Acura MDX Repair and Maintenance

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

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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 Recalls

Fuel Leaks From Fuel Tank

The fuel tank may have insufficient welds, and may leak. Dealers will replace the fuel tank free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

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.

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Acura MDX Reviews

I just got rid of my 2010 acura mdx at 140K miles. For the last 2 years I have had to spend $4K a year in repairs. Recently I noticed that the transmission lost 2 quarts of fluid in less than 40K miles and the engine oil level went down 2 quarts in less than 4K miles. I couldn't wait to get rid of this. It was a money pit. I thought this would last at least 200K miles. I could have/should hav...
Srs indcator light stay on why
is it so that you have to change timing belt on the motor every 75000 miles.

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