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#589 of 996 ACURA MDX 2005 Transmission Flaw
Jun 24, 2011 (2:56 pm)
My MDX has 47000 miles. It had the same problem and was jumping when I braked like the accelerator pedal was stuck. I took it in to the dealer and they did a software update. Did not fix the problem. It is dangerous and will cause personal injury if the brakes do not grab. The Acura people claim there is no problem. There is and I will contact governmental agencies about this serious and dangerous situation.
#590 of 996 Re: Any advice for my 2003 MDX? [ilesan]
Jun 28, 2011 (5:47 am)
I have same problem with my 2001 MDX.I replaced transmission and still same problem. Did power control board solve problem?
#591 of 996 Transmission/warranty problem
Jul 14, 2011 (5:22 pm)
Have a 2002 Certified MDX, bought in 2006. Was sold a 7yr/100,000 mi extended warranty from Honda. The fee also included 3yr bumper to bumper coverage. Today, car has 86,000 mi and I have owned 5 yrs., and transmission has failed. I assumed coverage was there. But----despite contract saying in BOLD at top---7yrs/100,000, the fine print at bottom implies that for certified cars, coverage is retroactive to in-service date. That was not made clear at sale time. In other words contract seems "split"---with bumper to bumper good from date of car sale (2006), but powertrain good from car in-service date (2002). In addition contract indicates in fine print that a "pre-owned" Honda has coverage from date of sale, while certified is from in-service. Since my car is both pre-owned and certified, do I have a case? Both Honda and local dealer say No. Any thoughts? I feel deceived. Thanks.
#592 of 996 Re: Transmission/warranty problem [rastros]
Jul 15, 2011 (4:03 am)
Our 2003 MDX was purchased used from a Honda dealer under the same conditions. Our trans failed at 108k miles. Because we had the 100k extended warranty, and that I complained and threatened them from info I learned on this blog, Honda paid 90% of our replacement trans.
Keep complaining, make them call Honda in California and don't settle for less. File a complaint at the Better Business Bureau for starters if they don't give in.
Next car, don't buy a Honda product. My next one will be a Ford.
#593 of 996 Re: Transmission/warranty problem [jslivon]
Jul 15, 2011 (7:02 am)
"...My next one wil be a Ford...!
That would be a bigger mistake.
#594 of 996 Re: Transmission/warranty problem [jslivon]
Jul 15, 2011 (8:54 am)
Why do you suggest calling Honda in California? I called an 800 # so I'm not sure where it was. The dealership has no interest in contacting Honda for me at this point, although Honda did agree tyesterday to throw in $ 500. Also, exactly how did you threaten them? What was the threat?
A contract attorney suggested I could take them to small claims court myself, since hiring him would be too expensive. Is that the threat?
#596 of 996 buying used 2005/70K - worried about transmission issue
Jul 20, 2011 (6:50 am)
I am about to buy used 2005 MDX base with 70K miles on it for $14k from individual seller. One of my friend told me about transmission issue and I checked this forum and now it got me worried.
I test drove car and everything seems ok but I am no expert and 5 mins of test drive is not going to give me any insight.
Let me know if there is any suggestion and or something I can do to verify transmission before buying.
#597 of 996 Re: buying used 2005/70K - worried about transmission issue [samsu]
Jul 20, 2011 (7:42 am)
It appears that when Acura switched the MDX from the VTM-4 system to the SH-AWD system mid-decade the transaxle failures became less of an issue. I don't really know when the switch was made.
#598 of 996 2006 MDX Transmission Problem - never buy an Acura!
Jul 20, 2011 (12:10 pm)
My MDX is at the dealer right now. Same problem as everyone else, shuddering below 45 mph, clunking or a hesitant jerking when going from coasting to accelerating. Leith Acura in Fayetteville, NC wants $4400.00 to replace the transmission. They said that they could not offer any discount because I am the 2nd owner. Broken front motor mount as well - they want 465.00 for that. I told them to get stuffed and am taking it ot a budget transmission shop. Will trade the piece of junk at my first opportunity.