The MDX is a very well-rounded vehicle that consistently outscored competitors costing much more. Updates for this model, including a six-speed automatic transmission, further improved it. The Acura rides and handles well, while its refined powertrain provides smooth and quick acceleration as well as good fuel economy. Fit and finish are impressive and the five main seats are comfortable.

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.
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.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
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.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

Owner Reports

Worse Better
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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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
NA
Drive System 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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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. FCW and AEB standard from 2017.
Road Test

The MDX is a very well-rounded vehicle that consistently outscored competitors costing much more. Updates for this model, including a six-speed automatic transmission, further improved it. The Acura rides and handles well, while its refined powertrain provides smooth and quick acceleration as well as good fuel economy. Fit and finish are impressive and the five main seats are comfortable. The small third-row seat is OK only for kids and controls can be frustrating.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
Drive Wheels
AWD
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

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
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.7-liter V6 (300 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2013 Acura MDX owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

"The veh was parked outdoors during two consecutive, heavy rainstorms. Immediately thereafter, 1/2 inch of water was found on the passenger floorboard. Internet research revealed that this had happened to other MDX's previously, Apparently, it relates to a seam between the fender and the interior of the vehicle. It has never happened while driving in heavy rain..."

Berkeley B., GA (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"Water is leaking above both front windows. It is NOT the windows that are leaking - it looks the the water is seeping through the rubber gasket on the roof. The water is leaking into the side curtain airbags and through the seams into the car. There is another leak from under the dashboard - looks like water is leaking from the under the front windshield through the engine compartment and the water winds up dripping along the emergency foot brake"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"rear windows leak water. Seat belt was found to be wet. Cup holder found to be holding rain water"

Anonymous, NS (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"This goes back to brand new.. It's much noisier than the old MDX.."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"This relates to the previous matter. I do not know if it was a seal or a weather-stripping problem. It is NOT a separate issue."

Berkeley B., GA (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"Drivers side window sneaked when going up & down"

R C., WI (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"We have an inconsistent leak at the upper and/or lower right windshield or body panel."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"rattle in the instrument cluster"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"A creak in the front left suspension. Required multiple trips to the dealership to get resolved"

Christopher W., WA (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"Passenger side rear window squeeks loudly when window opens and closes"

Jami A., CT (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"Rattling noise continuously on the passenger side front door"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"Car hood vibration"

Louis K., TX (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"unresolved problem since 2013 with rattles from the rear of vehicle"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"Numerous squeaks. and a cracking sound since new that no one can find and so far doesn't seem to actually break anything."

Anonymous, NS (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"Fan and air vents rattle"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Wind noise

"Wind, highway noise is bothersome. We spent > $500 on insulatiing the wheel wells and engine compartment but it did no good. Also purchased new tires but that didn't help either."

Michael S., FL (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"Noisy, sounds like a window is open"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"Poor seals, replaced under warranty,made problem worse"

Anonymous, OK (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"Moon roof air noise"

Louis K., TX (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"MDX is poorly insulated. Road noise is a persistent problem at highway speeds."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"I've been driving an MDX for the last 25 years.. This one is by far the worst and the last.. Tried to have the the noise fixed but no change.."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

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

"cruise control sensor ices up in extreme cold disabling the cruise control. In very cold weather all electronics including SHAWD system went haywire...stopped working"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"If it snowed or rained, the camera had to be wiped clean or it was not helpful"

Beatriz Y., MD (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
CD player

"Cd player stopped working after 1 year and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"will not eject disc"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"CD player doesn't work. It will be expensive to replace."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

"The back-up screen is not bright enough even with the brightness set on highest setting. I can't see anything during the day & if I'm wearing sunglasses, I have to remove them to see the screen in order to back up"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"I was so angry about this system in every way.. I'm a sailor so I knew all about gps from my boat.. The system in this car was almost impossible to use as the input system is a round dial and it took forever to program.. The maps were out of date.. I talked to the dealer and to Honda AND to the form in CA that sold them the system.. A child could have done a better design.. It made me dislike this car but it's a wonderful long distance driving car, I will give it that.."

David D., FL (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"Worst GPS in the world. Chooses terrible routes; unable to switch to hwy option. And yes, I have the options set correctly. Gives ETA in hours/minutes, not actual time of arrival - no option to change this. I now use my portable Garmin"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"From the first month of the lease, the GPS was irritatingly slow, not as the original tested car. I tried to get it fixed and was told a button was defective. Since that solution did not work, I was told the GPS would be changed. After months of run arounds, it was not changed. I even contacted Acura and their response was: That is the best we have"

Beatriz Y., MD (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"The system is terrible. My most recent bad experience was I typed in the name of the hotel, the GPS found the hotel and guided me to the middle of a busy intersection about one mile from the actual location!! And BTW, it is NOT that the hotel moved from an old location. This is not a one time fluke - it has done it many times with different places/addresses"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"The phone is difficult to pair and does not work as well as other vehicles I have owned. The controls are confusing and hard to use"

John H., CA (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"Has trouble connecting phone calls made from phone. Dealer has not resolved this issue. Same problem does not exist when tried in their new cars in the show room"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Radio

"radio failure/CD stuck in unit, whole unit needed replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"Satellite radio cuts out near cell towers. Acura is aware of the problem but cannot figure out how to fix it and has taken the position that customers just have to live with it"

Tony W., TX (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

"The controls on the steering wheel are confusing"

John H., CA (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Voice control commands

"This system is very difficult to navigate & the voice commands NEVER work. It doesn't allow you to navigate manually when the car is moving but the voice commands don't understand anything you say so I rarely use it while driving. Waste of money! Wou"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"system is absolutely horrible...worst on market. Ask it to change a station and it changes passenger heat. Ask it to call someone and it turns the radio off"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"not user friendly"

Anonymous, ON (2013 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

Alignment

"Caused the steering wheel to turn slightly. Got it realigned after six months of driving, but after a month, it began to turn slightly again. The turn is not major. It occurs only on straight long roads. It's a little annoying having to apply the pressure to keep the steering wheel straight"

Tula H., WA (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"Power steering casing is leaking at 60000 miles and had to be replaced. Cost of over $2200"

Theresa O., NY (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Power steering pump was defective. Made a Whiring sound"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Sport struts leak and are outrageously expensive to teplace"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"Rear shocks leaking at 70000"

Theresa O., NY (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"All four adjustable dampers failed. Rear was the worst. The rear tires also wore unevenly, bald on the inside and cupped. Dealer said this was due to the worn shocks. All shocks replaced under extended warranty."

David W., AB (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"replaced both front and back struts on warranty"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Major repair required"

Richard J., MD (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"Manufacturer's recall for a lot of parts replaced in the front end. Rides much better after repair, but I did not realize there was a problem until I received the "letter""

Anonymous, BC (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"Vibrates on hard stops"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Tie rods

"Had to be replaced"

Richard J., MD (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"The car hydroplanes and slides during minimal snow driving"

Tula H., WA (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Broken/bad wheel bearing on two wheels"

Anonymous, OH (2013 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)

"Keyless remote ceased to work. Turns out to be a multiplex system was bad, cost approx $600 to fix"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Body control module

"A CMBS light came on and had to be reset at the dealership - there was a software upgrade that was needed"

Anonymous, BC (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Condensation in three separate turn signal assemblies (that are part of the side mirrors). The original two plus a replacement"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Headlights

"They are especially bright, but there is a sharp upper [visual] cut-off where they either illuminate what's ahead or not."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"The Acura dealership service department told me that a $12 seal allowed moisture to get in the headlight assembly causing total failure of the headlight system. The cost to repair was $2400. Yes $2400!"

Ray K., IL (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"The seal on the headlight assembly failed and allowed moisture to enter. The headlight failed. The cost to replace the entire assembly was $2500."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Keyless entry

"multiplex system bad, cost 600 to repair, not under warranty"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"Always indicates that one tire has low pressure"

Jerry V., CO (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
USB port

"don't operate"

Anonymous, DE (2013 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 compressor

"They think it is the compressor; however they will know definitively later tomorrow what he problem is. However, in our previous MDX we had to replace the whole AC system. At this point I am wondering if Acura ever fixed their problem"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"A valve was defective, but it took 5 days to find and replace"

Michael H., IL (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"Climate control system sets itself. For instance, I'll set it to 72 degrees. When I leave the car and return I find it is now set to, for instance, 83 degrees. I may turn it off, leave the car, & when I return it is on and set to a random setting"

Diana C., CT (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Electrical failure

"Air conditioning stopped working. Acura service department determined that a fuse (?) had burned out . Repair was covered under warranty"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"It went with the valve problem"

Michael H., IL (2013 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

Driveline vibration

"Front wheel ball-bearing replacment"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"Drive shaft bearing failed"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"Driveshaft failure at 90K miles"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"replaced front axle due to knocking sound. Replaced driveshaft due to shudder/universal wearing out."

Anonymous, NS (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Transfer case

"Progressively loud whirring sound with speed, dealer discovered transfer case was low on oil, full of metal shavings, and very thin and was at risk of locking up. $2000 replacement. Had only been serviced at dealership for every 30k mile fluid change."

Anonymous, CT (2013 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

Master cylinder

"Had the MDX serviced, and included reporting a "soft breaks." The shop found worn parts all around - the MDX has low miles but most are in Miami traffic - and did a complete break job all around. Breaking remained soft and got softer. A return to the dealer's shop and a check of the records showed that the master cylendar was not checked during the break job. This time, it was replaced. Under a warranty package."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Acura MDX Unsure 3.7-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Regular maintenance"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"brake pads worn and cv joint boot replaced"

Anonymous, (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Rotors

"The rotors warped at 24000 miles, and again at 45000 miles. Rotors and brakes had to be replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"Front rotors warped at 12000 miles"

James T., NC (2013 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

Rough shifting

"Recall with fluid replacement and software update."

Anonymous, AL (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"the car has had issues with slipping for years. Acura has tried many different solutions. They increased the warranty to 8 years and 80,000 miles due to this issue. We have been in 4 times due to transmission issues."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"Transmission dosen't slip as much as it has trouble selecting a gear. Undecided tranny. Everything points to Torque converter or rebuild if allowed to continue"

Anonymous, (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Transmission computer

"When vehicle decelerates and step on gas there is a hesitation for a few seconds before gear kicks in"

Anonymous, BC (2013 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

Cylinder head

"Oil consumption too high uses 1l every 1400 to 2000 km , Acura has extended warranty but very difficult to follow their claim regime to prove consumption to have engine repaired, piston rings are the issue."

Gary S., BC (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Misfire on Cylinder 3, suspect piston ring. New engine block replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Head gasket

"The MDX was consuming oil at a very high rate. Battled with dealer over consumption test which eventually lead to qualifying for a recall repair that took days to complete."

Anonymous, NH (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"Problem was resolved and done through regular maintenance"

Anonymous, ON (2013 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

Loose interior trim or moldings

"Moulding on driver side front support post rattled terribly. Headliner also had to be replaced"

Richard A., OH (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint started out looking like it was bubbling up from the bottom, then just flacked completely off. It is under the back window (fixed window, doesn't open). Took it to the dealer and the management said I've never seen this before but refused to fix it. They took a picture of it but that is all. I will never buy an Acura again. I purchased Acura's top line SUV and they refuse to honor their warranty on the exterior. The dealer asked if I had ever had the car repainted and I said No, I bought it new from this dealership, you can see the label on the car. I was offended he would suggest such a thing, and I am frustrated that an honest person, although I am female, was not taken for my word about the vehicle. I will never buy an Acura and any vehicle from the Acura dealer in Lakeland, Florida. When you pay that much for a vehicle I think the paint should stay on. The problem spot is not on the front side where you would expect to see little marks from particles hitting the finish on the road, or on the side where scrapes occasionally occur from careless people in parking lots. It was on the back passenger side under the window. The the spot has continued to spread and is now about 4 by 3 inches in a rectangular type shape. I am mad and frustrated the dealer would not take my word and thinks I am trying to pull something over on them. I truly have not had the car painted-anywhere. I am also disappointed in the quality of the finish on the Acura MDX. I am breaking up with Acura as a product line."

Joann J., FL (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"small area on lift gate under rear window is peeling"

Joe T., RI (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Rust

"The hubs of the brake rotors have rusted. Very unsightly as they can be seen through the wheels"

Richard A., OH (2013 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

Engine knock or ping

"Putting it in the shop tomorrow because every time the air is and the car is running the engine has a jumpy feeling and it has to do with the AC. However, when I turn the car on it has a scraping noise and a few other knocking and it feels like the engine is jumping or pulling when I am driving it with no air. Additionally the battery died one day when I arrived at work. It was deader than a door nail. This all started happening around the 43000 mark and right before the warranty is up"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Oil leak was covered by extended warranty on the car"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

"Not exactly oil leak, but high oil consumption. It is part of an Acura recall."

Kathryn C., RI (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"The torque converter caused slipping or varying engine surging at 20-40 mph. Torque converter was replaced under warranty by Acura dealer"

Anonymous, UT (2013 Acura MDX None 3.7-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Very often"

Anonymous, DE (2013 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

Fuel cap

"Reset at dealership"

Ray K., IL (2013 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

Engine Cooling

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

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.

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