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2002 Acura MDX Question: My MDX started downshifting to 1st while driving.Usually between 3 & 4th.

 

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GKKillers, 3.5L V6, Garnet Valley, PA, December 10, 2013, 08:13
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It only lasts a second then kicks back into 3rd or 4th for a while. I really feel it(like the brakes getting slammed on).It happened about 6 times on my 10 mile drive usually around 35MPH.Any Ideas? Tranny oil level looked ok. Slightly brown. I drained and refilled about 4 years ago. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

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    Tires Too (133 Answers) , Londonderry, NH - (603) 473-4287
    tires too December 10, 2013, 13:31
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    These vehicles have some transmission pressure solenoid issues. It could be one of them acting up, or it could be the trans fluid. Have the TCM scanned for codes.

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    ziptie12 December 10, 2013, 18:53
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    Call dealer for possible recall or TSB involving the VSA system activating brakes unexpectedly , maybe something similar to the honda pilot. Worth a check, might be a free repair!

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