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2016 Acura MDX repairs by problem area

Engine (18%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (18%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (23%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 57 repairs.
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2016 Acura MDX repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (4%)

$100 - $499 (4%)

< $100 (93%)

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Chart based on 28 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Acura MDX

Engine not specified

Acura MDX in Iowa, United States
Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
Oct 2016

22000 mi
After repeated trips to dealer, it was finally determined that coolant fluid was contaminating transmission fluid. The engine RPM would surge by 300 to 500 RPM when using cruise control on level road. After third trip, Honda sent a factory expert who determined the problem. Dealer service manager is inept. Replace entire transmission and cooling system. I left the car for 35 day and honda reimbursed me for 1 month of loan payment of $505.00 
Jun 2017

42000 mi

US $700
All four brake discs were warped. This despite absolutely no hard braking at all. Dealer claimed this was considered wear and not warranty! 
Jul 2017

42000 mi
Front windshield has a crack in the inner layer, directly at the center and below the hood edge. It is very difficult to see. Dealer claims this is an object impact crack. I have taken it to safe lite glass center and they have positively proved that the crack is in the inner layer. Despite this information, dealer service manager refuses to replace it. He wants me to use my insurance to replace it. I refuse to even though insurance would easily pay for it with no deductible. 
Acura MDX in Nevada, United States
Oct 2015 - May 2016
May 2016

11000 mi
Rough idle-not repaired 

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2016 Acura MDX 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.5L V6 9-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Acura MDX in Mississippi, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

33000 mi
Squeak when taking off and decelerating. 
Acura MDX in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2015 - Jul 2018
Apr 2016

7000 mi
Gasket fell out of moon roof when opened. 
Aug 2016

12000 mi
Transmission failed. Cooler fluid from transmission inter cooler leaked into transmission. Replaced transmission, all hydraulic lines, inter cooler flushed radiator. No cost. Warranty job. 
Dec 2017

30000 mi
Replace radiator and all lines and seals. A result of the leak in the transmission warmer that earlier caused a transmission replacement. 

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2016 Acura MDX 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.5L V6 9-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Acura MDX in California, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

2000 mi
Power steering engine failed and had to be replaced. 
Apr 2016

2300 mi
power suspension engine died 
Aug 2017

16000 mi
the inside rear view mirror fell off while I tried to change the view 
Sep 2017

16000 mi
when they replaced the passenger side mirror (complete assembly), the internal lights stopped working, as well as the auto-mode for headlights stopped working. I discovered this after I took the car home. They acknowledged and easily fixed that within 30 minutes. 
Acura MDX in Texas, United States
Feb 2015 - Jul 2016
May 2015

2400 mi
Would not come out of park. 
Acura MDX in Washington, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2019
Aug 2016

3000 mi
Creaking noise near the foot pedals. There was a misaligned panel so it was realigned and lubricated. There was some piece of paint that overreached over the panel gap between the fender and the front passenger door. The door was opened widely and the paint snapped, revealing some bare metal. 
Acura MDX in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2015 - Aug 2016
May 2016

9000 mi
After an initial repair attempt, the car continued to run unevenly, bucking intermittently. Dealer seemed very concerned and referenced several calls to Acura technical services. Dealer replaced fuel pump under warranty. So far, so good. 
Aug 2016

9000 mi
A number of technicians expressed concerns about shifting of the automatic transmission. 
Acura MDX in Missouri, United States
Jul 2016 - Dec 2016
Aug 2016

6000 mi
Car needs transmission software update. Unfortunately, it is outside of the VIN sequence eligible for TSB 15-054 and the dealership cannot make repairs. 
Dec 2016

9000 mi
Ultimately sold the car due to transmission problems, which Acura claimed were "normal" and refused to fix. 
Acura MDX in New York, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

8200 mi
Software update to improve transmission 
Apr 2017

15000 mi
corrected engine noise 
Acura MDX in Washington, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2016

12000 mi
Transmission fluid leak due to technician error from previous scheduled maintenance trip. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2020
Sep 2016

22000 mi
Adjustmdnt of lane departure warning / lane keeping assist camera Rattle in the left front door at highway speed with strong head wind 
Acura MDX in Texas, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

2700 mi
Ever since these MDX are being built in Alabama, the quality of fit and finish has gone down substantially. Panels that don't fit well, moulding gaps, loose parts, exterior panels not matching up. Their response is that's how it's made!! 
Nov 2015

4900 mi
Upper screen going blank while driving and all Bluetooth functionality lost. No volume control. All audio including fm and cd stopped working. 
Sep 2017

30000 mi
The leather on this advanced model MDX is of sub-par quality and thinner than what other cars in the same class have. The leather wears out prematurely and had to be replaced by the dealer in this trip. 
Acura MDX in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

3180 mi
The driver's side rear door was misaligned and needed to be aligned properly so the trim was lined up. 
May 2017

35960 mi
On going issue with blown fuse which affects interior lights 
Acura MDX in North Carolina, United States
May 2016 - Dec 2016
Jul 2016

1500 mi
The auto start/stop feature was malfunctioning and giving an error light each time I drove the car. Upon inspection there was damage to a brake line that would not allow the system to shut the engine off. Intense vibration from the front end at speeds above 40mph 
Acura MDX in Illinois, United States
May 2015 - Jul 2017
Dec 2015

5000 mi
Replaced both rear shock absorbers 
Acura MDX in Delaware, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

23000 mi
Drive side rear door open/closed sensor somehow out of alignment so indicating door always open. Sensor realigned and all works properly now. 
Acura MDX in West Virginia, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

8000 mi
TSB reprogramming for rough shifting 
May 2016

12000 mi
Drivers door/window wind noise- excessive. Door striker was moved in, which helped 70% 
Acura MDX in Ohio, United States
Feb 2017 - Dec 2018
Mar 2018

39000 mi
Interior rear view mirror came loose. 
Dec 2018

46000 mi
Rear tail light assembly with condensation replaced under warranty. Rear passenger door leaking water due to faulty door film. Acura ordered and will install upon arrival. 
Acura MDX in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

22000 mi

US $9
Replace key fob battery 
Jun 2018

25000 mi
Navigation screen blackout 
Acura MDX in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

38000 mi
Replaced injectors. Replaced catalytic converter. 
Acura MDX in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

19723 mi
Clunking noise when turning steering to left or right while applying the brakes. Technician found rock behind back plate. Feels like accelerating on downhill even though gas pedal not depressed. I was told by the technician that it is normal with the way the 9 speed AT was programmed. 
Acura MDX in Oregon, United States
Mar 2016 - Oct 2020
Jul 2018

26000 mi
After waiting at stop light/sign the auto start would not start the engine again and the car would have to be started by pushing the start button. 
Oct 2020

48000 mi

US $180
Drivers seat, electric seat adjustment motor 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Sep 2016 - Apr 2018
Oct 2017

28000 mi
Acura TB wants to inspect the hoses and replaced them. Then they wanted to replace the radiator altogether. 
Apr 2018

34000 mi
Replaced hi pressure fuel pump under TSB Driver side not blowing cool air; discovered that Freon level was low, but no leak detected. Top up again and driver side has cool air now. 
Acura MDX in Texas, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

41000 mi
Driver side sun visor replaced 
Acura MDX in Virginia, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

48000 mi
Heard a squeak when shifting. Transmission clutch went out. Acura replaced full transmission under warranty. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

25350 mi
Steering wheel would make a loud noise when adjusting to saved settings upon starting the car up. This only happened on hot days. Car would roll substantially when shifted into park whether parking brake was applied or not. Parking brake adjustment was needed. About 6 months after this repair, the car is having the same issue. Car would surge periodically when driving at low speeds (i.e. below about 15 mph). Acura apparently had a service bulletin on this issue and the repair involved a simple software update. 
Acura MDX in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2015 - Sep 2017
Feb 2017

18000 mi
Abs warning light came on. System was reset and no further issues. Problem was due to low voltage. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

21000 mi
The vehicle had a thump in the rear when going over a bump, the dealer verified the noise. They replaced the shocks , mounting pads, springs. No cost, no noise when done. 
Acura MDX in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2017 - May 2017
May 2017

18500 mi
Nav system. Infotainment system 

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2015 Acura MDX 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Acura MDX in Georgia, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

51000 mi
Torque converter lockup problem. Software update and transmission flush. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Mar 2016 - Mar 2018
Apr 2016

22000 mi
Steering column made screeching noise when moving from one preset to another. Dealer replaced the steering column under warranty. 
Acura MDX in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2014 - Mar 2018
Apr 2015

2680 mi
Problem with digital control centre and stereo. Plus water leak, they couldn't find it. I've only noticed it twice myself. A thump in the rear end. They said it was normal. 
Sep 2015

4960 mi
Car still has thump to number rear end and the display still flashes Window rattles when open 1/3, thump in rear end, Display panel flashes randomly 
Feb 2016

6700 mi
Body trim rear driver door window trim warping, replaced.  New on heat at feet, fan stays on high all the time. Fan still does not regulated properly. 
Dec 2016

10540 mi
thumping in rear end 
Mar 2017

11780 mi

C $300
brake noise; cost was for scheduled b maint. little to no heat at feet windows rattle when open 2 inches 

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2015 Acura MDX 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Acura MDX in Iowa, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

4800 mi
Battery Cable over-tightened and end of cable was bent where it attached to the battery, preventing the positive terminal cover cap from closing positively. Required update to onboard software. I thought it was related to a recall but service manager said technically it was not. 
Dec 2015

20000 mi
Flap of material that extends from bottom of driver's seatback to attach underneath the seat had come unattached. 
Jun 2018

67000 mi

US $42
Protective metal plate on right side of rear floor adjacent to hatch closure had come loose. Dealer simply reattached with adhesive and so far this has held the plate securely in place. 
Acura MDX in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2015 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

2480 mi
Rear end thump Window trim not lined up Vehicle stuck in ACC mode when trying to power down Wind noise from windows 
Acura MDX in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2017 - Dec 2017
Aug 2017

43000 mi
Transmission not shifting properly. ECM flash and fluid flush done New brakes and rotors alignment 
Acura MDX in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

5240 mi
Driver's seat belt occasionally did not pull back into place when departing vehicle 
Acura MDX in Illinois, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

35000 mi
Rear shocks front bushing 
Acura MDX in Texas, United States
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

22000 mi
Vehicle would not start after a brief time in a parking lot following a 15 minute drive. Acura Roadside Assistance could not get the vehicle to start. Vehicle was towed to the dealer where electrical systems were checked (no problems identified) and battery was replaced. There was no indication of any problem with the battery before it completely shutdown the vehicle. 
Acura MDX in New Brunswick, Canada
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2018

58900 mi
Driver's side power mirror actuator had to be replaced. Mirror not operating properly. 
Acura MDX in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

41000 mi
Dead battery, would not hold charge, replaced under warranty 
Acura MDX in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2017 - Aug 2020
Apr 2020

68446 mi
Recall - inspect rear tail light assemblies for leakage 
Acura MDX in New Mexico, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

2000 mi
Excessive brake travel on startup. Software update to navigation and audio. 
Dec 2015

7000 mi
Telematics unit failed. Also cable defect caused by manufacturing defect. 
Jan 2018

20296 mi
Completely dead battery. Dealer replaced under warranty at no charge. 
Acura MDX in Indiana, United States
Sep 2014 - Apr 2017
Jun 2016

25000 mi
coolant fan vibration 
Acura MDX in Illinois, United States
Aug 2014 - Dec 2015
Oct 2014 New software to install on the navigation system 
Acura MDX in Texas, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

3000 mi
Seat memory function quit working. Found loose connection. Also found a fuse missing. 
Acura MDX in Ohio, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

25000 mi
Battery replaced under warranty 
Apr 2018

47000 mi
Front ventilation fan had been making a ticking noise for a few months at lower speeds. Dealer replaced the fan under warranty. Had to spend two days at the dealer due to not having the part in stock. 
Acura MDX in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2014 - May 2017
Jan 2015

2700 mi
Banging noise from left rear on rough roads. Strut assembly replaced. 
Sep 2015

12000 mi
Slow navigation- system reprogrammed with revised software 
Acura MDX in Virginia, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
Oct 2014

1000 mi
Felt vibration in steering. Discovered wheels were not balanced. Balanced tires, vibration still continues. 
Nov 2014

2700 mi
Front passenger door had a clunk sound when rolling up the window. Techs discovered a bent door jamb arm and replaced the part.  Door panel is now loosely clipped in and door does not close properly. 
May 2015

12400 mi

US $250
Passenger front door still does not close properly. Door appears to have been overextended before vehicle was purchased. There is also a sizable gap on hinge side/misaligned. I had to pay out of pocket for what looks like a defect. 
Jun 2015

16000 mi
Steering wobble at highway speeds. Vibration when braking. Suspension squeak when going over bumps. Dealer offers no real help. Balanced and rotated tires again, with no resolution. Probably needs new bushings. 
Acura MDX in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2018 - Aug 2018
Aug 2018

42000 mi
A pop noise from steering was fixed per TSB 

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2014 Acura MDX 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Acura MDX in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

13000 mi

US $1000
Telescopic steering wheel 
Acura MDX in Michigan, United States
Apr 2013 - Aug 2014
Jan 2014 loud whining noise coming from passenger seat motor 
Apr 2014

14800 mi
Brushing noise from engine compartment. Dealer said bracket was coming into contact with timing belt. Dealer replaced bracket which was reportedly dimensionally out of specification and timing belt 
May 2014

18000 mi
Noisy passenger seat motor when traveling rearward. 
Acura MDX in Mexico, Mexico
Jun 2014 - Jun 2017
Aug 2016

30380 mi

$300
battery changed with no cost 
Acura MDX in Florida, United States
May 2014 - Nov 2015
Jun 2014

1000 mi
Leather was loose around start/stop button. Trim panel was replaced. 
Dec 2014

3000 mi
Intermittent rattle from under left side. 
Acura MDX in Florida, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2015
Mar 2014

2000 mi
Voice Control system replacement. Many problems, took many miles to activate after starting, unexpected and unwanted actions. Revised head unit. 
Jul 2014

5300 mi

US $122
Rain sensing wiper do not work. Shop claimed radar detector mounted on mirror was the cause. Charged me 1 hour labor and repaired NOTHING. 
Sep 2014

7000 mi
Maps for the NAV are two years old and obsolete. No replacement maps are going to be available in the foreseeable future. 2015 models are using the same 2 year old obsolete maps. 
Dec 2014

10000 mi
I would NEVER buy another Acura product ever again. The NAV maps are three years old and ACURA has no map upgrades planned for the MDX. Also, new software to fix known issues (TSB) was made available for the 2015 model MDX, but not 2014. 
Apr 2015

12300 mi

US $160
Transmission shifts sluggish 
Aug 2015

15400 mi
Timing belt chirp. Repair not successful. Chirp still present. Clunk when reversing. 
Nov 2015

16900 mi
The "chirp" that could not be fixed during a previous repair was taken to a different dealer and their chief mechanic was able to diagnosis that the chirp was coming from a plastic cover on top of the radiator support. New clip solved it. 
Acura MDX in Arizona, United States
Nov 2013 - Oct 2016
Mar 2014

9000 mi
Main display computer was not allowing all voice commands properly. 
Acura MDX in Georgia, United States
Aug 2013 - Mar 2015
Oct 2013 rain sensing wiper not working Side rear window rubber gaskets are not fitted correctly to glass 
Nov 2013

1000 mi
Rain sensing wipers 
Jun 2014

8000 mi
Vibration/grinding noise on left side under hood during speeds of 35-50mph. Tech implemented TSB 14-003 replacing clips and the noise has not been heard. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
Aug 2014

12000 mi
Auto lift gate latch failed 
Acura MDX in Georgia, United States
Nov 2014 - Mar 2015
Dec 2014

23000 mi
Slow response, difficult to use system, phone sync/pairing issues Driver's window chatter HD tuner failing 
Mar 2015

28000 mi
Wiper system slowed down due to clog in line 
Acura MDX in Florida, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017 chassis rattle; found loose heat shield near cat converter 
Acura MDX in Florida, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

44700 mi
Rear led brake light burned out. 
Feb 2018

60000 mi
Transmission was slipping. Dealer changed all of the fluids per Acura instruction. If that doesn’t cure the problem, I have to take it back for the second fix, whatever that is. It looks like I will have to go back as there stills is some slippage. Looks like changing the fluids took care of the problem . 
May 2018

62000 mi
Transmission had slight slippage. Acura has known of this issue with other cars and recommended completely changing out fluids in power train first and then drive for at least 1000 miles . I did and problem was resolved lved 
Acura MDX in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2015 - Jul 2016
Mar 2016

29000 mi
Engine and emissions warning light. Dlr could not find problem other than updating the engine software. They kept it for a week to test recurrence. A new loaner was provided. Problem solved. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
May 2016 - Feb 2018
Mar 2017

34000 mi
right front door seal leaked air. 
Nov 2017

46000 mi
Door interior trim rattle. They replaced some trim pieces on window frame interior. So far it continues to be ok. 

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2014 Acura MDX 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Acura MDX in Virginia, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2017
May 2017

72000 mi

US $155
Car lost power -- couldn't find an error. Reset warning and cleared problem. Just have to wait for it to happen again they said. 
Acura MDX in Texas, United States
Apr 2014 - Oct 2016
Nov 2014

7200 mi
Right Rear Taillight was liking water and dim the LEDs when it rain or went through carwash. Dealer kept saying it was condensation, but I told him it was a leak. They replaced the LED Taillight under warranty, problem solved. 
Acura MDX in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2014 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

17980 mi
Fixed under hood plastic trim (rattle); replaced rear right seat (rattle); updated Nav system 
Acura MDX in Illinois, United States
Feb 2014 - Jan 2017
May 2014

8300 mi
Tailpipe clamps were broken 
Acura MDX in Texas, United States
Feb 2014 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

6000 mi
Early car, terrible issues with the nav and operations of the software on the screen. (freezing, erratic, not doing what we wanted, several voice commands did not work). Later cars have different software. Dealer told me early MDX could not be upgraded. 
Acura MDX in Colorado, United States
Apr 2014 - Mar 2017
Apr 2015

12500 mi
Camera cover under rear upper spoiler fell off. Camera still functions fine, just can't clean lens due to sensor being exposed 
Sep 2016

33000 mi
Steering column made a lot of noise when adjusting height. Dealer replace entire assembly. Remote start would not work from very far away. Replaced receiver and remotes. 
Acura MDX in Virginia, United States
Apr 2014 - Jul 2014
Apr 2014

14000 mi
Misadjusted shifter cable. Car would not go into Park. Fixed at dealer. Driver's side weather stripping loose and causes intermittent wind noise. Dealer "could not replicate." Hear odd buzzing/grinding noise when reversing and turning the wheel. Dealer cannot duplicate, but I hear it daily. 
May 2014

15000 mi
Misaligned water pump pulley, causing engine noise (chirping). Dealer added a shim and replaced the belt. Windshield cracked due to stress fracture. Acura/Honda are investigating multiple owner complaints and repaired at no cost. Concerned that the problem will present itself again with new windshield. 
Acura MDX in Minnesota, United States
May 2014 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

8000 mi
A front pillar trim on passenger side rattles. PASSENGER DOOR HANDLE PLASTIC IS MAKING SQUEAKING NOISE WHEN OPENING/CLOSING DOOR. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
May 2014 - Nov 2014
May 2014

6000 mi
Paint peeling off 
Sep 2014

7000 mi

US $3
Lost control of the steering intermittently at full turn and slow speeds Rattle noise coming from the hood at times Mis-aligned doors, Paint peeling on bumper and bad paint in lots of other areas of car. Body shop fixed few of them and screwed up other areas. Gave-up finally. No energy to leave car for 1 month everytime 
Acura MDX in New York, United States
May 2014 - Feb 2018
Jun 2015

10000 mi
The display showed "headlight problem", but there was no apparent problem. The tech reset the code. 
Acura MDX in Minnesota, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2014 DVD not working. Needed replacement 
Jul 2014 Battery drained for unknown reason while traveling interstate. 
Sep 2014

4000 mi
Emission control error light came up. Oxygen sensor was found faulty and replaced by dealer under warranty. 
Acura MDX in Maryland, United States
Jan 2014 - Mar 2018
Apr 2015

29000 mi
window washer fluid tube for the back window leaking at the top of front passenger windshield location 
Acura MDX in Texas, United States
Dec 2013 - Dec 2018
Feb 2015

19000 mi
Seat not folding well. 
Aug 2015

24700 mi
The Axle had a defect. 
Nov 2015

28600 mi
Axle Repair Steering Column replacement 
Dec 2016

35000 mi
the memory system for the seats stopped working. axel making noise 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2014

11000 mi
Truck made noise and had a "shudder" at low speeds when maintaining speed. They changed out a cover in the engine which they believed was the problem (other reports). I have not experienced the problem since. 
Feb 2016

29000 mi
Bumps and clunks when turning wheel, backing up. They performed a software update which fixed the problem. It was a Tech Service Bulletin. The computer systems do not work correctly. Nav is jumpy - hard to focus, brake warning does not work or comes on at strange times, camera does not go on or stays on. Dealer says they cannot reproduce. Other owners note the same. 
Jan 2017

11700 mi
Computer threw SHAWD and Emmissions error lights. Disappeared at shop. They did a software update and claimed it was a known problem. Why did they not alert me to come and get the update? Nav screen went blank several times. Nav created a terribly long path to desired point. Common trip so I know what path the computer will choose. Failure of Nav. Seat memory would not work. Dealer claimed they could not find problem. I went to dealer and showed them it did NOT work. OH!!! Now we see it. They fixed it by replacing battery. They could not believe it. Fix suggested by Acura central. 
Acura MDX in Washington, United States
Sep 2013 - Apr 2018
Jan 2014

53300 mi
Flickering in the tailgate taillight 
Mar 2014

10000 mi
Replaced tailgate tail light led assembly which had been flickering. 
Jan 2016

15700 mi
Battery wouldn't hold a charge 
Acura MDX in New York, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

48000 mi
TPS in right rear tire was "serviced" Dealer said it was cleaned and that a poor ground could casue the low pressure reading. 
Dec 2016

49000 mi
TPS leaking 
Feb 2017

51000 mi
noise when turning left from front left corner- determined shock bearing was defective- 
Sep 2017

57000 mi

US $26
TPS was leaking around valve stem due to corrosion around valve stem- new stem gasket was installed 
Dec 2017

62000 mi

US $20
TPS was leaking on one tire- new seal installed 
Acura MDX in Ohio, United States
Jul 2013 - May 2018
Sep 2014

12000 mi
Driver's armrest creaking; replaced 
Nov 2014

15000 mi
Pulley/shim assembly was loose and squeaking and needed to be replaced. 
Dec 2015

27000 mi
Engine timing belt making noise - required TSB shim repair. Software Update for Electric Power Steering. Required to eliminate vibration at times from EPS unit. 
Feb 2018

53000 mi
Engine belt making brushing noise. Took about a week to trouble shoot and fix, with various parts that had to be ordered. 
Acura MDX in Texas, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Aug 2014

11000 mi
Intermittent and rain sensing wipers did not work. 
Jan 2016

30000 mi
Automatic Brake Alert was giving false reading. It was a warranty recall repair 
Sep 2016

41000 mi
Replaced battery by Acura at no cost. 
Jun 2018

68000 mi

US $880
Left rear brake light was out. Service adviser said the entire assembly had to be replaced. Kept upselling until I had a fancy bill. The light assembly was 450. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2015

16000 mi
Continued issues with the 6 speed transmission. Shifts erratically and abruptly. Very poor experience with this car. I would not buy this car again. 
Jun 2016

25000 mi
Transmission was finally replaced after 2.5 years of not performing correctly. MDX now runs perfectly. 
Acura MDX in Oregon, United States
Oct 2013 - Mar 2015
Jan 2014 center console driver's side chrome piece loose, the whole console was replaced. Sunglass holder opens by itself when hit a bump or on rough road, it was replaced. Rear hatch door gasket broken, it was replaced. Inconsistent rattle on front right hand side upper door panel. Not yet repaired. 
Mar 2015

9000 mi
defective drive shaft was replaced. replacement of steering wheel and all associated components. Unusual engine noise dealer said is normal. Not present until 12000 miles. With so many problems with a new mdx I took my losses and got rid of it. I will never ever again purchase another Acura vehicle and have convinced 3 others not to. heater fan make noise. Dealer took out complete dash board to install new fan. 
Acura MDX in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2013 - Dec 2017
Jun 2014

6820 mi
Window seal on the driver door was squeaking at highway speeds. 
Nov 2014

14700 mi
Excessive wear on the steering wheel. Replaced by dealer under warranty. 
Dec 2014

17360 mi
The sunshade on rear right door was rattling. Replaced by the dealer under warranty. Plastic neck cover was missing on the rear wiper arm. New piece installed under warranty. No sound from DVD player in rear headphones. The problem was caused by 3rd party shop while installing remote starter. Diagnosed and corrected by Acura dealer free of charge. 
Acura MDX in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2013 - Jul 2017
Jun 2016

28000 mi
Backup sensor was not functioning properly and had to be replaced Rattle coming from gauge cluster 
Apr 2017

39000 mi
Rear back up sensor had to be replaced. 
Acura MDX in Connecticut, United States
May 2014 - Jul 2014
May 2014

10000 mi
Grinding noise from steering column. Shop replaced belt pulley behind steering wheel. Replaced under warranty. 
Acura MDX in New Mexico, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

5000 mi
false loose gas cap warning light 
Feb 2017

20000 mi
Replace console lid/cover latch. 
Dec 2017

22660 mi
Dashboard display reported problem with 12V charging system. Technician diagnosis was negative, dealer installed updated software per Acura TSB 
Acura MDX in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

24800 mi
Right rear passenger door handle rusting (probably a bad washer) - replaced under warranty 
Acura MDX in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2017 - Jun 2020
May 2017

36580 mi
Clunking rear upper mount Idler pulley noise. Idler pulley replaced. 
Acura MDX in New York, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

35000 mi
Sudden drain earlier in the quarter. After battery replacement, two episodes where system flashed and all electric devices (not just electronic - even the dome lights) died. No resolution after a few days in the shop other than noting that rain triggered the problem. 
Acura MDX in Ohio, United States
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

107000 mi

US $2000
Passenger's front shock was blown out and leaking fluid, $350 
Jun 2017

120000 mi
Check engine light and AWD light were on. Had come one twice before, but gone out both times before I got to the dealer. First trouble code indicated fuel mix was reading either too lean or too rich. Dealer replaced EGR value to clear that code. Second trouble code indicated fuel mix was reading too lean. After discussion with the technical service (engineering) department, dealer replaced the throttle body gasket. Turns out gasket had failed. This was over the 4th of July holiday weekend, so repairs weren't done until about a week after I dropped the car off. (They provided a loaner). I paid ZERO out of pocket for this repair, since my mileage was just under the 120,000 limit for the extended warranty I bought with the car. 
Sep 2017

130000 mi

US $250
Trouble code 12 volt charging system not working. Thought it could be the battery or the alternator. We took it to the dealer, who diagnosed the problem as a bad battery. ZERO cold cranking amps. The battery was original to the car from July 2013, so ~49 months of ownership, but 128,000 miles. Total cost between diagnostic and new battery was ~$250. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2017
May 2017

67000 mi
Car lurched a little at around 40 miles per hour. Diagnosed as a software issue, dealer did a software update and flushed the transmission at no charge. Totally fixed the problem 
Acura MDX in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

48000 mi

US $250
Clogged drainage pipe resulted in water accumulating inside an air duct under the front passenger seat. Dealer cleared the drainage pipe at no cost. 
Dec 2017

65000 mi

US $1200
After a local body shop work on exterior damage, electrical actuators in one of the rear doors stopped working. An Acura dealer attempted repairs, but determined that a fix would require disassembling doors, adding three days to the repair time. We decided to postpone the repairs until the next scheduled maintenance visit. 
Acura MDX in Kansas, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

43000 mi
Battery failed, replaced under original manufacturer's warranty. 
Acura MDX in New York, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

73000 mi
Hesitation when driving at low rpm. Computer was reflashed and the system was flushed 
Acura MDX in Maryland, United States
Sep 2014 - Mar 2015
Feb 2014

2000 mi
Hard drive was replaced by dealer after all other options explored. Dealer was learning the technology on the go. 
Acura MDX in Texas, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

28000 mi
Dealer replaced Key FOB and internal antennas for the key FOB 
Jun 2017

40000 mi
Key FOB and car were not responding to each other. Dealer installed new parts and issues two new key FOBS. 
Acura MDX in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016 Car unable to start after 15 minutes. Had to boost. Play in steering wheel. Steering column replaced. Navigation slow and freezes Trunk squeaks 
Feb 2016

24180 mi
Remote engine starter replaced. Entire system including remote replaced due to poor range. There is a TSB 16-001 to replace the entire system. Tailgate problem. Automatic tailgate not functioning properly driver side rear view mirror occasionally off alignment. GPS lags and infortainment system slow. Another update in software. Hope it will work but not overly optimistic. 
Oct 2016

28820 mi
Battery was completely dead. Turned out to be a defective cell in the battery and replaced under warranty. noisy when shifting into gear. correct by a TSB by dealer 
Jun 2018

39060 mi
was listening to radio for 10minutes and the car was unable to start. had to wait one hour for roadside assistance-boasted the car and it started and no problem after a week. should be fine BUT unacceptable for a newer car like this to need a boost after 10 minutes 
Acura MDX in Ohio, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2015
Sep 2014

5000 mi
Vehicle was leaking transmission fluid. The couldn't repair it, so the transmission was replaced! 
Mar 2015

14000 mi
Phone history wouldn't load; forward distance notification working erratically 
Aug 2015

17000 mi
Every warning message that could appear did, and I couldn't drive faster than 30 mph, on the freeway, until turning off the car and restarting it. 
Sep 2015

17000 mi
Traded car due to ongoing intermittent electrical issues. 
Acura MDX in Florida, United States
Apr 2014 - Apr 2017
Sep 2014

2000 mi
Software update needed 
Nov 2016

27000 mi
Remote start TSB 
Acura MDX in Oregon, United States
May 2014 - Mar 2018
Jul 2014 Acura Link control/communication unit was defective and replaced under warranty. 
Acura MDX in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

5000 mi
Brake assist warning system was sounding often. The camera system was replaced and the software updated. 
Dec 2017

11000 mi
Collision monitor camera and sensor replaced with updated model 
Acura MDX in Washington, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2015
Apr 2015

25200 mi
Rattling in airbag. The airbag still rattles, mechanic said problem is not uncommon, if they tighten something in there too much then the horn won't work. Two attempts were made to fix passenger door noise but it was not fixed. I gave up on fixing it, then it went away on it own. Noise in the front shocks turned out to be related to steering. They tried to fix it, but now back. Sometimes with a sharp right turn (max) it makes a loud popping sound, like something got squeezed then suddenly released, and vibrates the front end. 
Jun 2015

31000 mi
The rear door refuses to open sometimes. The driver door handle does not senses my touch to unlock the door. I am not sure if this is the case on all doors, i have not remembered to test them. I get too flustered when this happens to remember. Rattle in the steering wheel airbag. 4 attemp to repairs. 
Acura MDX in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2017
Feb 2016

15000 mi
Battery drained for unknown reason 
Acura MDX in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017 Transmission fluid leak. Silicon was used to repair the area, thought to be from one of the bolt holes. 
Acura MDX in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2014 - Jul 2015
May 2014

12000 mi
Right front wheel bearings prematurely worn out and started making grinding noises when driving above 45 MPH. Noise increased with speed from that point. 
Sep 2014

15000 mi
The HVAC fan bearings where squeaking. 
Jul 2015

25000 mi
There was a light indicating the fuel cap may not be tightly closed even though we had 3 different people tighten it. 
Acura MDX in Florida, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2015

35000 mi
Software Update for Electric Power Steering. Required to eliminate vibration at times from EPS unit. 
Acura MDX in Kansas, United States
Nov 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

24000 mi
Replaced timing belt pulley shim Driver door rattle 

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