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2013 Acura MDX repairs by problem area

Engine (0%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (25%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (42%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (17%)

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2013 Acura MDX 4dr SUV

300-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Acura MDX in Texas, United States
May 2013 - Dec 2017
Jun 2016

29000 mi
Power mirror motors malfunctioning. Replaced under warranty. 
Acura MDX in Florida, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

1000 mi
Rear seat a/c controls didn't work 
May 2015

28400 mi
Replace power steering 
Oct 2017

65000 mi
Front Rotors warped. Rotors machined/resurfaced. 
Acura MDX in Washington, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

23000 mi
Seat heater would randomly power off 
Jun 2016

29000 mi
Clicking axles Seat squeak. Broken lumbar support 
Acura MDX in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2017
Dec 2014

23000 mi
The passenger side outside rear view mirror motor was making clicking sounds when activated and the mirror moved in a jumpy motion when adjusted. Dealer replaced both outside mirror motors under warranty free of charge. 
Acura MDX in Maryland, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2013 Rear passenger door would not open upon delivery of new vehicle. Dealer had to replace mechanism inside door. 
Acura MDX in New York, United States
Apr 2016 - Mar 2018
Dec 2016

34000 mi
Third gear died and was replaced under warranty. 
Acura MDX in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

37000 mi
Apparently, there was a leak since day 1 and after 5 years and a persistent wife the dealer finally found it and hopefully fixed it. 
Acura MDX in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

76880 mi
clunking sound when turning. covered by extended powertrain warranty; MK: code for stabilizer bar, but sounds like CV joint 

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2012 Acura MDX 4dr SUV

300-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Acura MDX in Washington, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2017
Dec 2012

4000 mi
Two separate trips. The panels on the back of both passenger seats were faulty and needed to be replaced. 
Jul 2013

11300 mi
The system that monitors for stopped vehicles ahead and applies the brakes failed. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2017
Aug 2014

16100 mi
Oil consumption problem maybe from oil filter and crush washer at drain.will watch 
Mar 2017

29000 mi
Battery failed and could not hold charge. Replaced with new battery 
Acura MDX in Indiana, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2014
Jan 2013

16000 mi
Horrendous wind noise emanating from drivers side window 
Feb 2013

5100 mi
Wind noise drivers side window 
Acura MDX in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2012 - Mar 2015
Jun 2014

23000 mi
Window seal noisy 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Oct 2012 - Sep 2015
Jan 2013

6000 mi
Slipping gear 
Jan 2014

9300 mi
Replaced power steering rack box seals and other components. 
Acura MDX in Alabama, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

18000 mi
Two interior items - 1. A middle seat "LATCH" cover was broken and replaced. 2. The handle on one of the third-row seats was broken and replaced. 
Acura MDX in New York, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2014
Mar 2013

7000 mi
Broken tie rod on a 2012 MDX with 6000 miles. I did not hit any pot holes. I was driving on a local side street at about 15 miles per hour when I heard a snap and my car suddenly swerved into a parked car. 
Acura MDX in New York, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

22200 mi

US $100
Replaced 2 rear magnetic shocks 
Jan 2018

25000 mi

US $300
Replaced hands free link unit that was draining battery 
Acura MDX in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2018
Nov 2014

31000 mi
Handle used to lift third row seat is lose. rear seat cupholder tray will not open Handle that lifts third row seats broke. Driver side window would go down a fraction of an inch while driving. 
Jul 2015

38300 mi
Third seat handles are broken again. 
Sep 2015

40000 mi
Something wrong with driver seat, a crack was audible when exciting the vehicle. Dealer ended up installing a new seat. Driver side mirror rattles when reversing 
Acura MDX in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2013
Dec 2012

8000 mi
Headliner (celing) detached and was rattling near sunroof. Dealer injected epoxy glue to attach headliner to the supporting structure. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Oct 2012
Apr 2012

5300 mi
Letter from dealer explaining of a traction/steering shudder at slow speeds <60mph. Recommended fix was a computer update. Temp sensors was reading outside temp wrong. Nothing done. They believe it was moisture. 
Acura MDX in Texas, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

100000 mi

US $380
Rotors warped and pads wearing unevenly. Discovered that the Acura OEM rubber stopped on caliper pin swelled due to synthetic brake grease and heat, thus caliper was sticking. Removed rubber stoppers completely. 
May 2017

111000 mi

US $300
Alternator failed. Dealer replaced alternator. 
Jun 2017

111000 mi

US $105
Belt tensioner broke, causing loud noise. Dealer had recently done the belt change service, so dealer charged us only for tensioner part at cost. No labor charge. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

22000 mi
3rd row seat lowering handle broke. Replaced under warranty. Had to wait several weeks for new part. 
Acura MDX in Washington, United States
Dec 2011 - Jul 2018
Sep 2016

74000 mi

US $30
A/C working weakly/intermittently. Resolved with replacement of A/C compressor relay. 
Jun 2018

100000 mi

US $250
Replaced battery. Also, timing belt replaced (usual at 100K miles) 
Acura MDX in New York, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

41700 mi
I have no idea what the actual problem was and can't find the paperwork. Basically the car started screaming at me. A belt was replaced and the battery was replaced, too --covered under warranty/ 
Feb 2018

62000 mi
My car was making a noise like the wheel bearing was going but the repair ended up being replacing the axle. 
Acura MDX in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2012 - Jun 2018
May 2012

1520 mi
Middle row cupholder was stuck - unfortunately was this way when MDX was delivered 
Sep 2012

6200 mi
Weather striping around back rear/cargo door ripped 
Jul 2013

16720 mi
Rear-view mirror was loose. 
Oct 2014

34100 mi
Left latch clip behind middle row kept falling off. Was re-attached (very minor repair). 
Feb 2016

52720 mi

C $60
Sound coming from car when turned sharply right. Seems to only be occurring during the morning in cold weather and is intermittent. 
May 2016

56980 mi
Compressor belt making noise. Needed to be replaced, as well as p/s pump. 
Nov 2016

63120 mi
Vehicle making noise when turning. More predominate on right hand turns. Diagnosed as drive shaft issue - CV joint needed to be replaced. 
Acura MDX in Florida, United States
Sep 2012 - May 2018
Jan 2016

28900 mi
Front Axle Worn, needed replacement Sunroof would not open. Passenger seat belt would not click (into a secured position 
Acura MDX in Illinois, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

54100 mi

US $250
Needed to replace hazard lights button. Dealer ordered replacement part. 
Acura MDX in Louisiana, United States
Jul 2015 - Apr 2016
Nov 2015

48900 mi
Seat heaters were not heating up enough 
Acura MDX in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

40920 mi
car wouldn't start after it was sitting for a bit passenger side view mirror motor defective water spots on sunroof shade 
Oct 2016

55180 mi
Blinker relay faulty 
Nov 2016

55980 mi
Wheel bearing failed. 
Aug 2017

67580 mi
All 4 struts changed under extended warranty with alignment 
Jan 2018

68820 mi
Brakes not functioning under extreme cold weather. Could not replicate. Issue not fixed. 
Acura MDX in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2016 - May 2017
May 2017

89638 mi

US $45
Front wheel bearing replaced at 89,638mi. Repair done by myself; had to remove knuckle and bring to a dealer and have them remove the wheel bearing as they were rusted together. 
Acura MDX in Texas, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2017
Jun 2017

97000 mi

US $1000
replace pads 
Acura MDX in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2013 - Dec 2018
Jun 2015

40920 mi
Leather seat had a tear from wear and the cover was replaced under warranty. 
Jan 2018

65720 mi
Brakes were at about 40%, dealer offered to replace for free following a previous incident. all four pads and rotors were replaced 
Acura MDX in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2015 - Mar 2018
Jul 2017

40920 mi
Sunroof leak. Fixed under Acura b2b extended warranty - dealer stripped headliner to repair. 
Mar 2018

43400 mi
Sunroof leak. Dealer refused to fix, despite them working on the car for same issue previously. Politely asked dealer to reconsider, told me to pay or get out. Took MDX to another Acura dealer, sold it. F Acura. 
Acura MDX in Illinois, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

35000 mi
Engine not starting easily. Dealership replaced the battery under warranty. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Nov 2017 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

84000 mi

US $430
Noise when turning the steering wheel while stopped. Replaced steering pump & fluid. Update: still groans. 
Jan 2018

84000 mi
Experiencing noise when turning the wheel under load, like on a hill. Left axle shaft was the source. Replaced both L & R axle shafts for $520 cost. Did not use Acura parts for replacement, which were more than twice the price. 
Jun 2018

92000 mi

US $50
Replaced steering pump was still groaning when turning at rest. The shop replaced the pump, filter and reservoir. I paid for the reservoir only. 
Acura MDX in Alabama, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

33000 mi
Passenger side window sometimes could not come up. Dealer reset the memory setting. 
Aug 2015

35000 mi
Battery died. 
Mar 2016

43000 mi
Passenger side window would not come up. Dealer tried to reset the system but that did not fix the issue.  Sometimes after refuel, it would show warning fuel cap not on. Probably replaced a sensor. Replaced window actuator. 
Mar 2018

59000 mi
Preset memory buttons no longer work. Decided not to repair but live with it. 
Acura MDX in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2012 - Jul 2018
Oct 2012

3500 mi
Dealer applied an epoxy, rattle solved and has never occurred agai. 
Nov 2016

59300 mi
Whining noise when making a turn. Dealer inspected power steering pump and fluid. Flushed power steering pump and replaced fluid. Problem resolved. 
Feb 2017

65000 mi

US $1000
63K on original brakes, front and rear brakes replaced. 
Jun 2017

68000 mi

US $254
Oil lube and filter, tire rotation and four wheel alignment. Transmission reflash to update programming. 95% resolved problem. 
Nov 2017

75000 mi

US $300
Drivers side power door lock actuator 
Acura MDX in Kansas, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

28700 mi
Sway bar link front right failed. Replaced under extended certified used car warranty. 
Apr 2015

35300 mi
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) warning indicator light. Dealer installed software update at no charge. 
Acura MDX in Oregon, United States
Aug 2012 - Mar 2018
Aug 2013

17000 mi
Transmission began slipping in reverse and failing to engage without throttle application. Dealer diagnosed transmission as faulty and replaced it under warranty. 
Aug 2015

38000 mi
Info display showed faults with ABS, brake assist and trailer sway control all at once. Dealer found no fault codes and reset computer. 
Jul 2017

60000 mi
Grinding noise from front brakes continued. Dealer wound up replacing front brake pads and shims...so far noise is gone. 
Acura MDX in New York, United States
Oct 2014 - Mar 2016
Feb 2015

49600 mi

US $2200
Replaced both front struts 
Acura MDX in New York, United States
Sep 2014 - Dec 2017
Nov 2014

25000 mi
Driver's heated seat switch was cycling off after a couple of minutes. Dealer initially replaced switch - same problem. They then replaced heating elements in the driver's seat. Fixed. Transmission was hunting and surging erratically. Dealer applied 2012 Transmission software reflash. Problem Fixed. 
Dec 2014

27000 mi
Passenger side dash tweeter had seperated form dash and was hanging loose on one side. Dealer reseated it and added new clips. Sunroof misaligned, with excessive wind noise. Dealer reseated sunroof gasket/rubber trim. Problem not fixed. Sunroof is still misaligned, and wind noise is much worse. Another trip to dealer is needed to rectify the issue. Misting and condensation visible behind the information screen on the center console. Piece replaced, problem fixed. 
Jan 2015

27000 mi
Sunroof glass and gasket were replaced by dealer after attempt to reseat gasket showed it was distorted from the factory. Problem Fixed 
Jun 2016

45000 mi
Auto tilt-down function on driver's side mirror wasn't working. Dealer replaced motors on both mirrors 

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2011 Acura MDX

Engine not specified

Acura MDX in Texas, United States
Feb 2017 - Mar 2017
Feb 2017

96000 mi

US $2100
Passenger side low beam lights out. Needed replacing the light bulb and ballast. The dealer charged over 1,000 for the repair. Apparently the ballast is prone to fail in this model due to water intrusion. 

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2011 Acura MDX 4dr SUV

300-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Acura MDX in Alabama, United States
Nov 2015 - Aug 2016
Jan 2016

US $132
Actuators in both Sideview mirrors died Headliner in rear cargo area falling down and weather stripping on passenger and driver side separating 
Mar 2016

91000 mi

US $120
Sunroof gasket problem. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2016
Oct 2015

47300 mi
Transmission was slipping. Replaced a sensor that fixed the problem 
Acura MDX in Illinois, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

59200 mi

US $200
Whistle noise occasionally from hvac 
Sep 2017

65000 mi

US $450
Front hub bearing replaced. 
Mar 2018

65000 mi

US $1000
Automatic Trunk Gate opener would go to top and shake. motor was replaced; problem still there, system was then recalibrated. 
Acura MDX in Indiana, United States
Mar 2015 - Nov 2015
May 2015

67700 mi
Sunroof wouldn't close from tilt position. Lubed seals and adjusted glass. Because the problem was off and on, the sunroof appeared to work correctly. A few days later, the problem reoccured. CD player would not eject CD's. Kept getting error message about bad disc. Dealer ordered new tuner assembly. Vibration between 20-40 mph and over 75 mph. Dealer performed a road force balance. Problem persists. 
Jun 2015

68000 mi
Vibration between 20-40 mph and over 75 mph (not in steering wheel). Tech went along for ride and could not feel anything. Stated that it was most likely tires even though the car has new tires. Rebalanced tires. Problem persists. 
Acura MDX in Texas, United States
Nov 2014 - Jul 2017
Mar 2015

52000 mi
Tailgate wiper rattling. 
Nov 2015

61400 mi
Side mirror motor failed, which prevents memory seats & steering wheel from working properly in this particular vehicle. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Jul 2014 - Mar 2019
Sep 2014

36000 mi
Rear cup holder. 
Feb 2019

125200 mi

US $200
Power steering pump leaking. Owner replaced. Alternator failing. Owner replaced. 
Mar 2019

126000 mi
Car was burning oil excessively (1 qt/1000 mi). Acura recently extended the warranty for this problem. Pistons and rings replaced by dealer under extended warranty. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2017
May 2016

62900 mi

US $262
Wheel hub worn out. Replaced wheel hub. 
Dec 2016

78000 mi

US $220
Wheel hub was worn, getting shaking that would not stop. Changed tires, aligned wheels, still shaking. Replaced whole right front wheel hub. Seal around windshield started major leaks. In rain, had 2 inches of water on passenger side floor. Tried to seal around black trim, as saw gaps that had developed over time. Slowed the leaking, but kept coming. Have to take it to shop 
Jul 2017

86000 mi

US $550
alternator went dead. Replaced alternator with re-built to OEM part by local repair shop. 
Acura MDX in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

125000 mi

US $1500
Hoses. Oil change. 
Sep 2017

158000 mi

US $980
U-joint failure 
Acura MDX in Michigan, United States
Nov 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

102000 mi

US $450
Water pump and timing belt 
Acura MDX in Florida, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

73000 mi

US $100
pul to right. alignment fixed the fault 
Acura MDX in Maine, United States
May 2014 - Jul 2018
Jul 2014

33500 mi

US $85
Fog lights both burned out 
Jul 2018

106000 mi
Needed AC recharge 
Acura MDX in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2014 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

103000 mi

US $45
oil change. I found my car oil to be dry to the bone and an idiot light flashing after 4000 miles. when i broke hard or made a sharp turn. No visible leaks or burning of oil but believe it suspect of an oil consumption issue. Second time in two oil changes that i have had low to no oil 
Acura MDX in Indiana, United States
Nov 2013 - Sep 2017
Mar 2017

84000 mi

US $138
Steering system was whining. Metal shavings found in fluid. Fluids were changed. The on whether future final fix will be needed. 
Acura MDX in Missouri, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

127000 mi

US $150
Transmission flush, clean and refill 
Sep 2017

145000 mi

US $5000
The engine was rattling for a long time and heavily burning oil. One of the valves ended up with no compression and I had to replace the engine. I also had them change the timing belt, water pump and spark plugs at this time. 
Acura MDX in Colorado, United States
Jan 2012 - Jul 2018
Jun 2017

119000 mi

US $300
inner passenger CV boot replaced 
Sep 2017

128000 mi

US $400
outer passenger CV boot replaced 
Acura MDX in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2016 - Mar 2017
Jan 2017

110000 mi

US $250
ABS, traction control and SH-AWD warning lights were on. Fault was brake light switch. 
Mar 2017

126000 mi

US $650
Clonking noise when car was turning left. Cause was a faulty right front axle and was replaced (part 44305-STX-A51 Driveshaft Assy., R) 
Acura MDX in Virginia, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2019
Jul 2013

20500 mi
CD player was malfunctioning. 
Mar 2019

87000 mi

US $2000
1) corroded positive battery terminal - fix is replacing the cable 2) oil pump seal #2 and rear main seal #3 leaking - replace engine oil pump & replacing rear, main torque converter and axle seals 3) power steering rack beginning to leak - replace the rack 4) rotors need machined 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2014
Dec 2012

46000 mi

US $460
Side view mirror sticking 
Jun 2014

78000 mi
Car wouldn't idle. Replace throttle assembly 
Acura MDX in Florida, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2012
Apr 2012

5000 mi
Reprogram low battery warning system. No symptoms were noticed. Was done at time of routine service. 
Acura MDX in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2012
Sep 2011

1000 mi
Memory seats were broken and entire seat and motors needed to be replaced. This took 10 days to diagnose, identify and repair. It was a brand new MDX w/ Tech. The car also had a major nick in the paint. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2014
Nov 2012

17500 mi
Pass side Electric Mirror Motor was skipping gears and clicking loudly. 
Dec 2012

18000 mi
Pass side Electric Mirror Motor was skipping gears and clicking loudly again one month later. 
Acura MDX in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2011 - Nov 2013
May 2011

2000 mi
Defective or blown speaker in dash; ordered replacement and installed 
Acura MDX in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2010 - Nov 2017
Oct 2014

44500 mi
Noise from the front end. Stabilizers replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2015

53300 mi
Suspension was making noise. Dealer checked and said that front left shock was bad, and both rear shocks were leaking. Warranty just expired, and repair would have been close to $4,000. After calling Acura, they agreed to repair on them. 
Jan 2016

49300 mi
Found leaking boot. Replaced under warranty. 
Acura MDX in Oregon, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2014
Jan 2012

7000 mi
engine is dying or shutting off after starting 
Acura MDX in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
Dec 2013

21080 mi
Battery Low warning - issue dealt with on a recall at n/c 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2014
Sep 2011

2000 mi
Noise from front suspension, car veers slightly to the left at highway speeds. Musty ac odor since delivery. 
Jan 2012

5000 mi

US $20
Car vibrates heavily as it starts to move from a standstill while turning steering wheel. 
Apr 2012

8300 mi
car shudders from standstill to initial take off, when steering wheel is turned. 
Jul 2012

10300 mi
glove box pneumatic arm broke off. rear windshield inside upper panel coming loose. 
Oct 2012

12500 mi
Tighten Fuel Cap Warning Came On. Dealer wants it inspected. Won't come off after fuel cap was tightened. Windows squeak when being rolled down. Affected: Driver's side, both front and rear, Passenger side rear window. 
Mar 2013

17000 mi
This is the third repair for the trim above rear windshield on thw inside. power Side mirror motors were failing. 
Jun 2013

19000 mi
Car shudders/vibrates when turning steering wheel while stopped and with transmission engaged (i.e. when pulling up to park or backing up from parking). 
Mar 2014

27000 mi
Window on driver's door making loud noise when rising from a lowered position. Trim on inside top of rear windshield came loose. 
Acura MDX in New York, United States
Dec 2010 - Jul 2013
May 2011

13000 mi
Front grill plating was bubbling- new grill ordered and installed- 
Apr 2012

39200 mi
Knob that retracts/slides rear passenger side seat for access to third seat area came off. Dealer ordered new knob under warranty- 5 minute fix 
Jul 2012

46200 mi
Drivers seat bolster was showing wear-seat back cover was replaced under warranty 
Jun 2013

71000 mi

US $220
Downshift paddle froze and would not move- had to be replaced- 
Acura MDX in New York, United States
May 2012 - Jul 2017
Jan 2014

30500 mi
ceiling liner loose, causing loud vibration @speeds over 40MPH. Car repaired after taking it to dealer 3x times. Entire ceiling liner was removed and new clips were replaced. noise gone! Dealer procrastinated to fix problem. ceiling liner loose, causing loud vibration @speeds over 40MPH. Car repaired after taking it to dealer 3x times. Entire ceiling liner was removed and new clips were replaced. noise gone! Dealer procrastinated to fix problem. 
Apr 2014

28000 mi
window motor for right side window broke under warranty. Dealer replaced it 3x so far in the last 18 months window motor for right side window broke under warranty. Dealer replaced it 3x so far in the last 18 months 
Jul 2017

61000 mi

US $780
Front struts abd bushings were replaced. Wheel alignment done as well. 
Acura MDX in Texas, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2015

56000 mi
AWD rear propeller (drive) shaft carrier bearing; notorious for making noise before failing. Replaced under drivetrain warranty. 
Jun 2017

77000 mi

US $150
Front pads and rotors replaced 
Acura MDX in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Jun 2012
Nov 2011

2480 mi
The vehicle pull to the right. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Jan 2012 - Jan 2018
Feb 2016

20600 mi

US $150
replace battery after 5 years 
Acura MDX in Colorado, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2013
Dec 2011

8500 mi
Very cold and snowy morning. Backup camera did not work. Had diagonal lines and no picture showing. Took to dealer where they could not duplicate the problem. Was told this occured in very cold weather. No fix. 
Sep 2012

7500 mi
Replaced actuator for driver's side mirror. 
Jan 2013

9000 mi
Battery low error message on NAV system. Message indicated battery not charging. Very cold days. Kept car overnight and checked starter, battery, alternator w/no issue. No repair. 
Jul 2013

15300 mi
Actuator for passenger side mirror replaced. 
Acura MDX in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

52500 mi
Driver side mirror did not return to normal position when shifting from reverse to drive. Specific parts replaced unknown. 
Acura MDX in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

37840 mi

C $300
Leaking of fluid. Replacement of a part - not sure what part. 
Acura MDX in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2011 - Nov 2016
Jan 2012

49200 mi
BAD CELL IN BATTERY, REPLACE BATTERY 
Acura MDX in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2011 - Mar 2018
Dec 2011

16740 mi
Driver's side mirror servo had a defect causing it to Driver information centre would show "battery level low" every morning. TSB was applied by dealer at the same time I was having my mirror replaced. Strange that Acura hadn't sent me a notice however. Must have been a passive campaign. 
Jul 2012

30380 mi
Software upgrade for transmission as a result of transmission lock up malfunction which causes transmission to chug(rpm spike) around 80km/hr 
Jan 2013

36767 mi

C $607
Driver's mirror ratcheting upon putting transmission into reverse (auto mirror down when you put it in R). Dealer said they fixed but still doing it. Driver's mirror ratcheting upon putting transmission into reverse (auto mirror down when you put it in R). Dealer said they fixed but still doing it. 
Apr 2013

43380 mi
Driver's mirror griding when you put it in reverse (mirror automatically goes down to show curb area when you put it in reverse). Previously unsuccessful repair attempt. Replaced servo inside mirror assembly. Fixed problem. 

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2010 Acura MDX

Engine not specified

Acura MDX in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2011
Feb 2011

1000 mi
Bad CV joint at 1900 
Acura MDX in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2010 - Jul 2011
Feb 2011

6800 mi
Center speaker bad and grill covering speaker rattled/buzzed most of the time - dealer replaced speaker and padded grill using double-sided tape. 

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2010 Acura MDX 4dr SUV

300-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Acura MDX in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2014
Apr 2012

22700 mi
updated transmission software to reduce vibration battery sensor software updated to stop error message about low battery. 
Apr 2013

32000 mi
Checked battery and replaced under warranty. 
Acura MDX in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2018
Dec 2011

25000 mi
Fixed some dents dealer did not remove prior to sale, installed roof rails 
Jan 2014

35300 mi

US $30
Battery terminals needed cleaning, battery was shorting. 
Feb 2014

41300 mi
Battery replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2018

67000 mi

US $15
Flat tire 
Acura MDX in Washington, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2016
Nov 2013

27700 mi
3rd row seats' leather ripped from "unuse" and was replaced 
Acura MDX in Kentucky, United States
Mar 2012 - Dec 2017
Sep 2015

61000 mi

US $735
Steering fluid was leaking--replace rack and pinion 
Sep 2017

87000 mi

US $550
New alternator and battery 
Acura MDX in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2012 - Sep 2016
Sep 2012

32000 mi
On several occasions, I received warning messages stating the battery level was low. Dealer replaced the battery sensor assembly on the negative battery cable per service bulletin 10-012 (dated May 14, 2010). Headliner between front overhead console and sunroof made squeaking noise especially after vehicle was parked outside on a hot day. Per MDXers.org, part behind the sunroof has glue that came loose. Dealer added foam tape to minimize sqeaks. 
Apr 2013

38500 mi
I continued to get warning messages stating the battery level was low. Dealer inspected battery, alternator, and sensors and determined the other dealer did not perform software update per service bulletin 10-012 (dated May 14, 2010 
May 2015

66000 mi

US $826
Replaced Active Damper System shock absorber in the front driver's side. 
Acura MDX in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2014
May 2012

47000 mi
Replaced pressure switch "B" (3rd gear). 
Acura MDX in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2015

81000 mi

US $58
Driver's side low beam failed. took it to Honda. They confirmed bulb is ok, but need to take to Acura to diagnose problem further. They said it will be very expensive to fix. We'll see... 
Apr 2015

86700 mi

US $800
The ballast and igniter failed on the driver's side headlight. 1 hour of labor plus parts. 
Acura MDX in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2011 - May 2012
Apr 2011

24800 mi
Engine pinged occasionally when starting to go from a complete stop. Explanation from dealer was a software issue and Honda was working on a fix. Finally received a fix a year and a half later. 
Apr 2012

31620 mi
Recall to update transmission software as transmission started to slip after engine software update to fix pinging. Now fuel consumption has increases from 13.8L per 100 kms (combined) to 15.8L. Dealer to look at next week. Fuel economy significantly decreased after transmission software update to correct "slipping" feeling (recall). 
Acura MDX in Ontario, Canada
May 2010 - Oct 2010
Oct 2010

4960 mi
Seat noise on passenger side.  Also centre speaker middle of dash broken. 
Acura MDX in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2010 - Dec 2011
Dec 2010

37000 mi
Only repair was the actuator motor for the passenger tilt down outside mirror, covered under warranty, the mirror was chattering as it tilted down. 
Apr 2011

46000 mi
Serpentine belt replaced 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2018
Nov 2010

11000 mi
Lumbar on drivers seat was squeeking. 
Apr 2016

96000 mi
Adjustable damper was making noises. 
Dec 2017

127000 mi

US $400
Replaced alternator after receiving battery charge error and diagnosing. My mechanic helped me out with diag. Bought rebuilt oem part from Honda dealership who price matched internet pricing. 
Acura MDX in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2012 - Sep 2018
Feb 2013

37160 mi
XM Radio receiver failed 
Jul 2013

40600 mi
XM radio receiver failed and refurbished radio and climate control unit installed 
Jun 2014

52080 mi
head light washer was leaking washer fluid 
Sep 2018

98580 mi

C $150
Lines to power steering pump, seals replaced, causing air leak to pump and producing a whining noise. 
Acura MDX in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2010

496 mi
Rear seat back cover needed repair. Damage resulted from design of rear storage area cover, which is detachable and slipped forward under corner of seatback when it was flat. When seatback raised, corner broke off where overlapped with cover. Rear seat back cover needed repair. 
Acura MDX in Minnesota, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2018
Feb 2012

22700 mi
There is a problem with the battery or the low battery warning sensor which lights up on the dashboard when the vehicle is shut down. Update: was just the battery, but it took them days to figure this out. 
Mar 2012

24000 mi
Dealer performed "Software Update for Lock-up Clutch" as recommended by Acura. 
Mar 2014

40000 mi

US $87
Left front strut had to be replaced after hitting a bad pothole. Acura agreed to pay for 95% of the repair cost even though the vehicle was out of warranty. 
Jun 2016

57000 mi

US $1350
Replaced both leaking rear shocks, damper assembly 
Apr 2017

61582 mi

US $142
Replace hood struts (engine hood would no longer stay up on its own) Replace right front wheel bearing assembly & perform alignment Replace rear brake pads and resurface rotors Squeak - dealer was unable to pinpoint and repair. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2013
Jun 2012

17000 mi
Software update to fix a "juddering" (Acura's term) in the transmission. I never perceived any problem. 
Acura MDX in Kentucky, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2012
Nov 2010

6700 mi
Low Battery warning keeps coming on when you put the key in the ignition. Battery was replaced about 2 weeks ago and now they say they tightened the negative battery cable.  I received a message that said Turn off Accessories Low Battery. Took it to the dealer after getting the message for the 2nd time and they checked it out and said everything was ok and replaced the battery.  
Dec 2010

8000 mi
Many 2010 Acura MDX owners are having this Low Battery warning and Acura has so far chosen to ignore us and Acura says contact the dealer and the dealer says contact Acura.  
Jan 2012

20000 mi

US $275
Torque converter went out and had to be replaced. Low battery light and turn off all accessory light kept coming on. Has done it since the car was new and they couldn't fix it and basically told me to live with it until Acura found a fix for it and that took 18 months!!! Tighten Gas Cap warning light keeps coming on and has since the car was new. Complained again. 
Mar 2012

20000 mi
Tighten Gas Cap warning light kept coming on. 
Acura MDX in Illinois, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2014
Dec 2011

18000 mi
Faulty electric sensor controlling tire pressure and battery warning light 
Acura MDX in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2015 - Nov 2018
Jul 2015

62500 mi

US $25
Cupholder brackets in center console broke. Replaced Cupholder myself. 
Aug 2017

82000 mi

US $175
The wipers got stuck on. They replaced the wiper control arm with a redesigned/updated version. 
Feb 2018

86000 mi

US $120
Replaced battery. 
Nov 2018

93000 mi

US $300
The battery light had come on intermittently for a few weeks. Battery was checked out as ok. Replaced Alternator. 
Acura MDX in British Columbia, Canada
May 2016 - Jul 2018
Jul 2016

41220 mi
Engine started excessive oil consumption in the last 6 months 
May 2017

47120 mi

C $200
excessive oil consumption monitoring continuance 
Oct 2017

48360 mi
Continued excessive oil consumption (approximately 1 liter per 3000 km./ 1 us qt per 1800 miles) , monitoring continuance. Manufacturer continued insistence that this is normal. 
Jul 2018

61380 mi

C $30
regular oil & filter change. Auto continues to consume oil between changes. noticed that since I have moved away from synthetic oils and back to mineral oil there is progressively less oil consumption between oil changes. 
Acura MDX in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2017
Oct 2015

59000 mi
2 software updates PCM. 
Mar 2016

80000 mi
Covered under extended warranty was the front shock/strut system. I had the rears done in March of 2016 and (in April 2017) waiting for reimbursement from Honda. 
Acura MDX in Nebraska, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

99000 mi

US $1290
Squeaking noise when cold. Replaced serpentine belt, tensioner, and 4 AC compressor mounting flange bolts, per Acura TSB 10-035, $174. 
Jun 2017

116194 mi

US $196
Metallic "clicking" noise when applying the brakes. Dealership checked out front brakes, suspension, etc. They determined that the pads and rotors were glazed, which causes the noise. Passenger side rear window would not roll down from driver's control switch. Replaced wiring harness that runs from under the dash into the driver's door. 
Acura MDX in Virginia, United States
May 2016 - Jan 2017
Oct 2016

87500 mi

US $50
Consumed all the oil it came with plus the 5quarts I put into it over 5000 miles. Changed viscosity from 5w20 to 5w30 to mitigate. 
Acura MDX in Colorado, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2019
Dec 2017

88000 mi

US $1800
Charging system, sensors, alternator, battery 
Acura MDX in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

74000 mi

US $700
Resurfacing, new pads 
Acura MDX in New Jersey, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2019
Apr 2018

102000 mi

US $350
Serpentine belt 
Jul 2018

102000 mi

US $500
Transmission oil, transfer fluid 
Jan 2019

106000 mi

US $150
Battery died 
Acura MDX in Washington, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

95000 mi

US $330
The alternator quit charging, so I had to replace the alternator and the battery 
Acura MDX in Oregon, United States
Jan 2010 - Feb 2015
Jul 2012

19300 mi
Torque converter issue, software updated and transmission fluid replaced. 
May 2013

26300 mi
Oil being consumed, 1qt per 2200 mi. 
Acura MDX in Arizona, United States
Mar 2015 - Sep 2017
Nov 2015

79000 mi

US $600
Car was in to replace Timing Belt as scheduled maintenance and I reported that car would not shift into reverse at times. Entire Transmission was replaced under Extended Warranty. Also had some seals replaced/repaired. Repair cost only TB. Front sway bar end link set and boots replaced. Intermediate shaft replaced. 
Dec 2015

80000 mi

US $350
Rear brakes, pads and rotors replaced. 
Acura MDX in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2013 - Mar 2014
Jan 2014 Defective battery, always running low on charge. Battery replaced under warranty. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

66000 mi

US $120
Battery Indicator light had been on. I had tested at another facility with inconsistent readings. On this oil change trip, they checked the battery and it needed replacing. Was original battery from 2010. 
Jul 2016

98700 mi
Reported rattle/diesel sounding noise. Flagged as possible Torque Converter issue 
May 2017

114000 mi

US $1900
Timing belt frayed, was the original belt which is recommended to change at 100K miles. Complelted Timing Belt/Water Pump combo service Rattle noiser reported was low rear differential fluid. Proper service completed, rectified noise. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2018
Jul 2013

34200 mi
Front ball bearing knocking when driven over 65mph. 
Jan 2018

69000 mi

US $250
Replaced brake pads and rotors 
Acura MDX in Oregon, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

60000 mi

US $1100
Bad battery led to misfires and low performance. After replacing battery, problems persisted. Engine computer needed to be reset and run through learning procedure. Additional fluid maintenance was also performed. 
Acura MDX in Manitoba, Canada
Dec 2012 - Aug 2014
Nov 2013

47060 mi
lumbar motor failed. 
Acura MDX in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2014 - May 2015
Dec 2014

88660 mi

C $980
Replace 3 of four struts 
Acura MDX in California, United States
May 2014 - Jul 2015
May 2014

40000 mi
Sunroof refused to close, this is the third time I've had the car in for this problem. 
Acura MDX in Mississippi, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2014
Jul 2014

68300 mi

US $359
Water had infiltrated into the left HID headlight and destroyed the bulb and its control module. Total cost to repair was $900. acura would not cover under warranty, however the dealer covered all but $350 as a goodwill jesture. 

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