2005 Acura MDX Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2005 Acura MDX as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems
The clutch in the torque converter can fail, allowing debris to circulate throughout the automatic transmission.

A shudder or vibration may develop while driving at speeds between 35 and 40 MPH. Our technicians tell us this condition is commonly caused by a failed automatic transmission torque converter. It is recommend to replace the torque converter and install an updated powertrain control module (PCM) to correct this concern.

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The automatic transmission tends to fail more often than in similar models.

Acura issued a recall on a number of 2005 vehicles because the gas tanks were improperly manufactured and could leak in the event of a crash. It is unclear if all the fuel fill issues are related to the recall or not. For more information on this recall please click here»