2014 Acura MDX engine problems: either stalls or lurches on light acceleration

Either Stalls Or Lurches On Light Acceleration

2014 Acura MDX

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Acura dealer.

5.5

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
28,400 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2014 Acura MDX Owner Comments

problem #8

May 012017

MDX Limited 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehicle has begun to hesitate at acceleration. Vehicle first hesitates then "catches up" by accelerating more than desired (lurching). When trying to maintain speed at 35mph and 45mph, the vehicle hesitates and there is noticeable engine/acceleration wavering with the tachometer needle oscillating by up to 500rpm.

- Mohsen N., Mc Lean, VA, US

problem #7

Mar 252017

MDX Tech Package

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

Vehicle has begun to hesitate at acceleration. Vehicle first hesitates then "catches up" by accelerating more than desired (lurching). When trying to maintain speed at 35mph and 45mph, the vehicle hesitates and there is noticeable engine/acceleration wavering with the tachometer needle oscillating by up to 500rpm. Problem is becoming more noticeable with "lurching" from acceleration becoming more pronounced and therefore more unpredictable.

- Pablo D., Churchville, US

problem #6

Sep 132015

MDX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

Took the car to the dealer and was informed they had never heard of the problem. WRONG. The RPM's can be seen fluctuating on light acceleration and can be felt in the car. It is annoying to feel the hesitation as you drive. The dealer changed a sensor and said that was the issue. Did not correct anything. This is a common issue with the MDX and needs correcting

- kilowatt1, Lawndale, NC, US

problem #5

Oct 092016

MDX

  • Manual transmission
  • 47,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Purchased an Acura MDX 2014, Wed Oct 7, the next day noticed the issue with shifting, lurching, skipping with acceleration, when changing gears, even the RPM dial flutters. I took it back to the dealer. They would only trade me-- we did not want another 2014 model, but that's all they would trade for (3 days later!)We test drove 3 other Acura MDX, 2014 model, all but 1 had the exact same issue!!!! So we went for the one that did not do...only to find, now two days later on Monday Oct 10, same problem has presented itself. We've also talked to a friend with a MDX 2014, and he's having the same exact issue, started at 35k miles. Now I am stuck with a car payment on what I thought was going to be a great car, and 3 days in I'm having a possible engine/transmission problem. This was sold from Scott Clark Honda in Charlotte. There answer now is, well it's under warranty, if something major is wrong, you can get it fixed. The problem is, service also says they can't "duplicate it" by running it. My husband had to drive it to show it to them, and then they acknowledged that there is something wrong.

- sweetarheel, Shelby, NC, US

problem #4

Mar 022015

MDX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

Among the numerous other issues that I have been experiencing with this vehicle, it began to stall upon acceleration earlier this year. This can happen when pulling off after being stopped or even while driving in the 30-45 mph range. You can also see a noticeable fluctuation in the RPM dial. When I took it in to the dealership, they stated that they'd run a diagnostic and could not duplicate (which seems to be a common answer with this vehicle). The issue remains ongoing. If you are experiencing this issue as well...please file a complaint with the NHTSA.

- Jacqueline L., Hephzibah, GA, US

problem #3

Jun 022015

MDX Shawd 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles

I have 49000 miles now, but at about 30000 miles Acura service dept could not duplicate problem....it has been happening daily for all the time I have owned...18 months.....I live 150 miles from dealer and do not go back for service .

- rreiman, Hastings, NE, US

problem #2

Aug 152014

MDX Tech V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,032 miles

pulling off from a red light, there is hesitation in the acceleration sometimes.

- Mary C., Gray, GA, US

problem #1

Jun 012014

MDX Awd Tech 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles

On light acceleration from a stoplight, car sometimes stalls for a second, then suddenly lurches forward in a low gear. Sometimes just leaps forward from stop with no hesitation. Causes passengers' heads to snap back and could be dangerous in heavy traffic. Can occur at operating temperature. When engine is cold, there is a lot of part throttle hesitation low speeds.

- Gene M., Houston, TX, US

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