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The MDX is a well-rounded, seven-seat SUV that consistently outscored vehicles costing more. We liked its refined powertrain, quick acceleration, responsive handling, and controlled ride. We found the interior fit and finish impressive and the front- and second-row seats comfortable. But the third-row seat is tight for anyone but kids.
Alerts
There is 1 recall 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?
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 is a well-rounded, seven-seat SUV that consistently outscored vehicles costing more. We liked its refined powertrain, quick acceleration, responsive handling, and controlled ride. We found the interior fit and finish impressive and the front- and second-row seats comfortable. But the third-row seat is tight for anyone but kids. The controls can be daunting at first, but are easy enough to operate once you become familiar with them.

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
  • 3.7-liter V6 (305 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 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

CD player

“Since my dealership replaced my car battery in January 2017, the CD unit cycles, attempting to load a nonexistent CD, for about one minute when I turn on the ignition. The dealership said it was a component failure and the only way to remedy it was to replace the entire radio unit at a cost of $900. Not worth the investment, so I'm living with it”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“The Bluetooth system failed & drew down the battery. The dead battery caused the CD player to grind away, trying to eject a disk, but there was no disk in it! Noise occurred for the first minute or so every time I started the car...very irritating!”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“CD became jammed in the 6 CD system. Dealer states it will cost about $ 1000 to replace”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“CD player won't work. Acura indicates this is a problem they have had. Costs $500 to send unit to be refurbished or $1,500 for a new unit”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“stopped working. $500 to replaces, not worth that”

Edgar S., AZ (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Would not reject CDs inserted into player. Popping noise when starting vehicle after new CD player was installed”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“The six-disc changer would not eject the discs, yet it would continually try, making a grinding noise. Made the use of any radio features worthless due to the noise level. Dealer wanted so much money to fix I had to just yank the unit out myself”

Northrup A., CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“6-CD player jammed and stopped working. Internet complaints run in the 100s or so, and I complained about the CD operation before the warranty ran out. The CD player would randomly eject disks. I think it showed the unit was defective. Acura would no”

Michael A., KY (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“The entire console which included the radio/CD had to be replaced”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Not visible in bright sunlight, brightness changes inconsistently”

Anonymous, LA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

“Display screen goes dark, dark enough to not able to read in daylight”

Marc S., IL (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“navigation problems - doesnt work properly - cd for navigation hangs up”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Address book disappeared, sound and brightness settings not saved”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“After installing 2017 update disk, car exhibited continuous setup code requests and intermittent total electoral shut-down, even while in motion”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“damaged data DVD caused by head parking problem”

R S., MD (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Response is inconsistent, lighting varies, side mirror adjustments inconsistent, memory settings don't maintain”

Anonymous, LA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Circuit board burned out. Ordered new one online and replaced at home. Left car with dealer for three weeks but they failed to repair problem”

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“The car developed a strange flicker in the gauges and the navigation would turn off and then back on and it would make the transmission come out of gear and slip. All due to electrical that could never be found”

John P., CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“Blue tooth wouldn't turn off and ran battery down”

Anonymous, KY (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“I replaced my battery 5 times in two years. I did research online (when I could get no answers from the Acura dealership) and found there was a significant issue with acura's Bluetooth acting like a parasite and sucking battery life. I demanded the repairshop unplug the Bluetooth, and never had a problem again. Prior to, if had to call AAA for battery start 10plus times. Acura should've known it was an issue and fixed it instead of jerking me and likely many many others around”

Anonymous, GA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Sometimes the car syncs with our Iphones and sometimes it doesn't Can answer calls via bluetooth interface but cannot make calls”

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“System is disconnected because it drains the battery constantly”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“The Bluetooth system failed, unbeknownst to me because I didn't use it. I ended up with a dead battery twice”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Had to replace the Bluetooth in the car”

Keith M., CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Stopped working”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Bluetooth module prone to failure. Caused excessive voltage draw causing the battery to be drained. Had to do extensive testing to find out 1) if it was the battery or alternator 2) Voltage draw 3) What was causing the draw. This is a known and common issue for this model”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Phone pairing kept running down my car battery 4 times”

Anonymous, SC (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Fuse in fuse box had a short. Major issue was this short cause battery to drain so car wouldn't start Fixing that short fixed the Bluetooth pairing mechanism”

Anonymous, NM (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Faulty Bluetooth module caused battery drain = dead battery on multiple occasions. Repair took over a week to get parts. Very expensive. No customer loyalty at all. Won't buy Acura again”

Anonymous, ID (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Bluetooth system drains the battery (even when not being used) and had to be disconnected. Fix was estimated at $800!”

Martha S., CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“The Bluetooth malfunctioned and required replacing. The device would not disconnect and as a result it drained the battery. The repair for $250+”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Even though the cost to replace was only 300 the bluetooth component stopped working. For less than 80k at the time should not happen”

Anonymous, IN (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Had to replace the Bluetooth processor”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Had to buy a new Bluetooth module .. it stopped working completely. The price of this repair was about $300.00. In checking online forums .. this is a real problem for earlier MDX models”

Edward B., CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Lost the bluetooth feature. Dealer wanted $500 to repair”

Jerry A., SC (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Could no longer pair any phone. Dealer replaced entire phone/bluetooth system”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“The AcuraLink just dropped my phone that was paired, then I was unable to pair any phone. The dealer estimate $600 to replace the system”

Scott S., TX (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Quit working. Caused battery to drain”

Anonymous, KY (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“An electronic problem with blue tooth caused the engine to malfunction. I had to jump start the car 7 times. The dealers maintenance department had difficulty finding the problem”

Anonymous, WA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Had to replace the Bluetooth module”

Anonymous, AB (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Bluetooth module failed and had to be replaced. This module also impacted the driver seat and memory settings. Since being repaired, the same module is beginning to fail again”

Anonymous, IL (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Bluetooth module failed, lost pairing with phones and caused continual drain on battery. Quoted $800 parts & labor (non Acura shop) to replace module. Had module disconnected, so no longer have bluetooth. Have since discovered there may be a DIY f”

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“The hands free system went out. The circuit board drained our battery significantly so that we had to be rescued a couple of times before we figured it out”

Barbara A., WA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“bluetooth sensor failed and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“This has never worked properly. It was a new system the year the car came out. Every time I pair a new phone with the system, it doesn't work. Acura says the phone is not pairing, the phone company says that Acura is not pairing. Gave up”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“bluetooth module stopped working and would not pair any phone, module had to be replaced”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“The Bluetooth developed a problem that drained the car battery constantly”

Angela M., WA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Bluetooth stopped pairing and working. I had to have a new Bluetooth system installed”

Anonymous, IL (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Blue tooth would go out and I had to replace it with a new one. I guess this was a bad year for the particular box and it had to get replaced”

John P., CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“System no longer works; no pairing or connectivity. I don't wan to spend the $$ to fix”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“XM radio is intermittent, cutting out frequently”

Mario G., FL (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“The XM radio will go silent during normal play, leaving gaps in the show being played. This started about 4 months ago”

Richard B., FL (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Serious radio sometimes spotty”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Loses station programming intermittently”

Anonymous, AL (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“radio just stopped working one day. Then about 3 weeks later, it started working again”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Voice control commands

“Hands-free link module fails causing battery to discharge. Solve by disconnecting module”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“faulty voice control module causing battery discharge --apparently a common problem accepted by Acura”

R S., MD (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Hands Free Link sytem failed”

Anonymous, IL (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Backup or other camera/sensors

“Camera works intermittently and has since almost new. Dealer refused to repair because could not diagnose”

Elaine B., SC (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-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

“Whining coming from power steering pump that will have to be replaced”

Scott W., MI (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“POWER STEERING STOPPED WORKING AND WAS VERY VERY NOISIE”

Marc S., IL (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Repeat issues with power steering hoses and pump. Finally resolved after mutliple trips for power steering noises”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Shocks or struts

“Shocks cost me 6000 dollars at 90,000 km now at 146000 km they have to be done again . Now they put non electronic shocks on so special suspension is no longer available on truck . I am very disappointed with them and their service”

Ronald H., QC (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Replacement / repair is very expensive”

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“had to replace the front struts”

Stephen F., CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Damper unit needs a replacement”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Magnetic strut-shocks on MDX Sport fail and cost about $800 each to replace. I've replaced all four and fronts are just OK now”

Patricia W., VA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Received report of leak in suspension fluid. Needs repair. Approximate cost: $2500”

Andrew B., CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“3 years ago the front shocks had to be replaced. This year, 2014, the rear shocks had to be replaced. Because I purchased the extended warranty, both were covered”

Ronald W., SC (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Struts replaced costing $4500”

Anonymous, UT (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“I noticed upon stopping the vehicle the drive side front would make a noise and I felt the vehicle raise up. I thought it was just my imagination but after this occurring for a week or so I called the dealer. They confirmed suspension, cost me 1,000”

Anonymous, IN (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Struts leaking, $5,000 to repair due to active suspension”

Anonymous, WI (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Front strut failed/ Electronic part, supposed to last for "life of car" cost to replace two of these : $2600”

Jas H., CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Shocks were leaking and needed replacement”

Anonymous, NH (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Front Drivers electromagnetic strut failed after 50,00 KM Front Passenger side failed @ 140,000 KM VERY expensive to replace - no aftermarket part available OEM only”

Anonymous, AB (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Problem with upper strut bearing”

Stephen P., ON (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“rattling noise in front end - replaced one strut - still have problem. Same issue on other problem. Dealership cannot find problem to fix”

Brian P., LA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Damaged shock”

Abraham P., AB (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Active Damper System strut (left front) making noise and not working properly. Replaced both left and right front”

R C., FL (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“During regular maintenance, dealer advise that one link was broken so replaced both. Again, disappointed with this part failing after less than 120,000 KM”

Anonymous, AB (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“rattling noise in front end - replaced part of steering assembly - still have problem. Same issue on other problem. Dealership cannot find problem to fix”

Brian P., LA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

“For the vibration to be stopped I must have tires balanced on a bear road force machine . This v¿cule has cost me a small fortune in tire balancing and remains a very sensitive truck to balance with almost constant steering wheel vibration”

Ronald H., QC (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Steering wheel was vibrating with braking”

Anonymous, OR (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“AXLE JOINT WORE OUT”

Marc S., IL (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“I had several steering related components replaced to eliminate steering wheel vibration at highway speed”

Anonymous, KS (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Ball joint and tie rod replaced”

Ian M., ON (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Electronic or air suspension

“Electronic struts are Approx 800 each plus installation. We would have never bought this option had we known the cost of replacement”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“2nd time since owning care that struts had to be replaced”

Anonymous, IA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Connectors to struts corroded - had to be replaced”

Anonymous, AB (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Active Damper System is controlled electronically. See previous”

R C., FL (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Power steering leaks

“very small leak and it was recommended that we repair it add fluid when needed. I haven't topped it off the fluid but once and it was a very small amountof fluid required”

Anonymous, ID (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Power steering leak”

John D., TX (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“My Michelen tires became "chopped," uneven wear despite regular, 5K rotations at oil changes. Replaced the rotors, shocks, and struts. Roters replaced twice; possible bad parts. Noise from tires/suspension has doubled. Car repair guys blaming the "ch”

Michael A., KY (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Wheel bearings

“The right front wheel bearing had to be replaced by a shop and the job cost me over $500.00. I would think wheel bearings would last longer than 51,000 miles which was the mileage when replaced. Again, this was a problem talked about in forums”

Edward B., CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-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 doesn't cool or apparently work,. Plagued problem since purchased new in 2007”

Marc S., IL (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Auto climate drives system to full hot and stays there”

Aubrey S., CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“relay failure”

Anonymous, ID (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“The rear fan motor became stuck and was not responding to the automatic climate control”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

“Fan noisy and inconsistent, air diverter broken, strange and noisy sounds”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“The Blender motor would continually open and close air ducts along with grinding sounds that were so loud it was hard to be in the cabin of the car. It took the dealer several days to isolate and repair the problem, for significant cost”

Northrup A., CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“to loud”

Robert P., KS (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Relay in a/c”

Anonymous, MS (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Air conditioning relay went out”

Anonymous, MI (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“blown underhood circuit breaker for air conditioning”

Patricia W., VA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“compressor relay stuck closed, resulting in battery drain and no start”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“relay prevented AC from working. quick fix, low cost, around $80”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“an electrical sensor on the A/C system failed”

Leonard L., AR (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“AC relay failed. This caused the system to cascade a number of faults including discharging of refrigerant. Low refrigerant also caused one side of the blowers to continually blow hot air as the flaps would not work properly since the temp was not cold enough. This is also a common problem”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
A/C compressor

“Relay switch for A/C clutch was bad. Compressor was staying on and overheating. Had to replace relay and pressure relief valve, evacuate and re-charge system”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“AC clutch relay went out. Normal for a car this age and mileage. I was able to fix it myself”

Anonymous, AL (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Clutch went out”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-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)

“A catalytic converter was replaced”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“One of the catalytic converters is intermittent, needing replacement”

Michael G., GA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Acura issued a recall. Unfortunately I responded 5000 miles too late. Disappointed they did not honor that fact that they used a defective part”

Mike C., VA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Emission light continually came on which would also disable the AWD. Had to remove the intake manifold and clean”

Scott W., MI (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“EGR valve replaced”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“The emissions light came on. We had to spend $750 to have the fuel injection system cleaned and 2 weeks later the same notification light is on again. Now trying to schedule a time to have it looked at again”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Egr intermittent problems that caused SH-AWD to revert to FWD”

Greg H., ON (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Emission fault light comes on for periods of time intermittently”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“O2 sensor fault code. Tested sensor and replaced”

Stephen P., ON (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Emission error displayed on console. Took to dealer who said O2 sensor needed to be changed. Part cost $400 plus $300 for diagnosis. My research indicated this part does not normally fail until over 170,000km. I was disappointed in the early fail and cost to repair”

Anonymous, AB (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Check engine light was on. Code P0154 - Bank 2 sensor failure. Oxygen Sensor - Left upper replaced”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Warning light. Notice suggested dealer check”

Vincent P., TN (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Failed sensor had to be replaced”

Michael L., IL (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Was a recall from Acura for emissions if code was pr sent to adjust before they would replace cat alytic converter. After their adjustment 600 mile later new codes showed 2 bad oxygen sensors”

Anonymous, GA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Fuel cap

“On going emission alert”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Fuel injection system

“Leaking / failed injectors”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-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)

“Sensor Module shorted out and completely discharged the battery”

Joseph K., PA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Headlights

“Passenger side headlight went out ... cost $200 parts and labor to fix it”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Poor lighting on low beams. Dealer quoted $700 to change out the bulbs”

Anonymous, UT (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Bulb burned out. Very expensive to replace”

Anonymous, LA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Both control electronics and bulb required re[placement at a total cost in excess of $600”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“LED High middle brake light intermittent failure led to replacement at about $150”

Patricia W., VA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“The high setting on the control switch wasn't working. The control switch needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, KS (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Drivers seat not working. Repaired under extended warranty”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Wiring is switched; left button controls right seat; right button controls left seat”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Both remotes work intermittently. I usually have lock/unlock car manually. There appears to be some sort of short in the electronics and it has affected the memory settings on my driver seat. Took to dealership and they were unable to determine what the problem was but still charged me almost $1000. Told me that it was most likely tied in with the electronic mirrors and would cost around $1200; with no guarantee that it would take care of the problem. My Bluetooth phone was an issue too”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Door locks fail to operate without using key into lock”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“TPS doesn't work on one tire which causes dashboard warnings”

Kevin C., NY (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Interior lights

“Clock cannot keep correct time, regardless of how often it's set it still is few minutes slow.. Some of the interior light, clock and other information. does not come on until car has been running for some time”

Edgar S., AZ (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

“Running board issue”

Anonymous, CT (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

“The material on the ceiling is coming loose from the eyeglass holder compartment”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“The leather on the armrest is loosening from the armrest only on one side... it is a common issue, they used so little leather to wrap and no plastic or holding except glue it was bound to happen in warmer climents”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Leather covering over center console detaching. Shorty workmanship. This car is very pampered. Replacement part expensive, and not covered. No help or sympathy from Acura or dealer”

Anonymous, ID (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“I had to have the top of my MDX painted because of clear coat chalking .. cost over $700”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“coating over the grill trim is blistered”

Anonymous, UT (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Extreme oxidation of paint on rear roof fin over liftgate”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Right quarterpanel has paint peeled on the entire panel. Down to the base coat”

Christopher C., NC (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“incipient bubbling on rocker panel behind back doors - will refinish this year”

Patricia W., VA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Rusted struts had to be replaced”

Ryan B., VA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-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

Mirrors

“The side mirrors were not moving correctly -- either the motor was bad or there was some other issue. But the mirrors would move when I put the car in reverse, but would not move back to a normal setting. They would not move to the correct memory setting either”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Passenger side mirror clicks loudly when moving it around. That seems to cause the seat memory controls not to work. I keep setting the Driver 1 seat, steering wheel and mirror settings and they won't stay set”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“actuators, replaced 2ce under warranty now the on the 3rd set”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“driver side mirror doesn't return to position after backing up”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Mirrors and seat memory function stopped working. Module controlling those functions had to be replaced”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“The electronic lumbar control doesn't work anymore .. just clicks and doesn't move”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“The lumbar support stopped working”

Keith M., CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-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 recently failed completely and needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Failure and needed replacement”

Mark D., PA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Alternator replaced”

Mario G., FL (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Just two days ago, the alternator stopped working. Repair cost from Acura dealer service center: $650”

Andrew B., CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“The Alternator needed to be replaced, it caused all of the car's systems to generate error messages”

Scott S., TX (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Battery cables

“We've experienced a few battery-related issues with the MDX over the past 3-4 years, resulting in failures to start, replacing the battery and replacing the battery wiring harness”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

“Had to replace the catalytic converter”

Stephen F., CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Expensive repairs were needed to pass inspection”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“system needed replacement. covered under warranty”

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Both first and second stage catalytic converters had to be replaced within 8 months of each other. The mechanic said that the use of gas containing ethanol caused them to wear out, and the car couldn't pass an emissions test for licensing”

John M., NC (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Muffler

“Had to replace because of severe rust”

Anonymous, IA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Acura link goes bad, the circuit board causes a drain on battery. Must be replaced or disconnected. Cost to replace $450”

Jas H., CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-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

Electrical failure

“Electrical switch malfunction.AC blew warm air”

Anonymous, KY (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

“Wheel bearing seal leak”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“cv boot requires replacement of entire axle. more expensive than it should be”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Differential

“A component failed and the entire unit had to be replaced”

Anonymous, BC (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“seal failure, started to leak oil”

Leonard L., AR (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Slipping transmission

“There is a soft slipping/grinding sound when shifting. This has reduced acceleration. I took it to a Goodyear Service Center and they would not work on it because I could not provide info that the transmission fluid has been replaced according to manufacturer recommendations. I am forced to use the dealer service repair”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Transmission computer

“Transmission shifting oddly. Independent mechanic referred us to Acura dealer for this problem. Cost over $800.00 but Acura credited about $100 so net was about $700.00”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“This was repaired under a recall, however, it caused the transmission to have rougher shifting”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Transmission cooler failed, but is integrated with the engine cooling radiator. All the transmission fluid escaped into the engine coolant leaving the transmission dry. There were no alarm/alerts on the dash for this problem. Permanent transmission”

Ian M., ON (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

“A transmission sensor was replaced”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

“Rattles when it starts until it warms up. Per usual Acura dealership shop is of no help”

Anonymous, GA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Still have a problem with rattle when put on brakes but it does not always happen”

William D., CO (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Wind noise

“One of my few complaints about this car is the amount of highway noise you experience”

William D., CO (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Air or water leaks

“there were a couple of leaks from the body seams around the rear hatch and one around a grommet where the electrical cables passedfrom the body to the rear hatch”

Anonymous, BC (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

“Had to brake hard to stop”

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“had to replace entire braking system”

Michael L., IL (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“had the brakes doine rotor replced”

D C., MA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Needed new rotors after a diagnosis over 9 months, with a cleaning and turning taking place before replacement”

Todd M., IN (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-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

“Timing belt and water pump did not fail. They were replaced due to maintenance due to mileage”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Regular maintenance”

Anonymous, MS (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Cylinder head

“Valve not seating properly. Head replaced”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

“Oil pump and crankcase seals needed replacing”

Anonymous, OR (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Starting leaking oil at the crankcase seal only after Acura worked on vehicle”

Anonymous, GA (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

“Engine main seal leaking”

Zach S., OK (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Transmission failed completely. The vehicle was out of warranty, but the dealer replaced the transmission for $1500, rather than the $7000 quoted. They cited our loyalty and upkeep as the reason for the discount”

Eric S., NC (2007 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

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