Acura MDX Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Acura MDX

Acura MDX Problems

Automatic Transmission May Fail

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

Shudder or Vibration While Driving at Speeds Between 35 and 40 MPH

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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Debris in transmission due to failed torque converter clutch
The clutch in the torque converter can fail, allowing debris to circulate throughout the automatic transmission.

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Acura MDX Questions

Seat and mirror memory not working (2 answers)

Intermittently failed while car was under warranty. Now does not work at all. Dealer conveniently does not have records of me reporting the problem under warranty. In looking at other questions, looks like this is a common problem in 2008.

do I have to remove the front bumper when replacing the front driver side headil (1 answer)

My battery is draining if not used for days (1 answer)

I have to jump start or charge the battery after a day of sitting. It is a brand new battery

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Acura MDX Recalls

Air Conditioning Compressor Clutch Bolt Breaks

The bolt that attaches the air conditioning compressor clutch to the compressor nose may fracture and fall from the vehicle. Dealers will replace the bolt and if necessary replace the clutch plate free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Front Air Bag Defective

In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

Brakes May Unexpectedly Apply

The Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) may falsely activate the brake system. This can cause loss of vehicle control. Dealers will update the CMBS software free of charge to correct the problem.

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Acura MDX Reviews

Passenger AC vent blows cold air, but driver side vent blows warm air. It does have a dual system.
I plugged my cell phone adapter into one of the sockes and my whole system shut down. I have no radio or navigation system. What can be going on and where can I take it for repair. Thanks
I have been very pleased with my Acura MDX 2007 the past three years until recently. I am not sure if anyone else has experienced this, but the engine wouldn't start this past weekend. When I tried to turn on the ignition, their was a series of clicks. I tried jumping the car but that wouldn't start either. I had to call the Acura Roadside Assistance (they were very helpful) that was covered u...

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