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NHTSA — Power Train: Driveline Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
108,000 miles

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2003 Acura MDX drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 112009


  • 108,000 miles


Regarding a 2003 Acura MDX with 108,000 miles, the transmission and two motor mounts failed. Information on the edmunds website confirm these repetitive failures and potential transmission lockup at high speeds. I have all maintenance records to show the car was taken care of. New motor mounts were $500. The dealer paid for most of the transmission replacement but it still costs us $460 out of pocket.

- Navarre Beach, FL, USA

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