Problem Description and Possible Solution
Some automatic transmissions have a shifting problem that can be corrected by simply reprogramming the computer.
Average mileage: 123,731 (14,320–266,000)
26 people reported this problem
My 2006 Acura TL stopped shifting into 2nd gear. Once I've started driving, the vehicle does not move to the next gear and stays idle causing me to pull off the road. I have noticed if I turn off the engine and restart the vehicle, the gears will move properly. I have had the transmission flushed with no result. Now, the Acura dealer tells me that it is my transmission but I'm not so sure.
When driving at lower speeds 25-30 mph, the trans would start lugging and a groan type noise is heard. I thought is was shifting into 4th or even fifth gear. If put in sport mode, it will not happen. Took the car in for a sunroof issue and was told there is a trans ecu udate and asked me if I experienced any shifting problems. YES! so it is at the dealer now and hopefully it is fixed.
At 40 - 45 mph on level road, about 1000 rpm, the transmission does not down shift and lugs the engine causing a vibration noise. If manually downshift to 4th, the problem disappears.
1st & reverse work fine, the other gears only work for a few minutes until mdx is warmed up. When transmission fails nothing works, then if the mdx is shut off and restarted 1st & reverse work fine. The transmission only fails when warmed up while shifting into second gear. (2006 MDX)