2012 Acura MDX Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Acura MDX
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2012 Acura MDX ProblemsAutomatic Transmission May Fail
The automatic transmission tends to fail more often than in similar models.
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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2012 Acura MDX QuestionsJust purchased a used 2012 MDX with 25,000 miles. 2 steering related questions: (1 answer)
1) Steering noise at very low speeds, like when you take off from a stop sign and turn either right or left. There is a bit of a "whine" or "straining" noise. The Acura dealer I purchased this from basically told me I had to learn to live with it because there is no fix, whi...
2012 Acura MDX RecallsPotential Fuel Leak From Fuel Tank Area
The vent shut float (VSF) valve case in the fuel tank assembly does not meet design specifications. As a result, fuel may leak from the fuel tank, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the VSF assembly date, and if necessary, replace the fuel tank assembly to correct this concern. The Honda recall numbers are S25 and S26.