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#240 of 995 Trouble with the MDX 2009 Computer?
Apr 16, 2010 (7:08 am)
I have a 2009 MDX and a few months ago, I was driving and lost all power. The check emissions light came on. I had it towed to Acura and they told me that I needed a new throttle. They replaced the throttle (free of charge, it's a lease). Then yesterday, I was driving and all sorts of lights started flashing. Check throttle, you will experience no acceleration, Check emissions. I rolled into the middle of an intersection, but was able to steer into a parking lot. Now the dealership is telling me that there is an internal failure of the software, and they are ordering me a new computer. What does that even mean? Is this a common problem? I only have 15K miles on the car. Thanks!
#241 of 995 2005 MDX..2 torque converters...No faith in tranny...trade in time
Apr 20, 2010 (8:40 am)
I bought my MDX with 32K miles on it. By 42K it needed a torque converter under warranty. It had to have it replaced again at 59K..warranty again. I now have 79 K and it might be starting again, although not bad enough to recreate at will. I know that noise and it is there off and on, although faint....at least for now.
What is the deal with these units? Could it be more than just the torque converter and be in the transmission itself?
Apr 20, 2010 (5:53 pm)
read about and experienced the issues with the '05 MDX torque converter. 20-30 mph I get a vibration/shuttering. Took it to Acura and they kept it overnight to "re-create" the noise. they confirmed the issue was a torque converter. Here's the kicker...I have 82k on the car and way out of warranty. They volunteered a 90% goodwill coverage of the costs. Quite impressed. I just hope this fixes the issue.
#243 of 995 Re: 2005 mdx [mark27]
Apr 21, 2010 (3:01 am)
Hope it takes for you. Mine didn't. 2 replacements and the beginning of a third. Traded it in already.
By the way, Acura should have picked up the charge 100%. They know that they have a problem torque converter. These vehicles cost enough, they should stand behind them.
#244 of 995 Thoughts on MDX Transmission
Apr 21, 2010 (12:08 pm)
I had mine replaced at 94,000 a year ago Nov. would like to know how many people have had have the trans. replaced a second time, I'm thinking maybe its
better to get rid of the car while the 3 year warrenty I got is still good.
#246 of 995 Torque convertrer shuttering
Apr 26, 2010 (2:04 pm)
*** 2004 MDX owners Read this I save $1700.00 on my transmission and torque converter repair.
Well add me to the list of torque converter issues, and now Acura is recommending that I replace the transmission too. Here's the history, I brought it in because at around 25-30 mph I could hear a fluttering and my rpms would go up and down 200-300 rpms, no check engine or flashing vtm-4 light. So I though maybe plugs and coils, nope replaced them all and still the same problem. So I brought it into Acura. They test drove it and the only thing they could do was to disconent the feed to the torque converter and then the issue went away. So they told me at least it will cost $2250.00 for the converter, but they STRONGLY RECOMMEND to replace the whole transission for $3700.00. My mouth hit the floor..... I told him I would call him back. So next I started looking online and clicked here and saw soooo many similar issues, and that people were getting Acura to cover all or a portion of the cost, but the kicker was that they had most of their service done, but I live 1 hour away and have had 1 service repair done at Acura. But I thought "what's it going to hurt to ask them" so I called back and politly said;
"You know I've done some research and I'm finding that there are A LOT of issues with the transission on MDX's and that many people are getting help from Acura to cover the cost, can you please try to see if you can make sone calls to help out a MDX lover that just can't afford repairs like this? after I tell him that I'm not the first owner and I know they don't owe my anything but if he could do this I would really appreciate it he agreed.
45 min later and he called back and nocked it down from $3700.00 to $2000.00, now I know it's not free, but I was looking for help and they nocked off $1700.00, that I have to say is very good customer support for something that if I did nothing I would be out that money.
Long story short, just try to call the dealer and see if they will do something for you. It was really easy.........
#248 of 995 Re: 2003 Acura MDX Transmission slipping [buskedavis]
May 07, 2010 (6:50 am)
Sounds like we have the same problem...Replaced the transmission at a reputable shop but the problem recurred. It is back in the shop and they haven't been able to find anything wrong with the transmission even though they have road tested it and it has happened while they are driving. This may be a more common problem than Acura is letting on. Have there been many responses to this post?
#249 of 995 Re: 2003 Acura MDX Transmission slipping [lushlife]
May 07, 2010 (7:36 am)
My trans. was replaced at 107k miles. Acura paid 90%. I honestly don't think the trans. had any mechanical failure. I think it was electronic or a dirty fluid filter that is not serviceable. There is no way that the bearings, gears, or clutches wore out. I was changing its fluid every 30k miles.
Acura won't say what is wrong with these. The CA service center rep. told me the replacement transmission will not have the same issues. I think he lied to me, but that's because I learned a long time ago not to trust people. If I still own our '03 MDX when this next trans. fails, I'll take it into an independant repair shop that can assure and warranty that the rebuild/repair will fix the issues.
Since replacement, I'm changing fluid with every engine oil change (5,000 miles). It takes an extra 5 minutes to change the fluid and I'm using Mobil 1 ATF for multi vehicles. I'm not sure it will help.