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2014 Acura MDX repairs by problem area

Engine (12%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (41%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (21%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 150 repairs.
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2014 Acura MDX repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (10%)

< $100 (86%)

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Chart based on 58 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Acura MDX 4dr SUV

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

Acura MDX in Florida, United States
Oct 2016 - Mar 2018
Jan 2017 chassis rattle; found loose heat shield near cat converter 
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 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 Mexico, Mexico
Jun 2014 - Jun 2017
Aug 2016

30380 mi

$300
battery changed with no cost 
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. 
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
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 California, United States
Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
Aug 2014

12000 mi
Auto lift gate latch failed 
Acura MDX in Florida, United States
Oct 2015 - Apr 2018
Jan 2017 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 . 
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 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 Michigan, United States
Apr 2013 - Aug 2014
Jan 2014

12200 mi
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. 

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2014 Acura MDX 4dr SUV

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

Acura MDX in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2015 - Mar 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 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 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 Ontario, Canada
Jun 2015 - Mar 2018
Jan 2016

23860 mi
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 
Acura MDX in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2017
Feb 2016

15000 mi
Battery drained for unknown reason 
Acura MDX in Florida, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2018
May 2015

35000 mi
Software Update for Electric Power Steering. Required to eliminate vibration at times from EPS unit. 
Acura MDX in Ohio, United States
Dec 2016 - Mar 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 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 New York, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2018
Oct 2017

73000 mi
Hesitation when driving at low rpm. Computer was reflashed and the system was flushed 
Acura MDX in Kansas, United States
Jun 2016 - Mar 2018
Oct 2017

43000 mi
Battery failed, replaced under original manufacturer's warranty. 
Acura MDX in Kansas, United States
Nov 2017 - Apr 2018
Feb 2018

24000 mi
Replaced timing belt pulley shim Driver door rattle 
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 Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2014 - Mar 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 New York, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 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 Ontario, Canada
Mar 2017 - Mar 2018
May 2017

36580 mi
Clunking rear upper mount Idler pulley noise. Idler pulley replaced. 
Acura MDX in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2016 - May 2018
Mar 2017

24800 mi
Right rear passenger door handle rusting (probably a bad washer) - replaced under warranty 
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 Texas, United States
Oct 2016 - Mar 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 Pennsylvania, United States
May 2014 - Dec 2017
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 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 Oregon, United States
Oct 2013 - Mar 2015
Jan 2014

8000 mi
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 Texas, United States
Dec 2013 - Mar 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 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 California, United States
Oct 2013 - Mar 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 Texas, United States
Oct 2013 - Mar 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. 
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 New York, United States
Jul 2013 - Mar 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 Washington, United States
Sep 2013 - Apr 2018
Jan 2014

38300 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 California, United States
Jul 2013 - Mar 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 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 Illinois, United States
Feb 2014 - Jan 2017
May 2014

8300 mi
Tailpipe clamps were broken 
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 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 - Mar 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 Oregon, United States
May 2014 - Mar 2018
Jul 2014 Acura Link control/communication unit was defective and replaced under warranty. 
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 - Mar 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 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 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 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 Florida, United States
Apr 2014 - Apr 2017
Sep 2014

2000 mi
Software update needed 
Nov 2016

27000 mi
Remote start TSB 

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