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2005 Acura MDX repairs by problem area

Chart based on 109 repairs.

2005 Acura MDX repair cost distribution

Chart based on 58 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2005 Acura MDX 4dr SUV

265-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Acura MDX in Michigan, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

49000 mi

US $180
Torque converter slipping 
Acura MDX in Indiana, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2015
Dec 2009

82000 mi
torque converter 
Jan 2010

86000 mi
Torque converter needed replaced and gaskets associated with repair. 
Feb 2010

87000 mi
replaced backup camera 
Dec 2010

100000 mi

US $80
back up camera would not work back up camera stopped working again after a couple of weeks. the mechanic found a wire that was crimped and broken. tech soldered the wire and wrapped it so that it would work properly. Transmission had the software recall done that seemed to have fixed the problems that I had reported earlier. 
Dec 2014

173000 mi

US $1300
Leaking fluid and had water pump replaced. Replaced timing belt and did other maintenance while things were taken off. 
Acura MDX in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2010 - Apr 2011
Apr 2010

32000 mi
Air conditioning was blowing warm. Refrigerant leaked out of a loose fitting in the cooling system. Tightened fitting and recharged system. 
Acura MDX in South Carolina, United States
Apr 2009 - Dec 2009
Jun 2009

51000 mi
Fouth gear switch replaced for second time. Many warning lights when this switch failed, quite unsettling to see. Covered by Acura because of previous repair. 
Sep 2009

55000 mi
Torque converter replaced for second time. When it went out made a rattling/vibrating/groaning sound and would "lock up" in 4th gear, only to finally shift to third after dropping speed. Covered by Acura because of previous repair. 
Acura MDX in Florida, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2010
Jun 2009

58000 mi
OnStar did not work - needed new OnStar Module  Installed OnStar module the next working day 
Sep 2009

60000 mi
SRS warning light on intermittently for 2 days - diagnostic code showed defective driver's side seat belt buckle - part ordered under warranty! New buckle installed. 
Oct 2009

60300 mi
OnStar did not work, was diagnosed, module defective, part ordered, and replaced a few days later - works fine now! 
Acura MDX in Ontario, Canada
May 2008 - Jan 2015
Jun 2009

35960 mi

C $280
ac not cold enough, no leaks found, refrigerant and dye loaded, will check again in three weeks if there are any leaks. 
Nov 2009

39060 mi

C $500
Replaced driver side front wheel bearings. 
Acura MDX in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

43000 mi
Bad torque converter.  
Acura MDX in California, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2013
Nov 2008

48000 mi
Air leaks on both front doors/windows. Window seals and weather stripping pre-ordered and replaced. 
May 2011

75000 mi

US $180
Door lock actuators failed. Both front door lock actuators replaced. 
Acura MDX in Texas, United States
May 2009 - Sep 2014
Jun 2009

72000 mi

US $230
Interior door locks did not work. Using key or power switch. Replaced door lock actuator in drivers side door. This fixed problem. 
May 2012

114500 mi

US $500
Power Steering Pump 
Acura MDX in Maryland, United States
Dec 2007 - Jun 2011
Jan 2008

31000 mi
Onstar computer failed. Replaced Onstar computer 

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2005 Acura MDX Repair Histories

112 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Acura MDX. 51 of these members (45.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 109 repairs to 2005 Acura MDXs--an average of 1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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