pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
101,450 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace transmission (4 reports)
2005 Acura MDX transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 072014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,000 miles


Used Purchased: On the next day we purchased this vehicle the transmission went out. It wouldn't move at all. I called dealer but it was closed (Sunday), therefore we had to wait until Monday. Without hesitation, dealer towed vehicle to dealership. It took approximately 6 days for vehicle to be fixed (had to wait for transmission to be shipped). The dealer did replace transmission at no charge, and gave a 6 month warranty. I believe the only reason they did this was because we have not yet finalized the paperwork. They wanted to make sure we gave a good review to the financial institute. Saleman did mention the financial institute would be calling. I said I would give a good review if transmission is guaranteed. He did say they were planning on giving a warranty. H'mmmm? We were lucky transmission went out the next day of purchase or we would've been screwed.

- Carmen G., Chicago, IL, US

problem #3

Jan 262015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,670 miles

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total transmission failure total transmission failure

I am not happy to see a good vehicle like MDX have a transmission problem on a Low mileage as 60000 miles. Acura should do something about this problem before it cost people's lives and then cost them a lot in name, credibility, and money.

- Ricky E., Mount Rainier, MD, US

problem #2

Jun 132014

MDX Limited V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 123,000 miles

I have owned my vehicle for only a month when the transmission went out while I was driving down the road. I had to have it towed and that is when I was told my transmission would have to be rebuilt or replaced.

- Jennifer S., Cleveland, TN, US

problem #1

Apr 112011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Transmission needed to be totally replaced, I have a friend with the same car and had to replace his transmission as well. He only had 75,000 miles on his MDX at the time.

- Jack H., Alexandria, VA, US

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