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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 12 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 2005 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

“back up camera system failed; right outside mirror failed to angle down when in reverse gear”

Anonymous, BC (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“The back up light is in sync with navigation so when navigation does not work camera does not also”

Louis G., CO (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

“Display screen for back-up camera difficult to see under many light conditions. Radio display difficult to see about 75% of the time”

Anonymous, OR (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Screen is not bright enough and is completely invisible when wearing polarized sun glasses”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

“display screen stopped working entirely”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“For the last two years, the GPS has become unreliable due to many incorrect driving directions and specific destination locations being flat out wrong”

Anonymous, CT (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“GPS stopped, controls not USble, screen blank, replacements did not work, and attempts to fix failed. Replaced with aftermarket”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“The system is in a loop that will not allow new software to be uploaded, therefore making it unUSble”

Louis G., CO (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“The bluetooth stopped working. Replacement cost was estimated at over $1,000 so I did not replace it”

Anonymous, BC (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Won't hold Bluetooth connection - finally gave up on using it”

Anonymous, OR (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Bluetooth computer failed and needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Car does not pair with Samsung 5 or newer, or iPhone 6”

Anonymous, GA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Phone pairing stopped working altogether. Will not even initiate the pairing function”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“The Bluetooth failed and would drain the battery without any indication. Went online and found out about this issue. Acura refused to fix this at no extra cost and the fix would cost over $600. So I paid for them to disconnect it. Unit fails unsafely”

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“amp for factory sub woofer failed. Common failure according to mechanic. OEM part is $900”

Peter H., CA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“rattle, poor quality”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Blown Amplifier”

Tina S., WA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

“Bluetooth connection to cellphones stopped working”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

“Ribbon cable to rear screen cracked and shorted, causing whole rear system to fail. Replacing ribbon cable did not fix the issue”

Lars T., CA (2005 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

“Currently being repaired”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Compressor had to be replaced along with condenser for a total of $2500”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“10 years old. normal for 115000 miles on it”

Douglas D., UT (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Compressor failed”

Dave C., AL (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“extremely loud after few minutes of running, so loud that it has to be shut off”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Could never finding the right temp - would have to turn it down to 66 to get slightly cool air, then it stopped producing heat as well”

Christina G., NC (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“full hot or cold does not regulate”

Anonymous, OK (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“started making a clicking noise. had to be replaced”

Anonymous, ID (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“air mix motor was making clicking noise. Replaced the air mix motor and now the thermostat does not work properly. The dealer says it's a coincidence”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“My problems are all related. There's a short that my mechanic can't find without me agreeing to 8+ hours of searching for it. The fuse for the auto door locks blows so I use the key. Occasionally the fuse for the radio and power seats blows. I"ve”

Steven W., TX (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Heater system

“Heater blows when not turned on”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

“Perennial problem. Needs periodic recharge. Replacement of O-ring seals did not solve the problem”

B B., MA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Seals went bad with age”

Anonymous, MI (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seat controls

“passenger heated seat does not work in low setting. High works”

Anonymous, CO (2005 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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

“unlock all doors but all doors automatically lock soon after rear lift gate door open (e.g. while packing groceries in back) so have to unlock again to enter vehicle”

Anonymous, BC (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“The automatic door lock system has failed for the second time since I've owned this car. The doors can only be locked or unlocked by key at the driver's door”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“The cover became foggy or blurred. It did not retain clarity”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Interior lights

“manual overhead switch not working”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Interior lights on gear selector and dashboard buttons are out. Not cost effective to repair”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Overhead light on drivers side won't switch on manually”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

“passenger rear door lock actuator failed”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“The electric actuator failed on the front passenger door and also the master switch”

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Does not lock or unlock the car”

George B., ID (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“Brake light lamp sometimes works, sometimes doesn't”

Anonymous, WA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Driver's heated seat failed”

Rickey S., TN (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“THe drivers side heater just stopped working”

Steven W., TX (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

“Seat belt/air bag warning light is intermittent”

Rickey S., TN (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

“Transmission stopped working. I was told it was connected to the water cooling system and the whole system had o be replaced”

Anonymous, BC (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Transmission failed, due to failure with radiator. The radiator allowed ATF and Antifreeze to mix causing issues with the transmission”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Was not shifting well, dealer said no problem. Went to transmission specialist and they found metal debris in transmission housing. Never saw the debris, but paid $3000 to fix”

William W., CA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“we have had this car service by dealer the entire time now the entire transmission has be to rebuilt at a cost of $6,500.00 We bought the car and had it service by the dealer so it would last. To have this problem is terrible”

Alex K., PA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Transmission coolant line rupture, all fluid leaked out and transmission was totaled. I feel it was a manufacturing defect”

Dave S., CT (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Engine rear main seal started leaking about a week before third gear failed. One annoying problem, one major problem. I paid for the rear main seal replacement, while Acura did a one time goodwill replacement of the transmission. While disappointed”

Christopher C., CA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“We had heard that this is a problem with this model and we needed a complete replacement last year, but it was over 100,000”

Judith L., CA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Transmission failed and required rebuild”

Anonymous, GA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“The transmission cooler line failed in the radiator. The problem proceeded without dash indicator gauges to the engine where the head was damaged and the bolts into the engine were stripped. Replaced engine with a used 105K engine..Replaced engine, h”

Anonymous, NH (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Transmission overheated (it has an additional cooler on it, and had been replaced shortly before we purchased the car) and we had to do a total replacement. Steering unit was leaking and also had to be replaced. Major expense-$7,000”

Anonymous, CO (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“We had to have the transmission completely rebuilt 4 months after purchasing the car”

Anonymous, OK (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Torque converter

“There was a new sound from the area of the transmission so we brought it to the dealer. The estimate came back at over $7,000 dollars. The part was just out of warrentee, and we negotiated it down to $4400. We researched on the Internet and this w”

Anonymous, MN (2005 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

“The paint on the rear passenger side of the car faded badly and seems to have lost its protective coat, mismatched to the front half of the car. Trim is faded”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“paint fading on certain area: rear passenger door & rear bumper”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“I added door guards and a wind deflector to the car when new the paint has faded on both of these items while the rest of the car is fine. If I knew these items would look like this I would not have added anything to the car”

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“several areas starting showing rust this year suddenly. front edge of hood due to "wrap" of sheet metal and holding water under rolled edge. At joints of bumpers and body”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“The rust-proofing is poor on this car. There are several rust spots in very predictable places (i.e. edge of hood, around tail gate, around license plates). These should have had better rust mitigation as known areas for rust to start. This rust r”

Anonymous, MN (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Dealer and manufacturer refused to offer assistance with rust perforation”

Ranji P., NJ (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Just the typical 11 year old rust”

Anthony L., IL (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Based on the MDX internet forum, a lot of cars of that generation have rust problems. So does mine. Acura refused to offer any assistance”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Rust forming on lid of hood and over rear wheel wells”

Cristopher P., MA (2005 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

Power steering leaks

“Bearing & hose leak”

Anonymous, CO (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Had noticed noise when turning. Reported it twice to regular mechanic. They road tested and could find no problem. When it persisted, I took it to the Acura dealer and they found major problems with steering and rack and pinion. Total cost exceeded $3000”

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Took the car in numerous times before it could be fixed, spent over $8.9k in repairs last year on year this and other issues”

Anonymous, MO (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“I currently have a broken shock”

Jeff G., OH (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Blown rear shock that needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, MO (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“Had to replace power steering unit, including rack and pinion”

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“upper control arm on one side”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“They replaced inner tiered at approximately 103k miles”

Jim M., IL (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Had to replace them”

Anonymous, MO (2005 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

Locks and latches

“Multiple locations of rust. Hood, bottom of door”

Jason S., MO (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“passenger side front and rear door lock actuators stopped working”

Anonymous, OK (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Key does not lock/unlock two doors”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Mirrors

“Glass in left side mirror fell out”

Anonymous, SC (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Seat controls - movement

“The bracket connecting the upholstered part of the driver's seat to the moving "base" of the seat broke, causing the seat to perform like a rocking chair”

Anonymous, CO (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“Handle suddenly started sticking after opening, preventing proper closing. Not the hatch, but the auto lock on passenger front door quit working last year. all others work”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Windows

“The windows in the car seem to be too heavy for the window motors. Last year, I replaced the passenger window motor after it failed. The poorly made plastic softens when it is hot and gives way or the motor burns out, causing the window to fall down”

Anonymous, CA (2005 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

Oil leaks

“Oil filter housing”

Anonymous, CO (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

“Needed a valve adjustment. Was running very poorly and the Check Engine and VTM4 lights were on. Computer registered a "miss" on multiple cylinders. Inlet valves too tight and exhause valves too loose. Evidently it is common in excess of 100K miles”

Andrew D., VA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Valves were adjusted and spark plugs replaced”

Anonymous, BC (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“transmission was rough shifting. It was blamed on the motor mounts - they said 2 were cracked and 3rd was worn. I replaced all 4, but it didn't change the transmission rough shifting”

Anonymous, CT (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Based on MDX internet forum a lot of owners experienced failed engine mounts. Two mounts failed in my car. Acura refused any assistance”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“2 engine mounts went bad--had to be replaced”

Anonymous, TN (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

“Cat failures are well known and documented on this Generation of MDX”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“worn out exhaust developed leak and was replaced”

Gene W., NY (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Had to be replaced”

Jodi P., ON (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Transmission cover broke and fell off”

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Had many problems with the exhaust system. Took three trips to totally repair. It is an 11 year old car, so to be expected”

David W., IL (2005 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

“Heat exchanger inside of radiator leaked into coolant”

Andreas H., MN (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Gear selector or linkage

“Linkage at transmission rusted solid making transmission inoperable”

Jason S., MO (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Slipping transmission

“Transmission slip in Drive but keeping in D3 none issue”

Larry S., MN (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“When cold the car is very slow to engage and get moving”

Anonymous, TX (2005 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

Alternator

“Alternator went bad and had to replaced for several hundred dollars”

Anonymous, NC (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Alternator wasn't charging battery We replaced it, but had to return that alternator under warranty after which things were fine. We are using a battery that is 24 months old and it's not holding a strong charge. Many issues w battery/chrgng systm”

Tina S., WA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Starter

“Starter went bad and had to replaced for 100s of dollars”

Anonymous, NC (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“The starter remains engaged after the engine starts. Common problem with this car. The starter noise continues for a second or two after the car starts. The shaft does not retract quickly enough”

Andrew D., VA (2005 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

Squeaks or rattles

“Gurgling sound underneath and behind the glove compartment that no one (Acura dealership and 2 auto repair shops) has been able to figure out. It is not always consistent. We can not figure out a pattern of when it occurs”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Dash and glove box squeaks”

Anonymous, IN (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Air or water leaks

“Leak behind passenger front quarter panel allowing rainwater running off windshield to come inside and accumulate under passenger floor”

Lars T., CA (2005 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

Rotors

“Replaced”

James G., NJ (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“gone through 2 sets of rotors front and rear. Rotors were warped and needed to be replaced before the brakes were worn through”

Anonymous, CT (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“braking was clearly not normal- abnormal pulsing and noise - rotors job fixed it”

Anonymous, BC (2005 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

Head gasket

“Being repaired at this time”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

“The oil pump failed and the motor had a loud knock from the bottom end. We tried replaced the oil pump in the original engine and ultimately replaced the original engine with a used one. Acura corporate would not help us with any of the cost ($5000)”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“no obvious problem but Acura service very strongly urged should replace due to mileage”

Anonymous, BC (2005 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.

What Owners Say

“intermittently shuts off at startup”

Marc S., MN (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

“Switch failures”

Anonymous, NC (2005 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

“Had to replace for $700”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

“Catalytic Converter had to be replaced. Rather pricey repair”

Anonymous, GA (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

“leak of tranny fluid into coolant inside of radiator”

Andreas H., MN (2005 Acura MDX None 3.5-L V6)
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