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#902 of 996 2003 MDX Transmission
Oct 24, 2012 (3:50 pm)
82,402 miles on our 03 MDX and transmission is shot. Car is my wife's and only driven in town and to take kids to school. We have owned it since new and followed dealer recommended service using the same dealer for all service. Dealer said $4500 but agreed to call Acura Corp and called back with a $2400 price. The Cat Converter also went out another $900!!!
I am done with Acura I have spent all kinds of money on a vehicle I mistakenly thought was a quality product.
#903 of 996 Re: 2003 MDX Transmission [ckpc]
Oct 25, 2012 (4:21 am)
Same problem with us too. Our next car will be a Ford.
Have the trans fixed at that price and you should be able to run it into the ground for another 100k miles. Put $100 or $200 in the bank every month it doesn't break and you'll be able to buy a nice car.
ps...Don't belive them about the cat. converter, they tried that trick on us too.
Oct 25, 2012 (8:23 am)
Had an 04 new MDX. Met an untimely end(accident) after a Tranny problem with that at about 40k.
Recently purchased a 2009 MDX w 34000 mi. It has a transmission whine. It also is hard to steer at a dead stop.
Recently received a recall for both a torque converter problem and he steering problem on this model. Warranted for 108000miles.
They haven't solved the tranny problem based upon what I read from here
#906 of 996 2004 MDX another torque converter
Oct 26, 2012 (11:00 am)
Had 98500 m on my 2004 MDX. I noticed a low vibration around 30 m speed. Took to the car to dealer and they took the issue as TBD. Later called me and told me that I have to replace torque converter and gave me a 3200 estimate. I asked him to check the service bulletin number : 06003 or NHTSA No 10022468.... "TORQUE CONVERTER SHUDDER OR VIBRATION BETWEEN 35 AND 40 MPH"
Not sure what this service bulletin means to me.... any thoughts ?
#907 of 996 Re: 2004 MDX another torque converter [wipkk]
Oct 29, 2012 (10:20 am)
Thoughts- that began with a very vague shudder in my 03 MDX and I mentioned it to my dealer which they could never find until the tranny/converter went. Always go beyond the dealer if your not happy.
#908 of 996 Re: 2003 MDX Transmission [jslivon]
Oct 29, 2012 (10:37 am)
Talked to Acura Corp. directly and they reduced the tranny cost to $1900 from the first reduction of $2400. I loved the car but honestly if I never looked online to see what others have complained about I would have been paying $4500 plus to fix this. Acura talks about the importance of taking care of customers but to have to go thru this to get recourse. Bottom line is Acura/Honda knows there are serious issues with the tranny/torq converter and in my case we could have had a serious accident. I am happy they reduced my amount but in the end I wonder if its just to cover their best interest. Bottom line if this happens to you go beyond your dealer.
#909 of 996 Re: MDX Tranny [seaclusion]
Oct 29, 2012 (2:42 pm)
I too recently purchased a 2009 MDX and am having issues with the RPM fluttering and hard steering. I brought it to the dealership and they said that they don't know how to fix it!!! This is an Acura Dealership.... Acura of Escondido!
I also received both letters from Acura regarding the torque converter and steering problem, but this dealership declines to work on it. They said, "I see it, but don't know how to fix it!"
Have you had any luck getting your MDX fixed?
#910 of 996 Re: MDX Tranny [jeffhornacek]
Oct 29, 2012 (3:03 pm)
Both well documented problems.
There are TSBs out there and Acura has increased the torque convertor and power steering pump warrenty.
I got mine done at Acura of Kearney Mesa about a month ago. The steering feel is much better and after the TC software update its a new machine.
#911 of 996 Re: 2003 MDX Transmission [ckpc]
Oct 29, 2012 (6:10 pm)
How did you contact them and what did you say to them?