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#3 of 996 Don't buy another one
Feb 28, 2008 (11:34 am)
Have a 2001 MDX. Transmission died at 104K. Warranty expired at 100K. I think Acura/Honda build great cars and great planned obsolesence. This make, model and year should have been included in the class action lawsuit with the rest of their models from 1998 to 2002. They are very considerate by offering to pay all but $1000.00 of the cost. Perhaps they know what is really going on and this is how they cover up their guilt. Can't afford to go down this road again. I think Toyota is the way to go.
#5 of 996 Re: Don't buy another one [markrj]
Aug 28, 2008 (9:31 am)
markrj, I'm experiencing the transmission problems now. I live in New York City. Can I ask where you live and what should I expect from ACURA when I contact them. Any added info. would be appreciated. Thanks
#7 of 996 2003 Acura MDX transmission problems
Sep 04, 2008 (11:51 am)
I took my 2003 Acura MDX in for 100,000 mile maintenance and found out there was metal specks in my transmission fluid. The mechanic recommends I take it to an Acura dealer to have a new transmission put in. I see from previous dicussions this is a common problem. How common is it and why does Consummer Report recommend this vehicle if there is a known problem with transmissions.
#8 of 996 2002 MDX transmission problem
Sep 05, 2008 (8:15 am)
At less then 90K the car requires a transmission replacement. The estimate was $5400. Dealer did not volunteer any help before I provided documentation about recall and information that transmissions on 2001 - 2002 MDX's are extremely unreliable.
Got 75% off the bill as "Good Will" from Acura, still have to pay $1200, 3 year warranty included.
Still, I think it is completely unacceptable for 40K luxury car to have transmission problems that early...
#9 of 996 Re: 2002 MDX transmission problem [scjd]
Sep 05, 2008 (9:28 am)
How were you able to provide documentation? Were the '04's included in this recall?
#10 of 996 2003 MDX Transmission
Sep 06, 2008 (10:22 am)
I have 98K miles on 2003 MDX and got transmission problem. Dealer is asking $4500 to repair. It is too much for 45k car and under 1000000m. It should be covered.
#11 of 996 Re: 2003 MDX Transmission [laxmi902000]
Sep 06, 2008 (10:37 am)
It is too much for 45k car and under 1000000m.
I think you meant 100,000 km or about 60,000 miles.
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#12 of 996 My Last Honda Product
Sep 19, 2008 (11:06 am)
In December of 2000 I purchased the 2001 Acura MDX for my wife thinking I was paying premium prices for a premium car and premium service. Wow, was I wrong (except for premium price). In 2004 with less than 50,000 miles the car started vibrating intermitently. Our local Acura dealer was unable to replicate the problem and told us our MDX did not have the MDX transmission problem. The intermitent noise has continued to get worse but is still very intermitent. My wife is overseas for 3 weeks so I took the car to a local Honda/Acura specialist. After driving the car for 3 days they finally determined the torgue converter in the transmission was bad. Our local Acura dealer confirmed this and informed me the entire transmission needed replacing. This is the same noise we reported to the dealer in 2004.
The local dealer called Acura and asked them if they would assist. They offered to pay 70% of the cost leaving me to pay $1180 of the $3,800 plus dollars of repairs required.
I called Acura and expressed my frustration over them not covering an issue that started while the car was under warranty. The Acura representative reponded:
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.
3. We can withdraw our offer at any time...
So this will be my last Honda experience. I only hope others are not victimized by this company that doesn't seem committed to quality or service and clearly doesn't value its customers.