The automatic transmission tends to fail more often than in similar models.
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2004 Acura MDX
2004 Acura MDX Problems
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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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»
The clutch in the torque converter can fail allowing debris to circulate throughout automatic transmission.
2004 Acura MDX Recalls (Recent)
Summary: HONDA IS RECALLING 2,032 HITCH STYLE BIKE RACKS SOLD AS AFTERMARKET FOR USE ON MY 2003-2007 AND SOME MY 2008 HONDA PILOT, RIDGELINE, AND ACURA MDX VEHICLES. A PINCH BOLT EXISTS BETWEEN THE BIKE ARM BRACKET AND THE UPRIGHT ASSEMBLY OF THE "HITCH" STYLE BICYCLE RACK.Learn more »
RepairPal Expert Overview:
These vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission have a system that prevents the ignition key from being removed from the ignition lock unless the transmission is in the park position. A part in this system can wear and allow the key to be removed when the transmission is not in park. When the transmission is not in park, the vehicle may roll unexpectedly increasing the risk of a crash. To address this concern, dealers will install an updated shift interlock lever and if necessary, replace the ignition switch.
2004 Acura MDX Questions and Answers
I have a problem with my car.When I start my car it makes a noise like I over cranked it but i didn't over crank it. Can someone help me with this problem.
Where can I look to troubleshoot power outage to center dashboard console including trip computer, radio, a/c control, & ac power plug-in? I have already checked all fuses and everything looks...
My heat isn't blowing hot. Any ideas?
cooling fan for motor on same fuse works-everything frozen with no movement of air.
2004 Acura MDX Reviews
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I guess I got a lemon, because this is a TERRIBLE car! Since about 75K miles it has just continued to develop problem after problem after problem. Constantly in the shop every 5K miles or so for some new issue. I had a ford explorer before this Acura with almost 200k miles on it - never should have traded it in, NOTHING was ever wrong with it. This car has required EXPENSIVE repairs on mechanical problems that shouldn't be happening. New radiator, new starter, new transmission cable, new steering rack, new power steering fluid pump, new ac compressor and several sets of rotors and pads, even though the majority of miles are highway. I will never buy another Acura.