Last post on Nov 21, 2013 at 1:27 PM
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#1 of 5 2014 Acura MDX Vibrations
Aug 19, 2013 (4:34 pm)
Just got 2014 MDX basic and experiencing some "vibrations" on driver's side left front (sounds like strut area) and left rear (shock area). I now think the vibrations are VCM-related but if this is the case, what is the connection to the rear? I took it to the dealer and the damn vibrations couldn't be replicated even while I drove the car. Has anyone out there experienced anything similar? If you like your stereo turned up, chances are you can't hear or feel these vibrations.
2014 Acura MDX Basic FWD Graphite Ext/Ebony Int
#2 of 5 2014 MDX Window Seal Defect - take action!
Aug 24, 2013 (7:33 am)
Hello Everyone, Tiffany Here.
I purchased a new 2014 MDX two weeks ago. There is a noticeable defect with the rubbber weather strip around the windows of the rear passenger doors. There is a point on the 3 o'clock position of the window seal that bends roughly 30 degrees. At that point, the seal is popping out. Looks ugly and water can get inside.
I examined all five 2014 MDX on the dealership lot, they all had this same issue. Dealership doesn't know how to fix it, and Honda Canada is asking the design engineer in U.S.
THe 2013 & 2012 MDX have the same 30 degree angle, but no such problem.
I'm asking all affected owners to ask HONDA to fix this.
#3 of 5 Re: 2014 Acura MDX Vibrations [leomanecio]
Nov 05, 2013 (2:17 pm)
Bought mine in 8/2014 and started experiencing these same vibrations in my vehicle (sounds like left front) since mid October. The vibes only occur when the engine is revving between 1000 and 2000 RPM while driving the vehicle. They're getting louder and more frequent over time, suggesting that whatever is vibrating is loosening up and becoming more susceptible to these vibrations. It has been my experience that such sounds/vibrations in this RPM range are heat shields vibrating at certain harmonic frequencies specific to low RPM driving. It is annoying.
To avoid the vibes, you can put the trans in sport and downshift using the paddles when revs get down to 2000 rpm. But we shouldn't have to do this to avoid vibrations in a a premium brand vehicle. As more MDX miles are driven, more will report the issue. I'm going to bring this up when I bring mine in for the first oil change. I'll let you know.
#4 of 5 Re: 2014 Acura MDX Vibrations [deannie]
Nov 12, 2013 (4:36 pm)
UPDATE on vibrations. They only occur at light throttle at low speeds, between 10 and 35 mph. If I accelerate hard from low speeds, the vibrations don't materialize. That leads me to believe the vibes may be triggered by the engine switching into/out of the fuel saving 3 cylinder mode, and that the higher tension in the drivetrain when accelerating a little harder than normal suppresses those vibrations. I'm able to induce the vibes at will. My guess at this point is that a heat shield will have to be tightened (if it's attached by nuts & bolts), or I'll just have to live with it (design flaw that many/most MDXers will eventually experience). I'll keep you posted,
#5 of 5 2014 Acura MDX Vibrations
Nov 21, 2013 (1:27 pm)
Had same problem - vibration, no load on engine - 1500 rpm - fortunately happened with mechanic in car - was the ABS actuator vibrating against the undercarriage of vehicle when it activated (apparently cycles). Brake line repositioned away from body. rechecked - all is good