Last post on Dec 08, 2013 at 1:46 PM
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#978 of 996 Re: This has helped me [tpulak]
Aug 29, 2013 (4:53 am)
I have a 2002 MDX and love it since the day i bought it. My friend had a 2003 MDX and his transmission quitted on him 50k and luckily it was replaced under warranteed. I heard about the transmission issue of MDX and has been crossing my fingers but my transmission finally died on me 120k. I negotiated with Acura N America and were able to get a $1000 from them as a good faith gesture (they wouldn't give more because of the age of the car and way out of warrantee). Got the dealership to chip in a few hundred and I ended up replacing it for $1700. The problem is those thing only have a limited warrantee and I worry everytime I got that in between gears shutter
#979 of 996 Re: This has helped me [cwy1]
Aug 29, 2013 (5:04 am)
Our 2003 transmission died at 105k miles. Acura paid 90% after many complaints from me. We have 180k miles now and it's still running. But like you, I have my fingers crossed.
#980 of 996 Re: This has helped me [jslivon]
Sep 03, 2013 (2:10 pm)
I have a 2003 and our transmission just went out at 148k miles. We are the second owners, will Acura still help us pay for it at the 90%? I read a few of you that posted about Acura of CA, but are you original owners? does that matter? I need to get this fixed asap, we gotta fit 3 car seats in the back .
Thank you to anyone that can help me asap
#981 of 996 Re: This has helped me [drcorey]
Sep 03, 2013 (4:09 pm)
Don't expect anthing being that your are the second owner and at that higher mileage. But you should still try. If it fails, go to an independant and reputable transmission shop and have it rebuilt instead of paying Acura prices. Make sure the shop is familure with Acura problems and their noted faliures.
We won't buy Acura anymore and just bought a used Lexus. Much better car all around!
#982 of 996 Re: Should I buy a new Acura MDX [ridgway]
Sep 13, 2013 (11:37 am)
Check the air filter. It might be restricted with something, thus starving the vehicke of air.
The air intake is at the bottom of the vehicle. Mine pulled up a plastic bag that got stuck inside and had the same issue.
#983 of 996 Re: Should I buy a new Acura MDX [ridgway]
Oct 06, 2013 (11:26 am)
My 2012 MDX transmission sucks. Period. Now I know why the salesman said to really drive the car hard during the test drive. Because if you don't, it will constantly up shift too early into a higher gear, and you wouldn't buy it. Shame on you Acura for charging $50K and delivering such an otherwise great vehicle. Great style, workmanship, materials, engine, interior... Cannot overcome this transmission issue. Come on Acura, just do a remap so we can all start driving normally again. WE REALLY WON'T BUY ANOTHER ACURA VEHICLE IF YOU DONT FIX THIS! My Mom's 2006 Pilot is a joy to drive compared to this car... Does that really make sense?? Now I know what "near luxury" means. This vehicle is almost not drivable in the mountains because of the transmission hunting around all the time and up shifting. I'm done.
#984 of 996 Re: Should I buy a new Acura MDX [pwr1]
Oct 06, 2013 (12:31 pm)
We have a 2003 MDX and got stung with the transmission issue. Recently, we shopped for a used car and discovered that the Lexus RX 350 is a much better vehicle then the MDX. However, we wanted a more comfortable sedan and settled on a Lexus ES 350. The Acura equivilants were not as comprable.
Acura is going downhill.
#985 of 996 Re: Should I buy a new Acura MDX [pwr1]
Oct 07, 2013 (6:20 am)
We have a 2004 MDX with the transmission issues. It made noises at around 1300 rpms. Acura told us it would cost about 5K to fix. I actually found a great workaround by always driving in D4 instead of D5. We are also going be looking at a used RX 350.
#986 of 996 Re: Should I buy a new Acura MDX [chrismcdog]
Oct 07, 2013 (6:40 am)
The best deals are buying a car 3 years old that was turned in after a lease. They are like new, still have a warranty, and thousands less then new. Use the Edmunds website to read reviews. We drove 600 miles one-way to Miami, Florida to buy our car and saved 5 to 6 grand over buying local. Use the internet to do your searching. It wa workth paying a thousand or two more for a "Certified" car from a dealer. Our Lexus came with an extended factory warranty, was completely gone through and detailed from the dealer in Palm Beach, FL , including a full tank of gas. All I had to do was add a little air in the tires.
#987 of 996 2003 Acura MDX transmission
Oct 08, 2013 (4:46 am)
I purchased a used 2003 MDX with 87,000 miles 5 months ago; driving on a busy highway I noticed a bad smell. I pulled the car off the road and had it towed to the Acura Dealership I had purchased the car from. After almost 3 hours they came in and gave me the bad news... my transmission and radiator needed to be replaced... OUCH! No extended warranty and a cost of over $6,000. I'm waiting to hear if the dealership will help with the price, any suggestions on how to handle this discussion?