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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems

2005 Acura MDX (Page 3 of 3)


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,825 miles

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2005 Acura MDX transmission problems

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2005 Acura MDX Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #3

Oct 022009


  • miles


I have approximately 57,000 miles on my 2005 Acura MDX. I had been experiencing a noise coming from the engine at speeds around 20 - 25 and 40 - 45. I was told by the dealer that I needed my torque converter replaced. This appears to be a common problem on this particular vehicle. I feel that is unacceptable on a $40,000 car with so few miles/years on it.

- Blaine, MN, USA

problem #2

Apr 042007


  • 50,000 miles
2005 Acura MDX. Transmission problem. Seems others on the forums have complained of an intermittent vibration in the car, the diagnosis was the torque converter the other cars. I am having the same experiences these other people have had.,however since I cant replicate the problem at the dealer no one is doing anything.

- Manalapan, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 152007

MDX 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Acura MDX. While driving in reverse, the contact heard a clunking noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle jerked backwards and struck a concrete pole approximately 2 feet away. The vehicle automatically shifted into drive, surged forward, and struck another concrete pole. Both air bags deployed. The passenger in the front of the vehicle was trapped and unable to open the door. The police, ambulance, and fire departments arrived at the scene. A police report was filed. The contact had burns and cuts on her arms and face and a swollen right knee. She will have to undergo therapy on her neck and knee. The passenger was badly bruised. The contact spoke with Acura on September 17, 2007 and they stated that their legal department would be in touch with her, however, they have not responded as of yet. This was the second time this failure has occurred. In the first incident, the vehicle was placed in drive and accelerated on its own. The failure occurred while driving 25 mph. The VIN, engine size, and current mileage were unknown. The failure mileage was 32,000. Updated 12/12/07

- South Bury, CT, USA

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