Debris in transmission due to failed torque converter clutch on Acura MDX

The clutch in the torque converter can fail allowing debris to circulate throughout automatic transmission.
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Average mileage: 74,421 (25,000–169,000)
9 model years affected: 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, more2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
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2011 Acura MDX25,000
My MDX vibrates at certain speeds. Service department confirmed it was a failed torque converter that has to be replaced.
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Grinding noise between 30-45 mph, usually when held at consistent speed. Acura dealership diagnosed the problem (and the mechanic from the dealership said this was a sound he had definitely heard before from other Acura owners) and quoted $2800 for a new torque converter. A second opinion from an auto shop (although we were not able to recreate the grinding noise), said that if Acura said it was a bad torque converter, then it's not just the torque converter that needs to be replaced, but the entire transmission as there would be bits of metal and debris floating around the transmission, -marisa
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2011 Acura MDX39,000
upon acceleration the vehicle ,"studders ". the tachometer fluctuates on the flats with even acceleration.
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2010 Acura MDX70,000
pulsing rpm and not downshifting out of 6th
2008 Acura MDX134,675
Transmission just stop pulling out the blue
2002 Acura MDX67,000
car isnt switching gears in the 35 to 40 mph range
Took my car to Dealer in CT. and they replaced the Torque Converter at no charge. Noise and grinding are now gone. Feels very tight, like it felt when new. Noticable differance in gas mileage...worse at first..starting to get better 2000 miles later. So far no complaints. My sister has the same car/year and had same problem. She took it to another dealer and they replaced the T/Q at no charge also...and she didn't have the extended warranty.
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