2006 Acura MDX Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Acura MDX

2006 Acura MDX Problems

Automatic Transmission May Fail

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

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.
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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2006 Acura MDX Questions

Vehicle Runs in Second Gear (1 answer)

My son's 2006 Acura MDX has been in shop for 5 weeks. Mechanic admits he can't fix it. Front cat converter replaced, and cam sensor replaced twice. Plugs replaced. Says vehicle runs, but is in "limbo," second gear. Thought it might be a timing issue. Any ideas? Don't want ...

I have had all valves adjusted. I changed plugs. I changed ignition coils. (2 answers)

Truck still idles rough. Check eng lite n VTM 4 lite still come on. Gas mileage is now horrible. Mechanic said he needed to reprogram computer, which he did and all these issues keep coming up. Now the truck stalls at idle, when cold. Once warm, no stall.
Where do I go from here?
Check engine l...

On February 15, I was driving 60 mph when the vehicle lost power and stopped running. The shop owner replaced the rear cat converter, said it was plugged. Now, the vehicle runs rough. He said he is "stumped." Doesn't know how to proceed. I need help! TY (2 answers)

Engine was replaced in July 2014 with 137,000 miles. Replaced engine has 89K. Shop owner cannot find source of why engine runs rough with new rear cat converter. Should I have it towed to an Acura dealer? Thanks for any kind of help. Need my car.

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2006 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.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the driver and/or passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Honda dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.

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2006 Acura MDX Reviews

Purchased this car used. I've added about 10,000 miles so far and no problems. Everything very smooth and works fine. DVD player, XM, navigation, bluetooth, has tons of great technology.

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