Acura MDX Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Acura MDX

Acura MDX Problems

Shudder 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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Automatic Transmission May Fail

The automatic transmission tends to fail more often than in similar models.

Updated PCM Recommend if Automatic Transmission is Replaced

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.

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Acura MDX Questions

Seat 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.

do I have to remove the front bumper when replacing the front driver side headil (1 answer)

My battery is draining if not used for days (1 answer)

I have to jump start or charge the battery after a day of sitting. It is a brand new battery

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Acura MDX Recalls

Air 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.

Driver's Front Air Bag Defective

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.

Brakes May Unexpectedly Apply

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.

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Acura MDX Reviews

I just got rid of my 2010 acura mdx at 140K miles. For the last 2 years I have had to spend $4K a year in repairs. Recently I noticed that the transmission lost 2 quarts of fluid in less than 40K miles and the engine oil level went down 2 quarts in less than 4K miles. I couldn't wait to get rid of this. It was a money pit. I thought this would last at least 200K miles. I could have/should hav...
Srs indcator light stay on why
is it so that you have to change timing belt on the motor every 75000 miles.

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