2002 Acura MDX Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Acura MDX

2002 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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2002 Acura MDX Questions

Post Trans repair (1 answer)

After the trans has already been replaced, will the issue reoccur? Are there specific parts that should be used to stop it from happening again?

Air conditioning not blowing very cold and makes a humm noise when fan on (1 answer)

Shop don't want to service transmission filter, too old oil. trans ok. (1 answer)

I went to several shops to get my transmission oil changed, they said the oil is too old and advised me to not change the oil, because this will cause the transmission to fail. "just wait till the transmission goes bad."

Please advise

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2002 Acura MDX Recalls

Recall 05V385000
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, VI...
Honda and Acura Recall Various 2001–2004 Vehicles Due to an Internal Transmission Fault

Honda and Acura are recalling numerous 2001–2004 vehicles to inspect for an internal automatic transmission fault. This fault could result in gear failure, which can cause the transmission to lock up. If the transmission were to lock up with the vehicle in motion, a crash could result. If the inspection reveals internal transmission damage, the transmission will be replaced. If no internal damaged is noted, the transmission oil cooler return line will be revised in order to increase fluid flow. For more information, please call Honda at 1-800-999-1009 or Acura at 1-800-382-2238.

Honda Recalls 2002-2003 Models Due to Misaligned Timing Belt Tensioner Pulley

Honda has recalled 2002 Accord, Odyssey, Acura CL, MDX, and 2003 Honda Pilot, Acura CL, and TL vehicles because the timing belt tensioner pulley, which is mounted on the water pump, may be misaligned and at risk for failure. Dealers will inspect the tensioner pulley and water pump and will replace the pump and timing belt if necessary.

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2002 Acura MDX Reviews

Love this car, I will keep it till it runs into the ground
Bought this car from Formula 1 Auto imports ( the worst dealer in NJ )car has trainy problems at 96k. and EGR valve

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