NHTSA — Equipment: Air Conditioner Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,912 miles

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2004 Acura MDX AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2004 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 062012

MDX 6-cyl

  • 102,912 miles


Over a period of time, beginning about the date and vehicle mileage stated above, I experienced a shudder and corresponding noise as the transmission tried to shift gears. Similar to the sensation of driving across closely-spaced rumble strips, the shudder and noise seemed to vary in length of time depending on speed. This occurred many times before I became concerned and started researching during which I found dozens of similar accounts in various on-line forums. Eventually I took my MDX to the dealership for a diagnosis. Disappointingly similar to many accounts I read on the internet, and despite my description of the problem, the Acura dealership was unable to reproduce the problem, further noting all 19 items on their multi-point inspection report as "checked and ok", including the transmission. Soon thereafter, the drive train completely froze up as I discovered after starting the car in my driveway (thankfully, not while driving the car). Despite using the transmission shift lock release button (coincidentally -?- the subject of a recall for which I have received a notice from Acura), the car remains immobile because I am unable to get the car out of park and put it into gear to return to the dealership for further diagnosis. My local Acura dealership has been unresponsive to my numerous complaints and calls attempting to remedy the problem. The consumer stated the water pump, timing belt, air conditioner, motor mount, front axle seal, rear HVAC blower transistor all failed. Upadted 03/11/15

- Mclean, VA, USA

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