I have owned the car for only 6 weeks, and I have experienced the following problems. The right front door started to rattle the next day after delivery. After the door was fixed, the sunroof and the front passenger seat started to rattle. After these were fixed, the dashboard started to rattle. The AC compressor makes a loud thump when it starts, and it can repeat the start-and- stop cycle several times when you wait for the green light. The transmission makes knocking noises when both speed and rpm are low as if it were a 10,000- mile-old transmission. The back of the car produces a click sound when any of the doors is shut closed. The last two problems also occurred in the loaner MDX I got.
Third-row seat, performance, fuel economy.
The steering wheel should be redesigned because the bottom part is hard to grab and the control buttons on the bottom part are awkward to reach. Drivers need to know which way and which lanes are affected when there is an accident, but the information is often not provided by the real-time traffic.