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#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...
#181 of 996 Re: How many MDX with tranny issues? [12bdriving]
Feb 03, 2010 (6:53 pm)
DOES ANYONE WANT TO FORM A CLASS ACTION SUIT, AT THE VERY LEAST GET MEDIA EXPOSURE ON THIS ISSUE. THESE ARE $40,000 VECHILES AND THE TRANSMISSION GOES ANYWHERE FORM 60,000 MILES TO 105,000 MILES.. NOT TO MENTION THE HONDA PILOT. THIS IS A DESIGN FLAW.
I SPOKE TO ACURA 'S CORPORATE
HEADQUARTERS AND THEY FLAT OUT DENY THIS PROBLEM. THEY ARE RUDE AND QUITE THE SCAM ARTIST, THEY TOLD ME THAT TRANSMISSION WILL NOT EFFECT THE ENGINE.
FURTHERMORE THEY TOLD ME TO GET A LAWYER AND SUE THE DEALERSHIP "ACURA OF SPRINGFIELD" BECAUSE THEY ARE INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED,
NEVER NEVER WILL I BUY AN ACURA AGAIN!
#182 of 996 Re: Vibration, growl, rumble noise at low RPM '05 MDX [krnl4life]
Feb 03, 2010 (7:04 pm)
Computer code p 0740 which is the Torque Converter, both the Acura of Springfield and Corporate Headquarters for Acura insist I needed a new transmission and a computer to a tune of $5900.00. Both insist you cannot just replace the TCC and to top it off when you replace the transmission you have to replace the computer module.
The dealership has dropped the price down to $2500.00 to compensate for the problems I have had with them.
#184 of 996 I filed a complaint to the NTHSA (Fed group)
Feb 04, 2010 (2:29 pm)
There were 136 complaints on Acura MDX 2001 so far (on the government website). Maybe we if all file a complaint. to the poster above, true, laywers will win, we get nothing except a bad taste in our mouth. At least it is documented and at least there are 136 fewer people to buy an Acura now (or more). This will be my last Honda Oddessey as well. I am moving on next time. I guess if everyone sues individually you might have a chance but still lawyer fees will trump anything you get. So shop around for the best new tranny deal or ditch the car and hope some other unsupspecting person doesnt' end up with it and on this forum later. What a crock. Also, just for fun, I heard Warren Brown from Washington Post (The car guy) talk about the Toyota issues. I dropped him an email just for grins. we will see if he responds. Good luck everyone!