Last post on Dec 08, 2013 at 1:46 PM
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#957 of 996 Re: Should I buy a new Acura MDX [musthavemdx]
Mar 04, 2013 (2:57 pm)
No resolution. We have given up and are just "used to it".
It still is unsatisfying to have it 1100 rpms trying to go up a 5% incline hearing it chug having to pound the gas to get it shift (or use the paddles) to only have it speed up too much and have to back off. The expectation is I depress the gas enough to go up the hill at the speed I want and the transmission will shift accordingly and not chug.
The 2011 with the software patched transmission does not have this issue! We have driven both on the same hill with the same driving style.
If you get any resolution please keep us posted. Thank you for taking this forward to the BBB.
#959 of 996 Challanges with MDX Transmission
Mar 11, 2013 (3:20 pm)
Hello folks, Why is Acura MDX's Transmission always having problem?
#960 of 996 2004 MDX Transmission Dead @ 91k
Mar 28, 2013 (4:04 pm)
My transmission died at 91k miles. I can't believe there is no recall on the 04 models after experiencing the same symptoms. I am hoping to see a class action suit because I don't want Acura to get away with this. Client relations said there was nothing they could do.
Someone help us!
#961 of 996 Go see toyota
Mar 28, 2013 (4:10 pm)
Go see a Toyota salesman. He will probably help you more than the Acura people at this point
#962 of 996 Re: 2004 MDX Transmission Dead @ 91k [04mdxmn]
Mar 28, 2013 (4:15 pm)
If Acura won't pay for it, take it to an idependant transmission shop with experience with Acura's. They can fix it for $2,500, not $5k like Acura charges.
Next time, don't buy an Arura.
#963 of 996 Re: 2004 Acura MDX Transmission Problems [maikolo]
Apr 29, 2013 (3:05 pm)
I drive 2003 Acura MDX with 139,900 miles now. First owner and replaced timing belt, belt tensioner, power steering component?, engine mount, and some electronic component that caused VPN light to come on and off.
All cars after about 100,000 miles have to replace timing belt and other components that wear down. If it's a moving part, it's going to wear and tear.
Transmission never gave me problems. But I think I know how I avoided the problem. When the car was only a year or two old I noticed sometimes the car would jump into gear going from Reverse to Drive shift if I pushed the accelerator as soon as I shifted the gear into "D". From that point on I just shift to D and wait. Then I would feel the car gear engaging on its own and after that I would push the accelerator. That only takes a second or two. But not more than 2 seconds. From then I never had the car jump into gear. And it still drives fine.
And as long as it drives I'm saving at least $500 a month for new car payment to purchase a comparable car.
#964 of 996 2009 mdx only with 45K trouble already
Apr 30, 2013 (12:43 pm)
I don't want to start bashing Acura just yet however, I am going to give them one more chance to make things right.
My mdx just went out of warranty in January 2013 which is only at 45,500 miles. 2009 year model.
#1 They convinced me that my moon roof leaks in the car wash because it is water proof but not air proof so that's why now every time I wash the car water drips on the driver and passenger. Okay Acura. Why didn't this happen before the car went out of warranty?
# 2 The check engine and transmission light came on and trouble code p0847 came up. Acura wanted to charge me $125.00 to run a diagnostic which I declined and told the service manager this can be related to a letter I received a few months back about software or repairing a torque converter which Acura extended the warranty on. The software was done then after we picked up the mdx and drove for about 20 miles the lights came back on. I started to google the issue and come to find out many complains about 3rd gear pressure switch and some people having issues with TC on older models. I do not understand why this is not covered under emission which in some states Acura gives 80k/8 year warranty on or why isn't it covered by the power train 70k/ 6 year warranty if this is a common issue. I see some dealers doing the repairs under the power train warranty and others are making the customer pay. My dealer is telling me now I have to pay the $125 to run it to find the issue when they know what the issue is by the trouble code and telling me it may not be covered by the warranty for the power train.
#965 of 996 Re: 2009 mdx only with 45K trouble already [lemonacura]
Apr 30, 2013 (1:06 pm)
Thanks for the report and I'm sorry your having to "pay" your way through the problems Acura built into your MDX. It all comes down to a fundamental issue of integrity. Any company that allows this many problems to persist lacks judgement and the ability to look long term. Sure, they are avoiding some warranty costs today, but they have lost, forever, my "new car purchase" dollars. And I'm not alone.
#966 of 996 Re: 2009 mdx only with 45K trouble already [jga5]
May 06, 2013 (8:18 am)
I hear you, I had all the problems above and I have a 2005, its crazy, and am still,paying for it! Sad story for all of us ugh