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2011 Acura MDX repairs by problem area

Engine (9%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (37%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (20%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 79 repairs.
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2011 Acura MDX repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (7%)

$100 - $499 (25%)

< $100 (63%)

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Chart based on 60 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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2011 Acura MDX

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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 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 Alabama, United States
Nov 2015 - Aug 2016
Jan 2016

87700 mi

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 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 Virginia, United States
Jun 2013 - Dec 2017
Jul 2013

20500 mi
CD player was malfunctioning. 
Acura MDX in Maine, United States
May 2014 - Dec 2015
Jul 2014

33500 mi

US $85
Fog lights both burned out 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Jul 2014 - Dec 2017
Sep 2014

36000 mi
Rear cup holder. 
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 - Sep 2017
Oct 2016

59200 mi

US $200
Whistle noise occasionally from hvac 
Sep 2017

65000 mi

US $450
Front hub bearing replaced. 
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 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 Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2015 - Dec 2017
Sep 2016

125000 mi

US $1500
Hoses. Oil change. 
Sep 2017

158000 mi

US $980
U-joint failure 
Acura MDX in Colorado, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2017
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 Missouri, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2017
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
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 Texas, United States
Jun 2013 - Dec 2017
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 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 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 Tennessee, United States
Mar 2011 - Nov 2013
May 2011

2000 mi
Defective or blown speaker in dash; ordered replacement and installed 
Acura MDX in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2011 - Dec 2015
Dec 2013

21080 mi
Battery Low warning - issue dealt with on a recall at n/c 
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 Oregon, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2014
Jan 2012

7000 mi
engine is dying or shutting off after starting 
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
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 Ontario, Canada
Jun 2012 - Dec 2017
Jan 2016

21820 mi

C $300
Leaking of fluid. Replacement of a part - not sure what part. 
Acura MDX in California, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2017
Feb 2016

20600 mi

US $150
replace battery after 5 years 
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 Ontario, Canada
Aug 2011 - Dec 2015
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. 
Acura MDX in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2011 - Nov 2016
Jan 2012

18300 mi
BAD CELL IN BATTERY, REPLACE BATTERY 
Acura MDX in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Jun 2012
Nov 2011

2480 mi
The vehicle pull to the right. 
Acura MDX in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2017
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 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. 

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