water found but they did find a "flat" spot on one tire. Replaced all wheels and tires with a set from their demo vehicle which had about 3K miles on them. No additional cost. Problem seems to be fixed. Having other ongoing problem with rattle sound coming from headliner behind drivers seat. Vehicle has been back to dealership several times. Fixed welds, adjusted screws in sunroof, etc. .... still not fixed. Will be heading back to dealership. There have been way too many rattle sounds coming from a $45k vehicle. Disappointed in the fit and finish with this Acura. This is my 3rd Acura, traded in an infiniti FX to buy this and believe the Infiniti had better quality.
#9 of 60 Re: MDX steering wheel vibration at highway speed [tb44]
Apr 04, 2008 (6:26 am)
It's all relative. I've never had a vehicle with 30K-40K miles that didn't have some squeaks or rattles. We have an Infiniti FX35 that's been quite solid but still has rattles from the driver side B pillar.
My $40,000 Audi A4 has some squeaks and a rustling noise coming from the vents when the fan is on a higher speed.
I had a set of rims for my older A4 which had vibration at 70-80mph on the highway, it never could be fixed. Swap out for new rims fixed that problem.
The reality is that these are cars that get driven over potholes, bumps, ice, etc, and they are never going to be perfect. Certainly some problems are easier to fix than others, but I know plenty of people with Acura products who are very happy with them.
To be on the safe side we leased our new MDX. If it turns out to be unreliable or has rattles and other issues we will simply turn it in at lease end. If it turns out to be a great car than we will buy it out at lease end. This is one of the few advantages of leasing, being able to get the car for an extended period and only buy it if you are really happy with it. Sure beats resale headaches if the car has issues.
#10 of 60 Re: MDX steering wheel vibration at highway speed [vdoshi]
Nov 28, 2008 (11:18 pm)
I just bought the 2008 MDX and after driving about 100miles, i feel same thing as you that the steering wheel vibrating at 70mph or above. while driving at 65mph back from dealership at the 1st drive, there is slightly vibrating that I had thought it is caused by the road condition. But driving above 70mph at a super good highway tha just got road rework done recently, it is very clearly vibrating. I return back to dealership and get 4-wheel balanced,
but it seems the problem still exist and will likely have to go back.
this is very frunstrating for a brand new MDX. I had driven acura Integra for 8 years and never had any issue. even driving at 85~90mph in california the integra steer wheel is solid stable.
The problem now is that dealer claim that the highway limit here is 55mph, and they can not risk getting ticket to confirm the problem at 70mph above. any suggestion?