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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 (18%)

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

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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 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 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. Sporadic issue. The dealer told me to bring it back when it was not working more often. 
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
Apr 2017 - May 2017
May 2017

18500 mi
Nav system. Infotainment system 
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 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 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
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

22000 mi

US $9
Replace key fob battery 
Jun 2018

25000 mi
Navigation screen blackout 
Acura MDX in Texas, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

41000 mi
Driver side sun visor replaced 
Acura MDX in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2015 - Jan 2021
Feb 2017

38000 mi
Replaced injectors. Replaced catalytic converter. 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Illinois, United States
May 2015 - Jul 2017
Dec 2015

5000 mi
Replaced both rear shock absorbers 
Acura MDX in Texas, United States
Feb 2015 - Jul 2016
May 2015

2400 mi
Would not come out of park. 
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 Washington, United States
Mar 2016 - Feb 2021
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 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 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 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 

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