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#122 of 995 Re: Don't buy another one [markrj]
Oct 28, 2009 (8:26 pm)
I think that I have read your complaint on all of the sites I have read this evening. I am now starting my compaint campaign, too and I am wondering where this will get me. I have a 2002 MDX and at 55,000 the tranny went. Considering that when I bought the car, the dealership pushed the extended warranty on me for the tranny... yes, they replaced the first tranny for me (probably with a refurbished piece of JUNK, SAME AS THE PREVIOUS ONE) but NOW, AT ONLY 90,000!!!!
I am having the same tranny issues and my warranty expired AUG 2009... in Sept 2009, the check engine light went on. ONLY 1 MONTH AFTER THE EXPIRATION... SOOOOO, now I am looking at having to pay for a new tranny, out of pocket at $3500. Well, the dealership said that I need to go in person, cause a scene, so that they may pay for half. I am wondering if thats even worth it. They know full well what they are doing. This is ACURA'S BIG BUSINESS PLAN.
THIS CAR IS A PIECE OF JUNK!! Acura is "SUPPOSED" to be a LUXURY brand car... I was better off buying a FORD because at least I can OWN THE FACT THAT IT'S JUNK!! We pay so much money for an ACURA and the company cant stand behind their product. YES, if you are ready to start a CLASS ACT SUIT I am ready to go at it with you. ANYONE ELSE ON BOARD!!?? What's the point on just complaining if WE ARE ALL SITTING BACK AND WE ARE STILL PAYING FOR JUNK... Email me and let's get our homework done. There are Lawyers out there that are ready to work. Rather than pay $4000 on a tranny... I'd buy a VESPA so I spend less on gas, at least. IM DONE WITH JAPANESE MADE CARS AND I'M KEEPING IT GERMAN. I NEVER had issues with my VW or my mercedez- THEY ARE TANKS that NEVER die!!!
#123 of 995 Re: Here's a fun one [bbaer1]
Oct 28, 2009 (8:36 pm)
My FUN ONE IS JUST LIKE YOURS... HOW FUN....YES, SO MUCH FUN FUN FUN....
At 55,000 miles my tranny went, was covered by my warranty that I PAID FOR ANYWAY!!! and now... 45,000 miles later... I need another one that I am going to have to pay for. I am being treated as if I shoudl tell them thank you for paying for HALF of the tranny... They can GO EFFF themselves. I am not going down without my fists FLYING!!! The EFFF bomb is going to be dropped all over that dealership... I am waving down new customers down to tell them not to do it!!!!...
I should just print out all of the complaints about ACURA TRANNY ISSUES.., and toss them all over the parking lot of the GLENDALE CALIFORNIA ACURA DEALERSHIP LOCATED ON BRAND AVE......
#124 of 995 Re: 2005 MDX MILEAGE [jk05mdx]
Oct 28, 2009 (8:41 pm)
DONT DO IT!!! DONT BUY IT!!! I REGRET IT!!! It's a waste of money and theres HUGE chance that it will SHOCK YOU IN THE FUTURE.... I used to love my MDX, now I am an IRRATE owner that it going to put a bumper sticker on the back of the trunk warning others of the big mistake they'd make if they bought one...
#125 of 995 Re: 2001 MDX Tranny just bit us as well [madmommy3]
Oct 28, 2009 (8:45 pm)
i'm on board with you if you want to start a CAMPAIGN AGAINST ACURA! chECK OUT MY OTHER comments on this site... "EBOGS"...
#126 of 995 Hav ehe Acura MDX transmissions been redesigned
Nov 01, 2009 (9:24 am)
I have a 2003 MDX that I had major transmission problems. The transmission shop told me that there was a design flaw that Acura will not address. He talked to an Acura rep who told him once they were out of warranty, it was not his problem.
I have heard that they did change them somewhat after 03, but not so sure about that. Does anyone know for sure? I was test driving a 2005 MDX this weekend, but got home and started reading these comments and had serious second thoughts about this or any other Acura.
The transmission shop says there is still a problem. Even though my 2003 has been rebuilt, I still have doubts about the reliability of it.
#127 of 995 Re: My Last Honda Product [rmaurice1]
Nov 02, 2009 (2:52 pm)
I am extremely interested to see how you may have resolved your issue, did you have the torque converter replaced and did it fix the issue? Did you have to pay? I also bought a new 2001MDX in Feb2001 and after 45,000 miles I had the EXACT same vibration problem, for us it always occurred when accelerating slightly and at low speeds, between 20-25 mph. We complained for 2 years before the dealer actually admitted they "experienced" the vibration (they contented they never had before in a few other service visits). Although just out of warranty (60,000 miles) they stepped up and replaced the whole transmission...... so they say! The new transmission went only 30k miles or so before THE SAME VIBRATION began. Now we have 106K miles and are still experiencing the problem. I am wondering wether to take it on a 3,000 mile vacation to go skiing?? Help !
#128 of 995 Re: Hav ehe Acura MDX transmissions been redesigned [jman1120]
Nov 02, 2009 (3:21 pm)
I have the same car as you.
I decided to sell or trade it beginning of next year.
So far my transmission is hanging in there and the car runs fine, but there is eventually noise and vibration. I just listening too many horror stories about it and I feel fixing it it will not solve the issue in the long run.
I guess I learned my lesson about Acura and they (Dealer/Acura NA) of course did not help me much since my car is out of warranty.
My suggestion to anyone encountering the same issue is to get rid of the car eventually. It's a pity because it is a nice car overall, but if such a huge mechanical failure being so common among it, I would never keep the car without warranty.
Bye, bye Acura.
#129 of 995 Re: My Last Honda Product [hairbag]
Nov 02, 2009 (6:09 pm)
I resolved the problem by getting rid of the vehicle! I wasn't going to give Acura a dime of my money to fix a problem that they won't even acknowledge exsists in their line of vehicles. I wasn't confident either that by getting a new tranny it would fix the problem long term. Seems like after 30,000 miles the same problem pops up again.
#130 of 995 Re: Hav ehe Acura MDX transmissions been redesigned [gugy68]
Nov 02, 2009 (6:10 pm)
Add me to those with torque covertor issues It's an '06 with 55k miles. It must be a common problem as service was able to diagnose it over the phone (and had the part in stock). But it is not just the torque convertor, two sway bar links have cured just some of the noise coming from the front and now service is saying that it may need motor mounts. HMMMM, they just dropped the front sub-frame and no one looked at that. The coloring on the leather is peeling, window lift motor came loose - does this sound premium? My Town and Counrty may have been too soccer mom and it had a few gremlins (tempermental power sliding door) but nothing like this. Based on my own experience and what I am reading here, the Honda/ Acura reputation of quality and reliability is a bit mythical.
And to answer the question, I was concerned that I might be at the beginning of failures and was hoping to not get the same design that failed. so I asked that question. According to the service guy, the TC has been redesigned.
#131 of 995 more on the transmission
Nov 03, 2009 (7:32 am)
I wanted to add that when the tran shop (not the dealership who I left with a big, bad attitude) fixed my transmission. During the fix, they said that the radiator was clogged with all sorts of junk and they couldn't flush it out even with their super flusher. They said we needed to replace the radiator b/c when they hooked the new tranny up to the plumbing (however that works), only clogged junk would be passing through to the new tranny and it would go out quickly. They don't do radiators so it wasn't an upsell sort of thing and after discussing it, it made sense. So I guess the message is make sure you radiators are in good shape and clean as that may in fact kill your tranny sooner. Please forgive the non-car language, I was not pre-mechanic in school Car seems fine so far but we have only had it on a few minor jaunts around town and one mini trip about 100 miles round trip. We plan to trade it in in 2-3 years when I pay off my (Honda) mini-van. Maybe a Ford Explorer is in the wind. I despise Acura and all they stand for for not backing up their problem. And, I will share the news with the world about Acura, Goodson Acura (my experience), etc. etc.