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2003 Acura MDX Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2003 Acura MDX

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2003 Acura MDX Problems

Check Engine and D4 Lights Flashing

The Acura MDX may develop issues with the automatic transmission.

Rough shifting may occur, and the “D4” light and check engine may begin to blink. The check engine light will also illuminate, and OBD trouble codes P0700, P0730, P0740, P0780, P1768 and/or P1768 will be stored in the computer.

If the transmission shifts roughly, the failure is very likely mechanical failure of the transmission. If the transmission performs normally, a faulty sensor, or dirty transmission fluid may be the case.

In most cases, it is necessary to use professional diagnostic equipment to provide a diagnosis, and complete the repair.

The longevity of the transmission is dependent on strict adherence to the manufacturer's recommendation for ATF replacement intervals and procedure.

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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2003 Acura MDX Questions

smoking from tailpipe then shuts off. (1 answer)

Had it towed to shop, they diagnosed it and had multiple misfiring codes, was told it could be the motor or head gasket? Please help

I had a transmission put in I was wondering should I send the money another one (1 answer)

I brought a transmission and it sat for one year before I could find someone to put it in and the person that put it in I had to buy a ranger sensor and a Solenoid. And the transmission wasn't no good. When the truck is in park it won't start up when it is put in Neutral it starts up. I w...

How much would an air compressor cost for this model:mdx2003 (2 answers)

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2003 Acura MDX Recalls

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.

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.

Unexpected Airbag Deployment

The airbag control module can fail prematurely due to electrical noise beyond the tolerance it was designed for. As a result the front airbags, side airbags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners could deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated, increasing the risk of personal injury and/or a crash. Dealers will replace the airbag control module and front and/or side impact sensors as required to correct this concern.

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2003 Acura MDX Reviews

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what is happen when you put on the ac of acura mdx it would trip off the engine?
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
Hey visitor in northrop, ny - don't blame your wife for the vent tabs breaking. i have an '04 mdx and all vent tabs on front dash (driver side, center console and passenger side) have broken on numerous occasions. each time they are replaced at the dealer i've been told this particular part breaks all the time - even been told by one service rep that it's a "design defect". It's a real hassl...

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