2004 Acura MDX Acura MDX 2004

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2004 Acura MDX repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (33%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (2%)

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2004 Acura MDX electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (30%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (12%)

Chart based on 43 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2004 Acura MDX 4dr SUV

265-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

106300 mi

US $730
Replace A/C Clutch 
118000 mi

US $90
Rear view camera fails intermittently 
156700 mi

US $150
replaced the starter 
123000 mi

US $43
Replaced Left Rear Door Acuator 
124000 mi

US $91
Replaced Driver Door Actuator Replaced Right Rear Door Actuator Repaired Rear Vent Power Module - Replaced Thermal Cutoff Resistor 
139000 mi

US $150
Right rear window regulator replaced. 
146000 mi

US $15
Battery went dead with nothing left on. Found fan motor relay to be the source of the drain. Replaced relay. 
173000 mi Replaced the driver's seat safety belt buckle that was causing occasional SRS light illumination. 
130000 mi

US $600
Replaced faulty starter 
82000 mi

US $700
Alternator died, at a busy intersection. 
293000 mi

US $100
Replaced air mix motor 
311000 mi

US $100
Replaced transistor for fan to rear seat heating/cooling system 
322700 mi

US $150
Changed ac hose 
41000 mi

US $450
replaced right rear window motor 
50000 mi

US $500
Not sure but rear speakers buzzed when volume was cranked and the control button on steering wheel had erratic functions. Not sure but rear speakers buzzed when volume was cranked and the control button on steering wheel had erratic functions. 
76229 mi

US $86
Battery would not take a charge, replaced battery 
163000 mi

US $750
A/C would only engage for first 5 min of trip and only about once every other day. It blew cold air when it did work. Replaced compressor. 
136160 mi

C $250
Alternator was on same drive belt as power steering pump.Due to running the car with bad pressure hose, idle and tensioner pulley, as well as alternator were replaced. If there is noise in power steering fix it soon, other wise more problem. 
151000 mi

US $99
Navigation system 
155000 mi

US $350
Nav unit inoperable - sent away to Alpine Electronics to get fixed and installed myself 
106000 mi

US $250
Low pressure valve failed 
89000 mi

US $500
Replaced alternator and serpentine belt. 
94000 mi

US $500
rear ac/heater blower failed 
55600 mi Replace right side rear door lock. Get valet key made. Fix right front speaker (just needed connected). Fix drivers heated seat button (did not illuminate). 
93000 mi

US $280
Starter was making a noise when cold, replaced with a new starter. 
90000 mi

US $400
157000 mi

US $150
back-up camera gave out. wiring problems that mechanic fixed. 
190000 mi

US $200
relay for the AC broke and was drawing current from the battery and discharging the same even the car is not being used. 
199000 mi

US $300
Left rear power window regulator broke. 
203000 mi

US $260
Clutch of A/C acts up 
230000 mi

US $8
just changed magnetic clutch fuse and worked fine after that. 
234300 mi

US $100
back up camera conked out again. 
78000 mi

US $100
Door lock quit working, replaced. 
45880 mi

C $60
Steering wheel audio volume control would sometimes switch the channel or cd selection even if you are only raising the volume. This is common problem with Honda steering wheel switch as also happened w/my previous Honda oddesey this should be factory re 
80600 mi

C $60000
replaced door lock actuator passenger door lock not functioning.  
49500 mi Problem: Volume control rocker on steering wheel increased volume when moved to reduce volume position and would occasionally change track # when playing CD. Solution: Dealer ordered parts but ended up replacing steering wheel to correct problem. 
77000 mi Replace starter 
82000 mi

US $450
Replaced driver seat heater both bottom and back. 
86000 mi

US $450
Starter motor was weak and whining. Replaced. 
119000 mi

US $525
Starter was going bad and had to be replaced. 
132000 mi

US $343
Left headlight out, replaced. Also had them change oil and do 130,000 mile service. 
193300 mi Seatbelt latch and accutator replacement (falsely said something was wrong with seatbelt when it wasn't) 
100200 mi

US $2800
passenger door lock 
60000 mi

US $100
AC quit blowing. Followed diagnostic procedure which led to replacement of blower resistor. Approx $100 part 
116000 mi

US $185
Charging valves also replaced (with AC recharge) 
123000 mi

US $150
127700 mi

US $1100
Compressor clutch went bad. Just as cheap to replace Compressor + clutch as clutch alone. Includes 2 year warranty on parts + service, all at the dealer. Self diagnosed the failure using the climate computer 
75300 mi

US $350
DVD unit was not turning on Installed refurbished DVD unit 
82000 mi

US $400
The starter was bad. It made an awful grinding noise about 70% of the time when starting with a cold engine. The car did not start at all one day, but then started about 1 hr later. Dealer's mechanic verified that the starter was going bad 
144700 mi

US $200
Motor failure for driver window. 
147300 mi

US $318
Drivers window still not working. Recommended replace control unit. Ordered, then shop went out of business. Need to go to another shop. 
151000 mi

US $711
Replaced controller and motor for drivers window. 
167000 mi AC stopped working - not blowing or turning on. 
97000 mi

US $1715
Replaced actuator for door lock. Standard service oil-tranny fluid. 
113000 mi

US $900
Transistor burned out on rear HVAC fan 

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2004 Acura MDX 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

97340 mi Hose to A/C unit was leaking. Had loaner from Dealer, fixed in 2 days. 

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2004 Acura MDX Electrical Problems

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