For years, the upscale MDX has been a popular choice in both America's suburbs and among Consumer Reports readers. It's easy to see why it is one of our higher-rated SUVs: this is a well-rounded, functional, and competitively-priced vehicle that does most things well. The hushed cabin and supple ride provide the refinement expected of a luxury SUV.
Alerts
There are 4 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.
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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Reliability Trouble Spots
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.
NA
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
NA
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

For years, the upscale MDX has been a popular choice in both America's suburbs and among Consumer Reports readers. It's easy to see why it is one of our higher-rated SUVs: this is a well-rounded, functional, and competitively-priced vehicle that does most things well.

The hushed cabin and supple ride provide the refinement expected of a luxury SUV. The 3.5-liter V6 engine is responsive and refined, plus delivers an impressive 21 mpg overall with the optional all-wheel-drive. (Front-wheel-drive is standard.) However, the nine-speed automatic suffers in terms of shifting smoothness.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
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
  • 7-speed Sequential
  • 9-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3-liter V6 hybrid (321 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (290 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2017 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

"CD player stopped working. Then when I took in in to the dealer, it worked. So the dealer dismissed my appointment. By the time I got home it stopped working again. Now with the Covid19 I can't take it in for repair or replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"Would not play CD disc"

Phillip A., FL (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"scarry,it would have cost over $1000.00 to fix if was not under warranty. not impressed with reliability."

Bob W., NE (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Very slow and problematic system, lags and freezes for about ten seconds at a time to switch to a next song"

Albert M., CA (2017 Acura MDX Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

"This phone problem is reflected in comments. About Bluetooth interface."

Paul K., OH (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
Hardware replacement

"The problem was not resolved after replacing the head unit. Acura Technology engineering is putting out products that do not work properly. My issue is; I'm on one street and the Nav shows another street. Routing doesn't always take you the shortest time and distance. The Acura dealer told me to use WAZE. My problem with this is that when you pay extra for a Nav system and it doesn't work."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Does not always work"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Acura MDX Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

"The system is too slow and does not have accurate details. This is true even after installing the update."

Anonymous, LA (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"About 50% of the time it does not have my location correct. So using the navigation for directions is useless."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"does not work for approximately 2 miles when the car is first started. They have replaced the antenna twice and the Nav system 3 times. It still does not work. They will not do anything more"

Robert W., CT (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"Won't accept voice commands."

Anonymous, MI (2017 Acura MDX 3.5-L V6)

"Poor GPS signal, car shows on 1 street when its on another. The GPS takes you off the road when there is no traffic. Doesn't have shortest/quickest setting in GPS"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"GPS constantly losing it's location and direction. Very unreliable!"

Robert H., NJ (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"From Day 1 Navigation system is very slow to respond. Map shows undigitized road, sometimes shows it shows you are one road and you are on another, The dealer has reset the nav system a few times. The dealer thinks the problem is related to an EZ Pass license plate tag. The EZ Pass has been removed and the system now occasionally acts up."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"Navi unit would get “lost” at times, not showing the vehicles correct location. Still has occasional issues even after software update"

Anonymous, TN (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"GPS very slow & sometimes gets lost."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"The navigation system, upon startup, periodically cannot detect where the car is. After 5-10 minutes it magically figures out where it is and the GPS correctly identifies its location. The dealer replaced several components (head unit, antenna), and while the frequency of the problem is much less, it will still find itself 'lost' in terms of the GPS location of the vehicle."

Anonymous, NH (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"The system never pairs to the assigned Key, when two key fobs are in the car its confuses the system"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"IPhone will not sync all contacts or handle text or email messages properly"

John M., NS (2017 Acura MDX 3.5-L V6)

"Bluetooth up can not adjust volume on phone peaked without having to shut off."

Paul K., OH (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"never pairs to correct phone it doesnt recognize setting 1 or 2"

Theodore P., FL (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"XM radio needs more preset options"

Jeffrey A., NY (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
Software update fixes

"Just needed update and then everything was fine"

Sue K., VA (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

"Voice control doesn't work well"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Acura MDX Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

"Voice recognition is essentially a joke.... responds poorly and forces you through a string of tedious menus which are extremely frustrating to use while driving"

Robert H., NJ (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"Voice control is not accurate and a waste of time using. Had two cars before this one and the technology was much better"

John M., NS (2017 Acura MDX 3.5-L V6)

"Voice control is a joke.....unable to respond or understand simple commands. Basically useless."

Robert H., NJ (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"Voice commands are essentially useless....it is unable to understand most requests."

Robert H., NJ (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"The voice command system is terrible. It rarely works well enough to be useful. Voice command initiated phone calls and nav system entries do not work."

Michael R., NY (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"voice commands never work,always get incorrect response to command"

Theodore P., FL (2017 Acura MDX Base 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

Gear selector or linkage

"Transmission gear selector buttons are a clear safety hazard. They are not intuitive, poorly shaped and marked, unfamiliar to most (eg. valet parking), and have caused several near parking accidents. Very Very Poor Design!"

Robert H., NJ (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"Gear selector switch is counter-intuitive and outright dangerous when used be parking valets, etc."

Robert H., NJ (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
Rough shifting

"The new transmission is inconsistent when shifting in the lower gears. Had it checked and found no problems with software. These shifting problems have been reported by other Acura owners. Not what is expected with a $55k auto"

David L., KS (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"Repeated intermittent downshifting and paddles will only up shift to 7th gear (out of nine). If I stop and turn the car off and back on it works fine - for a few weeks - then it does it a gain. Dealer could find nothing wrong"

Bob T., TX (2017 Acura MDX 3.5-L V6)

"9 speed is poorly designed. Does not shift well at all."

John S., GA (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"1) When accelerating from a stop the vehicle hesitates then lurches forward. This occurs when shifting between 1st and 2nd gear and again between 2nd and 3rd gear. The hesitation and lurching also occurs when coasting and then attempting to accelerate."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"I have owned 8 MDXs They changed the transmission in 2017 and it bucks and jerks. Major step backward. Will not but another MDX"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"The vehicle would surge while under moderate acceleration. Acceleration would come in 300 rpm increments. Dealer changed the transmission fluid twice (in the same visit) and the problem has not occurred since."

Anonymous, KS (2017 Acura MDX Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

"The transmission goes out of gear at stoplights or and stop. when you start up again there is a delay that causes you by reflex to push down on the accelerator more which causes the car to leap forward. very dangerous. trading it in on an Audi"

Raiford P., VA (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
Transmission computer

"1) When accelerating from a stop the vehicle hesitates then lurches forward. This occurs when shifting between 1st and 2nd gear and again between 2nd and 3rd gear. The hesitation and lurching also occurs when coasting and then attempting to accelerate."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"The car has a dead spot on initial acceleration. Dealer did a computer update to fix problem. I don't see much of a difference since update. This is definitely an issue with this vehicle which is annoying."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Acura MDX Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"The sensor message appears at least once a week that my transmission is too hot and I need to pull over. This will happen at very odd times when it doesn't seem that anything should be the problem."

Noel A., VA (2017 Acura MDX Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

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

Cruise control

"2) While driving at highway speeds with the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) on, the MDX will approach the vehicle in front and maintain the predetermined following distance. Should the vehicle in front slow down to a speed where passing is appropriate, moving the MDX to the left lane does not engage the ACC (i.e. the ACC does not adapt to the left lane speed conditions) at a rate the is safe and therefore requires the driver to intervene and step on the accelerator."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Acura has a recall on the rear light assembly where water may seep into the rear lights causing them to short out. The repair is being covered under warranty."

Kenneth W., SC (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"recall due to wiring issue"

Anonymous, SC (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"Recall for seals around rear tail lights"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"rear light was a recall item because of water leakage around the lens that would short out the light."

Anonymous, MO (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"Moisture in left headlight. Replaced under warranty by dealer"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Keyless entry used to work flawlessly. As the vehicle came closer toward the end of my lease, it began to malfunction. It would not always work and could not always sense the key fob. I believe the sensor in the vehicle needs to be replaced. But because my lease is just about over, I am not going to bother with it."

Anonymous, HI (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"It started about 5 months ago. Entire dashboard lit up with all error lights activated. Took it in, Acura fixed it, then a week later, it happened again. Took it in again and they discovered a fuse was malfunctioning. But this brings about a concern regarding potential vehicle electrical problems now and in the future. The other items I listed in the survey are annoyances. However, of these annoyances, the worst is the keyless entry. It doesn't always work properly and my sense is that the sensor needs to be replaced. This vehicle is a lease and I was going to buy it out, but now with the potential electrical issue and the keyless entry malfunctioning, I've decided not to. It also prompted me to not look to Acura for my replacement vehicle. I no longer trust the vehicle line. These malfunctions occurred near the final month of my lease. What other things will go wrong as the vehicle ages?"

Anonymous, HI (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"Every warning light came on because software was out of date"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Acura MDX 3.5-L V6)

"The dash repeatedly flashed warnings that multiple safety functions (lank keep assist, etc, had failed)."

Steven S., AZ (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"random alerts brake, brake, brake...even when there was no obstruction..even when sitting still. Dealer said no error codes, working as designed... When the alerts showed up at highway speed I became concerned the system would fail with abrupt braking event at speed. Sold the car the next week... not likely to ever purchase an Acura again"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Acura MDX 3.5-L V6)

"It does mot maintain speed"

Anonymous, WA (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"Forward collision warning crimes on randomly for no apparent reason. Also, the auto braking does not always work when engaged. My main frustration is that there is a known major problem with the software for the navigation but there isn’t a fix available . So I’m stuck with an unreliable navigation system that malfunctions frequently. I also believe that this software issue causes other systems in my car to malfunction. It has been a most frustrating experience!"

Anonymous, WA (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"When car was new lane departure worked fine. about 8k miles ago it no longer gave a consistent indication of crossing a traffic lane line. Usually it did not give a warning, while at other times it might give an indication after the fact (already crossed the line)."

John G., SC (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"see previous comment"

John G., SC (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"Would received indication that system was not working properly while driving. Would occur intermittently and became more frequent. Took two trips to the dealer to have it fixed under warranty."

Daniel H., FL (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"I would like the option to have regular/traditional cruise control, as well as the adaptive feature."

Jeffrey A., NY (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"It is suppose to 4 levels of warning. Only the first one works. A tech told me the for the other 3 to activate, you would actually have to hit something"

Eugene R., CA (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Trim piece under window on right rear passenger side window was loose since time or purchase. could be re-seated, but would come loose again after driving for a while. Dealer says they will repair it when we bring it in for next service."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"covered by warranty"

Anonymous, VA (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"driver's seat back panel wont stay on"

Anonymous, CO (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"panels under the dashboard were loose and rattled at times. they needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The paint chips in various location around the .The hood area is terrible"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"Paint just chips off under normal usage"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

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

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Fairly benign as problems go. That it came within a month of picking it up, and the timing that meant that we could not take it on a 10 day road-trip vacation that we had specifically bought it for was very frustrating."

Anonymous, IA (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"Warning lights came on telling me the electronic parking brake had a problem and the emissions system"

Anonymous, MN (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
Fuel cap

"Unable to fuel the MDX as the system rejected nozzles at various pumps"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Acura MDX Base)
Fuel pump

"Mfg. Recall"

Anonymous, MI (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"This was a recall item for a software fix to the fuel pump system. Our car did not experience any problem before the recall. Note. The rear tail light was also a recall because of possible leakage. We experienced no leakage however."

Tonnie G., GA (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"seems these were false warnings but you still had to bring it in to reset the computer"

Anonymous, MN (2017 Acura MDX Base 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

Pulsation or vibration

"Vibration was due to premature rotor failure."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

""Warped" rotors at ~25k miles. Not unusual for an SUV to have brakes that are too small, but appalled that it wasn't covered under warranty... It's technically a wear item, but was not faulty due to wear or damage, but by design flaw. Very frustrating."

Anonymous, (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Rotors needed to be replaced. After some resistance the dealer Curry Acura agreed to pay for the cost."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"The rotors lasted 18,000 miles before they needed replaced. This was a problem on the 2014 MDX we owned before this one. The rotors on the 2014 had to be replaced 3 times in 48,000 miles. I hoped they had fixed the problem with the new model, but it does not appear that they did."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"After several trips to Acura for warranty repair requests for a light squealing from the drivers front brake area, the tech was finally able to find the rotor was improperly torqued from the factory. The rotor was re-torqued to factory spec and has been quiet so far (a few weeks). I do not know if the other rotors were checked at the same time, but I don't get the impression they were. The wife took the car in for the brake issues and experienced some it's nothing, little lady syndrome and was told it was how she drove making the noise, which is always annoying."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura MDX Base 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

Doors or sliding doors

"Fit of gas fuel door"

Rodger A., NY (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"Door closed hard"

Johnson R., IL (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
Glass defects

"Crack in front windshield. Was covered by warranty"

Anonymous, AL (2017 Acura MDX Base)
Seat controls - movement

"seat motor failed, fixed, warranty"

Anonymous, CO (2017 Acura MDX Base 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

"Annoying rattle developed about a month after acquisition and was taken care of at time of service"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"Intermittent annoying squeak near the front passenger side."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"It was the inside cover to the passenger A pillar. It took two attempts to repair. The dealer 1st diagnosed a headliner squeak. The dealer's 2nd diagnosis was the cover to the inside passenger A pillar cover. It's possible that there were two areas of squeaking and they fixed both. My hearing is such that I could hear the squeak but could not determine from which direction it originated."

Eugene R., CA (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"Wind noise very noticeable when above 50 mph. Dealership checked it but said it's in the design of the SUV and they could not fix the problem."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Acura MDX 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

Driveshaft or axle

"Transmission or elsewhere in the drive train does not shift in a positive manner. Shifts in an erratic fashion when coasting down hill."

Anonymous, MI (2017 Acura MDX 3.5-L V6)
Stability control (ESC)

"Kept on getting warning that system was not working propery. Was repaired under warranty"

Daniel H., FL (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

"Received warning from computer that the system was not working properly."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Acura MDX Base 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

Alignment

"Pulled to the right extremely bad. Had it hard balance multiple times and new tires. Wheel still shakes but the alignment seems better then it was but not completely fixed"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
Bushings

"There was clunk coming from left front. A defective bushing was determined to be problem and was fixed under warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Acura MDX 3.5-L V6)
Wheel balance

"Had to have it hard balanced two times the first weeks we had it. Again the next week and agin the next month. Affects the alignment and makes the car shake"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Acura MDX Base 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

Automatic climate control

"Insufficient cooling for Arizona climate compared to Lexus."

Constant N., AZ (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"The fan in the front seems to be very week when set on heat at your feet. Takes a long time for the car to heat up in the winter."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)
Heater system

"Does not get hot on cold days."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission started to shift out of gear while driving, after letting off the gas. Transmission was replaced after second trip to dealer."

Anonymous, AL (2017 Acura MDX Base 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

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"After I owned the car one year, it would not start. the dealer found that the battery was run down to zero. Same thing happened a year later-car would not start because battery was run down"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura MDX Base 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

Engine Major

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

Engine Minor

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

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