2004 Acura MDX - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2004 Acura MDX

205 problems have been reported for the 2004 Acura MDX. The following chart shows the 20 most common problems for 2004 Acura MDX. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train with 71 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (23 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2004 Acura MDX

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2004 Acura MDX in the United States are 62,585 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Acura MDX owners in the last 15 years is 205, and the age of the vehicle is 15, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 205 / 62,585 / 15 * 1000 = 0.22.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Acura MDX model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2004 Acura MDX in 2004.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
4
  2018
13
  2017
7
  2016
34
  2015
16
  2014
10
  2013
17
  2012
17
  2011
20
  2010
31
  2009
8
  2008
9
  2007
4
  2006
0
  2005
2
  2004
1

small car iamge Compare the 2004 Acura MDX with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Acura MDX, the following table can be used to compare the 2004 Acura MDX with the Acura MDX from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2004 MDX is 205 while the average number of problems reported for the 19 model years of the Acura MDX is 108.

Table 3. Compare the 2004 Acura MDX with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 MDX
12
  2018 MDX
28
  2017 MDX
60
  2016 MDX
169
  2015 MDX
70
  2014 MDX
174
  2013 MDX
24
  2012 MDX
54
  2011 MDX
49
  2010 MDX
49
  2009 MDX
50
  2008 MDX
49
  2007 MDX
111
  2006 MDX
99
  2005 MDX
193
  2004 MDX
205
  2003 MDX
229
  2002 MDX
208
  2001 MDX
230


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