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#227 of 996 Re: Purchased 2005 Acura MDX with problems [mightyquynh]
Mar 21, 2010 (6:00 pm)
It sounds identical to the issue I was having. Check your vin number on acura.com. There is a recall for the 2005 Acura MDX for torque converter. Most likely that is what the issue is. It sounds identical to my situation and I found out it happens in almost all Acura MDX between 70k and 90k. I would also call Acura customer service to alert them of your issue so they can make record of it. Good luck.
#228 of 996 Catalytic Converter
Mar 22, 2010 (7:48 am)
I have 2005 MDX. It has 42000 miles on it. The check engine light has been coming on for the past few months. Other than that it is driving fine. I took it in last week and they cleared the light and said if it came back again they will have to replace the catalytic converters. The light came back again so they have put in an order to replace both CCs. Anyone else have this issue? TIA.
#229 of 996 2003 Acura MDX Transmission slipping
Mar 22, 2010 (2:08 pm)
I just got off the phone with no help Acura, to find there are no recalls on the 2003 Acura MDX transmission. It will just go out of gear while driving, especially if your going up hill or make a sharp turn.....very scary
The dealer is unable to duplicate, Acura suggest having a repair person ride around with me until it happens, now there's a thought!!
any suggestions from anyone?
#230 of 996 Re: 2010 MDX [rogerdy]
Mar 25, 2010 (9:39 am)
Yes, kinda curious to hear your symptoms prior to getting your transmission replaced.
I just bought a new 2010 MDX tech+enter in N.VA (on 03/09) and it has been in the shop since last Wed. 03/17. The dealer said it needed transmission 'sensor replacements'. They have not worked on it b/c they are awaiting the shipments from the Kentucky and California supply warehouses. I hope these sensors are all that's needed (no new transmission...no no)
As for the symptoms in our MDX, when you pressed the gas pedal there seems to be some lag-time in acceleration. We would have brought it in later for our scheduled maintenance appt. but the message came over the NavLink navigation screen system 465 miles. Our previous 2006 MDX acceleration response was even quicker.
#231 of 996 Re: Catalytic Converter [tintin]
Mar 25, 2010 (12:13 pm)
yes on my 2000 infiniti I30
#232 of 996 Re: 2010 MDX [ltran04]
Mar 26, 2010 (11:59 am)
Purchased my 2010 MDX Advance 01/12/10. Noticed a knocking sound at about 600mi. Sound is apparent at 850-900 rpm in gear and under slight load. Best demonstrated with foot on brake and slight increase in throttle off idle. Sound like it's coming from the transmission (left side of engine compartment). Sound disappears as rpm increases. Been to dealer three times, took test rides with dealer technician, dealer service manager and Acura District Manager. All Acura service people state that it's normal. Either they know it's a problem and don't want to admit it or they don;t want to look further until something fails. Have about 6000 mi now and it's gradually getting louder. Looks like last Acura for me. Will probably trade soon.
#233 of 996 Re: Purchased 2005 Acura MDX with problems [blondie21dj]
Mar 30, 2010 (9:27 am)
I have a 2001 Acura MDX and it has 79,000 miles on it and has been making the rumbling noise for months now. One place couldn't figure out what was wrong with it, so I took it to the Acura dealer. It's the torque converter and the mechanic who rode with me told me to drive 28 mph because that's about 1,500 rpms and sure enough the sound happened over and over at that speed. Smart mechanic. He knew instantly what was wrong (could it be that transmissions are a problem with the MDX's? hmmmmm.) It's in the shop now being fixed....to a tune of $2,300. Now I wonder how long it will last me? I wanted to drive it for 4-5 more years.
#234 of 996 Re: Purchased 2005 Acura MDX with problems [andilea]
Mar 30, 2010 (10:40 am)
That's exactly what happened to our 2003 MDX at 107k miles. Acura paid 90% for a whole new trans., only because were were a good customer, knew of these problems from this website, and had an extended warranty that expired a month before the trans went out.
After your repairs are done, change tranny oil with Mobile 1 ATF every time you change oil. It's really easy. Maybe it will help.
#235 of 996 Re: 2010 MDX [ltran04]
Apr 01, 2010 (5:00 pm)
I have the same symptom as you mentioned. When I pressed gas pedal hard and quick release the pedal, there is a lag time and then with a sudden speed up, mostly happening in 30-50 mi/hr. Also when I make a quick brake down, there is a lag time with a shaking. Seems like the transmission gear not response smoothly with your foot control. I am going to send to dealer soon. Hope you guys can help to identify this problem. Pretty upset with my 09' MDX Sport-ent, and jusr 12k mi only.