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#8 of 995 2002 MDX transmission problem
Sep 05, 2008 (8:15 am)
At less then 90K the car requires a transmission replacement. The estimate was $5400. Dealer did not volunteer any help before I provided documentation about recall and information that transmissions on 2001 - 2002 MDX's are extremely unreliable.
Got 75% off the bill as "Good Will" from Acura, still have to pay $1200, 3 year warranty included.
Still, I think it is completely unacceptable for 40K luxury car to have transmission problems that early...
#9 of 995 Re: 2002 MDX transmission problem [scjd]
Sep 05, 2008 (9:28 am)
How were you able to provide documentation? Were the '04's included in this recall?
#10 of 995 2003 MDX Transmission
Sep 06, 2008 (10:22 am)
I have 98K miles on 2003 MDX and got transmission problem. Dealer is asking $4500 to repair. It is too much for 45k car and under 1000000m. It should be covered.
#11 of 995 Re: 2003 MDX Transmission [laxmi902000]
Sep 06, 2008 (10:37 am)
It is too much for 45k car and under 1000000m.
I think you meant 100,000 km or about 60,000 miles.
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#12 of 995 My Last Honda Product
Sep 19, 2008 (11:06 am)
In December of 2000 I purchased the 2001 Acura MDX for my wife thinking I was paying premium prices for a premium car and premium service. Wow, was I wrong (except for premium price). In 2004 with less than 50,000 miles the car started vibrating intermitently. Our local Acura dealer was unable to replicate the problem and told us our MDX did not have the MDX transmission problem. The intermitent noise has continued to get worse but is still very intermitent. My wife is overseas for 3 weeks so I took the car to a local Honda/Acura specialist. After driving the car for 3 days they finally determined the torgue converter in the transmission was bad. Our local Acura dealer confirmed this and informed me the entire transmission needed replacing. This is the same noise we reported to the dealer in 2004.
The local dealer called Acura and asked them if they would assist. They offered to pay 70% of the cost leaving me to pay $1180 of the $3,800 plus dollars of repairs required.
I called Acura and expressed my frustration over them not covering an issue that started while the car was under warranty. The Acura representative reponded:
1. Did you get all your service done at an Acura dealer?
2. The Acura dealer you took the car to does not belong to Acura.
3. We can withdraw our offer at any time...
So this will be my last Honda experience. I only hope others are not victimized by this company that doesn't seem committed to quality or service and clearly doesn't value its customers.
#13 of 995 Acura MDX Transmission problems
Oct 01, 2008 (7:40 am)
My 2002 MDX transmission died after 6 1/2 yrs - just as I turned 60k miles! Because I read this forum, I was ready to fight. Fortunately, my warranty was for 7 yrs 75K miles, so no fight necessary. I received no recall notice, as others have on this site. Too bad, I loved this vehicle, and now am not sure what to buy next.
#14 of 995 Re: Acura MDX Transmission problems - WHAT YEARS?
Oct 05, 2008 (7:28 pm)
So does any know what years DON'T have the transmission problems?
#15 of 995 Re: 2002 MDX transmission problem [scjd]
Nov 04, 2008 (6:43 am)
Can you give me the name of the site that you got for the recall and any other information about the transmission problems?
#16 of 995 Re: 2002 MDX transmission problem [rbray5]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 04, 2008 (8:01 am)
The Edmunds Maintenance Guide has recall and TSB info.
Try this link for the 2002 MDX.
#17 of 995 Re: 2002 MDX transmission problem [steve_]
Nov 06, 2008 (6:13 am)
Thanks for the information and the link. I found a lot of things I didn't know about my MDX.