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2010 Acura MDX repairs by problem area

Engine (16%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (38%)

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

Other (5%)

Chart based on 82 repairs.
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2010 Acura MDX repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (10%)

$100 - $499 (22%)

< $100 (58%)

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Chart based on 59 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Acura MDX

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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 Manitoba, Canada
Dec 2012 - Aug 2014
Nov 2013

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

88660 mi

C $980
Replace 3 of four struts 
Acura MDX in Oregon, United States
Nov 2013 - Mar 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 Ontario, Canada
Aug 2013 - Mar 2014
Jan 2014

45880 mi
Defective battery, always running low on charge. Battery replaced under warranty. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Jun 2013 - May 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 California, United States
Jul 2013 - Mar 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 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 Minnesota, United States
Jun 2015 - Mar 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. 
Acura MDX in British Columbia, Canada
May 2016 - Apr 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. 
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 - Mar 2018
Dec 2017

88000 mi

US $1800
Charging system, sensors, alternator, battery 
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 New Jersey, United States
May 2012 - Apr 2018
Apr 2018

102000 mi

US $350
Serpentine belt 
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. 
Acura MDX in Nebraska, United States
Sep 2015 - Mar 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 Washington, United States
Jun 2016 - Mar 2018
Sep 2017

95000 mi

US $330
The alternator quit charging, so I had to replace the alternator and the 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 Minnesota, United States
May 2010 - Mar 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 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 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 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 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 California, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2017
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 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 Illinois, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2014
Dec 2011

18000 mi
Faulty electric sensor controlling tire pressure and battery warning light 
Acura MDX in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2014
May 2012

47000 mi
Replaced pressure switch "B" (3rd gear). 
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 Connecticut, United States
Jun 2012 - Dec 2017
Jan 2015

93500 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 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 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 Washington, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2016
Nov 2013

27700 mi
3rd row seats' leather ripped from "unuse" and was replaced 
Acura MDX in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2014
Dec 2011

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

39500 mi

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

41300 mi
Battery replaced under warranty. 
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 Ontario, Canada
Dec 2012 - Mar 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 

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