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#927 of 967 Re: Should I buy a new Acura MDX [tony_mdx]
Nov 28, 2012 (2:54 pm)
Our new 2012 MDX also has strange behavior going uphill. It feels extremely unresponsive as if the transmission is choosing too high a gear. (RPMs are at 1100-1200 going 30 MPH). You have to push the pedal half way down to get a meaningful response. This makes it downshift and then speed up too quickly to which you have to back off the gas.
We brought it to our dealer and drove around with a tech. The tech's claim "that is normal". *sigh*. When you depress 50%, it downshifts, then you have to back significantly off the gas to avoid from speeding. This is not right. Our BMW and chevy silverado have no such issues.
Anyways, I am very interested in your resolution if any.
Its heartening to hear we are not alone.
#928 of 967 Re: MDX 2005 will not shift [anildel]
Nov 28, 2012 (3:34 pm)
50% was what Acura firt offered me. I was still mad and pressed the issue. They came back with 90%.
Even at 50%, take it. Hopefully, the replacement would have upgrades so it might last longer. But still, figure a new transmission every 100k miles in your budget.
Also, at 110k miles, you'll need a new timing belt, spark plugs, valve adjustment and probobly have to replace two broken motor mounts (you have a total of three).
#929 of 967 Re: MDX 2005 will not shift [jslivon]
Dec 06, 2012 (12:24 pm)
I got the car back this morning. Acura replaced transmission with 3/36k warranty. After all back and forth with Acura and Dealership, I ended up paying about 1700. Compared to initial 5200+ and local shops (AAMCO and Gater) asking for 2700+ with lot less warranty, I think it's fair deal. I also got loaner car all this time..that helped.
While driving this morning I felt that steering is harder than before. There are no whinning or any sound. It just felt harder.
Called service manager and they want to take a look at it.
Can this be related to transmission replacement issue?
#930 of 967 2005 MDX Transmission FAIL
Dec 23, 2012 (10:29 am)
I bought my MDX new, ran great, but around 90K I noticed occasional lag in shifting by 98K it was pronounced, and before the 100K I've had to have a full rebuild. I never took this car off-road and have never used it to tow, nor have I overburden the vehicle. It's very disappointing that a high end SUV such as this have this kind of problem. I was thinking of getting another Acura, but this experience calls into question if Honda/Acura is truly a reliable vehicle.
I'm not the only one who's having this problem, transmission repair shops and Acura dealers alike are well aware of the Honda/Acura transmission history. I took my MDX to the Acura dealer well in advance of this problem and days before it, the transmission, gave out. Today I have an $1800+ bill, and no response from Acura's customer service.
#931 of 967 Re: 2005 MDX Transmission FAIL [rdilones]
Dec 23, 2012 (12:12 pm)
You got off very cheap paying $1800. It was a similiar situation with our 2003 MDX. We won't ever buy another Acura/Honda ude to their poor customer service on this issue. I'll buy a Ford next time.
#932 of 967 Re: 2005 MDX Transmission FAIL [rdilones]
Dec 23, 2012 (4:09 pm)
I guess I am still lucky...my 04 MDX with 122k is still working but I have noticed some changes.
It amazes me that Acura ignores the problem. I too would have considered another Acura but NEVER EVER again. And I will tell every body else the same.
#933 of 967 2006 Acura TL
Dec 29, 2012 (5:54 pm)
Help. bought a 2006 Acura TL with a little over 36,000 miles from the dealer on October 1. Today service said I need a new transmission for$4500.00. Was told he would put in a claim with Acura to see if they will cover it. Any ideas, suggestions, similar stories.?
#934 of 967 Re: 2006 Acura TL [micaela]
Dec 30, 2012 (5:58 am)
Acura paid 90% of the cost on our 2003 transmission replacement with 108k miles. Don't back down.
If you don't win, find an independant transmission shop with Acura MDX experience and a good Better Business rating. They can rebuild them better for about $2500.
Next time, buy a Ford or something else.
#935 of 967 Acura MDX 2005 Check Engine light - codes please help
Jan 01, 2013 (9:42 am)
The check engine light on our mdx came on early today morning.. new year surprise.. i have close to 120k miles on it and changed timing belt/pump around 105k. The problem however started a week back when we had snow here in TX and the TPMS/VTM lights started showing up along with Check engine light after a oil change. The Check Engine light stopped flashing shortly afterwards and didn't come up for 3-4 days until today morning.
I took it to Autozone and they helped in pulling the codes which triggered the check engine light. The following codes came up - P0304, P0300, P0301 and P0420. The dealer service is closed today but I intend to take the car tomorrow for service.
Will appreciate if anyone who had experienced similar problems or have knowledge of what is driving this issue/expenses to fix the issue can provide thoughts.
Thanks a lot!
#936 of 967 Re: Acura MDX 2005 Check Engine light - codes please help [saritasesh1]
Jan 01, 2013 (10:27 am)
"Goggle" can tell you the meaning of those codes.