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#287 of 996 Re: 2006 MDX Torque Converter Failing AGAIN [mjwd]
Jul 06, 2010 (10:10 am)
Why did it take them so long to get yours back in, I noticed your original post was from Jan? How many miles does yours have on it? Mine has 59000, I have been tempted to unload this car, because I don't have any faith in it. I've heard tons of horror stories also. Not sure yet what to do or think about Acura. Good luck lets keep each other posted!
#288 of 996 2005 Acura MDX Torque Converter Problem Update
Jul 07, 2010 (11:10 am)
To those that are interested, I just recieved word from Honda International that they will be covering 100% of the cost of replacing the torque converter even though the vehicle is out of warranty. It took many phone calls, establishing a case file with Honda and the threat of a class action suit to get them to do this. Given the number of MDXs and Honda Pilots with with very specific problem, I do not understand why a recall has not occured. In preparing my case to Honda, I counted over 100 reports of the 30-40 mph grinding/vibration problem and in almost all cases it was the transmission torque converter. If anyone is experiencing this problem, either in warranty or out our warranty, I would really push the issue with Honda to get 100% reimbursement.
#289 of 996 Re: 2006 MDX Torque Converter Failing AGAIN [lori24]
Jul 07, 2010 (12:03 pm)
My original post was actually from June, but the car has had the problem since the day I bought it back in August '09. Long story short, the dealer from which I bought it (not an authorized Acura dealer) lied to me about the cause of the noise and covered up the problem for close to 10 months! Luckily I caught onto them when I had 68,800 miles on the car...just 1200 miles from my warranty expiring! I'm mixed about my MDX as well, but going to hold onto it for now and see how it goes. Good luck to you! :o)
#290 of 996 Re: 2006 MDX Torque Converter Failing AGAIN [mjwd]
Jul 07, 2010 (12:30 pm)
Did you have any luck when you contacted Honda or confront the dealer with the massive torque converter issues.
#291 of 996 Re: 2006 MDX Torque Converter Failing AGAIN [myshell4]
Jul 07, 2010 (12:44 pm)
Fortunately, the Acura dealer near me has been a pleasure to work with. They immediately admitted there is a known issue, fixed the problem under warranty with no questions asked, even gave me a loaner for 2 days while they did so.
#292 of 996 Update - 2005 Vibration/Grinding Torque Converter
Jul 13, 2010 (6:44 am)
Just picked up my 2005 MDX from dealer after replacing the torque converter. It appears that the vibration/grinding between 35-40 mph has now been eliminated. For background, I reported this problem in March 2009, a couple of months prior to the expiration of my warranty. The service tech stated that he/she could not reproduce the noise I was hearing. Over a year later, the noise was now continuous. I took the vehicle in and this time the service tech could hear the noise. I was told that the vehicle was out of warranty (45,000 miles, but over 60 months) and that it would cost $2,000 to $3,000 to fix the problem. I opened up a case file with Honda America. After several calls, I was offered a repair for $500. I continued to complain and mentioned that I had uncovered over 100 complaints for the exact same issue. The Honda rep. still would not budge on the $500 cost to me. Finally, I mentioned that I might pursue a "class action suit". He said he would speak to the district supervisor. Miraculously, he came back and said that Honda America could cover 100% of the repair. I would suggest that anyone battling this issue out with Honda America mention "class action suit". There attitude seems to change quite significantly! Good luck!
#293 of 996 No Problem
Jul 13, 2010 (11:00 am)
2001 MDX 246000 miles, absolutely no transmission problem
#294 of 996 NEED YOUR THOUGHTS
Jul 14, 2010 (5:24 am)
So my 2001 MDX with 93k miles developed the following problem last night -
Check light went on
D5 light started blinking
at 15, 25, 35 or so, 45 or so, and 60 mph the car would not consistently kick into gear - the engine would rev up in rpms - I would ease off gas and then gear would engage often with a lurch
Took to a gas station off the highway and they diagnosed with error code P1750
in dealer right now
worried that I am looking at a transmission job on a car worth at most $10K - where the job could cost up to $5600.
#295 of 996 Re: Update - 2005 Vibration/Grinding Torque Converter [kpsmith999]
Jul 14, 2010 (5:56 am)
Just picked up my 06 MDX after torque converter failed in Dec and back in for same problem in June, they put new transmission/torque converter in. Probally to soon to tell if the problem is fixed for good, but driving home on freeway the steering wheel shakes from side to side, what's up with that? I called them to let them know, so going back in for them to look at! This car has caused me nothing but stress, only owned it 8 months!!
#296 of 996 Re: NEED YOUR THOUGHTS [sarj1]
Jul 14, 2010 (6:30 am)
try to negotiate a better deal. tell them tehre are pages and pages of complaints with the same issue. if they make you pay more than $2500, I would call around to a reputable tranny shop with a 3 year warranty and go elsewhere. They may make a lower offer if they want your business. My dealership clearly did not want my business so I had my car towed and fixed somewhere else. So far so good. Cost me $2700 with extra warranty plus a new radiator at $300. Still cheaper than a new car. good luck!