About Acura MDX
Acura MDX (Multi-Dimensional luXury) also called Honda MDX, is a mid-size luxury crossover car manufactured by Honda since 2000. The first Acura MDX was introduced in 2000 to replace its predecessor Acura SLX. Since its debut, it has always been the best-selling three-row crossover and received lots of recognition. In 2001, it won the North American Truck of the Year, Car and Driver Magazine's Best Luxury SUV and Motor Trend Magazine's Sport/Utility of the Year awards and in 2007 and 2010, it received Top Safety Pick award and ranked first in US News and World Report's Luxury Midsize SUV. Until today, it has been through three generations.
At the 2006 New York International Auto Show, the 2007 Acura MDX was unveiled started the second generation (2007-2013). There were five trims including ADV, Base, Tech, SPRT and Sport in technology, sport and entertainment packages. The only engine was the 3.7 L SOHC V6 engine attached to 5-speed or 6-speed automatic transmission. Then in 2013, the production version Acura MDX debuted at the New York Auto Show, which means the third generation began (2014-present). It carried over same trim levels and engine as previous generation, but a new 9-speed automatic transmission is added.
Acura MDX Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Like other luxury cars, Acura MDX also appears some similar problems after it reached certain mileage. And according to the first-hand information collected from Acura MDX drivers, here we listed are the most common ones:
First, engine performance suffered. According to MDX owners, not only a decrease in gas mileage and engine performance would happen, but some strange metallic sounds would be heard. Sometimes, Check Engine Light would come on as well as leaking oil and overheating problem rose up. In fact, if you have sensed any above signs, air filter, oil filter, oil pressure switch, oxygen sensor, radiator hose, piston ring set and A/C idler pulley all need a thorough inspection.
Second, braking system went wrong. Actually, no driver would ignore this system. Normal symptoms on Acura MDX included noisy brakes, pulsating brake pedal and poorly responded brakes. In general, divers would choose to replace the brake pad set to bring the braking system back in normal.
Compared to above significant auto parts, some neglected auto parts need more attention. If notice any poor air flow or smell usual odor, cabin air filter should get a replacement. And once wiper blade could not sweep off obstacles on the windshield completely, then you should maintain both wiper arm and wiper blade. So as fog light bulb, it also provides better vision to drivers as wiper blade but in more extreme weather conditions.
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