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#747 of 967 Re: 04-06 Acura MDX transmission [michelleanne]
Dec 20, 2011 (8:36 am)
This happened to me shortly after I brought my Acura MDX 2002 Touring Edition. I brought it in 2006 and after having it for 3 months the transmission went out on me on the interstate without any kind of warning or anything. Lucky for me I purchased the extended warranty so it was covered. I was told by my mechanic that the MDX and TL have known transmission problems. Which upset me because I thought Acura was suppose to be the high end of Honda. I can say that since then I havent had any other issues and I have owned it now for 5 years just wish that it was better on gas. Maybe you should look into rebuilding it, it will save you some money since you are already at almost 150k miles.
#748 of 967 timing belt
Dec 20, 2011 (8:37 am)
I have a 2002 MDX Touring edition. I changed my timing belt and water pump at 90K miles. I am now at 160k, when should I change them again?
#749 of 967 Re: 04-06 Acura MDX transmission [auditty]
Dec 20, 2011 (10:18 am)
Converting a FWD base vehicle to F/awd has proven to be tad more problematic than the design engineers expected, look at the early RX failure rate as an example.
#750 of 967 Re: Do we have a transmission problem? [dclark6]
Dec 20, 2011 (5:11 pm)
Its your ABS brake self test nothing to worry about.
#751 of 967 Re: Do we have a transmission problem? [blackexv6]
Dec 21, 2011 (10:19 am)
Thanks for the info. But this only happens when I accelerate and the noise gets louder when I press the gas pedal harder. Hard to imagine it's related to the brakes. How can I be sure it's not a problem?
Dec 22, 2011 (12:50 am)
For any of you who have replaced a transmission, how long does the new one last or how long have continued to own the car. I just replaced my transmission at 150K.
#753 of 967 Re: 2002 mdx tranmsion [2002mdxnavi]
Dec 28, 2011 (1:19 pm)
Mine quit at about 30,000 miles the first time, and now it's happening again in the low 60's. Took about 5 years each time. It's a 2002, and I only put on 6000 - 6500 miles per year.
#754 of 967 Again and again
Dec 28, 2011 (3:14 pm)
Unfortunately we are seeing many MDX vehicles built in the early 2000s with this major issue. But now Acura has the same problem with vehciles after the re-do in 2010. What is of great concern is that the replacement (which I have after 30,000 miles) has not been redesigned. That, after all the replacements, is unpardonable.
#755 of 967 Re: 2007 Transmission Problems? [nancywalzog]
Dec 29, 2011 (5:37 am)
Sadly I had the same thing happen and Acura all the way from the district manager to the California head office refused help. Asking for a split share in the $4500 bill to rebuild was declined. They are so beseiged with failing trannies that they've placed a moratorium on any concession outside of warranty. I even spoke to a sales person about absorbing my MDX with the trade in to a new car and he indicated service/sales operate independently with Acura sending 100% of their transmission jobs outside so there was no labor absorption to make up. After my Dad, brother, myself have owned 7 Acuras in the last 2 decades, I swore my family off of them and Honda. I recieve a letter of condolence from the Acura head office for my troubles...but that was it. To add insult to injury, the transmission dealer down the street who finally replace my transmission said he has MDX in their more than any other vehicle. He warned me that an Acura transmission rebuild is a reconditioned housing and the $4500 was a rip-off. He then charged me $2100 and even bored out the new transmission for better efficiency. When I had 2 transmission neutral switches go bad 6 months later on the MDX, the shop ( Gator Transmission - Wheeling, IL) replaced those free of charge. Find a good local mechanic with honor and forget about Acura , then never return to them and spread the word.
#756 of 967 Any 2010 or later problems?
Dec 29, 2011 (5:54 am)
I want to know if owners of 2010 MDX or later have had transmission problems, even if covered by warrenty. If so, please give details. I may have a route to getting appropriate attention. But can't guarentee. Acura's behavior in this (even with older vehicles) is both inexplicable and damaging to a heretofore excellent reputation. Let's move on this.