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The MDX has been one of our higher-rated models. We like its strong, refined powertrain and pleasant ride. The comfortable interior offers good visibility, seating for seven passengers and a very decent amount of cargo room. The MDX also feels agile in routine driving, but does not inspire confidence in emergency handling, even with its stability-control system.
Alerts
There are 9 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
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Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and side air bags standard. ESC standard from 2003. Head protection air bags standard from 2004. Forward collision warning and blind spot monitoring optional from 2011. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking standard from 2017.
Road Test

The MDX has been one of our higher-rated models. We like its strong, refined powertrain and pleasant ride. The comfortable interior offers good visibility, seating for seven passengers and a very decent amount of cargo room. The MDX also feels agile in routine driving, but does not inspire confidence in emergency handling, even with its stability-control system.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
Drive Wheels
AWD
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 (265 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2004 Acura MDX owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

“Backup camera stopped working completely in 2012 and cannot be fixed without ripping out the entire inside roof of the car to run a new connection line between the camera and the dashboard display”

Anonymous, CT (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Backup Camera stopped working”

Anonymous, WA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Backup Camera failed within one week of expiration of Warranty. Wanted over $ 800.00 for a replacement at Acura Dealer. Brow beat them to around $ 200.00 due to time associated with Warranty expiration. Replaced camera”

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“The back up screen is same as the navigational screen. When one stopped working, so did the other. Both were fixed together”

William D., VA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Stopped working”

Roger E., AK (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Backup camera stopped working. Deal quoted $600 to fix. Looked on line and suggested that wires between rear lift door and body may be broken, which was the case. Fixed for $5 and 30 minutes of work”

Anonymous, SC (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

“a black spot appeared in the display and continues to grow larger. Very expensive to have replaced”

John B., NC (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“First the Nav system went. Then the dusplay screen itself staryed freezing and going blank whuch prevrnts scvess to climate controls most importantly”

Kenneth S., OR (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“I had to have the navigation disc player repaired by a company in Los Angeles about 3 months ago. It works well now”

Ron T., OR (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“the button/joystick for the GPS popped out one time--but i was able to jerry rig it back together. now i have to be careful in handling it, afraid that it might pop out again and then costly to repair/replace”

Henson P., BC (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“The in-dash navigational system stopped working, and when it did we were unable to use the AC controls operated from the same screen. Dealership wanted $2,000 to fix, but recommended someone who fixed it for approx $300”

William D., VA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“DVD player had to be replaced with refurbished twice. Non-working system made some touch screen features e.g. fan speed not work”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“When the nav system stopped working it impacted other electronic controls including air and heat”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Nav system reboots on nearly every start. Sometimes it won't activate. AC controls are part of the screeen so we don't have this available during reboots or when screen is blank”

Matt A., OK (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“The underseat GPS DVD reader went bad. It started slowly, with a "DVD is bad" message, but then got worse, eventually disabling the entire touchscreen. This eliminated all climate control functions in addition to loss of the GPS”

James P., VA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Failure to read disc message came on screen. System stopped working despite reloading disc, cleaning it etc. dealer states DVD player has failed”

Anonymous, MA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Occasionally provides error message and map does not appear on screen”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“had to send the DVD unit out for repairs”

Anonymous, FL (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Nav system is antiquated and requires a yearly CD update. It finally stopped working completely and is currently of no use”

Kenneth S., OR (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Speaker controls (bass, treble) do not adjust”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“DVD Player failed. No fix available. Replacement of the unit was quoted at over $2,000.00 by Honda. No DVD Player on earth should cost more than $300.00. Unwilling to replace at such an extreme cost !!!”

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“I have not used this system much but recently tried to use it and it did not seem to be working”

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

“The volume control on the left side of the steering wheel for the entertainment system doesn't always work right. Sometimes it will change channels instead of increasing/decreasing the volume”

Ron T., OR (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

“After being serviced a year before the compressor went out and was replaced”

Anonymous, LA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“series of cooling issues over the last 2 years. finally the compressor siezed last week. Looking to replace vehicle”

Anonymous, NH (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“A/C compressor died, had to pay for a refurbished one--didn't expect this expensive repair job and very annoyed with it”

Henson P., BC (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Would not retain coolant. Had a leak that needed to be fixed”

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“failed - does not work, requires replacement”

Anonymous, NC (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“took three visits to fix AC”

Jenniper T., VA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Needed to replace”

Jeff S., MI (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

“Electronic's did not work”

Anonymous, PA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

“Has become progressively noisy”

Anonymous, NV (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“The blower fan has become very noisy at times. I need to reduce the intensity for the noise to quiet down. It will probably need to be replaced eventually which is expensive (around $1K I believe)”

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“I was told it was computer failure and that all individual parts were working”

Cindy S., CA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Radio steering wheel remote switches”

David B., IA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Heater system

“rear heater A/C stopped working”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“gurgling sound in the dash area where the heater is located. Honda dealer replaced radiator and did not fix the problem”

Anonymous, CO (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Consistent and regular problems with the HVAC system in car. Needs servicing almost every year, each time costed about $850”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“expected repair is $1,000+”

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“A/C doesnt work at all. Compressor was replaced some time ago, leaked out quickly”

Anonymous, UT (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Refrigerant leaked out. Needed a new compressor”

Anonymous, MA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Bushings

“Replaced bushings as well, but I'm not sure it helped. SUV road very well when purchased”

Anonymous, CO (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“compliance and sway bar bushing both failing and big money to fix”

Anonymous, MA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Power steering leaks

“Told power steering leaks. Needs rack and pump replacement, as well as oil pump”

Garry S., PA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Had to replace power steering pump”

Anonymous, TX (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Power steering noisy when cold (Below 50 F). I thought it was the pump but after shop inspection it turned out to be the steering column unit, repair estimate $950”

Anonymous, FL (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Pump leaking fluid on garage floor”

Anonymous, IL (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Air leak at inlet”

James G., AZ (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“pump was leaking replaced pump”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“when turning the steering wheel we were hearing this whirring noise. Took to SEARS who have changed the power hose so many different times, then finally changed the pump. The noise is coming back, we intend to return it to SEARS, as it's still under warranty, till they get it right”

Anonymous, NY (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“System fluid leak and pump make loud noise upon turning”

Anonymous, IL (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“2 sets in 5 years”

Anonymous, MN (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“the ride was very rough. I had not replaced the original shocks/struts until 120,000 miles. After replacing them & the bushings the ride is still a bit rough. My mechanic lowered the tire pressure and that helped some. Our roads are very rough”

Anonymous, CO (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Probably from extensive off road use”

Anonymous, DC (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“replaced all four struts”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

“steering wheel vibrated at highway speeds”

Anonymous, TX (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Normal wear”

Lou D., MA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“It was time to have them replaced. I actually updated the entire front end”

Vincent S., LA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“The left front tie rod needed replacement after 190,000 miles”

Anonymous, MN (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

“Had problem with tensioner and purchased aftermarket part at repair shop. Did not last because spring too strong and had to replace with orig equip at dealer appears to be ok after month”

Gerald M., VA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Engine computer

“Warning lights arbitrarily light up”

Anna P., WI (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

“after adjusting valves, engine knock occured”

Steve H., MO (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Engine mounts

“with only 87000 miles on car I have had side engine mount replaced twice and front mount replaced once”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Two of 4 mounts were torn. All 4 replaced,”

Anonymous, CO (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Motor mounts are worn. Need to be replaced. Have not done as yet”

Anonymous, MA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

“Told pump is leaking and needs replacing”

Garry S., PA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Don't understand why it happened and why it's so expensive to repair since I only have it serviced by the dealer”

Jan P., IL (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Oil Pan replaced Oil Leak Seal between Engine and transmission”

Anonymous, BC (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

“failed at 90K and is failing again”

Anonymous, MA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Torque convertor. Intermittent noise. Drained all the transmission fluid and replaced the fluid and added a product called "Shudder Guard."”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Transmission requires replacement. Known issue. I did not replace - driving with issues. Not worth fixing. Will drive as is until replacing car”

Anonymous, NH (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Had to have transmission replaced due to losing second gear”

John B., NC (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“would not stay in drive and no revise”

Anonymous, ON (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“rebuilt transmission twice, very costly I would never do it again,”

Anonymous, NY (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Complete failure had to be replaced”

Jason T., FL (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

“Seems just after having the brakes replaced, adjusted I had to go back again and again”

Anonymous, FL (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“NEEDED NEW BRAKES”

Anonymous, NY (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“this was simply a normal brake replacement as the vehicle is more than 10 years old”

Anonymous, ON (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Front brakes seem to ware more easily . Tire wear and driver stearing vibration”

Frederick C., BC (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“I changed the rotors”

Vincent S., LA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Bad squeak when car was in reverse”

Allyn H., WA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

“Seem to be replacing the brakes too often”

Anonymous, NS (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

“DRL stayed on”

Anonymous, ON (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Drivers side seat heater failure”

David B., IA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“stopped heating”

Anonymous, SC (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Keyless entry allowed locking with the remote attached to the key, but not unlock it. Attempted repair, reoccurred”

William J., GA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

“tire pressure monitor light comes on and goes off randomly”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

“I had to have the alternator replaced and there was some type of leak were a fluid was dropping out of the car. The info sheet reads it needed a P/S Pack and high pressure hose. The cost of repair for the alternator would have been almost 1000.00 a”

Charles O., NC (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

“Motor failed, had to be replaced”

Jason T., FL (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

“The transmission cooling line ran through the radiator. The hose broke in the radiator and transmission fluid got into the engine coolant and coolant got into the transmission. Had to flush the whole system, replace the radiator, and the transmissi”

Ramon S., PA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“The cooling system cools the engine and transmission. The radiator coolant leaked into the transmission and caused complete failure. Had to replace all hoses and radiator along with flushing out the transmission several times”

Harry M., MD (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Gear selector or linkage

“Could not shift gears because of rusted cable”

Anonymous, NY (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Rough shifting

“The transmission is struggling up and down shifting in first and second gear”

Ramon S., PA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Limping with overdrive downshift problem - transmission repair needed but expensive”

Anonymous, FL (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

“The 4wd was messing up which made transmission very rough . Sensor took care of this”

Anonymous, KY (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

“Moldings don't adhere anymore”

Anonymous, GA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

“Floorboard trim keeps coming up”

Anonymous, GA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Rust started within the first 3 years”

Lou D., MA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Rust at the back tailgate. It is around the wiper cnnecting to car and also around the car name plate where it attaches to car”

Gregg S., ON (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“The hood has a few spots, including an easily noticed one in the center of the front of the hood. I've looked at other MDXs in grocery store and mall parking lots and they have the same spots. This is a defect, not random or weather/salt rusting”

Anonymous, IL (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

“For the miles we have on the car, I am not at all upset about replacing the radiator”

Merwin B., MN (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Radiator

“failure of radiator meant coolant and ATF mixed”

Anonymous, PA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Radiator failure that destroyed both the transmission and transmission”

Edward K., NE (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Water pump

“Went in to replace radiator, but water pump was leaking, so had to do timing belt as well as water pump”

Merwin B., MN (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

“Total fail, had to be replaced to pass emissions”

Anonymous, UT (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“A hole developed & the muffler was replaced”

Anonymous, MN (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Had to replace one muffler”

Anonymous, NS (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Timing belt or chain

“2500 dollars in repairs. I hear from our finance company this is a common concern with Acuras”

Anonymous, MN (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Timing chain began to loosen and almost jumped time. Caught it in time and had the unit replaced”

Ron T., OR (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Had to replace the timing chains at 100,000 miles”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

“The alternator needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Engine harness

“Car would stall when cold (winter) . Needed to have valve adjustment done. About $700.00”

Anonymous, MA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Heated or cooled seat controls

“Driver's seat does not heat any more”

Anonymous, NV (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“I guess after 12 years- not too bad”

Jenniper T., VA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

“Leakage on driver side window, cause the multiplex to malfunction and alarm would go off”

Anonymous, NC (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Water leaks into driver side footwell”

Anonymous, MA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“1 of the 3 catalytic converters failed”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Replaced catalytic converter”

Anonymous, NC (2004 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

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