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2003 Acura MDX repairs by problem area

Engine (23%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (19%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (31%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (3%)

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2003 Acura MDX electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (36%)

Chart based on 39 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2003 Acura MDX

Engine not specified

93000 mi

US $1000
Rear A/C stopped working 
70000 mi

US $100
Starter was whining on startup and was replaced under extended warranty. 

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2003 Acura MDX 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

139000 mi

US $500
Air conditioner blower motor needed to be replaced. 
72000 mi

US $250
Replaced a/c compressor and thermal fuse for rear a/c controls/blower 
89000 mi

US $110
battery died last, acura battery put in 2010. 
80000 mi Rear ac fan not working. Bought 2 fuses for 1 dollar and re-soldered myself per MDxers.org forum. Cost at dealership $500. 
100000 mi

US $250
Rear dole light does not work. Bulbs not the problem. Rear ac fan not working. Bought 2 fuses for 1 dollar and re-soldered myself per MDxers.org forum. Cost at dealership $500. 
132000 mi Broken wire in rubber boot that connects door to vehicle. Broken wire in rubber boot that connects door to vehicle. 
153000 mi Bad compressor 
154000 mi

US $1000
Replaced compressor and ac parts. 
158000 mi starter started to go Navigation screen says check disk and won't boot up. 
190960 mi

C $500
Alternator seized 
198400 mi

C $100
Compressor seized 
171300 mi

US $25
Replaced both door lock actuators on the driver's side. Time to repair was longer than a professional mechanic because I did it myself. 
195000 mi

US $1000
A/C stopped working compressor failure 
93000 mi

C $180
Rear passenger window motor failed. Relatively easy to replace - cost of new motor from US dealership approx 180.00 and an hour of labour.  
86000 mi

US $1900
Rear air conditioner resistor, Drivers seat switch and motor 
30000 mi replace passenger side speaker. 
49000 mi fix steeling wheel controls. 
54200 mi

US $25
replace light bulb in gear shift control. 
59000 mi

US $786
a/c blower mtr broken antenna 
61900 mi

US $500
Starter was not fully disengaging. 
85000 mi

US $350
Rear window did not close 
183200 mi

US $150
Both fog lights and both headlights replaced with new bulbs 
61000 mi

US $575
2nd row fan that powers the AC/Heat did not work. 
90000 mi

US $900
Main blower motor and resistor plus rear resistor. Second time for rear resistor. 
101700 mi Battery was dead, had to jump start car. Had battery replaced at Sears. Dead batteries are an on going issue with this car. 
49000 mi Backup Camera was problematic. Replaced backup camera, which was ordered on previous trip 
135000 mi

US $850
Back seat AC unit replaced; full unit repaired leak and recharged. 
170000 mi

US $500
Replaced alternator due to noisy bearings about to fail. 
85000 mi The starter sounds strange like it was still running after the engine turned over. They replaced the starter. A/C not pulling humidity out of the air for heat and doesn't cool. 
86000 mi

US $200
a/c compressor was bad. 
78500 mi stereo had blown channel and cd changer quit working - repaired under extended warranty 
79000 mi

US $50
cd changer not operable 
195000 mi replaced driver side headlight 
86000 mi

US $240
Replaced driver's side foglight bulb 
78000 mi

US $120
Replaced starter Rear blower doesn't work. $400 to fix. Not fixed at this time. 

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2003 Acura MDX 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

91000 mi Starter for engine needed lube. 

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2003 Acura MDX Electrical Problems

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