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#34 of 89 My acura mdx 2003
Aug 04, 2010 (7:06 am)
Just brought my mdx in for same issue (torque converter). I notified the dealer of the service bulletin nd e did follow up this morning with the local district mgr and was informed that they would not extend goodwill consideration for my car because it has 140,000 miles. So the cost to replace the transmission is $4,100. Is there anything else I can do ? This is alot of money to spend and I'm not ready to buy another car.
#35 of 89 Re: My acura mdx 2003 [paulasall]
Aug 05, 2010 (4:30 am)
I really just want to know how many of you people out there, have been able to accomplish getting a new Torque Converter...or Transmission replaced outside of the powertrain warranty?? I have had my Torque Converter replaced at 60,000 miles...but that was just inside the warranty...and of course its messing up again now at 75,000 miles... and I just want to know of the successes out there?? Because I want to know if I should trade my MDX in before the problem becomes noticable to someone that has never had the problem....or fight to have it fixed.
#36 of 89 Re: My acura mdx 2003 [vabbey]
Aug 05, 2010 (8:06 am)
I was 14 months past the warranty and got the torque converter replaced at no charge. I would think with all the issues surrounding T.C.'s and the 15k miles between failures, that your dealer would provide some financial relief in your case.
#37 of 89 Re: My acura mdx 2003 [paulasall]
Aug 05, 2010 (8:12 am)
I would shop around and get quotes form reputable transmission shops. Also, a torque converter replacement seems to be half the price of a transmission replacement. I would want to know which one makes the most sense. In my case, I was also told by the district manager that they could not help financially with the cost to replace my torque converter. When I requested that we go to the next appeal step and/or arbitration, Honda/Acura came back and said they would cover the replacement at no cost to me.
#38 of 89 2005 MDX TORQUE CONVERTER 55,000
Aug 09, 2010 (6:50 am)
I need a torque converter, I have been quoted $2,800 for the repair. I have filed a complaint with Acura and am waiting for a response. I also just filed my complaint with the NHTSA. The individual I spoke with said there is 21 registered complaints at this moment.
#39 of 89 Re: 2005 MDX TORQUE CONVERTER 55,000 [udeman55]
Aug 09, 2010 (6:58 am)
You should get a new converter if its still under warranty... I have already had mine replaced.... should be at no cost to you, and you shouldnt have to file any complaints...Warranty runs out at 60,000 miles... I had mine replaced at 59,000.
The problem is...they replace it with the same converter you already had...only this time, it will seem like the problem comes back much sooner...not sure if it really is...or if its because we know exactly what to listen for now? Im ready to get rid of mine before it gets too noticable.
#40 of 89 Re: 2005 MDX Torque Converter Issue [kpsmith999]
Aug 09, 2010 (1:50 pm)
Do you have to take it to the dealer in order to get reimbursement from Honda? What if someone elsae did the work? Thanks
#41 of 89 Re: 2005 MDX TORQUE CONVERTER 55,000 [udeman55]
Aug 09, 2010 (2:12 pm)
I'm not sure what your symptoms are but my 2001 MDX was making a growling noise at 35 or so from time to time. Acura said it was the torque converter. I replace the rear end oil and the transmission fluid and the noise has gone away. I think it has something to do with the clutches making noise when the fluid gets old. Just an FYI.
#43 of 89 Re: 2005 MDX Torque Converter Issue [d2men]
Aug 14, 2010 (9:14 am)
Sorry....but I have not heard of Honda/Acura reimbursing for third party repairs. I only think that would come into place if they were sued and you won.