Transmission Fluid Leaking Problems of Acura MDX

Acura MDX owners have reported 7 problems related to transmission fluid leaking (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Acura MDX based on all problems reported for the MDX.

car image   Transmission Fluid Leaking problem of the 2016 Acura MDX 1
Failure Date: 05/25/2018

The car overheated and was leaking blue fluid, started smoking and had a weird chirping noise coming from the engine. The car was parked and was jumping another car with a dead battery.

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car image   Transmission Fluid Leaking problem of the 2016 Acura MDX 2
Failure Date: 02/23/2016

Transmission failed causing engine to overheat. This 9 speed transmission has a fluid heater in it that has radiator water supplied to it. Car was not shifting correctly and making a beeping noise at 20 to 25 mph. Car was taken to deal on 2/13/16 with 5,635 miles they test drove and said they could not find anything wrong. Same issues driving home from dealer. While driving car on 2/23/2016 with appox. 6700 miles engine light came on , smoke from under hood, display said engine overheated and appox. 1 quart of light blue fluid leaked out from under car. Towed to dealer, they said transmission heater(not cooler) ruptured, causing the transmission fluid and engine coolant to mix and this is what caused overheating. Tthey are ordering a new transmission with at least one week down time.

car image   Transmission Fluid Leaking problem of the 2003 Acura MDX 3
Failure Date: 09/18/2012

Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Acura Mdx. While driving approximately 30 mph, the contact noticed fluid leaking continuously onto the road. Once the contact reached their destination, it was determined that a large quantity of transmission fluid had leaked from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who advised the contact that the failure was contributed to a faulty part within the radiator causing coolant to leak into the transmission. As a result, the transmission was damaged. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 163,000. Kmj.

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car image   Transmission Fluid Leaking problem of the 2004 Acura MDX 4
Failure Date: 06/05/2012

Internal leak in radiator causing a leak of coolant to transmission fluid and vice versa, damaging transmission and rendering car not drivable within moments.

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car image   Transmission Fluid Leaking problem of the 2004 Acura MDX 5
Failure Date: 01/20/2012

I was driving my car about 35 mph and the transmission started slipping. I pulled over to the side of the road and had the car towed. The radiator fluid had leaked into the transmission, initially I had the radiator replaced and had the contaminated fluid flushed and replaced several times. I drove the car for several days thinking that had taken care of the problem- it did not!! I had to have the transmission replaced at 103,764 miles. The total cost to me for both repairs was $4519. 09. Now I am finding out that has been a problem and I feel that Acura should have recalled all of the 2004 Acuras and should pay or in the very least help with the cost of the repairs.

car image   Transmission Fluid Leaking problem of the 2003 Acura MDX 6
Failure Date: 10/06/2008

We have recently bought Acura Mdx from herb chambers dealership in burlington. We took an extended bumper to bumper warranty for the car and paid a good amount for that. Few days back, the transmission fluid leaked. As soon as it was detected, car was stopped to avoid any damage to engine. When the bumper was opened, smoke was coming out of car bumper, it could have caught file and killed people traveling in it. It is notified to us as transmission seal broke. The dealers was informed and car was towed to them same day. I want to report this damage, which could not be explained, as the car was safely parked in very safe area. Car was driven by experience driver and family members, and we are certain that the car was not damaged while driving. Dealer is not ready to take the tag by saying it is vandalism. Please take a note of this and help us out to get the justice here. Sunita.

car image   Transmission Fluid Leaking problem of the 2002 Acura MDX 7
Failure Date: 01/12/2004

I purchased the 2002 Mdx on 12, January 2004. At that time I questioned the hard shifting from first into second. It would lurch, shudder, and jump from standing still to first gear, all the way through the gears. I was worried that the transmission would be damaged as well as other parts. On 27 July, 2004 the transmission began to rock front and back, with loud grinding and metal to metal sound. The dealer explained there was a recall on the at and an oil jet cooler was needed. Over the next 7 years I had my Mdx serviced at the dealership. Each time I would complain about the noise at speeds between 20-30 and 35-45. Again I was told nothing could be done. The engine broke the side motor mount, again I was told that nothing could be done. Finally on 6 July 2011 while driving 75 on interstate 71, my transmission reeved into the red area on the gauge, atf was blowing out the back and covered the back window. I pulled over and the transmission seized on the spot. The Mdx was towed to the dealership were I was told the oil jet cooler had a drain nut, that came out, thus releasing the atf. The drain plug and atf was replaced, but again I was told there was nothing could be done as the defect was a part and not covered. The shop manager told me that the shock and spring was rusted and leaking fluid. I was told that both motor, the timing belt, the shifter cable and connection, outer tire rod, boots needed to be replaced. I searched the internet for 5 minutes and discovered thousands of complaints related to the transmission. I confirmed the recalls on the shocks coils transmission, and multitude of other components. I had the timing belt, every belt, water pump, and motor mounts replace at another dealership in town. This is a dangerous problem. As long as there are 2002 Mdx's on the road and Honda Acura ignore or deny the problem. The risk of death is great.

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