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#171 of 996 Re: My Last Honda Product [rmaurice1]
Jan 28, 2010 (11:37 pm)
I have a 2002 MDX and the transmission went out at 103,500 Acura is willing to pay only 25% of the bill and gave me a $5500 price for a manufactured transmission!
There should be a class action suit.
The Acura of Springfield Missouri flat out lied to me and said there has never been any problems with the MDX transmissions including the year 2002.
Acura Headquarters said the exact something to me
1. Did you get all your service done at an Acura dealer?
2. The Acura dealer you took the car to does not belong to Acura and I should get a lawyer and sue the dealership
3. We can withdraw our offer at any time.. I dealt with Fred and he was very short, uncaring and rude!
#172 of 996 class action suit
Jan 29, 2010 (6:59 am)
I did contact the lawyer firm that did sue Honda on previous issues. The MDX was not part of it and they suggested finding individual counsel. Given the amount of turmoil though, it would seem a hungry group would want to take this on. I was going to printout the hundreds of pages/complaints and send a letter to Acura and whomever else would listen but truthfully ran out of energy or desire to fight the big guys. The only recourse I have is to never buy another Honda product again (and I have owned 4...two including my MDX are in my garage, AND, I helped my nephews each buy 1). Maybe Ford is the answer afterall, with the latest Toyota problems, Chrysler and GMs financial woes. Sad day.
#173 of 996 more from mad mommy
Jan 29, 2010 (7:01 am)
maybe we if we all got aletter writing campaign with all complaints and sent to acura and perhaps got some media attention as well from various cities? strenght in numbers but that will put the resale value of your car in the toilet when it's time to unload it. just a thought.
#174 of 996 Re: class action suit [madmommy3]
Jan 29, 2010 (7:19 am)
If somebody would hire a lawyer regarding this, then provide contact info to join, we could all sign up. The more people you have, the less it would cost for legal fees, and the lawyer would work harder due to a larger pay out if we win. The other choice is to hire a lawyer on a contingent basis. There is no out-of-pocket money from us, but lawyers take from 25% to 33% of the winnings.
You have to hope the judge doesn't look at us as a bunch of whinny rich people (because we drive Acuras). Realistically, I don't think we have a leg to stand on unless you have "defective" parts in your hand and internal Acura documentation confirming they were aware of the problem and chose to cover it up. You need to prove "fraud". Keep in mind that plain "stupidity" is not illegal. That's another story.
Bottom line, my next car will be a Ford. I think they are the car company of the future.
#175 of 996 re: 2002 MDX
Jan 29, 2010 (9:51 am)
Just had my 2002 MDX (114,000 miles) at dealer for the shudder vibration issue. Found bad torque converter that needs replacement. Service dept. stated $1790 cost and Acura would pick up 25% of cost. I stated that this was unacceptable and I am the owner of 3 Acuras (including new TSX). Service dept called Acura again and they will pick up 50% of cost. I have accepted this.
Moral of story-don't accept their first offer-they know this is a wide-spread problem (our local dealer has replaced many converters and trannys in the MDX).
#176 of 996 Re: 04-06 Acura MDX transmission problems [bewareacuramdx]
Jan 29, 2010 (9:51 am)
I also own a 05 MDX but fortunately I have an extended (costly) warranty. When that expires, I may be stuck. Hopefully they may have to suffer the same fate of Toyota soon which has denied any problem with the accelator linkage since 2006. Just takes a number of deaths, like the Ford SUV/Firestone tire recall in 2000. Owned one then.
#178 of 996 How many MDX with tranny issues?
Feb 02, 2010 (2:22 pm)
Folks, is there any place we can find out how many of us have tranny issues on MDX?
#179 of 996 Re: How many MDX with tranny issues? [pacelote]
Feb 02, 2010 (2:41 pm)
I wouldn't know. It's probably in Acura's secret files. Look at all the crap Toyota owners just went through just for a gas pedal. By the way, Toyota publicly announced that they were sorry....hahahaha, like that makes everything OK.
Anyway, all the car companies are like this.
Since replacing my Acura transmission, I'm changing the trans fluid with every regular oil change, (5k miles) and using Mobil 1 ATF. It takes 3-1/2 qts. and 10 minutes extra time. Keep in mind, the whole trans. holds 9 qts. It might help and it might not. If the trans fails after the 3yr/36 month warranty, I'll have an independent garage rebuilt it better then what Acura does.
#180 of 996 Re: How many MDX with tranny issues? [jslivon]
Feb 03, 2010 (6:16 am)
Don't forget all of the 2003 Pilot owners...they have pages and pages of this on their forum...