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#314 of 967 A Bigger Problem than I thought
Jul 18, 2010 (1:45 pm)
Nearly 3 years back I started this thread on my concerns on my 2004 Acura MDX vehicle. It currently has 85 k miles, but I am worried that my car's tranny might soon go out like many other MDX's. I already knew of the recall of affected MDX transmissions, but only from 2001-2003 year ranges. But from this thread now, I can easily conclude that this is a bigger problem. I am seeing from what I read that there are some 2005's and 2006's with the same tranny problem...but curiously, if I am not mistaken, no 2004's? So from the years 2001-2006 (first gen MDX's) , all the years except 2004 are affected??? Its too confusing...because in my understanding, all these first gen MDX's use basically the same 5 speed automatic transmission!
#315 of 967 Re: Just the Tip of the Iceberg !!!! [kpsmith999]
Jul 20, 2010 (2:14 pm)
Got my 06 back on July 6th after they replaced TC/Transmission and I am hearing the noise again! Not as loud or frequent, what is going on, why does it cure some and not all? Acura doesn't even have an answer to that. There is nothing left for them to replace, what would be the next step for them to take, I really don't understand, does anyone have an suggestions to this? Why can't they fix this for good, I've only put 10k on this car since I bought it. They replaced the TC the first time I was hoping new transmission would do the trick..any ideas please let me know!
#316 of 967 Re: 2001 MDX Transmission Failed [junaid5]
Jul 20, 2010 (4:03 pm)
hey junaid i have a 2001 mdx as well 170 k mileage on it. I was told i need either transmission repair or rebuilt. I searched and was able to find this shop who will rbuilt the transmission for 2500 he also will give a 1 year warranty on it. i will be takin the car to him in a couple of days. This seems like the best solution if u want information on him you could call me
good luck yaar
#317 of 967 Re: Just the Tip of the Iceberg !!!! [lori24]
Jul 20, 2010 (6:21 pm)
It is obvious that there is a design problem that Honda/Acura is not about to admit to. I would file a complaint with the NHTSA (www.nhtsa.gov). The noise you hear will probably increase in frequency and noise level over time. I hate say it, but I would insist on another replacement until they get it right. I assume you are still under warranty. If so, you should have the right to insist that they try again. There is so many postings on this very problem that there should be not doubt that your transmission or torque converter needs replacing (again). I have read several postings where multiple transmissions did not fix the problem. Keep the pressure on!
#318 of 967 Re: Just the Tip of the Iceberg !!!! [kpsmith999]
Jul 21, 2010 (5:37 am)
Thanks for the advice, I did file a complaint and also let the dealer and American Honda aware that I am hearing a noise again. Unfortunely the noise isn't consistent enough for me to push it just yet, one thing I am confident about, is that it will be. I just don't get why they can't repair the problems for good, what is the fix? Don't understand why they just don't figure it out! Thanks again..
#319 of 967 Re: Just the Tip of the Iceberg !!!! [lori24]
Jul 21, 2010 (6:06 am)
My first and last Acura. Damn I wish this thread was as populated then as it is now. This MDX cost me $$
Unless there is a class action suit, the only fix is to trade it in for another vehicle.
That's what I did when it started for a third time. Get rid of it before it materializes to a regular basis again.
#320 of 967 Re: Just the Tip of the Iceberg !!!! [gbreda]
Jul 21, 2010 (6:52 am)
I've thought about it, but I've only had it 8 months and would probally loose my butt. It is still under warranty for another 40k or 3 years, believe me it has crossed my mind. I am totally sick of this whole thing, I don't know how Acura dealerships can sell these cars without disclosing that info. What I would really like is for them to take this car back, and return my down payment, doubt if that is an option, I may get an attorney to see if this is a possible option.
#321 of 967 File a Complaint with the NHTSA ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Jul 22, 2010 (6:05 am)
At last check, there were 15 complaints filed with the NHTSA (National Highway & Transportation Safety Administration) regarding the torque converter issue (vibration/shudder/grinding between 20-50 mph while accelerating). I would encourage everyone who is following this link to take a few minutes and file a complaint. The web site is as follows:
Also, the NHTSA has issued a "service bulletin" for this exact same problem for all Acura's for model years 2003-2004. To view the service bulletin, go to the following web site:
Enter NHTSA item# 10022468 in the "quick search" box. Once you get the record, click "get summary" and you will see the exact explanation as follows:
"Torque converter shudder or vibration between 35-40 mph"
This is exactly the same problem that is so prevalent with the 2005 and on Acura MDX and Honda Pilots. Do not understand why a service bulletin has not been issued for more recent model years???????
#322 of 967 complaint regsitered
Jul 22, 2010 (8:01 am)
I registered my complaint with NHTSA today.
#323 of 967 Re: complaint regsitered [wallabyguy]
Jul 22, 2010 (6:47 pm)
Good.....I wish everyone who has contributed to this forum would have filed a complaint. If so, there probably would have been a recall by now. Anyway, I was in the same situation as you were. Over a year out of warranty. I was also offered 75%, but said I wasn't satisfied. I finally mentioned "class action suit" and that seemed to get their attention and they came back and agreed to pay 100%. I would ask whoever you are talking to at Honda "what is the next appeal step". Good luck.