2014 Acura MDX AWD Long-Term Road Test

2014 Acura MDX: Drive-Shaft Bolt Recall

December 13, 2013

2014 Acura MDX

Uh, oh, Honda is recalling nearly 20,000 2014 Acura MDX SUVs with all-wheel drive to fix loose drive-shaft bolts.

"The bolts that attach the drive shaft to the automatic transmission transfer assembly may not have been properly tightened," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "As a result, the bolts could loosen, possibly allowing the shaft to detach.

"If the drive shaft detaches while driving, it could cause excessive noise and possibly damage the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash."

Looks like we'll soon be making an unscheduled visit to the local Acura dealer.

Kelly Hellwig, News Editor

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2014 Acura MDX in VA is:

$168 per month*
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