Acura MDX Repair and Maintenance
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Acura MDX ProblemsShudder 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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The automatic transmission tends to fail more often than in similar models.
An updated powertrain control module (PCM) is available from Acura. Acura requires this upgraded PCM be installed whenever a re-manufactured automatic transmission is installed. The updated PCM is designed to improve transmission durability under certain specific driving conditions.
Acura MDX QuestionsSeat and mirror memory not working (2 answers)
Intermittently failed while car was under warranty. Now does not work at all. Dealer conveniently does not have records of me reporting the problem under warranty. In looking at other questions, looks like this is a common problem in 2008.
I have to jump start or charge the battery after a day of sitting. It is a brand new battery
Acura MDX RecallsAir Conditioning Compressor Clutch Bolt Breaks
The bolt that attaches the air conditioning compressor clutch to the compressor nose may fracture and fall from the vehicle. Dealers will replace the bolt and if necessary replace the clutch plate free of charge to resolve the concern.
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.
The Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) may falsely activate the brake system. This can cause loss of vehicle control. Dealers will update the CMBS software free of charge to correct the problem.