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#575 of 967 Re: Is there a class action suit filed for 2006 MDX Torque Converter cover up? [rkubs68]
May 24, 2011 (1:14 pm)
I bought my first Acura in 1998..an RL and it was magnificent ..never a problem. In 2005 I bought an MDX and has been relatively trouble free. 2 months ago I got the recall notice for "electronic upgrades " for the transmission. I took it to the dealer and in 2 hours they "fixed" the transmission by adjusting the shift points electronically. Now my miles per gallon have gone from 19 city down to 14.8 MPG and the highway mileage has gone from 24+ to 19.7 (or less). It feels like the top gear (overdrive ?) has been eliminated. Since we had had no problems before they did the work I asked that they return it to the original shift points so I could get my 25% mileage reduction back...they refused and gave me the phone # for Acura national customer service..so I have to decide between MPG similar to my Ford F-150 V-8 or a transmission doomed to failure...pretty crappy options for a $45000 automobile..the last Acura I will own...anyone had a similar experience ??? Is there a class action suit ???
#576 of 967 Re: Is there a class action suit filed for 2006 MDX Torque Converter cover up? [coffecrotch]
May 24, 2011 (2:19 pm)
I have no knowledge of a lawsuit but my 2003 MDX had the same gas milegae drop after they replaced my transmission. You solved that mystery, thanks.
ps....my next car will be a Ford.
#577 of 967 Re: Solved the whining noise in my 2006 MDX [dc1225]
May 24, 2011 (8:27 pm)
Good luck re: "moving up to Lexus". I owned an rl330 and the hourly rate for the servicing for the Lexus was twice the cost of servicing my Acura rl, and now mdx. And the parts for Lex was likewise more than Acura.
I figured the Lexus would continue to be expensive compared to my Acura so I switched over to Acura.. Both are excellent vehicles but I'll stick with my Acuras.
Good luck to all and stay safe.
#578 of 967 Re: banging when shifting [joel56]
May 25, 2011 (2:04 pm)
I know this is kind of an old post bt problem with my ut I am having this same exact problem with my 01 MDX and was wondering if any one has any info about it before I take it to a mechanic!!
#579 of 967 Noise/sticking/slipping
May 25, 2011 (7:53 pm)
I have a 2006 Acura MDX with 83000 miles on it about 20000 miles ago it started to make a rumbling/vibrating noise at 45mph going up a slight hill. The tach will jump back and forth while doing this. Also while i was backing out of a parking lot i moved into gear and felt a shuttering from the trans as if it was slipping. to add to this while i was pulling out of an intersection the tach would not go above 2500 and go out of 2nd gear with the pedal literally on the floor nothing would happen. besides the trans problems multiple other problems have started. the dvd player quit,homelink never would work no light or anything,the adjustment handle on the passenger side fell out, the leather center console has had peeling leather, rust on the back door and security problems. we have always had chevy/gmc cars and trucks all over 100000miles with little to no problems they will run for ever. compared to this jap crap. save time and money buy American! will never buy another "Crapura"
#580 of 967 Re: Noise/sticking/slipping [chevyfan15]
May 27, 2011 (11:25 am)
"we have always had chevy/gmc cars and trucks all over 100000miles with little to no problems they will run for ever"
If your chevy/gmc's were so great, why didn't you stick with them?
#581 of 967 still a chevy
May 27, 2011 (11:37 am)
because its chevy/gmc and some people don't want to be lumped in w the farmers hilbillies and low class people that drive them.
#582 of 967 Re: Noise/sticking/slipping [JBaumgart]
May 27, 2011 (12:26 pm)
A Honda product normally gets 250k to 350k miles, a lot better then GM. Also, GM products have high failure rates with their electronics, and they won't stand behind all the experimental failures with the Cadalac products. It's just that Acura dropped the ball on the MDX.
Keep in mind that GM is just an middle-rate product. Acura is suppose to be a premium model. Maybe they hired some GM engineers?
It's common knowledge that the forgien companies are learning to make cars cheaper in quality. My next car will be a Ford.
#583 of 967 Re: Noise/sticking/slipping [JBaumgart]
May 28, 2011 (9:15 am)
"...why didn't you.."
Wanted to try out some of this new, more exciting, technology...?
#584 of 967 Re: Noise/sticking/slipping [jslivon]
May 28, 2011 (9:17 am)
These days to get a decent Ford you have to have the kind of deep pockets it takes to buy a Lexus.