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#930 of 996 2005 MDX Transmission FAIL
Dec 23, 2012 (9:29 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 996 Re: 2005 MDX Transmission FAIL [rdilones]
Dec 23, 2012 (11:12 am)
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 996 Re: 2005 MDX Transmission FAIL [rdilones]
Dec 23, 2012 (3:09 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 996 2006 Acura TL
Dec 29, 2012 (4:54 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 996 Re: 2006 Acura TL [micaela]
Dec 30, 2012 (4:58 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 996 Acura MDX 2005 Check Engine light - codes please help
Jan 01, 2013 (8:42 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 996 Re: Acura MDX 2005 Check Engine light - codes please help [saritasesh1]
Jan 01, 2013 (9:27 am)
"Goggle" can tell you the meaning of those codes.
#938 of 996 2006 Acura MDX drove by itself when it was parked and was crashed
Jan 15, 2013 (12:33 pm)
I have a 2006 Acura MDX with 98K miles on it. Since last few months it is acting weird. In December 2012, my car was parked in front of the babysitter's garage with ignition on and it was in park mode. When I came back, I could not see my car. It had driven by itself and crashed the baby sitters garage. 3 months back my car went reverse mode and hit my neighbors curb when it was parked with ignition on. Occasionally it accelerates by itself while driving. For the past three weeks the car is in dealership and they have given me a rental car to drive. Today I have received a call from Relationship manager from Acura CA and he stated that they haven't found anything wrong with my car and they cannot offer anything. They asked me to get the damages covered by my insurance. I am scared to drive my car. Please let me know if anyone has suggestions.
#939 of 996 Re: 2006 Acura MDX drove by itself when it was parked and was crashed [latha]
Jan 15, 2013 (12:53 pm)
Never heard of this problem before but I have two thoughts: 1. the dealership found the problem and quietly repaired it so as to not get hit with the cost of the other damages, and 2. Don't leave the engine running when you are not in the car - I can think of only "bad" things that can happen as a result of you getting out of a car with the engine running.