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2006 Acura MDX repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (38%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 158 repairs.
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2006 Acura MDX repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (28%)

< $100 (43%)

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Chart based on 119 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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2006 Acura MDX

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Acura MDX in Ohio, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

119000 mi

US $400
replaced torque converter 

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2006 Acura MDX 4dr SUV

253-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Acura MDX in Texas, United States
Apr 2012 - Mar 2013
Sep 2012

75000 mi

US $130
window regulator/motor 
Acura MDX in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2011 - Jan 2013
May 2012

72200 mi

C $100
No cool air comes out, only warm outside fresh air. 
Acura MDX in Texas, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2013
Jan 2013

US $2300
AC compressor locked up and clutch was destroyed. AC stopped working and loss of engine power 
Acura MDX in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2012 - May 2013
Mar 2013

103540 mi

C $250
Corroded tire pressure sensor caused air leak and rapid tire pressure loss while driving, and resulted in damaged tire requiring both rear tires to be replaced. The leak only started after the car went to the shop for regular maintenance. 
May 2013

103540 mi
Air cond did not work. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Oct 2012
Sep 2012

98000 mi
Two air vent louver handles came apart (each has two plastic pieces). Quoted close to $1,000 to replace because it requires whole dash be removed! So we live without ability to direct air flow L to R. 
Acura MDX in Delaware, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2015
May 2013

78000 mi
ripped front lower control arm bushings 
Jun 2013

79000 mi
Rear passenger side window dropped into door whilst raising it from fully open. Diagnosis was failed window regulator. 
Nov 2014

95000 mi

US $600
Charge system light on dash. Diagnosed as failed alternator. Seals showing oil seeping .. no need to repair yet. 
Jun 2015

98000 mi
radiator leak front tie rod end boots failed - car groaned as it went over bumps and under breaking CVJ boot cracked & leaking grease 
Acura MDX in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2011 - May 2016
Mar 2016

227000 mi

US $1200
Compressor failed due to clutch failure. 
Apr 2016

227500 mi

US $700
A known problem with Honda and Acuras. Panel sealant non existent or fails causing rain water to leak into cabin by firewall. Created wet floor in passenger and drivers. Interior rug and insulation to be replaced. 
Acura MDX in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2011 - Jul 2014
Jul 2013

87000 mi

US $200
Front shock had some noise while turning so they changed some rod next to the shocks in both sides. 
Jul 2014

95000 mi

US $335
Alternator failed to charge battery. Got an OEM rebuilt alternator and New battery. 
Acura MDX in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2016
Feb 2014

94700 mi
had trouble starting 1 -20 morning & wasn't sure if batt. was the only problem, turned out it was. 
Acura MDX in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2012 - Dec 2013
Mar 2013

52700 mi

C $500
Alternator died 
Acura MDX in Illinois, United States
Mar 2013 - May 2015
Dec 2013

100000 mi

US $1669
Battery was replaced Replaced both marker lights. They were out. 
Feb 2014

100200 mi

US $900
Starter was replaced Window regulator was shorted, draining the battery. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Oct 2013 - Mar 2014
Nov 2013

209800 mi

US $3100
Serpentine belt replaced Rear latch replace 
Acura MDX in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2015 - Feb 2016
Feb 2016

101000 mi
Throttle body and serpentine belt replaced due to loss of power and limp-home mode activation on highway. 
Acura MDX in Georgia, United States
Sep 2015 - Jan 2018
Aug 2016

77600 mi

US $350
The starter on the car went bad, it would no longer charge the battery while driving. 
Jul 2017

98000 mi

US $575
Both back window motors went out within a week of each other. Took the car to a local shop and had both back 2 door motors replaced with aftermarket parts that had the same warranty as the factory ones from Acura, but half the cost. Over a month now and they seem to be fine. 
Dec 2017

104000 mi

US $300
Front driver side window would not go up or down anymore. Regulator was replaced. Works great now. 
Acura MDX in Alberta, Canada
- Oct 2006
Mar 2006

620 mi
Passenger side rattle noise. 
Oct 2006

3100 mi
Passenger side rattle noise. 
Acura MDX in Pennsylvania, United States
- Jan 2007
Jan 2007

15000 mi
Burnt out rear brake bulb 
Acura MDX in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2016 - Dec 2017
Apr 2017

170000 mi

US $200
Crank shaft seal replaced Upper motor mount. It was starting to fail. It was noticed by mechanic when timing belt was changed. 
Jun 2017

174000 mi

US $150
Driver's side rear window motor failed. Motor replaced 
Oct 2017

178000 mi

US $150
Passenger side front window motor failed. 
Acura MDX in Hawaii, United States
Apr 2015 - Oct 2017
Jun 2015

108000 mi

US $400
Replaced cam thruster o rings and right inner axle seal. 
Oct 2015

113000 mi

US $650
Major leak in AC system. Replacing components to test for further leaks. 
Dec 2015

115000 mi
Major leak, $3000 to fix. Haven't done it yet. 
Feb 2016

117000 mi

US $1400
Replaced both evaporators and all associated parts. 
Acura MDX in Maryland, United States
Mar 2015 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

164000 mi

US $100
replace rear struts/shocks 
Acura MDX in Texas, United States
Mar 2014 - Dec 2017
Apr 2014

88500 mi

US $200
HandsFreeLink wasn't working. Ordered HFL module from online Acura parts site (part #39770-S3V-A61ZB). Self-repair took 10 minutes: pop out trim, undo a few screws, unsnap connector, then reverse process. Saved $300-400 over what a dealer would charge. 
Jan 2015

US $10
Front passenger AC vent clip broke. Replaced with easy snap-in clip found on eBay. Inventor is making vent clip replacements with a 3D printer. Cheap solution to common problem. 
Dec 2015

101000 mi

US $50
Replaced hatch shocks. 
Feb 2017

108000 mi

US $150
Transmission line was leaking. New line and fluid installed. 
Acura MDX in Virginia, United States
Jun 2014 - Sep 2016
Jun 2014

122000 mi

US $550
A/c hose tore letting all coolant out 
Oct 2014

127500 mi

US $800
Replaced motor mounts 
Nov 2014

130000 mi

US $1200
Oil pump leak Yaw rate sensor replaced 
Acura MDX in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

1000 mi

US $1325
Front bushings were "cracked." The starter was "going." 
Acura MDX in New Mexico, United States
Feb 2012 - Jan 2016
Sep 2012

105330 mi
Hood support struts failing. These were replaced. side engine mount replaced 
Apr 2014

126448 mi

US $915
Bank 1 (rear) catalytic converter replaced. 
Sep 2014

129598 mi

US $187
Right front sway bar link broke. Both right and left were replaced 
Oct 2015

137200 mi

US $581
In retrospect, alternator started making a whining noise that progressively became louder. Then one day "Battery" light came on and stayed on. Battery is less than 6 months old. Bad alternator. Replaced with rebuilt OEM. 
Acura MDX in Illinois, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2016
Nov 2014

72000 mi
Had the transmission fluid flushed and replaced First time doing this. Fluid looked tired but was not burnts. Trans was whining a bit but now hardly any whine. 
Apr 2015

75300 mi

US $450
Replaced one coil, all plugs.  Still needs idler tensioner replaced. Not bad for 9 years dealer-free. 
Jun 2015

77000 mi

US $50
Replaced main serpentine belt, really a wear and tear item. 
Oct 2015

78200 mi

US $105
Rear blower motor stopped working. Per Youtube videos it was a large sensor that is under the console. Was easy fix. Also cleaned air inlet screen. 
Jun 2016

82000 mi

US $500
Replaced radiator. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2013
Oct 2012

69000 mi
cracked pipe, no refrigerant. Transmission reprogram as part of service bulletin backup camera loses video at times 
Acura MDX in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2008 - Jun 2014
Oct 2009

37000 mi
Fan belt idler pulley went bad. Very noisy on vehicle startup and idling 
Nov 2011

46300 mi
Slight squealing/squeaking noise in front of car when cold ... dealer lubed and adjusted shocks 
Oct 2013

54200 mi

US $110
The battery had a dead cel and was replaced. This is the 2nd battery that failed in this car since new. 
Acura MDX in Washington, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2011
Jun 2009

50000 mi
Sunroof rattle 
Jun 2011

75000 mi
transmission computer reset 
Acura MDX in Wisconsin, United States
May 2009 - Dec 2017
Dec 2010

45000 mi
Acura updated the software for the transmission. 
Mar 2013

66000 mi

US $80
Check engine light went on. Scan codes suggested misfire on cyl#2, #3, and #5. Engine ran kind rough. Replace all the spark plugs and problem went away. 
Mar 2017

103000 mi

US $50
Check engine light turned on and code suggested #5 cyl misfiring. Noticed the oil stain in #5 coil. Bought the coil from Amazon and replace the coil pack which has fixed the problem. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Aug 2009 - Apr 2016
Mar 2009

48000 mi
Subwoofer replaced due to rattle. 
Apr 2010

64800 mi
Transmission Whine. Replaced transmission. Rear shocks discovered to be leaking during routine inspection. Replaced under warranty. 
Aug 2011

90000 mi

US $150
CV boots deteriorated. 
Feb 2012

98000 mi
Front and side Engine mount was found to have failed upon inspection. Timing belt tensioner was found to be worn upon inspection during timing belt replacement. 
Dec 2012

113000 mi

US $500
Had headlight assemblies replaced. They were clouded, prone to condensation, and one bulb was out. 
Nov 2014

142000 mi

US $400
Alternator developed a whining sound. 
Mar 2016

158000 mi

US $1800
Oil pump seal leak. Transfer case seal leak. Lower Compliance bushings cracked. 
Acura MDX in Massachusetts, United States
May 2008 - Jan 2017
Mar 2010

44000 mi
Nav unit was not setting the daylight savings time correctly after goverment modified the dates of falling back or moving forward 
Aug 2012

80200 mi

US $280
Sway bar bushing replaced as these would make clunking sound over bumps. 
Jul 2013

102000 mi

US $700
Alternator shorted out. Battery which was replaced 3 yrs ago also shorted out. Looks like replaced battery was never secured and so may have bounced around a bit. 
Aug 2013

105000 mi

US $250
Replaced engine mount upon recommendation of mechanic. Was shown part and one side was ripped and other side fatigued and starting to tear as well. 
Jul 2014

125300 mi
The middle row passenger side seatbelt was locked up.This is a warranteed item since the seatbelt failure was not due to being in any accident. Happy it was covered, otherwise would have been over $250 for the repair. 
Feb 2015

137200 mi

US $40
At about 130k dealer made note that both front compliance bushings were showing signs and cracks. although not a full failure, he recommend that I monitor and see if the steering feels soft. At 135k, turns are starting to feel soft. Replace both front headlight bulbs. Used Phillips Ultra Silverstars to replace the prior set that was installed about 2.25 years prior 
Dec 2015

151000 mi

US $360
Check Engine light came on, Diagnosis was rear bank oxygen sensor tripped the CEL. 
Apr 2016

156000 mi

US $400
Right front inner tie rod loose. Cost included front alignment along with tie rod replacement 
May 2016

156700 mi
Passenger side Brake shield rusted out. Scraping on rotor. Only removed the shield. To replace it would have required also removing and replacing the wheel bearing, decided against that. 
Jan 2017

151000 mi
CV boots leaking oil. Front Compliance bushings cracking, not yet ripped.Can hear sway bar bushings squeaking when going over speed bumps ( low speed )rnRust at rear quarter panels at wheel wells, rear hatch handle to release sticking a bit Rust at rear quarter panels at wheel wells, rear hatch handle to release sticking a bit 
Acura MDX in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2007 - Jun 2015
May 2008

17980 mi
Tire pressure monitoring light kept coming on--this eventually took four trips to shop. As above and they actually fixed it on the fourth trip in June. as stated before. 
Jun 2008

19840 mi
They finally believed me and replaced two faulty tire pressure monitoring sensors 
Oct 2011

72540 mi
Rust repair to tailgate. They spent $1800 repainting the tailgate "for goodwill" because of a little pencil eraser size rust spot adjacent to the license plate frame. 
Apr 2014

109620 mi

C $700
Alternator failed and was replaces 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Sep 2015
Apr 2011

45000 mi

US $600
Replace radiator 
Acura MDX in Florida, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2012
Sep 2011

43000 mi

US $45
Rt. side A/C vent in dash broke - was replaced. 
Acura MDX in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2007 - Dec 2013
Nov 2007

25420 mi
center dash panel bezel became loose--dealer replaced clip. 
Dec 2007

26040 mi
headphones for rear entertainment system replaced due to intermittent sound 
Dec 2008

40920 mi
Outside temperature reading inaccurate for cold temperatures. Would display -18 C as the coldest reading, even when driven for hours on the highway at -35 C. 
Jul 2009

48360 mi

C $43
Loud ticking from engine while running--diagnosed as piston slap. Replaced short block. 
Aug 2011

77500 mi
Automatic transmission (PCM) software was updated to minimize judder of the torque converter. 
Acura MDX in Washington, United States
Jan 2008 - Dec 2017
Mar 2008

4000 mi
Numerous interior rattles. Subwoofer resonation. Traction control in-operative. Same rattles as before, ineffective repair attempt. Same rattles as before, ineffective repair attempt. Unsuccessful repair. Same rattles as before, ineffective repair attempt. Unsuccessful repair. Decided not waste any further time. Ineffective repair attempt. Unsuccessful repair. Decided not waste any further time. Vibration in driveline after vehicle driven by unauthorized personel. Problem noted and will be pursued as condition worsens. Damage to finish on rear bumper after vehicle driven by unauthorized personel. Problem noted and will be pursued as condition worsens. 
Acura MDX in Ohio, United States
Nov 2009 - Aug 2014
May 2010

96000 mi

US $500
Idler pulley for serpentine belt was whining and needed to be replaced (pulley worn out) 
Jan 2011

104000 mi
TSB for transmission reprogramming 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2017
Feb 2013

90700 mi

US $400
Replaced alternator (and serpentine belt). Also changed oil, rotated tires and serviced rear differential. Cost was alternator only. 
Jul 2014

104500 mi

US $1250
Updated software transmission Restore headlights due to dulling and cracking. 
Dec 2014

109000 mi

US $530
Replace power steering pump. 
Aug 2016

126000 mi

US $500
Replaced front compliance bushings 
Acura MDX in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

62620 mi

C $100
catalytic converters replaced 
Acura MDX in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - Oct 2013
Apr 2011

60760 mi

C $100
Changed radiator and flushed transmission fluid and coolant. Problem was transmission fluid mixed with the radiator coolant and came out thru radiator over flow. Warranty covered the job entirely. Paid $100 for towing the car to dealer. Changed radiator and flushed transmission fluid and coolant. Problem was transmission fluid mixed with the radiator coolant and came out thru the radiator over flow. Warranty covered the job entirely. Paid $100 for towing the car to dealer  
Acura MDX in New York, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2011
Apr 2011

64000 mi
IPOD adapter that I paid extra for when I purchased the car no longer worked. I was told that they no longer make the part that was broken, so they could not fix it. OnStar system no longer working. Was told it needed to be replaced and would cost approximately $1,500. Popping noice from left speakers. I was told the cost would be $638.56 to replace the speakers and if that didn't resolve the problem they would then have to replace the amplifier for a total of $1,113.12. 
Acura MDX in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 2012
Nov 2011

110000 mi

US $400
Bad EGR valve located under the the intake manifold. 
Aug 2012

117700 mi
Bad alternator took out the battery. 
Acura MDX in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2009 - Feb 2012
Jan 2010

31000 mi
bad torque converter 
Dec 2010

44000 mi
software update for transmission....for "juddering" between 30-40 mph 
Feb 2012

53000 mi

US $140
groaning from rear differential 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

70000 mi

US $360
Dome light out. Light for seat heater out.  
Apr 2010

71000 mi

US $600
bluetooth stopped working 
Oct 2010

81000 mi
computer went out 
Acura MDX in Iowa, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

44700 mi
Rust bubble on hood from failed seal under hood, between hood skin and bottom of hood. The seal runs along the front of the hood. Hood was replaced by dealership under warranty (no charge)after service rep gave ok. 
Acura MDX in Michigan, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2011
Oct 2009

55000 mi

US $500
DVD player replaced because it didnt work 
Dec 2009

60000 mi

US $700
Transmission making a growling grinding noise when driven between 20-40 with mild acceleration. None of the windows would roll down and the motor made a squealing sound when activated. Starter making a grinding sound on cold starts. It was not releasing well and was replaced. Electrical wires connecting window to board inside car through the door was not connected well and was fixed. 
Dec 2010

78000 mi
Torque converter that had been adjusted before was replaced but vibrating noise came back. 
Jun 2011

84700 mi
Ticking noise from the engine that could not be replicated. 
Acura MDX in Illinois, United States
Nov 2009 - Jan 2014
Feb 2013

62300 mi

US $1300
The power steering pump and assorted equipment associated with that failed. Dealer had no explanation as to why given the low miles. 
Acura MDX in Indiana, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2017
Dec 2014

138000 mi

US $100
battery dead 
Jul 2016

164500 mi

US $500
Front end noise and loose. Replaced struts, springs an stabilizer links. 
Dec 2016

169000 mi

US $500
Alternator failed 
Acura MDX in Florida, United States
Dec 2007 - Mar 2010
Feb 2008

14000 mi

US $223
Vibration at 73 mph & above. 
Mar 2008

15000 mi
Left rear shock absorber leaking oil on garage floor. Replacement left rear shock arrived a week after ordered and was installed - only inconvenience 2 trips to dealership. 
Aug 2009

30000 mi
Nav system malfunctioned and distance to destination was less than actual distance and time to arrival about 9 times greater than should have been. 
Nov 2009

31000 mi
Dead battery. Repl under wtty 

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