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#807 of 995 2004 Acura MDX Transmission Problems
Mar 01, 2012 (4:38 pm)
Signed up just to contribute another confirmation of transmission problems on an Acura.
I have a 2004 Acura MDX with 160,000 miles that is now in need of a $5000 transmission replacement.
Regular check ups, had one at 150,000, replaced the timing belt and all with no avail.
NEVER EVER EVER BUY an Acura MDX - look how many people are having issues, and honestly I've had a number of other expensive issues earlier.
#808 of 995 Re: 2004 Acura MDX Transmission Problems [mistat]
Mar 01, 2012 (6:06 pm)
Sorry to hear of your trouble. I'd never buy an Acura either after the same problems with our 2003 transmission and the info on this blog.
I hate to break the bad news, but your motor mounts are probobly broken and the front lower ball joints are shot.
Our next car will be a Ford.
#809 of 995 Re: 2004 Acura MDX Transmission Problems [mistat]
Mar 01, 2012 (10:34 pm)
I am in deep sympathy with those of you who are having all of these MDX transmission problems-- particularly those cars within the early 2000 years. I have a 2010 (new design) for which the torque converter had to be replaced at 35,000 miles; but of course I was lucky to have this covered under warranty. The issue is that Acura has failed to address the problem square on. I don't do business with ayone who dodges bullits. Although this is my sixth Acura from the same dealer, I've told them I won't be back for the seventh. I'm considering jumping to the new Ifiniti JX when the time comes. Today in cars, its all about reliabiliy. My MDX isn't.
#810 of 995 Re: 2004 Acura MDX Transmission Problems [curious52]
Mar 12, 2012 (8:15 pm)
I too will never buy another Acura after my experience with 2 transmission melt downs. The customer service was terrible after these debacles.
I now own 2 Infinitis and my next vehicle will either be a sedan or crossover from Infiniti or BMW.
#811 of 995 Re: 2004 Acura MDX Transmission Problems [curious52]
Mar 13, 2012 (7:28 am)
With the newer models, 2010+, Acura is probably playing a numbers game.
The failures will likely be primarily south of the snow belt, and for MDX drivers with somewhat of a lead foot. Lots of time with the rear drive engaged, driveline STRESSED, and mostly on highly tractive surfaces.
On the flip side those north of the snow belt will really appreciate the wintertime roadability, driveability, using the revised, more robust F/awd performance, rear drive control firmware.
Again, I would much prefer a system that could be switched off thereby avoiding the needless, unwarranted, stressing of the driveline when traction conditions are KNOWN to be "solid".
But the public, overall, seems to be buying fully into this automatic PART-TIME F/awd design.
#812 of 995 Re: Grinding noise at 40mph in 2003 MDX [boxerboyz]
Mar 15, 2012 (12:42 pm)
I have the same grinding issue with my new used 2008 MDX. I took it to our nearest Acura dealer to get them check out (3x already) along with the P0847 code that was on the diagnostic info. They are aware of the problem but in total denial. They'll turn you away if you're not persistent. MDX is not cheap, so we all deserved a quality car in return. We should all call the Official Acura tel. # (1-800-382-2238) to file a complain. Everyone seemed to have the same issues as far back as I can read in this forum - TRANSMISSION related issues (the grinding/hesitation noise). ACURA needs to recognize that this is a major transmission design issues (whether the torque converter, sensor, ect.).
In all the cars I had, MDX is the WORST and it's not worth the money. The biggest mistake car purchase I've done so far. GAS MILEAGE also sucks!
#814 of 995 contact this lady
Mar 15, 2012 (1:01 pm)
She said more than 500 owners have contacted her through her website, DontSettleWithHonda.org, which explains how Peters filed her lawsuit against the automaker.
Peters said she planned to reactivate her state law license so that she can represent other Civic owners in litigation against Honda.
#816 of 995 Re: Grinding noise at 40mph in 2003 MDX [bigmistake]
Mar 15, 2012 (2:56 pm)
Took my 2010 MDX for service and one recall notice. While I was there I was informed that there was another recall for the transmission fluid. Long story short, Acura is fully aware of the problems addressed here in this forum. I too complained to the dealer regarding the delay/hesitation between gears. The dealership kept insisting this was normal and I even test drove two other MDX (2010 and 2011) to see if this was true. According to my service rep this change of fluid should help with this delay/hesitation. Recall notices are on their way to 2010-2012 owners. Feel free to contact your dealership. I have not received mine however the dealership was very proactive in getting it serviced and corrected while I was there on March 10th.
I am debating trading in my car before something major happens. From what I continue to read in this forum I do not want to wait until it's too late.
Good luck to us all!